Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-06, 08:37 AM   #1
Fastfwd
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Fastfwd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where can a beginner use this near Montreal?



I never intended to use it as a cyclocross. It was to commute during summer and train during winter.

But if there's any kind of beginner/amateur competition near Montreal maybe I could try it.
Fastfwd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-06, 11:12 AM   #2
arctic hawk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Bikes: 2001 Trek XO1, 2009 Ridley Crossbow
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastfwd
I never intended to use it as a cyclocross. It was to commute during summer and train during winter.

But if there's any kind of beginner/amateur competition near Montreal maybe I could try it.
Well... you're going to have to wait till fall.
http://www.vmqca.qc.ca/cyclocross/accueil/
If not, there's always Mount Royal along the bike path where I go to fool around every so often.

You get some strange looks from other cyclists & runners in summer when you dismount, shoulder & run with the bike for a few feet & remount on your merry way. When you feel the need, those big huge stairs make a wonderful run-up until you run out of gas or there are people in front of you. Ther are also pelnty of room to sprintout at the base of the park at the staue where the bongo drums play on Sundays.

I see you bought your rig at Neron Sports. How much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking?
arctic hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-06, 11:20 AM   #3
Fastfwd
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Fastfwd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic hawk
I see you bought your rig at Neron Sports. How much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking?
I never noticed that sticker before. Maybe I'll remove it. I think that advertisement for who sold me the bike is not part of the deal.

I paid 1300$ including taxes. It was marked at 1200$+tx. I also got clip pedals 15% off and all the accesssories and clothing I wanted at 10% off.
Fastfwd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-06, 11:30 AM   #4
arctic hawk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Bikes: 2001 Trek XO1, 2009 Ridley Crossbow
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Come fall, there is always a group of riders from Martin Swiss who go practice at Mont Royal prior & during cyclocross season. Hope to see you in fall!!
arctic hawk 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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:36 PM.