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It's Payback Time

It’s Payback Time

Getting your ass kicked by little kids hurts in every way imaginable. But if those kids happen to be fast enough to compete at a world level, well, maybe that smarts a little less. In fact, some of you have…

The Princess and the Peugeot

The Princess and the Peugeot

Some of you may recall a post from last year in which I had an epiphany. Or rather, an idea was thrust upon me with such conviction I decided to do something sensible. I would construct the Ultimate Commuter Bike – a…

WPGCX2014 - Behind the Curtain

WPGCX2014 – Behind the Curtain

I’m sitting in the beer garden with my friend Colin, staring blankly at the sandpit with a cold and flimsy beer cup in my hand. I’m dog tired and enjoying the first moment off my feet since forever. He is talking,…

The First Cut is the Deepest. Here's How to fix that Mother.

The First Cut is the Deepest. Here’s How to fix that Mother.

People say that the birth of your child is the best day ever. These people are confusing ‘having’ a baby – which is very nice, with ‘giving birth’ to one – which any woman in her right mind will tell…

The Guerciotti Project: The Reveal

The Guerciotti Project: The Reveal

At long last I can share with you the finished product. The whole affair took longer than the gestation period of a human baby (exactly a year, in fact), and like most babies, it was a hell of a lot…

Random Acts

Random Acts

CycleChick headquarters has gone through some changes of late. The army of minions is ever-growing, and minions need stuff like desks, pay checks, orientations, and health plans. World domination, as it turns out, is quite time consuming. But time has…

Day 8: The Forbidden City

Day 8: The Forbidden City

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…

Actif Epica 2014

Actif Epica 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…

The Glorious Indignity of Winter

The Glorious Indignity of Winter

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…

The Guerciotti Project, Stage 6: It Takes a Village

The Guerciotti Project, Stage 6: It Takes a Village

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…