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Day 8: The Forbidden City

by CycleChick on March 1, 2014

If you ask most cyclists where the birthplace of cycling is, the majority will say “Italy”. Those that don’t are likely either French or Belgian, and are most probably drunk. When I think about cycling in the classic sense, the (…)

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Actif Epica 2014

by CycleChick on February 23, 2014

I was not feeling confident going into Actif Epica this year. I was plagued with equipment problems, and then there was the added factor of this being the harshest winter we have experienced in these parts since the Depression. But I (…)

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The Glorious Indignity of Winter

by CycleChick on January 21, 2014

This winter has been cruel. Even by Winnipeg standards. For much of December and well into January, temperatures reached an ungodly -40°C (that’s -40ºF for you Yanks, and -30°C for those of you do don’t believe in wind chill) and (…)

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The Guerciotti Project, Stage 6: It Takes a Village

by CycleChick on January 3, 2014

With the front end of the Guerciotti all but taken care of, it’s time to move into the other business parts of the bike – scary parts like the drivetrain, brakes, and wheels – which all need to come together (…)

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Naughty or Nice?

by CycleChick on December 13, 2013

Whether we like it or not, the holidays are upon us, which mean we will be forced to spend all of our hard-earned money on other people instead of the new carbon fibre cyclocross bike we really want. On the (…)

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The Road to Vicenza

by CycleChick on November 29, 2013

Today, our second last day, was supposed to be another long one. Like 206 kilometres long. But on a routine recon of the route that took place several weeks before we arrived, Sergi and the boys had determined the first (…)

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Somethings Wicked this Way Come

by CycleChick on November 19, 2013

As if in some desperate attempt to make me like her again, Not Italy has been issuing forth awesome bike-related announcements with almost the same regularity as Rob Ford issues insincere apologies to the media. First came the announcement that (…)

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I’m Not Dead Yet

by CycleChick on November 7, 2013

I’ve just been busy. Lately I have received some very touching emails and assorted notes expressing concern at my whereabouts and well being. You guys are way too nice! The reality is I am back here in Winnipeg and working hard (…)

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I Hate House

by CycleChick on October 4, 2013

Oh House Industries, how I hate you and your elegant and beautifully executed design solutions. I’ve hated you for a while now, with your always-perfect handprinted serigraph prints, clever housewares, and, of course, amazing catalogue of typographic genius. But after (…)

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Mamma mia!

by CycleChick on September 28, 2013

In case you missed it, a while ago I entered a contest on Facebook for a dream cycling tour in Italy called The Campagnolo Experience, which I WON in a random draw. Some Bitter McBittersons out there have been insinuating that (…)

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