Canadian Cycling Magazine Issue 6 6 December 2015 January 2016

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On The Cover

Norco Factory Team rider Evan McNeely rides a Norco Tactic SL Disc Ultegra RS685 through the fall colours of Gatineau Park, Que. The Carleton University engineering student had to skip class for the photo shoot. Three days later, he placed eighth at the Canadian cyclocross championships in Winnipeg.


Ride Inside this Winter

Break free from your trainer at a bike park or velodrome. When the roads and trails are covered in snow, you can still get out and ride.
by Dan Dakin

A Family’s Tradition

After years of racing abroad, a son’s passion for cycling picks up where it began, at home in his father’s shop. Michael Barry looks back at his father’s steel, handmade Mariposa Bicycles and ahead to his new career as a frame builder.
by Michael Barry

Achieve Your Cycling Goals in 2016

With a new year coming and a new season to prepare for, the founders of the Cycling Gym present the strategies that will improve your riding. Maybe you haven’t ridden in years and you’ve signed up for a big charity ride. Or maybe you’ve set your sights on moving up a category. Whatever your target, we have you covered.
by Andrew Randell and Steve Neal

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    The Scene

    A mountain biker goes to the dark side
    by Melanie Chambers

    Coal Rolling

    Just a joke or an act of aggression toward cyclists?
    by Rob Sturney

    Fat Bike Events in Canada

    Winter rides for really wide tires
    by Tracey Green

    UCI World Cycling Tour

    Racing for others puts Canadian in rainbox jersey
    by Matthew Pioro

    Canadian Club

    Spoke n’Hot
    by Dean Campbell


    The hub of adventure
    by James “Cranky” Ramsay

    Notes from the Gruppetto

    All that hard work
    by Bart Egnal

    I Am a Cyclist

    Leah Goldstein: kickboxer, undercover cop and then champion cyclist
    by David McPherson

    Books & DVDs

    How Bad Do You Want It?; Everyday Bicycling; The Culinary Cyclist

    48 Hours

    The big descents of Fernie, B.C.
    by Jeff Bartlett


    Counter snack attacks with these delicious defences
    by Matthew Kadey

    Guest Chef

    Quang Dang’s albacore tuna tataki with ancient grain salad, avocado and soy ginger vinaigrette
    by Valerie Howes


    Training Tips

    6 secrets for balancing your day job and racing
    by Craig Richey


    Ride over roots with confidence
    by Peter Glassford


    The importance of the humble derailleur hanger
    by Chad Grochowina


    Possibly the Best Riding in the World
    A Welshman’s unbiased account of riding in the Berwyn Mountains of Wales
    by Steve Thomas



    Norco Tactic SL Disc Ultegra RS685

    A speedy bike, even when you’re slowing down

    Pinarello Dogma K8-S

    Suspension of disbelief


    Giant Reign Advanced 1

    Much more than just an enduro bike – plus three more 160-mm travel enduro whips

    Ghost Lector LC 6

    A sharp cross country racer

    Gift Guide

    From stocking stuffers to extravagant, oh-you-shouldn’t have presents

    • Contact points
    • Be seen
    • Big data
    • Wheels
    • Glasses
    • For kids
    • Road jerseys
    • Off-bike
    • For the mountain biker
    • Tires
    • The right tools
    • Café
    • Liquids, goo and more