Happy New Year to all the members and families of the
Cobourg Cycling Club.
I propose a toast: To all cyclists, have a Happy New Year
filled with full lungs and strong legs.
My favourite day and night of the year passed on Wednesday,
the Winter Solstice.
Now’s the time to dust off the bikes and get your Base
training dialed in.
For years I have looked at the season in chunks.
The main winter chunk is here now.
For about 6-10 weeks we are blessed with some good solid
However, for hard core riders in the winter, Saturday and
Sunday can often provide some fine outside training.
These trips outside break up the dryness of indoor slugging
on the trainer.
I have seen Dr. Plue out over the past few weeks. I think he
is after Jamie’s time trial crown.
Winter trail riding is always fun too. On a nice day you
will be sheltered from the wind.
Throw some studded tires together and hit the snowmobile
trails early when it’s icy.
When you think you know your bike and trails or roads, add a
This is the time of year to experiment with your riding.
Don’t shy away from the cold.
After all, most Canadians have skied or played hockey. If
you have ever been to an outdoor rink, how tough is outdoor
Canada is still a young country and not everyone has
accepted that bicycles are powerfully versatile.
If you do go riding as described, ride with caution.
In downtown Toronto there are cyclists everywhere all year
From couriers to commuters, the city is steeping with
Let’s get the Club’s Mojo rocking early this year.
When you start training now it justifies that extra helping
of Christmas Cheer.
Let’s get the bikes rolling.