Giant Night

Giant night, roly night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon cyclist, women with smile
Holy chick so slender and riled,
Ride in safety and peace,
Ride in safety and peace

Giant night, roly night!
Cannodales quake at the sight.
Glorious streamers from ha-an-dle bars fly
Heavenly buns sing Alleluia,
A Giant fanatic is born!
A Giant fanatic is born!

Giant night, roly night!
Gift of God. You’re sure light.
Environmentally green you help set the pace
At early dawn or in evening you race,
You help me reduce my girth!
You help me reduce my girth!

Not exactly what I was looking for but click here to see the “Giant” bicycle Christmas tree.

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Flat tires

Hubby and I have had some experience with flat bike tires over the years. We always did our best to prevent them; we kept our tires well inflated, we invested in Kevlar liners & we avoided pot holes/road hazards/sharp rocks as best we could but alas… we were plagued with, what seemed like, more than our fair share. Especially this summer! BUT then something changes…We purchased new road bikes with flat prevention technology built in. They’re made by Giant and have “Flat Guard” (trade mark). We had our first flat on the new tires today…after 1,400 km (total combined for both bikes). It seemed to us that a reasonable amount of time/mileage had passed and that the flat guard technology was working. Coincidentally, just the day before, I mentioned to Rob that we hadn’t yet had a flat with the new bikes. Oops…jinxed it!

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Patching the tube!

New bike!

I’ve always ridden a hybrid but recently my husband and I have been thinking about upgrading to road bikes. The type of riding we’ve been doing most recently (longer and faster) certainly lends itself to better and lighter bicycles. So we did it!

On Friday we hit the bike sale a Bike Works and splurged on two carbon composite road bikes. Mine is the Giant “Avail” Composite 3 and his the Giant “Defy” Composite 3. We took them out for their inaugural ride to the Kingston Market and we shaved approx 15 minutes off our normal time. They fly!

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