2018: Twenty-8-Teen

What.  A.  Season.

Twenty-8-Teen.

My first DNS, my second DNS (both races out of my control), and my first DNF (also out of my control).  But still, ugh.

Also, my first 100k MTB race (the Summer Epic 8 Hour).

And my second 100k MTB race (the Fall Epic 8 Hour).

Boom.

Overall, I think I raced more, but rode less this year, however it’s important that I spent time with my family.  My kids are getting older, and they like me, so I’m spending as much time as I can with them.  It takes away from riding, but it’s pretty cool.

So, 14 races this season, and 14 awesome opportunities to push myself outside of my comfort zone, straddle my physical limits, and have a bunch of fun.  Plus, I think I got a bit faster.

Here’s the breakdown:

#1:  Hardwood Fatbike Race (March 11, 2018)

  • Fatbike Race
  • Bike:  Cannondale FatCaad2
  • Hardwood Hills
  • 20k

#2:  Steaming Nostril (April 8, 2018)

  • Gravel Grinder (p/b Waterloo Cycling Club)
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL (CX)
  • St. Jacobs, ON
  • 65k

#3:  Paris to Ancaster (April 30, 2018) 

  • Gravel Grinder
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL (CX)
  • Ancaster, ON
  • 74k

#4:  Spring Epic 8 Hour (May 12, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Chico Racing)
  • Bike:  Norco Revolver (hardtail) + Cannondale Trail SL (single speed)
  • Mansfield Outdoor Centre
  • 90k

#5:  Long Sock Classic (May 19, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #2, p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • Ganaraska Forest
  • 76k

#6:  Singletrack Classic (May 26, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Pulse Racing)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • Hardwood Hills
  • 44k

#7:  24 Hours of Summer Solstice (June 23/24, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Chico Racing)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)/Norco Revolver
  • Albion Hills
  • 60k

#8:  Summer Epic 8 Hour (July 14, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Pulse Racing)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • Hardwood Hills
  • 100k

#9:  El Bandito (July 21, 2018)

  • Gravel Grinder (Cannondale Stuporcross #1 p/b Dukes)
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL (CX)
  • Brimacombe Ski Hill
  • 70k

#10:  Great Albion Endur O-Cup (July 28, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race p/b Superfly Racing
  • Bike:  Trek Rig
  • Albion Hills
  • 29k

#11: Kingston Trophy (September 1, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race ( XCM #3 p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • MTB Kingston
  • 38k

#12:  Fall Epic 8 Hour:  September 22, 2018

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Pulse Racing)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • Hardwood Hills
  • 100k

#13:  Northumberland Humbler:  September 28, 2018

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #4 p/b Substance Projects
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • Northumberland Forest
  • 78k

#14:  Sausage Suit ITT (October 13, 2018)

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Substance Projects and Team Van Go)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (hardtail SS)
  • Dufferin County Forest
  • DNF (Concussion)

#15:  Howling Coyote (October 22, 2018)

  • Gravel Grinder (Cannondale Stuporcross #3 p/b Dukes)
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL (CX)
  • Mono, ON
  • 40k

Other Races

KING WEEKLY SERIES p/b Evolution Cycles

Durham Forest Race Series p/b BikeNXS

DNS (Did Not Start):

Homage to Ice (April 14, 2018) 

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #1 p/b Substance Projects)
  • Dufferin Forest
  • DNS due to horrendous weather

Eager Beaver (August 11, 2018)

  • Gravel Grinder (Cannondale Stuporcross #2 p/b Dukes)
  • Collingwood, ON
  • DNS due to family obligations
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