TNR 2016-21

Tuesday Night Ride
November 29, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

60-90 minute ride in the SNOW!!.

Dress your lower body for the air temperature and your upper body for the wind chill temperature.
Wear warm gloves (or mitts) and warm socks, they will be the first things to get cold.

My expected wardrobe for tonight’s conditions:
Warm socks (I like T-MAX from Mark’s), T-MAX long underwear (Mark’s), MEC commuter pants.
Base-layer shirt (light-weight, Under Armor), wool mid-layer (North Face), cycling jacket (Louis Garneau).
Lobster gloves (Sugoi), neck warmer (or face mask if wind chill is worse)(Sugoi), ear muffs (Marks).

If the temperature is -10 or warmer, cycling shoes with shoe covers.
Below -10, winter hiking boots.
Below -10, I will add a hat under my helmet.
Below -10, I will add liner gloves inside the lobster mitts.
Below -15, I will change the base-layers and mid-layers to a heavier material.

Also, I wear liner shorts with a chamois (Louis Garneau, or Sugoi, or MEC), much more economical than buying pants with a built-in chamois.

If you are shopping for Christmas, or making a wish list, I recommend the following:
Boh’s Cycle & Sporting Goods. Local knowledge for local conditions, your best place to start. My favorite winter clothes come from Boh’s.
Mark’s. I have had good results with T-MAX, socks, gloves, base-layers, underwear, headgear.
Peavy Mart. Warm mid-layer clothing from Helly Hanson.
Louis Garneau. Canadian made for Canadian conditions (Quebec and East Coast).
Sugoi. For Canadian conditions (West Coast).
MEC. Online Canadian outdoor gear, read the reviews to determine if the product is suitable for a prairie winter.

Beware of American-made products advertised as "winter" wear, most are only good to about -5.

Bring something to drink.
Wear a helmet.
Lights are a necessity.

See you on the trails,
Bob

TNR 2016-20

Tuesday Night Ride
November 22, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

60-90 minute ride on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Dress your lower body for the air temperature and your upper body for the wind chill temperature.
Wear warm gloves (or mitts) and warm socks, they will be the first things to get cold.

DO NOT decide on what to wear based upon standing around outside, you will most likely overdress and be too hot.
I have created a guideline for myself based on 5 degree increments (+5 to 0, 0 to -5, -5 to -10, etc.). Typically I add a layer as temperature decreases, or swap out to thicker layers.

Today, I expect to wear cycling tights (Sugoi sub-zero), Merino wool socks (Sugoi), thin base-layer shirt (Nike), warm wool mid-layer (North Face), and a cycling jacket (Louis Garneau).
I will wear "lobster" gloves (Sugoi) a neck warmer (Sugoi) and behind-the-head ear muffs (Mark’s). I will not be too cold or too hot.

Note, I bought ALL of the above locally, at Boh’s Cycle and Mark’s.

Its going to be dark, you will need lights.
Bring something to drink.
Wear a helmet.

See you on the trails,
Bob

TNR 2016-19

Tuesday Night Ride
November 15, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Here are 5 good reasons for coming on tonight’s ride:

It is 9 degrees above the average temperature for this time of year.
There is no snow on the ground.
The trails are dry.
There are no insects to ingest.
Regular exercise has great health benefits.

It is dark during the ride, bring a headlight and a taillight.

Have something to drink,
Wear a helmet.

See you on the trails,
Bob

2016 AGM

Looks like we are going to have absolutely fantastic weather today.  Hope everyone is able to gets a ride in.
I just wanted to remind everyone that the AGM is next Thursday (Nov 17, 2016) at pm.  It is at the Silo in the Heritage Inn.  The agenda was emailed.  If there is something you want to discuss that is not on the agenda bring it up at the meeting.  Not to scare people from coming to the meeting but there is some vacancies on the club executive the need to be filled.  The treasurer position is vacant as Darren is not wanting to continue on in this position.  This position takes about 1-2 hours a month and is very important for the club.  So please give this some thought leading up to the meeting.  There is also some opportunity to help the club in other roles that do not require much of a time commitment that will be discussed at the meeting. 2016 Tour de Moose Jaw completion badges will be handed out at the AGM.  If you are planning on attending please let me know so that I can ensure enough tables are set up.
See you Thursday.
Rob

TNR 2016-18

Tuesday Night Ride
November 8, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

I understand that some of you who were hoping to be crowned "Mileage King of 2106" were disheartened to learn that Jim Large has already reached 10,000 km.
Fear Not! There is still time left in the year and tonight’s TNR can help you get 20 km closer to your goal.
Then you just have to ride 189 km /day for the next 53 days to catch him.

The ride will be on the (dry) trails of the Moose Jaw river valley. And for the first time ever, TNR will include a suspension bridge crossing!
The valley is dark, be sure and bring a light.

Have something to drink,
Wear a helmet.

See you on the trails,
Bob

TNR 2016-17

Tuesday Night Ride
November 1, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Tonight’s ride will be a "no laundry" ride. Which means we will seek out dry surfaces and go around puddles.
You don’t need a fancy bike, but you do need a headlight and a taillight.

Please note that NOBODY comes on these rides, so you don’t have to feel like you are slowing the group down, there is no group, just me and I’m old and slow.
Come for a ride.

Bring something to drink,
Wear a helmet.

See you on the trails,
Bob

TNR 2016-16

Tuesday Night Ride
October 25, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Tonight’s menu will feature Rotary Trail Mix with a side of Wakamow-lay.

Any ol’ bike will do………………….

Attach some lights to your bike.

Bring something to drink,
Wear a helmet.

See you on the trails,
Bob