THE FIFTH COLUMN: Reflections on My 2013 Biking Season

Now that I bike all year there is no end to the season but the putting away of the summer bikes and taking out of the winter bike marks the end of a season for me now. (Note: click on images in this blog post to enlarge them.) Remembering Mario As I reflect on the ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Reflections on My 2013 Biking Season

Now that I bike all year there is no end to the season but the putting away of the summer bikes and taking out of the winter bike marks the end of a season for me now. (Note: click on images in this blog post to enlarge them.) Remembering Mario As I reflect on the ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Winter Bike Final Modifications & Mid Season Review

When I first bought my new winter bike in October I wrote “It’s a bit small for me, but was about the largest they had in stock and with some adjustments to the handlebar and seat height I have it set up about the same as my mountain bike, which should be fine as my ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: White Christmas in the South March Highlands

At Least a White Pre-Christmas Video by Ray Vermette (Ottawa Mountain Bike Association) Source: OMBA – White Mountain Bike Christmas

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Cycling and Mountain Biking Season in Review

I know it’s not over yet, and with the winter bike it is never over, but I feel it’s been a great season so far and now is as good a time as ever to put my thoughts down in print. The time will come soon enough when the trails are no longer rideable and ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Bought My New Winter Bike

Well my old Supercycle winter bike finally died after two winters and I decided to go searching for something better to replace it with, something with a somewhat better derailleur and switchers. I went to look at bikes at the Ottawa re-Cycles and found a bike in the Cycle Salvation stock. Both shops share the ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Three Things Every Casual Cyclist Should Know

While I am by no means an expert, as a serious cyclist there are some things I have noticed that I would like to share with my readers, some of whom are thinking about taking up cycling in a more serious manner. 1. Almost everyone has their bicycle seats set too low. Even when I ...