Rainmageddon It was not a good start to the day. The forecast called for 50 to 75mm of rain, starting in the morning, followed by a deep freeze. Rain does not melt the snow on trails, it makes ice. Also, for my American friends, 50 to 75mm is 2 to 3 inches. Yes, of rain. … Continue reading 104. Albion Hills Fatbike!
It's 2020 Baby So awesome. So very awesome. Lemme me say it again: Wohoooooooo. Fatbike season is on (yes, it's a seasonal for me--don't hate, it's just the way it is), and it's time for a the first bike race of 2020! The Substance Projects 45NRTH OnFatbikeSeries (p/b Cannondale), at Albion Hills Conservation Area, on … Continue reading 103. Wohoo! It’s Fatbike Season!
2019 I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually kind of glad the 2019 race season is over. I mean, sure it was a great season of big boss racing, but after 16 races I'm tired. Like, really really tired. Keep in mind that 16 races means 16 days of racing, 16 days of … Continue reading 102. My Year in Review
1/2 Price at Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park Yep, 1/2 price at Joyride 150. 1/2 price admission. 1/2 price rentals. That's, 1/2 price admission, and 1/2 price rentals. So....let's see...the already reduced price after 7PM is $16.80...and half of that is $8.40... Get the abacus... Add some tax... Do a little dance... Get down tonight... … Continue reading News: Team Colin Day @ Joyride 150
The Legendary Adam Hill I'm at a loss for words. Adam Hill has written a Friends of Team Colin post for my blog. FOR MY BLOG!!! I've tried to write this intro a few dozen times, and every time I just can't get it right. What can I say about a dude who talks about … Continue reading FOTC Adam Hill: My Race Season
Introducing the Reggie Ramble "Leaves are falling all around" Well that was fun. The Superfly Racing Reggie Ramble was a seriously fun, wickedly cool, smiling-from-ear-to-ear, good-time, deliriously awesome, gravel rip. I just have one question: What the hell is a Reggie? Is it a type of race? A Norwegian sports car? An menu item at … Continue reading 101. Reggie Ramble
Doris Xiaoting Liu, a Camera, 8 Hours of MTB, and a Photo Essay I don't know Doris XL. Never met her. But I can tell you this: She's got one heck of an eye for MTB awesomeness. Yep, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say her Boss-O-Meter is in the fully operational mode, and peaking … Continue reading FOTC: Doris Xiaoting Liu’s Pics
Blog #100, Race #89, and the End of Summer The Pulse Racing Fall Epic 8 Hour, presented by Trek Bicycle Store. 10k of Hardwood Hills, over and over again... 230m of climbing per lap My 7th Epic 8 Hour race. 8 hours of hurt. 8 hours of community. 8 hours of grime and grit and … Continue reading 100. Fall Epic 8 Hour
I Was WRONG? Well this is new. I was wrong. Hmm, so that's what it feels like... I'm kidding, I've made a life and a career out of making mistakes. Sometimes, they're big mistakes, and sometimes they're small. You know, like buying gas station coffee. But I gotta say this: Scrappy Badger? Pfft. More like … Continue reading 99. Scrappy Badger
Take THAT El Bandito Well, another El Bandito is in the books, and it was a blast. The Bandit STARTS and FINISHES at the bottom of Brimacombe ski hill. It's not easy to start at the bottom of a ski hill, but it sure was fun, and with three distances to choose from, a course … Continue reading 98. El Bandito ’19