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Olympia Cycle & Ski, 1813 Portage Ave
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Rentals are popular around the Christmas holidays so call soon if you want to count on a pair for your holiday excursion.
Our friends at Riding Mountain National Park have sent us an update on their trail conditions - click here to view.
And remember, for updates and info on other local and rural cross country ski trail conditions you can always go to the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba trails conditions page here.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Still hanging on to those wooden skis? Good for you, I guess. Whatever gets you outside is good. Except for a house fire. That would be bad.
Almost as bad is repairing your wooden skis. Prepping your wooden skis for pine taring is a time consuming and someone finicky process, and the tar itself is pretty messy stuff. Oh, and then there's the whole bit about taking a blow torch to the tar after it's applied to the skis. Yikes!
Why don't you just let us do it for you? The guys in the back of the shop are paid to get messy and point flames at your recreational equipment. While they're doing that you can go finish your Christmas shopping, or check the smoke detectors at home.
If you want to easily flip between studded and 'regular' tires depending on the day's riding conditions we sometimes recommend picking up an inexpensive spare wheelset as well, which allows you to make quick wheels changes before you head out. We have plenty of inexpensive wheelsets in stock - remember that you'll need an extra rear cassette too.
Of course if you want to just stick studs on for the whole winter the tires are all you need.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
GRAND PRIZE: $100 plus a family season pass for 2011-12 plus FAME & CELEBRITY!
Consolation prizes too!
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011
Send video to Karin in the CCSAM office (coordinates below). This was first announced at the Dec 15th Wed night race and is a already generating LOTS OF INTEREST!
Production of the video is by volunteer basis.........but fame is ....priceless!!!
Chair, Windsor Park Management Committee
Monday, December 13, 2010
Some stocking stuffer ideas. This certainly isn't a comprehensive list, but it's a start:
Ski wax - grip or glide, many qualities and temperatures to choose from
Ski wax scraper - you always need another
Blinkie lights - you can never have too many
Energy bars / drinks / tablets
Multitool - we have quite a variety to choose from
Toque - we've got plenty in stock
Winter goggles - for when it's just too cold to have exposed skin while riding
Bike Computer - all types of functionality available
Bike cleaning stuff - brushes, cleaning solutuion, etc.
Lube and such - grease for bearings, lube for chain, etc.
Socks - get 'em socks they'll actually appreciate
Gloves and Mitts - from lightweight for warm winter days to hardcore cold day only
Sunglasses - stop the snowblindness!
Frame pump - for trail or roadside flat repairs
Gift Certificate - in any denomination you'd like
Our friends from the Olympia Cycling Club have just informed us of a "club ride" open to the public on January 8th, using bikes, skis, or snowshoes.
Check out the details on the Oly Club blog. Winter/backcountry experience is advisable.
Looks like a cool idea.