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Easy Guide to Doing the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour || World’s Biggest Cycling Race

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is a bucket list cycling event but how do you enter and have better chances of enjoying and completing it? Cape Town, South Africa, is the setting of the world’s largest bike race. I’ll take you through it. My goal is for you to go better prepared for a fun […]

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How often do you see Bears, Moose, Deer, Wolves and Coyotes in Canada?

In movies and documentaries, you see bears, moose, deer, wolves and coyotes up close in Canada and the United States. When in the wilderness, I find it’s hit and miss whether one sees these animals and when. Join me for a trail run in back-country and discussion about seeing these amazing animals. What wildlife do […]

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6-Hour Ride from Ottawa Canada with a Tornado Warning // Decisions and Gear Choices

You are planning a big self-propelled outing by foot, bicycle, paddling, etc… In the days before, the weather forecast is good. The day of, things change for the not-as-good. We might face a difficult decision. Cancel? Delay? Shorten? Bring certain items to decrease the impact? Join me for my 140km ride from Ottawa, Canada that […]

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Want Safer Cycling and Running Events? Organizer and Participant Responsibilities

Many of us enjoy running, cycling, paddling or cross-country skiing sporting events, and I want to talk about a shared responsibility between event organizers and the participants.  When it comes to our safety, while acknowledging that both organizers and participants share significant responsibilities, we (the participants) hold the ultimate responsibility and interest for our safety.  […]

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A Good Friday turned Tragic Friday: A Ride to Remember Cyclist Andrew Randall

Mid-morning on Good Friday 19 April 2019, I sat with a dozen cycling club mates and enjoyed a lovely post-ride cappuccino at our usual café.  A few hours earlier, as the sun started to rise, my group of about 30 passionate riders were already out there for a regular training ride.  Across the South Africa’s […]

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Your Easy Guide to Emergency Survival Whistles and How to Use Them

If you get separated from your group, you have a crisis, you are lost, or you need help from anyone nearby, an emergency or survival whistle is one of my favourite items. It’s a rugged, small and amazingly loud whistle, and will never run out of batteries or network! I highly recommend you buy them in bulk and have them throughout your life. While many crises are avoidable, they can still occur, and a whistle is an amazing device to reach out to those around you. Remember, three whistle blasts if you need help and one blast as a reply or if you are searching for someone. Read on for everything you need to know!

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Pre-Race Bike Wash and Inspection || Easy Checklist to Improve Reliability and Performance

When I first started bicycle racing, it was back in the mid 1980s.  I was obsessed with BMX racing and loved spending hours at our local track, well, somewhat local as it was about 12km each way on my BMX.  As I moved up in racing, I raced my pride and joy GT Mach One […]

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Supporting Women’s Pro Sports to Promote Active Living | South African Road Cycling Championships

Yes, we can try to fix health we’ve broken or neglected it. But what if we promote active living, women’s professional sports, and gender equality? Maybe we can promote and improve all three at once, and obtain good health. Join me for the awesome Women’s Road Race at the 2019 South African Cycling Championships. This […]

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Mylar Blankets – Unwrapped and how to use them! My top tips!

A mylar rescue blanket is a cheap emergency heat reflective blanket to help protect from the sun, cold, wind, rain, or snow, and hopefully help lessen a bad situation.  It can buy you time in a situation where you were completely caught off guard by unforeseen weather changes and can greatly help an injured person […]

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Bike Helmets: 30 Years of Protection || I am a firm believer

I started wearing bike helmets 30 years ago and I firmly believe it has made me a safer cyclist.  I’d like to share why I am so supportive of wearing a bicycle helmet and why it’s safer.  Thanks for reading and watching!  How do you feel about helmets for cycling? The Setting Last weekend, I […]

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