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Parkway Mall, 212 McAllister Drive, Unit 130A, Saint John

Phone: 640-0777



August 3, 2017

HOT WEATHER RIDING

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  While riding inland away from the cooler bay air, I found myself running low on water in 30 c + heat.  An extra bottle in the back of your jersey is a good idea on longer hot day rides, that is what the pockets are for in the back of the bike jerseys.  I also found that putting a full water bottle or 2 in the freezer helps to cool things down or get an insulated water bottle.  If you are on an extra long ride a hydration pack may be helpful to keep the H2O flowing. If you are on a really long ride take some electrolytes along in a gel pack, or chews, or an electrolyte drink mix in your water bottle to replenish your salt loss through sweat. Some gels and blocks have extra sodium in them. Stay hydrated.

 

Rant by Paul Echols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill and Becky Consolvo opened Darlings Island Bike Shop on April 19, 1997.  In 1996, Bill finished building the barn, and so it was ready for business on the scenic Darlings Island.  Open for 17 years, Darlings Island Bike Shop served you by selling bicycles, clothing, products and accessories.

In 2007, we celebrated our 10th anniversary in business with a big cake and door prizes.

We have hosted the annual Bike Swap for 17 years,  which is a great opportunity to sell or buy a used bike.
We have hosted the Fall Cyclocross Race at Nauwigewauk for 7 years now. We added a new cyclocross race this year of 2013 called the Quispam Cross with a great race next to the QPlex. Bill and Jim Goguen provide mechanical help to the MS Ride between Sussex and Saint John, and the Corn Hill Bike Festival, and the  Back Roads bicycle festival in Apohaqui.  Bill also led a maintenance seminar for one of the Wellness sessions in Hampton in May of 2012, and one in September 2012 at the Hampton EnviroFair, and at previous functions for the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club.  Our Consolvo Bike shop in Moncton hosted our first ever Fat Tire Bike Race on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Hillside Christmas Tree Farm in Moncton.

Our grand opening of Consolvo Bikes was on March 15, 2014. We have just moved our business to Parkway Mall after 17 years of business as Darlings Island Bike Shop. We are now called Consolvo Bikes. We look forward to serving you in our larger store in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick.  Our new address if you need to find us is: 212 McCallister Drive, Parkway Mall, Saint John, NB  E2J 2S5. 

We still accept trade ins on new bike purchases, so it is a tax advantage for the customer. Kevin Hayward is our store manager in Saint John with many years of bicycle repair knowledge. We offer a 3 month layaway on all bikes.

Jim Goguen is our Store Manager in Moncton.  Our Moncton address is: 1633 Mountain Rd., Moncton, NB  E1G 1A5 and their phone # is 506-854-2453.

We have over 800 bikes on display in the 2 stores.

We also rent all kinds of bicycles, cross country skis, and snowshoes  by the hour, day, or week.  Call 506-640-0777 for more information. We do skate sharpening and ski tuning at both stores, also.