The Longest Day of the Year, a Dude Named Oliver, and the Cannondale 300 This post needs no explanation. It's all in the title. Dude rode 300k in one day. I usually reserve this for the end of a post, but I gotta say out of the gate: Boom Okay, full disclosure: I know this … Continue reading FOTC: Oliver Dowd and Cannonball 300
Bruce MacDonald, Fatbikes, Dad Jokes, and the Simcoe County Loop Trail My pal, Bruce from PEI, rode the Simcoe County Loop Trail a few weeks ago, so I reached out to him for a dispatch. The SCLT is a 160k bikepacking route that "starts" is in Barrie (although it's a loop, so well, it's a … Continue reading FOTC: Bruce MacDonald and the Simcoe County Loop Trail
Barry Cox, and the Cannondale Topstone Carbon, in the 6ix So there's this guy I know. He rides a lot bikes, he's a heck of a nice guy, he married up, and he's the star of countless memes (courtesy of yours truly). He also has what many people would call an unhealthy attachment to zebra-themed … Continue reading FOTC: Barry Cox Reviews a Cannondale Topstone Carbon
A Giant Case of BOOM In 1934, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield made a Montreal woman smell burnt toast. On Friday, May 29th...WE CAN SMELL BURNT TOAST TOO! And maybe even ride an ogre. Because Durham Forest is open (and Dagmar too)! Wohoooooooooooo! Wait, I've been accused lately of being too optimistic, and too easy to excite. … Continue reading 111. Wohoo. Durham Forest Lives!
El Bandito Cancelado On Monday, May 22, the OCA extended the cancellation of all races until July 31st, and with it, a whole bunch of awesome stuff was added to the 2020 List of Nope, namely the Summer Epic 8 Hour, and one of my favourite races: El Bandito. "Wait, that's a look into the … Continue reading 110. Wohoo. A Look Ahead!
The Epic 8 Hour Is it a relay? Yes. Is it a solo rip? Yes! Is it a wickedly awesome way to spend a day? YES!!! Sad news indeed. The 2020 Summer Epic 8 Hour was just cancelled. Pre-registered riders didn’t have to discover the news online. Instead, Glenn from Pulse sent a personal email […]
And a Look Forward... Well, it's the Time of COVID... Stay-at-Home orders, self isolation, parks and trails closed with metal gates and yellow streamers... Sigh. The race season is literally disappearing by the minute, and I've updated my 2020 Race Calendar with cancellations almost daily. By this time of year, every year for the past … Continue reading 108: Sigh, a Look Back…
2019 Holy cow! 16 big kid...big boss...awesome races in one season. I started the season a sick as a dog, and it didn't get better for a loooooong time. Some fat, some gravel, and lots and lots of MTB. I even busted out a few new races (Georgian Nordic, Turkey Point XCM, Sea Otter, Scrappy … Continue reading 2019: 2K19/16
UPDATE: May 4th, 2020 Happy Star Wars Day! Well, the OCA has cancelled or postponed all events until July 6th, 2020, so here is an updated calendar. It ain't getting prettier. UPDATE: MARCH 21, 2020 Talk about bad timing. I posted this calendar a few days before the wheels fell off the global bike, and … Continue reading News: 20/20 Race and Ride Calendar
Hardwood Hills, Lots of Snow, Fatbikes, and a Bunch of X-Country Skiers Sunday, March 1st. Race #3 in the OnFatbikeRaceSeries: The Challenge: Winter Fatbike Race at Hardwood Hills (sponsored by Cannondale Bicycles, and presented byThe Crank and Sprocket Bicycle Company). Phew, say that three times fast. I was buzzing. The ingredients for a perfect fatbike race … Continue reading 107. Challenge Winter Fatbike Race