138. The Eager Beaver Part 3: Sarah Caylor

One Ring to Rule Them All “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them All And in the darkness, bind them…" J. R. R. Tolkien I can't hide it.  I'm super chuffed about this post.   I mean, SARAH CAYLOR is on my blog!!! After missing the Spwoa … Continue reading 138. The Eager Beaver Part 3: Sarah Caylor

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137. The Eager Beaver Part 2: Donna, Andy, Barry and some XC MTB…

Comfortable Discomfort...and the Substance Projects Eager Beaver XCM “...racing can be hard, and that maybe one of the best parts of racing is simply that it is hard!   Somewhere in my "discomfort" I started to focus on the trail….”  (Andy McKean) “...although I was pack fodder at the end of the day, I had … Continue reading 137. The Eager Beaver Part 2: Donna, Andy, Barry and some XC MTB…

136. The Eager Beaver Part 1:  Adam Wenn and the Eager Beaver XCM

When a Bike Race is More Than a Bike Race Sunday, August 14, 2022: “My mindset going into the race had been positive and carefree - and yet, here I was parked on the shoulder of Highway 12 trying to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth, and convince myself I wasn't … Continue reading 136. The Eager Beaver Part 1:  Adam Wenn and the Eager Beaver XCM

135. The Substance Projects Weekend of Awesomeness

This Blog is Empty Ooooh, I got the FOMOs so bad. After three years of dodging COVID at my school, it nailed me last Thursday, and had to miss both races in the mid-August Substance Projects Weekend of Awesomeness. Mhm, I got the FOMOs so very bad...and I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Soooooooooo tell me about … Continue reading 135. The Substance Projects Weekend of Awesomeness

134. Summer Epic Sea Otter

Well That Was Awkward... I'd been looking forward to the weekend for a few months. One weekend...three massive events:  Sea Otter, Summer Epic 8 Hour, and Reggie Ramble.  But which race to do?  Could I do one and not the others? In total, there were over a dozen different races to choose from... And a … Continue reading 134. Summer Epic Sea Otter

133. The East Scarborough Loop

Whatta Route! Presenting: The East Scarborough Loop! Mm hmm.  The EAST Scarborough Loop. It's a combination of the South Scarborough Loop, with the addition of the the North Scarborough Loop, for a sweet 50k rip. I've been thinking about a way to extend the South Scarborough Loop...so I did! I call it the North Scarborough … Continue reading 133. The East Scarborough Loop

FOTC: My Teammate Gregg and the Course at the 24 Hour

A Pal Answers the Call I've talked a lot about my team at Chico's 24 Hours of Summer Solstice.  They're awesome. Yeah, these guys (from L to R:  Rich, Bill, Dude's Eyes and Hat, Mark, Dude w/Water Bottle, Geoff, Rihanna, Me). Get it?  Umbrella?  Oh never mind. So, I'm horrible with trail names, and asked … Continue reading FOTC: My Teammate Gregg and the Course at the 24 Hour

132. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice ‘22

24 Hours of Perfection, Connection, and Community For what feels like a moment stuck in time, about 40km north of Toronto, on the longest days of the year, we got together to ride bikes. Chico Racing’s 24 Hours of Summer Solstice.   24 hours of racing and riding. 24 hours of bike minded people.   24 hours … Continue reading 132. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice ‘22

131. The Inaugural Screaming Squirrel

First Time Luck? The hills of Mono, Cannondale bikes, Team Colin, Substance Projects, and a bunch of invisible screaming squirrels...with a shot of Mandem CC?  What could go wrong? Absolutely nothing.  Oof, what an awesome race (also, luck had nothing to do with it)! The Cannondale Screaming Squirrel p/b Substance Projects was, once again, perfection.  … Continue reading 131. The Inaugural Screaming Squirrel