UPDATE: MARCH 21, 2020 Talk about bad timing. I posted this calendar a few days before the wheels fell off the global bike, and the word plunged into the chaos that is likely to stick around for a while. This year's race and ride season is changing drastically and by the minute. I want to … 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
Ice This! I live and ride in Southern Ontario, and winters here can be unpredictable. That means fatbike conditions can be, um...challenging. Ideal trail conditions are rare, and RWCS (Rideable Winter Condition Season) only lasts about a month (and sometimes not even that long), so it's tough to find good riding days. Worse, fatbike racing … Continue reading 106. A Love/Hate Letter to 45NRTH
Substance Projects, a Fatbike, Some Candles, and Georgian Nordic Well you can't beat that combination. I mean it would be impossible to beat that combination, right? Substance Projects...at Georgian Nordic...for a fatbike race. Sweeeeeet. Although...hmmm...I guess there could be a way to make it better. Like maybe if the conditions were spectacular. Yeah, like that … Continue reading 105. Georgian Nordic Fatbike!
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