Bike Shorts, May 25, 2020

1 Jun 2020 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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1. KNBC Covid-19 news

2. Safety tip from Monna

3. Diversions

1. KNBC Covid-19 news

While restrictions in Ontario are slowly being lifted, we know many of you have been wondering when the KNBC will be able to begin group rides again. Please know that your board is carefully monitoring the situation and that our guidance is coming primarily from the Province of Ontario and our local Public Health Officers. One of our members, Bob C., has been looking at other jurisdictions and shared the following from the Manitoba Cycling Association.

http://mbcycling.ca/2020/05/15/mca-covid-19-update-may-15-20/

Their return to ride protocol includes the following items:

- Trip leaders will require training on recognizing Covid-19 symptoms and will be required to brief & monitor the group on social/safety practices and carry sanitizer, gloves, etc.

- Limitation on group size (10) and safety protocols for participants (no carpooling, 2m riding distance, etc.)

More at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0nvhyrhx5eph5s2/MCA%20-%20Return%20to%20Play%20Protocol%20%28v5%29.pdf?dl=0

Once our club gets the green light from Public Health authorities, then we will probably implement similar protocols. Meanwhile cycle safely and keep following Public Health guidelines.

2. Safety Tip from Monna - Be careful on wet roads

When riding on wet roads (especially descending), get in the habit of slightly 'feathering' your brakes. This will dry them; so that they will be effective should you need them.

Be VERY careful NOT to turn suddenly on wet roads, especially on white or yellow road paint. In wet rainy conditions, this can be almost as treacherous as sand and/or gravel. The green 'bike specific' road markings seem to be ok.

3. Diversions

Article: Cycling Canada’s COVID-19 frequently asked questions

https://www.cyclingcanada.ca/sport/covid-19/news/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions/

Article: Cycling in the time of Covid-19 (Cycle Toronto)

https://www.cycleto.ca/news/cycling-time-covid-19

Article: A hip strength and mobility workout for putting more power in the pedals

https://www.bicycling.com/training/a32496540/hip-workout-for-strength-mobility/

KNBC’s FaceBook page

KNBC has a Group Facebook page. Join our KNBC Facebook page by simply clicking on the icon "join" just below the group photo. Take photos and post them on our Group page. Or send them to Michèle Dextras at mdextras8(at)gmail.com and she will post them. Share your adventures!

This is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1659017614427322/

Fun application: Creating words that look real

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/

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Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC

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