TNR 2017-2

Tuesday Night Ride
January 10, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Environment Canada has an "Extreme Cold" warning in effect.
Do not come on tonight’s ride if you do not have the proper clothing that will let you survive outside for 60-90 minutes.

Participants should:
Wear a helmet, bring something to drink, attach lights.
3-layers on everything, cover all skin.

Bob

TNR 2017-1

Tuesday Night Ride
January 3, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

First ride of 2017, and a good test for all of that "extreme" weather clothing you got for Christmas.
Personally, I will be trying out my new socks and gloves.
60-90 minute ride, mostly flat and traffic-free.
Wear a helmet, bring something to drink, attach lights to your bike.

See you on the trails,
Bob

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Pavers!

On behalf of the club executive (Rob, Matt, Christine and Tim) we hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends.  All the Best in 2017!

Warmest wishes!

Rob

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TNR 2016-24

Tuesday Night Ride
December 20, 2016
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Come on out for the "Last Day of Fall" ride.
With the end of the recent cold snap, it will feel like Spring on tonight’s ride.
Lack of snow means the ride will traverse the usual assortment of river valley trails.

Dress your lower body for the temperature, your upper body for the wind-chill temperature.
Put lights on your bike.
Bring something to drink.
Wear a helmet.

See you on the trails,
Bob

TNR 2016-23

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

I will be unable to attend the ride this evening as I have my children’s Christmas concert.
If I were riding, here is what I would be wearing:

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Have fun and stay warm. See you next week.

Bob

TNR 2016-22

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

The first cold ride of the year. Expected temperature -15 to -20, expected windchill -29.
Wear all of your best and warmest clothing. Cover exposed skin or it will freeze.
Make sure that your bike is in good condition, do an ABC Quick check before you ride. (air, brakes, chain, quick-release, visual check).

Bob

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