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Olympia Cycle & Ski, 1813 Portage Ave
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Looking for a long ride this coming weekend? The Manitoba Randonneurs have a 200 km ride coming up this Saturday starting at 6:00 AM. Here's the route.
There's also a 300km ride beginning at 5:00 AM. Here's the route.
The start for both rides is at the Shell Station on Pembina Hwy and Dalhousie.
For more info, or to let the organizer know you're planning to ride either distance, email Brian Leier at leier(at)mts.net.
At $120 the Cruize is pretty much the same price, or less, than a normal, quality walking shoe but it's truly dual purpose. If you're commuting to work and don't want to walk through the office halls to and from the bike looking all Euro pro, or if you enjoy riding to the Forks and then walking around after you get there, this is probably the shoe for you. We do have a couple of other similar styles in stock though, so come check them all out to see which suits your style best.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The hydroformed aluminum frame has fairly neutral geometry (for a 'road' type bike) and looks like it will withstand a lot of abuse, though in fairness we've only taken it for a leisurely ride. If you buy it, you can use it like it's intended: In the mud, rain, snow, grass, and asphalt.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Accelerade uses a unique balance of macronutrients to facilitate better hydration and to replenish energy supplies. It's all a bit technical but they do a good job of explaining their patented formula and it's purpose and effect here, and they have a lot of independent studies to back up their claims (study info is found on the same link).
We have Accelerade powder in stock right now so if you're planning some longer rides in the next week make sure to pick some up, and then go out and enjoy the amazing weather!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We stumbled across this recent article in the New York Times that documents a 58 year man who suffers from advanced Parkinson's and is virtually immobile when unaided but can get on a bike and ride it flawlessly.
Take the time to click on the link to the article; it's an interesting, quick read.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Despite it's durable appearance the BUB is reasonably lightweight, owing to its aluminum frame and fork. There are single speed and internal 3 speed models available (we've got the multispeed models in stock), and specially designed front and rear racks are being shipped to us now. The seating position on the bike is upright and relaxed but the bike is still surprisingly agile compared with others in its class. It has a pretty good price too: Just $600 for the men's or women's model. No price on the really cool racks yet; we'll post an update as soon as they arrive.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
We have top rate mechanics (frankly we think they're the best) on site to serve your needs - these are guys who love to ride, race, and work on bikes and have tons of experience at all 3, and trust us, they've seen it all.
Most repairs we try to turn over in a day or two but in spring, despite our best efforts, we always have a bit of a back log so it's a great idea to give the shop a call at 888-4586 to make an appointment in advance.
For a full list of our rates click on the "shop rates" link along the right-hand column of this page.