TNR 2017-50

Tuesday Night Ride

December 12, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Last week, high winds, fresh and blowing snow, zero-visibility at times.
This week, +8? no snow? should I wear shorts?

60-90 minutes around the city.
See you at DQ,
Bob

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TNR 2017-49

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

New week, new weather.
Fresh snow, woo-hoo.
60-90 minute ride around the city.

Dress your lower body for the temperature.
Dress your upper body for the wind-chill temperature.
Protect your hands and feet.

See you at DQ,
Bob

TNR 2017-48

Tuesday Night Ride
November 28, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

What a difference a week makes!
Last week, -17C with a -24C wind-chill.
This week, Plus??

Dress your lower body for the temperature, wear waterproof clothing if possible.
Dress your upper body for the temperature+wind.
Warm gloves(or mitts) and warm socks and footwear are always a must as they will get cold first.

An attempt will be made to keep the ride DRY and clean.
With the temperature close to freezing, any moisture on your bicycle
will freeze and eventually you will lose functions like brakes and gear changes.

60-90 minutes around town on paved pathways and seldom-used streets.

See you at DQ,
Bob

TNR 2017-47

Tuesday Night Ride

November 21, 2017

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Tonight will be a test of your winter preparedness. Temperature will be cold, wind chill will be colder.

Dress your lower body for the temperature, your legs are always moving on a bicycle.

I wear liner shorts with a chamois, long underwear, and winter cycling pants.

Dress your upper body for the wind-chill temperature. Keep your core warm.

I wear a winter base layer, a warm mid-layer, and a winter cycling jacket.

Keep your hands and feet warm.

I wear liner gloves and snowmobile mitts on my hands.

I wear liner socks, winter socks, and winter boots on my feet.

Cover exposed skin.

I wear a base-layer balaclava, a face mask, ear warmers, and a helmet.

The ride is 60-90 minutes around Moose Jaw on alleyways, pathways, and the odd trail.

We are never more than 10 minutes from DQ and never leave the city limits.

See you at DQ (if you are adequately prepared!)

Bob

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

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.