New for this year we just discovered that Vittoria is also making 26" mountain bike sized trainer tires. We don't have of the 26" tires in stock but we can certainly order them if you give us a shout.
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Olympia Cycle & Ski, 1813 Portage Ave
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Cyclocross Provincials is coming up this weekend:
Date: November 7, 2010
Location: Windsor Park Golf Course/King George Park
Times: (Remember that daylight savings goes into effect on this day):
Citizen race at noon 12 PM, 20 min + 2 laps
Kids U13 race at 12:45 PM, 10 min +2 laps (modified course)
U15, U17, all women, male 40+, male 50+ – 1:15 PM (35 min + 2 laps)
U23, Elite (24-29), male 30+ – 2:30 PM (45 min + 2 laps)
Registration: Registration opens at 11:00 AM and ends 30 minutes before your event. You must hold a UCI/CCA racing licence, MCA citizen licence or KOM licence. Registration forms will be available online and at registration. Please download the form and waiver, fill out and bring the completed form and waiver to the race.
Cost: $15 for U17 and above. Free for U15 and citizens holding a MCA citizen license. Cash and cheque only. Make cheques out to the Woodcock Cycle
Categories: The provincial championships are based on age. Because cyclocross is on next year’s calendar, the age category you race in is based on your age as of December 31, 2011. Additional categories may be added based on registration numbers.
For more info visit the race listing on the MCA site here.
Well it looks like we'll be able to enjoy at least another week of warm(er) weather but this time of year there's no telling when the snow will fly, so we figured we'd get you prepped with this quick video on how to install the Chariot Ski Kit. If you have a Chariot, or are in the market, and you also cross country ski this kit is the perfect solution to combine the two. We sometimes have the kit in stock, but we can always order it. Check it out.
Here's a very brief video to let you check it out in action.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Mountain Hardware calls them 'touks'; we've also seem the word spelled toque, touque, tuque, etc. Whatever the spelling, we have a bit of a touk fetish so we're happy to be stocking this new-to-us brand of fine looking cool weather headgear. Plenty of styles to choose from, most for around $30. Check 'em out!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
We don't usually copy and paste the spec sheet from a product when making posts to this site, but lets face it, a stationary trainer is a technical piece of equipment (do you really care what colour it is?), so here are the spec's of one of our favourites, the Kinetic Road Machine - in stock now, just in time for this crappy weather:
-6.25 lb. flywheel for realistic coast-down
-PowerTap calibrated resistance unit
-Sealed fluid chamber with magnetically coupled driveshaft
-Thermodynamically neutral silicone resistance fluid -15-second coast-down from 20 mph
-Consistent resistance at multiple temperatures
-80 cooling fins to dissipate heat
-Lowest operating temperature of any fluid trainer
-Smooth, quiet resistance from 5-3,000+ watts
-Guaranteed not to leak
-2 1/8” roller reduces tire wear
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
As we have opportunity we'll post reviews and share a little more detail on our favourite stuff.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Follow our websites for information about the rest of the series: www.und.edu/org/cycling OR undcycling.campusdakota.com.
Drop-off of items to sell is on Friday November 19th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. CCSAM takes a 15% commission on all items sold. Photo ID must be shown when items are dropped off -- this is a City of Winnipeg licensing requirement.
The sale is on Saturday November 20th from 9:00 to 4:00 PM. The admission cost is $1 per person or $2 per family.
Volunteers are needed for set-up and take-down, security, sales, and cashiering. Please contact Karin in the CCSAM office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-5639 if you'd like to volunteer.
This is a great opportunity to buy or sell equipment, especially kids' gear which is always in demand. For more info, please see www.ccski.mb.ca/events_information.htm
Sunday, October 10, 2010
If you're like us you're always looking for a good tasting, easily digestible, simply and conveniently packaged little energy boost that you can take with you on rides. Seems like a straight forward request, but it's not fulfilled as often as we'd like. Fortunately one product that definitely fits the bill is the FRS Healthy Energy Chew.