Tag: Cycling

  • Escape Collective

    Cycling Tips Magazine In my view, CyclingTips was the leading source of information on maintaining and repairing bicyles in 2020, 2021 and 2022. CyclingTips started as an online magazine (web publication in 2008; commercial web publication in 2013). It was published successfully as a web publication, with associated podcasts and other internet content. The Nerd…

  • Bikes; Wider tires

    All Kinds The modern safety bicycle was first manufactured and sold at the end of the 19th century. Most sources recognize John Kemp Starley, the manufacturer of the Rover bicyles in the late 1880s, as the inventor. The Engineering Sport website provides a concise overview of the evolution of the bicycle. Earlier in the late…

  • 2020 Rides

    Active outdoors through the first waves of Covid-19 epidemic. My rides were in Victoria, and on the new Cannondale Topstone. My total distance logged was 2,611.2 Km.

  • Cycling computers & GPS

    Classic Original or classic cyclometers measure and display distance, time and speed. The devices could be powered by button cell batteries. These units had (or if in use, have) a magnet that clips onto a spoke which rotates the magnet past a sensor. They count rotations and process data to display speed, distance and time.…

  • My Gravel Bike

    Cannondale Topstone 105 My Cannondale Topstone 105 Alloy is a gravel bike by Cannondale, a subsidiary or brand of the Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries, manufactured in Taiwan. The frame is an aluminium alloy. This is what it looks like This Cannondale model is named for the Shimano 105 groupset which is marketed by Shimano as…

  • A New Bike

    Variety I shopped for a new bike last summer (2019). The literature of cycling and bicycle manufacturing is vast. The Guardian published a survey and list of printed works in 2016. Some books and resources address innovation and engineering: Many books are about competitive events – or the special bikes used in competition. Racing on…

  • 2019 Rides

    I rode the Trek FX4 January to August. I bought a Cannondale Topstone gravel bike in August, and it became my main bike. I bought a Garmin Edge 130 GPS unit/computer and began to track the cumulative elevation gained during a ride and average speed (moving), as well as distance and time. My total distance…

  • 2018 Rides

    My rides in 2018 were in Victoria. All my rides were on my Trek FX4. I was getting speed and distance on the Bontrager cycling computer. It was wireless – it had a magnet on a spoke, a sensor sending unit and the main unit mounted on the bars. I logged 2,283.6 Km. I rode…

  • 2017 Rides

    Almost all my rides in 2017 were on my Trek FX 4, in Victoria, logged with a Cateye device. I logged 1,802.4 Km. I have several rides with Mike who had moved to Victoria. I had one ride in Portage la Prairie Manitoba on a trip east in September. I went to the Island festival…

  • 2016 Rides

    My rides in 2016 were on my Trek FX, logged with the Cateye computer. I set the road bike aside for some maintenance. My logged distance, all rides, was 1,355.1 Km. I took a weekend trips by car to Duncan for the Island festival in July, and to Salmon Arm for the roots and blues…