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Canadian Cycling MagazineCanadian Cycling Magazine

Canadian Cycling Magazine December/January 2018-19

A Canadian magazine committed to providing the best articles on getting more out of your ride. Whether you are a mountain or road rider, you’ll find the bike and gear reviews, training secrets, route suggestions, maintenance tips and nutrition info you need to be a better rider. Find inspiring news on the pro racing scene, photos and features.

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Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
Gripped Inc
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now that was awesome(-ish)

(Photo: Kate Heckman) With the end of the year approaching, I’ve found myself looking back at 2018’s rides. There have been some good ones and some nutty ones. I remember a particular zany outing in March. I was on my road bike dressed in my warmest kit. It wasn’t long before I found snow drifts blowing across the road. Where a fat bike with 4.5"-wide tires would have been appropriate, I struggled on my slick 25c treads. I’m sure the same thing will happen in the late winter/early spring of 2019. Later, the challenge, which is something you might have experienced after a ride that was equal parts silly, fun, difficult and kind of cool, is conveying just how silly, fun, difficult and kind of cool that ride actually was.This…

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contributors

Tom Babin Hope on Wheels, p.38Tom Babin is a journalist and author who has written for The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times and Explore. He is the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling. He lives in Calgary where he blogs about bikes at Shifter.info and rides his bike through all seasons. Kate Heckman EnviLiv Advanced Pro 0 Disc review, p.50Kate Heckman was the 2017 elite women’s Ontario Cup road series champion. An engineer by day, she races with the First Draft-Garneau presented by Mercedez-Benz Oakville women’s team. David McPherson Cyclists in the First World War, p.17; Riding into Battle review, p.21David McPherson is the author of The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History. McPherson’s father took…

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letters

Louis-Philippe Dubé’s BMX riding children, Victoria (centre left) and Louis Edouard (centre right) are flanked by national team members Félix Maltais (left) and Gaby Malenfant (right) at the inauguration of the BMX track in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu this past summer More BMX, Please I enjoy reading your magazine, which is now the only actual printed magazine I still buy. My family loves cycling. We ride road bikes, mountain bikes and my kids race BMX with BMX Haut-Richelieu. We enjoy reading about road trips, exotic mountain biking destinations and riders. But we would also enjoy reading about BMX racing. Your calendar section in the June/July 2018 issue didn’t even mention the Canadian championships in Drummondville, Que.BMX racing is an exciting sport. We have Canadian riders who do well internationally, not…

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letter of the issue

Louis-Philippe Dubé’s letter is our letter of the issue, which wins him a pair of Continental 28c Gatorskin tires (valued at $75 each).Send us your letters for a chance to win a pair of Continental tires for your bike. Email your comments to info@cyclingmagazine.ca ■…

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now on cyclingmagazine.ca

This past fall, we launched the Cycling Magazine Podcast. It features great stories, interviews and in-depth coverage of cycling in Canada and abroad (just like this magazine). You can catch up on all the episodes so far wherever you get your podcasts. In early 2019, watch for audio diaries from Canadian cyclocrossers in Europe during CX’s holy week. Right now, you can find more on the new Cervélo S5 online after reading about the aero road bike on p.52. Download previous issues of Canadian Cycling Magazine using our iPad and iPhone apps. Join in the discussion: Facebook @CyclingMag + @CanadianMTB Twitter @CanadianCycling + @CanadianMTB Instagram @CanadianCycling + @Canadian.MTB YouTube Canadian Cycling Magazine ■…

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veeder cyclometer

Before the bicycle computer, there was the cyclometer for keeping track of mileage logged on a bike. The mechanical odometer for cyclists was common by the 1930s, and stuck around until things started going digital in the early ’80s. Mike Barry Sr. has a few cyclometers in his collection, such as the King of the Road by Lucas (also the name of a bicycle lamp by the same manufacturer), a pulley-driven unit by Huret and a Veeder. “The Veeder ones were really good-quality,” he said.Veeder was a Hartford, Conn.-based company. The cyclometer pictured has a fairly simple design. It attaches near the hub and requires another piece that is affixed to a spoke. As the spoke piece comes around, it ticks over a small wheel on the side of…

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