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Canadian Cycling Magazine

Canadian Cycling Magazine February & March 2020 / Vol 11 Issue 1

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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in this issue

3 min.
why i should quit strava

When I scroll through Strava, I have to roll my eyes when I see kudosfishing. It’s akin to the sadfishing that happens on social media platforms, exaggerating emotional distress for attention. On Strava, kudosfishing is a ride titled, “Oh man, coach said to do this 2x20 workout, so hard, didn’t think I could do it.” It’s silly. My reaction, too, is silly. But these aren’t the reasons I should ditch Strava. We give Strava plenty of data. In exchange for that data, we get to use its services. That’s how Google and Facebook work. In the past 20 years, we decided (or we were convinced) that giving our information away for access to these apps was worth it. Yet for all the data Strava gets and what the company learns about…

1 min.
vol. 11, issue 1

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 MTB Web Editor Terry McKall Web Editor Lily Hansen-Gillis 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 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 return mailing address and postage. Canadian…

2 min.
sylvia burka’s lovell road bike

“I’ve been trying to find one for about 15 years,” said a Toronto bike collector. He’d been looking for an authentic frame made by Jocelyn Lovell. Lovell, the superstar of Canadian cycling during the 1970s, built bikes during the late ’70s and early ’80s. He didn’t make many frames as he was still racing and training until he was hit by a dump truck on a ride in 1983. The collision left Lovell a quadriplegic. “I know I make a really good frame,” Lovell said in a 1982 piece on CBC Television. “I put a lot of time and effort into it. My name goes on the bike, so each one is absolutely first-class.” The bike collector, who picked up the Lovell bike this past summer, was impressed by its quality.…

3 min.
the calendar

FEBRUARY 1-2 National junior cyclocross champion Emilly Johnson (see ‘Q&A’) competes in the cyclocross world championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland. The country was a CX powerhouse in the 1970s and into the ’80s, especially during the reign of Albert Zweifel, the elite men’s champion from 1976 to 1979. Today, Switzerland might be better known for mountain biking and stunning road riding in the Alps, which you can read about in ‘Destination.’ 22 “A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words ‘Free Spirit’ written across its side – which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.”—Drew Barrymore, actress, born on this day in 1975. 23 The final instalment of the Manitoba Fat Bike Race Series is the Dauphin Dash. It’s put on by…

5 min.

The world record that was almost snatched away because of a hold The only thing in Ross Wilson’s office that speaks to his World Cup-level road and track cycling is a whiteboard with key events and some notes on upcoming training. He refers to his high-level racing as a hobby, which may seem like an understatement considering his commitment to the sport. But he does have a day job at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton as the director of internal audit. On Nov. 8, the accountant set a world record on the track. Wilson was in Scotland at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow for the World Cup. He competes in the C1 paracycling category, which means he’s on a diamond-frame bike (as opposed to a tricycle…

1 min.
what’s hot

Nutality Energy Butter $36/box of 12, If you want to add some variety to the bar-and-gel mix in your jersey pockets, stuff in some energy butters. Nutality makes three flavours of energy butter: choco maca, maqui blueberry and passion matcha. Each 35 g packet has 120 calories, 5 g of protein, 5 g of sugar and 8 g of fat (the good kind). There are about 20 more calories in a Nutality packet than in a gel and about 120 fewer than a Clif Bar. The energy butters are versatile: squeeze them onto fruit or the croissant you picked up during the mid-ride coffee stop. Bollé Chronoshield Sunglasses $300, The new Bollé Chronoshield is both retro and very current. The name and design of the sunglasses harkens to 1986, the year Bollé released…