Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 07-14-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
Ahuch
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Exp:
Default Cycling Thread 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by surferguy View Post
I'm not familiar with bike racks. What style would I need for a hatchback? I drive a Mazda 5.
If you can install a hidden hitch I still think it's preferable, otherwise you can probably just take off a tire and shove it in.
Ahuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 02:42 PM   #2
Fuzz
Franchise Player
 
Fuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Exp:
Default

Then you are stuck with the manky ones that hang off the tailgate. For occasional use they are doable, but you may want to look at the price of getting a hitch. Our Impreza one was $300 installed. Then you are looking at anywhere from Kijiji specials, to $200 Mec racks, to $800 Thule ones...
__________________
Air Canada - We're not happy until you're not happy.
Telus - Almost as bad as Winnipeg.
Calgary Roads Dept - Ya, we'll get to that.
Fuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 02:55 PM   #3
worth
Franchise Player
 
worth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Exp:
Default

i have one that hangs off our trunk, i hate it. bite the bullet and get a hitch.
worth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 04:29 PM   #4
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

Did a fun mini-CP ride with worth and the_only_turek_fan out to Bragg Creek. Windy as hell but still managed to keep a good pace.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1702575107
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to KTrain For This Useful Post:
Old 07-14-2018, 06:48 PM   #5
DownhillGoat
Franchise Player
 
DownhillGoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surferguy View Post
I'm not familiar with bike racks. What style would I need for a hatchback? I drive a Mazda 5.
Go to Standens, get a hitch and have it installed for less than you could buy the hitch for alone.

The hatch style ones are brutal, especially security wise.
DownhillGoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:49 PM   #6
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

There's a fun event next weekend if you're interested in racing. The Double Down Criterium Weekend is on Saturday and Sunday. It'd free for spectators. I'll probably stop by for a couple hours with the kids to watch a few of the races.

1565 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8Y2, Canada

The Double Down is a fun, fast-paced weekend of Alberta racing featuring two back-to-back criteriums. Held in the sexy industrial heartlands of Northeast Calgary, this weekend is a great chance to throw down against other racers and show Alberta your mad crit skills.

The main events will be held Saturday and Sunday, with a special Zwift prologue occurring Friday night. There will also be a kids race held at noon on Sunday.

Over $5,000 will be available in cash, swag, and bags! Prizes will be awarded for individual events and the omnium. Not to mention an epic moustache competition!

MAIN EVENTS - Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22

Saturday's 1.9km course features a steady descent, a false flat and a spicy kicker. Sunday's course is 1.2km, flat and fast. Both will be plenty of fun!

Saturday, July 21
9:30 am Cat 5 men (14 laps)
10:20 am Cat 4 men (16 laps)
11:15 am Women Cat 4/5 (14 laps)
12:40 pm Cat 3 men (18 laps)
1:40 pm Women Cat 1/2/3 (18 laps)
2:45 pm Cat 1/2 men (22 laps)

Sunday, July 22nd
9:30 am Cat 5 men (20 laps)
10:20 am Cat 4 men (23 laps)
11:15 am Women 4/5 (20 laps)
12:00pm Kids race
12:40 pm Cat 3 men (26 laps)
1:40 pm Women 1/2/3 (26 laps)
2:45 pm Cat 1/2 men (30 laps)
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KTrain For This Useful Post:
Old 07-15-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
Northendzone
Franchise Player
 
Northendzone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Exp:
Default

Took the wife out to south bragg today, and we rode elbow xc ski trail, iron springs, loggers loop, west crystal line and the used ranger summit to connect back to elbow.

Solid loop with 17km, and almost 400 m of climbing.
__________________
I really like bikes and bike related discussions......
Northendzone is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Northendzone For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 10:01 AM   #8
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

Excited to hear MEC is opening up a couple new stores with one of them being in Seton for us Southies. Anyone know when they might be opening?
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 10:16 AM   #9
habernac
Franchise Player
 
habernac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sector 7G
Exp:
Default

https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/mec-ca...south-and-west

Opening first, in fall 2018, a 30,000-square-foot location (21,000 retail) in Seton Urban District, south-east Calgary. Roughly six months later, in 2019, a west Calgary location will open in the Trinity Hills development within the new community of Medicine Hill.

Frustrating that there are zero bike shops anywhere near my neighbourhood.
habernac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to habernac For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 10:19 AM   #10
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by habernac View Post
Frustrating that there are zero bike shops anywhere near my neighbourhood.
That's how it's been for us in the SE too. The closest are over on MacLeod.
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 10:50 AM   #11
habernac
Franchise Player
 
habernac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sector 7G
Exp:
Default

I'm in Harvest Hills, Royal Oak's Bike Shop is the closest since Eurocycle closed and Tuxedo stopped doing bikes.
habernac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 11:20 AM   #12
81MC
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KTrain View Post
That's how it's been for us in the SE too. The closest are over on MacLeod.
Stoney up to 17th, B&P is great.
81MC is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 81MC For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 11:24 AM   #13
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

I've been in a few times and they're a solid shop. Especially for getting something for the kids that isn't a Canadian Tire special.

Unfortunately they don't seem to offer much for road bikes.
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 11:32 AM   #14
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

If you're looking for a good heart rate monitor, the Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor is on the Prime sale today.

https://www.amazon.ca/Wahoo-TICKR-He...70_&dpSrc=srch
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KTrain For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 11:35 AM   #15
worth
Franchise Player
 
worth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Exp:
Default

Not sure it is much of a deal, I paid $65 for mine in December. Regardless, it does a really good job.


Edit: you get $13 off at checkout, so there you go, it is actually a deal.
worth is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to worth For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 11:38 AM   #16
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

The ELEMNT computer is also on sale. ~$75 off at checkout. I prefer the Bolt but the ELEMNT is a solid stand alone computer.
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KTrain For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 11:51 AM   #17
GomerPile
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Meeting a buddy in Rossland this weekend for some beer drinking and mountain biking. We are both not real great, but fairly intermediate. Tend to stay away from any major downhill'n. Any advice would be great, we only have a couple days and we are usually terrible at research.

Thanks in advance.
GomerPile is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GomerPile For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 11:57 AM   #18
Fuzz
Franchise Player
 
Fuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Exp:
Default

Advice: drink the beer AFTER biking, not before. One for lunch is A-OK though.
__________________
Air Canada - We're not happy until you're not happy.
Telus - Almost as bad as Winnipeg.
Calgary Roads Dept - Ya, we'll get to that.
Fuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Fuzz For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 12:11 PM   #19
habernac
Franchise Player
 
habernac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sector 7G
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GomerPile View Post
Meeting a buddy in Rossland this weekend for some beer drinking and mountain biking. We are both not real great, but fairly intermediate. Tend to stay away from any major downhill'n. Any advice would be great, we only have a couple days and we are usually terrible at research.

Thanks in advance.
Seven Summits is near there and it's incredible. Flowy downhill, nothing crazy, but you've gotta work to get to the top. It's an IMBA Epic ride and totally earns it.
habernac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to habernac For This Useful Post:
Old 07-17-2018, 12:23 PM   #20
Ironhorse
Franchise Player
 
Ironhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KTrain View Post
If you're looking for a good heart rate monitor, the Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor is on the Prime sale today.

https://www.amazon.ca/Wahoo-TICKR-He...70_&dpSrc=srch
I had one of those for about 4 weeks. Poor design, kept popping loose. I sold it and got a Garmin Tri HR instead - much better.
Ironhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 AM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016