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Old 11-30-21, 08:25 AM
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Cycling history - Montreal

For those who are interested in history. Here is a web site about it in Montreal Canada

https://montrealbicycleclub.weebly.c...horse-era.html
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Old 11-30-21, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jfouellette View Post
For those who are interested in history. Here is a web site about it in Montreal Canada

https://montrealbicycleclub.weebly.c...horse-era.html

Thanks for the link.
I was just in Old Montreal and the university district for a week in Nov and checked out a lot of bikes in the city.
A pretty good scene going on there
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Old 11-30-21, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
A pretty good scene going on there.
Agreed. Last time the Altair family was there was about 8 years ago and we thought the bike infrastructure was really good then. I imagine that it's gotten even better. Could serve as a model for other cities, IMO.
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I’m heading out in January, COVID willing, for my son’s birthday, and looking forward to check out the cycling scene there, so I appreciate the link, too! I have a Montreal-made T-Lab bike, and I’m hoping I can visit them while I’m there. It’ll be my first time in the city, and I’m eager for the trip!
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Old 11-30-21, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Iím heading out in January, COVID willing, for my sonís birthday, and looking forward to check out the cycling scene there, so I appreciate the link, too! I have a Montreal-made T-Lab bike, and Iím hoping I can visit them while Iím there. Itíll be my first time in the city, and Iím eager for the trip!
Not really the best time of the year to check out cycling in the city streets, but there are some good places for fat biking even on the Island of Montreal and others not far off island
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Old 11-30-21, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
Not really the best time of the year to check out cycling in the city streets, but there are some good places for fat biking even on the Island of Montreal and others not far off island
An opportunity to use studded tires although they do clear the major bike roads.
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Any talk of bicycling history and Montreal must include 60 cycles!

60 Cycles by Jean-Claude Labrecque - NFB
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
Not really the best time of the year to check out cycling in the city streets, but there are some good places for fat biking even on the Island of Montreal and others not far off island
IKR. My only visit was during February. I donít recall seeing one person on a bike. It was frigid with some snow two days.
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OP, that was very good, thanks for posting.
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Old 11-30-21, 07:56 PM
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didn't see any mention of the 1974 world championship road race in montreal within the link. missed riding the circuit last visit
in 2009. would love to do a loop or two of mont royal and the course someday...on vintage steel.

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The Ice-Velocipede looks interesting.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
didn't see any mention of the 1974 world championship road race in montreal within the link. missed riding the circuit last visit
in 2009. would love to do a loop or two of mont royal and the course someday...on vintage steel.
That circuit has been used multiple times with some variations for many men's and women's world class races over the years. One high point was when Steve Bauer won the race held on the circuit which was later named after him. Riding the circuit can be fun, but most of the time automobile traffic can be pretty constant, so you have to pick your times. My favourite cycling race memory was watching the first ascent of the climb during the 1974 world championships as they reached the top of the climb. I could hear them shifting into their high gears to accelerate at a place where I would have been catching my breath and panting. It showed me just how strong and tough pro cyclists were
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