Why Dan, Why? September 16, 2018: Mono, Ontario. Misery loves company. So when Dan Marshall of Substance Projects scouts a new race course, he sometimes invites his pals to join. I'm one of his pals. Dan: I'm scouting tomorrow morning, wanna come? Me: Uh, sure. Dan: 7AM, Mono Cliffs Community Centre. "Uh, sure"? What is … Continue reading 77. Howling Coyote Pre Ride
Write On Hey Friends of Team Colin! Yeah, you. Yes, if you're reading this, you're a Friend of Team Colin (and if my visitor numbers are correct, there is actually a 33.3% chance that you are my mother--hi mom). Really though, everyone is a Friend of Team Colin. It's not because Team Colin has no … Continue reading News: Call for Submissions
Hashtag: Cuss You Dan Marshall MTB Kingston. September 1, 2018: The Substance Projets Kingston XCM. Horribly Beautiful. And that's all I've got to say about it. But not really. I mean, it's a blog afterall. The third race in the Substance Projects XCM (presented by Cannondale, and MTB Kingston) was a horribly beautiful mess of some … Continue reading 76. The 2018 Kingston XCM
What!? I really really really LOVE racing. S'true. However, I have to be honest and admit that I sometimes really don't WANT to race. I mean, I usually really want to race, and I'm usually really excited about racing, but it's always so so hard, so I sometimes don't really really really (three reallys) WANT … Continue reading 75. Superfly Racing’s Albion Endur-O-Cup.
Brimacombe Ski Hill. July 21, 2018 When the CN railway cut a ribbon of track across the Canada, they connected the web of low lying areas with a path that had the lowest grade. Substance Projects did NOT cut the El Bandito course by connecting low lying areas with a path that had the lowest grade. … Continue reading 74. El Bandito 2018
My Sincerest Apologies Here's the thing about my blog: it's all for fun. I don't have bottom line with the blog. I don't monetize it (yeah, like that would be a possibility even if I wanted to); I don't get free stuff; and there is really nothing in it for me aside from the fun … Continue reading 73. DO the El Bandito
Graduation 3.0 Team Colin took on the Summer Epic 8 Hour at Hardwood Hills (presented by Pulse Racing) on Saturday, June 14, in a Triple Ess of Defiance (Solo-Single-Speed) and it was... Before I talk about the race, let me give some context. Hardwood Hills is never nice to me, and Epic 8 Hour races … Continue reading 72. Summer Epic 8 Hour