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The Joys of Riding Hard and Going Nowhere

By Clair Cafaro

For a cyclist a melancholy sets in with the changing of the leaves. It’s ironic really, because with cooler temperatures and colourful vistas the best days of riding are upon us. Yet we know the fall landscape marks the inevitable end of cycling outdoors.

The first several years with

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Benefits of Cycling at Home

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Cyclists everywhere agree that training indoors on a bicycle is not fun. In fact it’s boring. But consider your options. If you live in Canada or in the northern US it may be too cold, too wet, or too icy to ride outside for several months of the year. Yes,

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Expect More From Your Indoor Cycling Instructor

By Clair Cafaro

You have many reasons for taking a spin class. Inclement weather during the riding season, long winter months and time constraints are all likely to drive you indoors. While riding the trainer is always an option, at times you crave the companionship that group exercise offers.

However, not all indoor

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Take It Inside!

By Clair Cafaro

The end of your riding season is a great time to reflect, rest and recharge. Thinking back on how you felt both physically and emotionally will help you know what to change, or what to do more of for next season. One of the most critical components for a successful

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5 Big Benefits of Off-Season Spinning

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Many cyclists cross-train in the winter with activities like running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Doing these sports helps maintain fitness, gets you outside and keeps you from going crazy while you wait for spring and the snow to melt. But even if you participate in winter activities and maintain

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Keep Moving on Bike Rollers

By Sheila Ascroft

The main problem with riding indoors on a trainer or stationary bike is that it’s boring. Really boring. Why? Because you don’t go anywhere! If you want to feel like you are truly moving on your bike, try a set of bike rollers. You’ll be

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Beat Boredom on an Indoor Bike

By Sheila Ascroft

If you’re stuck riding an indoor trainer three or four times a week, the winter months will definitely improve your fitness, but it could wear down your mind. It’s hard to keep pedalling and go nowhere–eventually the boredom will drain you. Having a spring goal will help keep you focussed.

Some lucky

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Spinning & Yoga: The Perfect Workout

By Kerry Guglielmin

It’s a wintry Friday evening, minus twenty-five degrees outside—a perfect night to curl up with a book in front of the fire. Instead, I pull on my bike shorts, scrape the ice off the car and drive over to the community centre for a spin/yoga class. I know it will be worth

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Pedal Mechanics—Back to Basics

By Clair Cafaro

During the cycling season weʼre so happy chasing down rivals, breaking records, or simply exploring the countryside with friends, that we rarely give a second thought to how we rotate those pedals—approximately 17,000 times per 100 km ride!

Late fall is the perfect time to get

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Bike Trainer Blues: Hmmm, that couch looks inviting. . .

By Shane Brown

It’s early in the morning—dark and freezing outside. I remind myself that I have invested heavily in lots of equipment for days just like today. Why? So I can’t use bad weather as an excuse for not doing my workout on the bike trainer.

Guilt gets me out of bed. .

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Indoor Cycling – Help or Hindrance?

As the last of the autumn leaves swirl around your tires, you resign yourself to the inevitable: it’s bitter cold and soon the snow will fall. It’s time to store your bike for the winter and turn your thoughts to keeping fit in the off-season. But the thought of endless hours on the trainer

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