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Slip, Slide, & Bail

Slip slide, then you bail you gotta slip slide, then you bail you gotta slip slide, then you bail away! OK, I didn’t bail, but I had a lot of fun slipping and sliding this morning! Powerslides, some moto sounds, … Continue reading

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Making Dirtbike Sounds Really Helps

Today I realized I forgot to mention one of the things that keeps me going on my morning rides: Dirtbike sounds! Yes, I make dirtbike sounds at certain points in my commute for various reasons: For fun! Nothing beats ripping … Continue reading

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Nothing to Prove (i.e. Wussed Out)

With a raw temperature of -28C and windchill of -39 I decided I have nothing to prove to myself or anyone else. I wussed-out and drove today. For those of you thinking in Fahrenheit, -40C = -40F so you know … Continue reading

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Minus 25 And Still Alive

As I rode to work today, I thought of this saying, since it was -25C (at least): “Minus 25 and still alive”. If anyone remembers the Short Circuit movies, they’ll know what I’m talking about. Since this is my second … Continue reading

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My Winter Cycling Gear

As previously mentioned, this is my first year cycling through the winter. The crazy thing is we’re having the warmest winter I’ve ever seen, especially for Winnipeg! As I write this, it’s +4°C out and the normals for this time … Continue reading

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Winter Cycling: A Study in Fog Management

So far, my winter cycling experience has been a study in fog management. I wear glasses every day, so on the bike, fogging becomes somewhat of a problem. As soon as the temperature started dropping to the low single-digits (4°C … Continue reading

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Winter Cycling

Since I mastered the bicycle commute to work all summer, I decided to see how far into the winter I could do it. Last year I rode ’till Nov 15 on my urban bike with road tires, so I figured … Continue reading

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