Gearing up to travel

Last year was my inaugural trip on the Golden Triangle tour put on by the Elbow Valley Cycle Club. It had some challenging hills, some exciting descents, and bears! Also much beer and food. It was pretty cushy touring even by choosing the frugal option of campingĀ over a hotel bed. They toted our gear from town to town for us and there was never more than 40km between you and food, hot or cold beverages, and washrooms. Further, the daily mileage never exceeded 110km. I would like to point out…

Beating a dead horse

I had an interesting experience the other day. I was stopped at a red light in one of Calgary’s much contested new bike lanes. There were some fellow cyclists across the intersection also patiently waiting, or so I thought. One individual stopped, looked both ways, looked around at his peers, and crossed the intersection, smirking at me as he rode by. He didn’t impede any traffic, however he did perform this maneuver in front of an audience of drivers. I mentioned as he passed that it was a red light.…