Bike Shorts, October 29, 2018

29 Oct 2018 5:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This week in Bike Shorts:

1. The Rides (October 29 - Nov 5)
2. Safety Tip from Monna
3. Diversions

1. The Rides (October 29 - Nov 5 )

Full details on all rides can be found on the KNBC Club Calendar on the KNBC website. The KNBC Calendar, containing the most up to date info on your rides, is located at

 Once there, simply click on “Tours and Events" then "Upcoming Events”, from the menu on the left hand side of the page.

Changes in the tour schedule may occur at short notice, particularly during periods of fickle weather.  Please check the Club Calendar on the website prior to heading to a start location.

Should you have any questions or require more information, contact the KNBC Tour Director at:

Tour leaders are reminded to contact the Tour Director ASAP, if any changes are required to their ride.

Wednesday, 31 October

10:30 *L2 - (Back by popular demand) Simply Biscotti - 56km

2. Safety Tip from Monna –What to do and not do, at the scene of an accident

When we are witness to an accident, esp.  involving a cyclist, we need to immediately do a visual helmet check (evidence of hitting the ground on the outside, and cracks on the inside), If there is, and if you have seen what seems to be a bad fall; DO NOT let the injured party make decisions for themselves.

They may be in shock, and despite what they may say and/or do - they are simple not capable of making neither accurate assessments nor decisions with regard to their own health. The standard - "I am ok" should NOT be listened to.

It is incumbent on the people around them, to step in, take charge and call 911. It is better to be safe than sorry. For more info on accidents - please refer to the Safety Page on our website.

3. Diversions

Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018 3rd notice of KNBC Annual General Meeting  6:00 – 9:00 pm

Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Rd, Ottawa. An agenda will be sent out to all members prior to the meeting as a Bike Shorts Extra message. New members are especially welcome. Free pizza until we run out, cash bar, and a chance to socialize and compare road rashes.

Ordering KNBC Clothing at AGM, Nov. 6

Club clothing is on sale at 10% off, size samples will be available to try on at the AGM, and a club clothing order will be made by November 10th for delivery before Christmas. If people can't make it to the AGM they should e-mail Linda Kennedy at to arrange a fitting if needed and tell her what they would like to order. For more information on what is available, go the KNBC website, in left column, under Member Services, click on Clothing.

Article: Why strength training is important for cyclists

Video:  Watch until the end (1 min.)

Video: The Bicycle Trip: An Animation of The World’s First LSD Trip in 1943 (4 min.)


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC