117. Fatbike Birkdale

It's  wrap! Well that was fun.  I didn't just make a trail this winter, I made a thing of beauty. I called it Fatbike Birkdale (named after the park it was in), and it not only kept me riding through the winter, it kept me sane. Fatbike season is now over (yeah yeah, I know … Continue reading 117. Fatbike Birkdale

FOTC:  Danielle Bourque and Her Observations on the Inclusion of Women

Dani B and the MTB Community Danielle Bourque has a crisp way of identifying--and calling out--some of the sexism many of us WITNESS in mountain biking.   Danielle Bourque also has a crisp way of talking about the sexism SHE expereinces in mountain biking.  In terms that are easy to understand for cyclists, Danielle is N+1 … Continue reading FOTC:  Danielle Bourque and Her Observations on the Inclusion of Women

116. That’s So Gay

An Honest Look at Playing Bikes I'm part of a Facebook page called Awesome Mountain Bikers Ontario.  The description for the group is as follows: An inclusive group to discuss mountain biking in Ontario for all skill levels, genders and wheel sizes. No disrespect will be tolerated. Whoa.  The words "inclusive" and "No disrespect will … Continue reading 116. That’s So Gay

115. Welcome to Blursday

Searching For a Bit of ClarityIt's been a while, so I thought I'd poke my head out of the blur and take a look around.  To be honest, since last March, writing about playing bikes felt kinda silly. Sure, I've been riding lots, but with the shutdown I stick close to home and typically hammer … Continue reading 115. Welcome to Blursday

113. Team Colin on Bicycling.com

Who Knew? Seriously, Who Knew? So this happened. I was featured on Bicycling.com Last summer, I saw a post on The Facebook asking about "how cycling changed your life", and, um, cycling kinda really totally really changed mine, so I answered. I thought it was just a casual thing. Turns our it was decidedly more … Continue reading 113. Team Colin on Bicycling.com

112. Fall Epic 8 Hour: COVID Edition

Eight Hours, Twenty Five Minutes, and a Sixteen Seconds Longest Introduction EverI wanted to race--I wanted to race so badly--but there are no races this year because of that COVID thing... And then OCA adjusted their COVID policies, and Pulse Racing scheduled the Fall Epic 8 Hour, and I was giddy... But I was worried … Continue reading 112. Fall Epic 8 Hour: COVID Edition

FOTC: Tiago Varella-Cid and the Burk’s Falls Loop

What's a Chetwynd? Aw dang. My pal Tiago sent a report of a secret new loop, and it looks tastier than anything I've ever seen.  Okay, that's not dang-worthy.  The dang-worthy thing is that I really really really want to ride it...but I think it's waaaaay too epic for me. He calls it: The Burk's … Continue reading FOTC: Tiago Varella-Cid and the Burk’s Falls Loop