Wave cars through when it’s safe. If I can see around a corner before the car behind me can, I’ll give them a big wave to come around when it’s safe to do so. Usually, they really appreciate the “teamwork”.
I’ve had the opportunity to safely catch-up with some people on the bike outside, and have heard one line of questioning more than any other: “What are you training for? Are there gonna be races this year? What’s been motivating you?”
The Hamilton area is home to some of the best cycling in Ontario, as it sits right along the scenic Niagara Escarpment. Next time you're in Hamilton, consider hitting some of these climbs (but don't go faster than my KOMs, please):
I use the platform multiple times a day, and it’s a huge part of bike riding for me. That said, Strava isn’t the best at communicating their features and functionality, and there’s a lot that can be done with Strava that maybe isn’t obvious.
After a small hiatus from the sport I ask myself what has changed over the years when comparing the likes of racing in the early 2000s to the present day? Will we ever get back to that peak and popularity of sport or will the sport peter out and fade away?
If any of these apply to you, or you feel attacked, this is for you. Let’s keep in mind that we choose to ride bikes for many reasons, but the majority do so to keep in shape, be social, to get from point a-to-b, or to explore.
I love everything about riding, and racing. The happy and the sad. We all work so hard to be able to put all of our self-worth into our last race result. I personally cannot wait to beat myself up again over a split-second decision I made while my heart rate was over 190 bpm.