Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from May, 2020

How Has Biking Helped me during this COVID-19 Pandemic?

I purchased a bike from Canadian Tire many years ago to use to commute to and from work.  The Supercycle hybrid was on the low price range and had a lot of issues with it as expected. Over time I replaced many parts and tweaked various components so that it was more enjoyable to ride. The last maintenance work was at MEC in Langley to replace the bottom bracket. I was very pleased with the service because the techs didn't just do the work asked but also replaced the  left crank, fixed my breaks, added missing chain guards, and lubed up the gears. A complete major tune-up for just $30 at the beginning of the year, just in time too as the COVID-19 pandemic forced bike repair shops to close. 
The pandemic made me realize how grateful I was for the services these local bike businesses offer. I was handy with the bike and can order bike parts from online retailers like Amazon but it has taken me over 5 years to get my bike just right with the visit to MEC. I have been working from home …