Category Archives: cycling gear

Third Day in Siem Reap

Despite some members feeling a little ill, we set off on our longest bike trip in Cambodia so far.  The plan was to do 70kms round trip, with some stops along the way. Our first stop was a pretty temple. … Continue reading

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The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious. We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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The Last Day of Cycling Thailand

We set out from our less than perfect hotel relatively late for a cycling trip.  It was probably 8:30, which felt like sleeping in. Before departing from the area, we had the chance to look around a local market and … Continue reading

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Day One…A 60 km Start

The first day of cycling started with an early breakfast  buffet that had traditional western items, Thai food, German food, and a bunch of other stuff whose country of orign I cannot discern. We battled earl morning rush hour traffic … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Part of my preparations for this trip include learning from my mistakes. On my Vietnam trip, I didn’t take cycling shoes and pedals.  I opted for sandals instead.  The sandals I chose (Keens) were awesome.  I am taking them on … Continue reading

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A Better Bike Ride

This week’s club ride featured a meandering ride through the Holland Marsh. I would characterize it as a bit of an unclear ride through farmland and some rural industrial areas.  In that way, it reminded me of some aspects of … Continue reading

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Life’s Classroom

As the cycling season gets going, there are always things that need fixing, updating, replacing. This is probably true of every sport, activity, or pastime. So far this year, I have changed my bib shorts, the batteries in my cycling … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

After weeks of procrastination, valid and less than valid excuses, and an east coast trip, I finally made it out with the cycling club. Like all first rides of the season, it wasn’t worth writing home about.  It is worth … Continue reading

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Air in the Tires, Air in my Soul

Yesterday, I went to the cycle store to pick up my new bib. If you are following this blog, you might remember that my cycling bib died a horrible death.  I don’t know whether it was shock, weather, or research … Continue reading

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The Death of My Bib Shorts

Despite my best efforts, some days I have to write about today’s terrible moment (lower case letters purposefully chosen) rather than Today’s Perfect Moment. By the end of the day, I am sure I will have decided upon and concentrated … Continue reading

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