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…

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…

Tour de France: Meet the Fab Four

So it’s the start of July, and we all know what that means. Your morning productivity is going to drop to zero, and none of your ‘normal’ friends will want anything to do with you for the entire month. It’s Tour…

10 Simple Ways to Help Keep Women in Cycling

The majority of my cycling experiences have been positive, and for that I am thankful. However, there are still idiotic things that make me wonder if the UCI rulebook was written in the 1950s by the same group of old…

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…

Stage 3: Hard Men

By now you all know what happened. A horrible, horrible crash on a fast descent took 20 riders down in a big jangly mess. That’s 10% of the riders in the race. They played the replay over and over again,…

Fat Levels Jersey

In addition to an excuse to regularly wear spandex without fear of judgement or condemnation, cycling has brought many positive things to my life. Among the most positive is the company and friendship of people who would otherwise would have nothing to…

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