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Canadian Cycling Magazine

Canadian Cycling Magazine October & November 2019 / Vol 10 Issue 5

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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3 min.
my one problem with gravel riding

“If you’ve already flipped to my feature on the riding around Peterborough and the Kawarthas (p.18), which opens with a great gravel ride, the headline above might make you scratch your head. What could my problem be? I obviously loved riding the bumpy roads in that region. (You should ride them, too.) This past summer, I was back in Peterborough when members of the Shimano Gravel Alliance met at the company’s Canadian office. I spoke with gravel ambassadors about what they love about riding a mix of surfaces. (You can hear some of those conversations in episode 22 of the Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast.) Did my problem with gravel arise at that event? Did I hear or see something that changed my mind? Nope. The enthusiasm of the Gravel Alliance riders…

2 min.
vol. 10, issue 5

Editor Matthew Pioro Senior Editors Dan Dakin, Kevin Mackinnon, Dean Campbell Associate Editor Andre Cheuk Photo Editor Matt Stetson Copy Editor Amy Stupavsky Art Director Warren Wheeler [Roseander Main,] Designer Cristina Bolzon[Roseander Main,] Production Artist Warren Hardy Web Editor Philippe Tremblay MTB Web Editor Terry McKall Video Producer Maxine Gravina Podcast Producer Adam Killick Web Developer Sean Rasmussen Digital Operations Dmitry Beniaminov Publisher Sam Cohen Editorial Director David Smart Advertising & Sales Andre Cheuk Account Managers Joel Vosburg, Daniel Walker Lorena Jones Circulation Manager Robyn Milburn SUBSCRIBE Send $20.95 (1 year) or $38.95 (2 years) to: Canadian Cycling Magazine, PO Box 819 Station Main, Markham, ON, Canada L3P 8L3 or call: 1.800.567.0444 SUBMIT Manuscripts, photographs and other correspondence are welcome. Please contact Canadian Cycling Magazine for contributors guidelines, or see them on the web at Unsolicited material should be accompanied by…

1 min.
cyclo bar-end shifters

“Nowadays, you see them on touring bikes, but they were really common on ’cross bikes. Everybody used them in cyclocross into the ’90s,” said Michael Barry. The former pro roadie was in his Mariposa Bicycles shop. He held up a few sets of bar-end controls, one was by Campagnolo. Another was the British brand Cyclo. Before 1990, when Shimano came out with its STI (Shimano Total Integration) levers, which allowed you to brake and shift at the same spot, there were two common places for your shifting controls. One was on the down tube. The other was at the ends of the handlebars. Even after the release of STI, the older systems persisted. Barry remembered he had two bikes – each with a different style of shifter – as a junior…

3 min.
the calendar

OCTOBER 4 The 13th annual Trailfest: Island East Recreational Cycling Event kicks off. It’s a three-day, family-oriented ride on the Confederation Trail in Eastern Prince Edward Island. 5 Strap some horns to your bike helmet for Viking Cross. Woodcock Cycleworks will stake out a course on the shores of Lake Winnipeg in Gimli, Man., for marauding cyclocrossers. 14 You’ll be ready for turkey dinner after Cross on the Rock’s Thanksgiving Day race, Rock City Cup, in Nanaimo, B.C. The Vancouver Island series is in its 14th year. 20 You have to wait for the tide to go out to get to the race. In 2017, CycloCross the Tide was held on Ministers Island in New Brunswick’s Passamaquoddy Bay. When the tide is out, you can get to the island. In 2018, the water’s schedule didn’t exactly work for…

5 min.

Canadian fans and Michael Woods’ favourite Tour de France stage During the first week of the Tour de France, the law was following Michael Woods around. The rider from Ottawa, who was participating in his first Tour, kept seeing a fan dressed as a Mountie. Two days after the Tour, as Woods recovered in Girona, Spain, from the fatigue that came from racing for three weeks and as he allowed the two broken ribs he’d sustained in a crash to heal, he also remembered fans on a particularly difficult stage. Woods started Stage 18, broken ribs and all, aiming to win. On the Col du Galibier, the final climb, Nairo Quintana attacked out of the lead group that also contained Romain Bardet and Woods. The Canadian couldn’t follow, and his hopes…

1 min.
what’s hot

Sugoi Women’s RS Pro Jersey $150, Take a bow, Sugoi. Not only does the pastel floral pattern against the dark blue fabric make the the Women’s RS Pro jersey stand out from the crowd, but the soft and incredibly lightweight, new Full Moon fabric offers exceptional breathability and moisture control. The garment is tailored with design and performance in mind. The rear hem is bonded with the gripper to keep the jersey from rising up, which, coupled with a snug race fit and a crisp laser-cut finish on the arms, gives this jersey a super pro feel.—Lorena Jones Elite Nero Trainer $1,149, If you are new to rollers, Elite recommends its Nero trainer, which can manage a rookie’s less-than-smooth movements to build rider confidence. The machine has two flywheels to create a realistic…