Propaganda and the Fabricated War

I was happily driving home from work on Friday, looking forward to a long summer weekend of gin-induced relaxation, when a chipper voice on CBC radio informed me that according to a recent online poll, “Winnipeggers don’t seem to like…

Love and Hate in the Time of Strava

My feeling for Strava are… complicated. Probably best described as the paradoxical love/hate variety, unlike the less ambiguous hate/hate I have for unicycles, people who don’t use turn signals, and radishes. Strava is a weird mix of training tool and…

A Giro with a Side of MIPS

I am a hypocrite. In my slave life as a creative professional, I worked with the local government to create a campaign to educate the public about new helmet legislation. I also helped produce a three minute video about bike helmets, which includes important details on how…

Bikes vs. Cars - The Movie

For any of you out there with offspring, you will know that the cinematic experience of a typical North American parent is less than stellar. The early years were promising, when Pixar replaced the Disney Princesses (who’s mothers are all…

WpgCX 2015 - Over the Top

Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes all it takes is a small group of people with some big ideas, and the next thing you know that small group of people has become an army and you are hosting the…

Segregated Racing: A Matter of Opinion

With DarkCross and MennoCross in the books and under our belts, it’s safe to say cyclocross season has taken the stage with all the flourish and dazzle of Elvis in the Vegas years (minus the sequins and fried chicken). Over the…

Playing with Fire

At the risk of sounding like a hillbilly (or Appalachian American for the political correctiles among us), I had more fun at Dark Cross than a twister in a trailer park. If nothing else, it confirmed my unabashed love of…

DarkCross 2015 - Dark, Fast, and a Little Crispy

Yes, my pretties. ‘Cross season is finally here, and kicks off tomorrow night at the Red-River Co-Op Speedway. Set up is in the works, complete with the erection of our beloved Qualico flyover, some dirt track action, and a few…

Score One for the Good Guys

I usually don’t stick my head into politics (mostly because I heard it gives you crabs), but this week it was hard not to be at least a little curious about the goings on at Winnipeg City Hall. The hot…

Sweat & Pink Streamers

I hate to interrupt the Tour like this, but I have some pretty incredible news! A journalist named Margaret Wente from the Globe and Mail has figured out why women don’t ride bikes. Her ground-breaking article (entitled “Where are all…

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