TNR 2017-46

Tuesday Night Ride
November 14, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

A mild day perfect for a spin around town, come and join me.
A single-layer for the lower body, two layers for the upper body, warm gloves and warm socks.
About a 90 minute ride.

Here is a heat map of Moose Jaw showing all of the Strava-recorded bicycle rides. Note the "white-hot" line from DQ.

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Here is a link to the page:
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#7.00/-120.90000/38.36000/hot/all

heatmap.jpg Strava Global Heatmap
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The heatmap is optimized for visualization and is not for decision making. For infrastructure planning, see Strava Metro. +-

Check out the Buffalo Pound trails, Heaven and Roots appear to be the most popular.
Also, the Spring Classic criterion at 15 Wing shows up clearly.

Wear a helmet.
Bring something to drink.
Do an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

See you at DQ,
Bob

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TNR 2017-45

Tuesday Night Ride
November 7, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

In past years we have been able to preview the winter edition of TNR before the snow arrives.
Not This Year!
TNR Winter Edition is here now!
60-90 minutes of fun in the snow, the ride circumnavigates the city on laneways and pathways that are easily accessible and can be navigated by the majority of bicycles.
Staying within the city limits, the ride is never more than 10-15 minutes from DQ, so if you get cold, you can abandon and make it home before your extremities fall off. How not to get cold you ask? Layers, layers, layers.

For example, my wardrobe this evening will consist of the following:
Base Layer: Head, hands, feet, upper body, and lower body are covered in a skin-tight layer that provides warmth and moisture-wicking properties.
Mid-Layer: Upper body has a warm covering, usually something with Merino wool in it. Heavy socks protect the feet.
Top-Layer: Wind-blocking is the key here, Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Boots, Face Covering during wind-chill conditions.

When looking for clothing, seek out words like "Nordic", "Winter", "Cold", "Extreme", and "Made in Canada". Your local bike shop is a great resource for clothing that works for a prairie winter. Also, Mark’s (anything with T-MAX in the title) and Peavy Mart (high-mobility) have base and mid layers for working outside.

If you are making a Christmas wish list, ask Santa for a new cycling jacket. I am a big fan of jackets from Louis Garneau. I can wear them from +15 to -43 (so far) by varying the layers that go under it. Don’t cheap out, a good jacket will last for years.

Want more tips? Come out for a ride.

Wear a helmet.
Bring something to drink.
Do an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

See you at DQ,
Bob

Club Volunteer prize announcement…

and AGM details.

The Moose Jaw Pavers AGM is scheduled for Thursday November 2, 2017, at Houston Pizza located at 117 Main Street North at 630 pm and the meeting/festivities will begin at 6:45. Club will treat everyone to pizza and pop but members are responsible for any adult pops. While RSVP is not necessary it would be appreciated so we can let the restaurant know. Email Rob W. if you are going to attend. Thanks!

Couple items prior to the meeting.

  1. Member participation grant/rebate – If you participated in a Sask Cup race (road or mountain) or one of the local fondos that the other SCA affiliated club hosted please forward your a copy of your receipt to the club treasurer (HERE). Each race/event is worth $25 with total capped at $50. Tim will have cheques available at the AGM.
  2. Volunteer appreciation prize – The prize is a  Norco Bigfoot 6.1! This awesome prize has been made possible thanks to some great support from Western Cycle (Thanks again Dane). We have been keeping track of the volunteer time all year so if you came out and helped at a race or with some evening trail maintenance you have earned entries to this draw. For every hour of your time you will receive an entry. You must be in attendance at the AGM to win and a summary of entries will be sent out prior to the meeting.fatbike
  3. Club assistance – With all the activities that happen each year in the club we need more dedicated help organizing the activities.

 

 

TNR 2017-43

Tuesday Night Ride

October 24, 2017

6:15 pm Start Time

Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Another fine evening for a bike ride.

90 minutes on the trails of the Moose Jaw River valley.

You will need lights "to see with".

Sunset is at 5:51 and civil twilight is at 6:25.

Wear a helmet.

Bring something to drink.

Do an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

See you at DQ,

Bob

TNR 2017-42

Tuesday Night Ride

October 17, 2017

6:15 pm Start Time

Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Hello darkness my old friend.

Sunset is at 6:05, civil twilight ends at 6:38.

You will need lights "to see with".

Expect the temperature to drop after the sun goes down, but remember that the ride is only 90 minutes long, so don’t overdress.

It is expected:

That you wear a helmet on your head.

That you bring something to drink

That you complete an ABC Quick-check of your bike.

See you at DQ,

Bob

Moose Jaw Pavers – Fall Enduro – Oct 15/17

Reminder that the Pavers Fall Enduro is this coming Sunday! Be sure to get your Moose Jaw Pavers membership of you don’t already have it. Pizza, prizes and a bonfire are all on the agenda! If you care how you place in the event, be sure to have your Strava enabled device in working order.

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TNR 2017-41

Tuesday Night Ride

October 10, 2017

6:15 pm Start Time

Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

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

Pay attention to the weather conditions, try not to overdress.

Sunset is at 6:20, civil twilight ends at 6:52, you will need lights to see with.

Stuff we know:

Wear a helmet on your head

Bring something to drink

Do an ABC Quick-check of your ride.

See you at DQ,

Bob