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Today, I saw a post that the Cambridge/Paris Trail is ranked 6th out of 10 for the top trails across Canada.  If you've ridden it, you would agree that it is an amazing trail to ride, even on a busy sunny summer day.Growing up I was lucky enough to live outside Cambridge, and I spent a lot of time walking/ hiking the tracks that were there before it became a trail.  I'd even occasionally ride my bike into town on the tracks to avoid highway 24 vehicle traffic.  Living in the country provided many opportunities for outdoor play, but if...

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adventure, bicycle service, cambridge, gravel bike, hespeler, mountain bike, winter cycling -

Some thoughts on The Bicycle...  Almost everyone has owned or ridden a bicycle at one point in their life. Some had some great experiences while others...maybe not so positive. My mother was one of those not so fortunate ones that crashed on a bike as a kid and she never really tried again. Even though she never rode a bike again, she had a bicycle story to tell friends and family. A bicycle is an investment in your physical and mental health, in your journey for adventure and freedom and an investment into procrastination.  Think about it! You have a...

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So, you want to keep in shape over the winter and you are wondering what is the best way. The best way to keep fitness levels up over the winter is to stay active! Simple. Keep yourself active in whatever way is going to get you off the couch and out the door.   If you logged a lot of summer time KMs changing your activity for something like XC skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming or any sport that keeps your endurance up is a great choice. Don’t forget to throw in a weekly easy pace ride in there.   Of...

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Now that the snow is on the ground and our service department has slowed down we are able to update on some service suggestions and myths.  One of the frequent questions we receive is how often does my bike need service?  To answer that fairly, there are a few factors to be considered. 1. How often you ride 2. Type of riding 3. How you store your bike 4. What does your bicycle care look like. In order for your bike to perform at top level, you should service it every ride.  This service could be as simple as a...

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