Borrowed Tires, One Stud Too Many, and a Man Made of Lego So awesome. When is the best time to change your tires before a race? I’m not sure, but I don’t think it’s at 10:30 the night before. Nonetheless, there I was in a frigid garage, trying to keep my heart rate down so … Continue reading 84. Albion Fatbike Festival
The 2018 Fat Turkey: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Tracy Roth hits the trails--and the keyboard--once again for a ripping race review of the 2018 Substance Projects Fat Turkey, presented by Cannondale. Tracy is wickedly cool. She's fearless, boss, and never hesitates to bring it. I'm a jerk. She was hoping to see me last year … Continue reading FOTC: Tracy Roth Gobbles the Fat Turkey
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.
Well that was fun. It was my second kick at the Chico Racing 24 Hours of Summer Solstice. It was my second kick at the darkness during a night lap. It was my second kick at wondering how on earth Adam Ruppel and his crew at Chico Racing manage North America's largest 24 hour bike … Continue reading 70. (Almost) 24 Hours of Summer Solstice
36 Seconds September 17, 2017. Albion Hills Conservation area. My third race of the month (or maybe my fourth--see last blog) plus two weekly series rips. The second annual Great Albion Enduro. A good time was had by all. A good time was had by me (even though, once again, Superfly wouldn't list me as … Continue reading 54. Great Albion Enduro ’17
Chico Racing's 24 Hour of Summer Solstice (20th Anniversary edition). Chico who there? Chico Racing. 24 Hours of what now? 24 Hours of Summer Solstice. sol·stice noun (/ˈsōlstəs,ˈsälstəs/) summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest day Yup, the longest day of the year. 24 … Continue reading 46. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice
Well, I guess it's time... Earlier this season, it was time for Team Colin to do the full marathon distance in a Substance Projects XC Marathon race, so I did it. 50k at the H2i. Here's the link: Homage to Ice. Then it was time for Team Colin to do the full Paris to Ancaster distance, … Continue reading News: 24 Hours of BOOM
Wohoo. It's The Middle of the Week! Wait, what? I know what you're thinking: Ugh, it's the middle of the week. Last weekend was so long ago, and next weekend is sooooo far away. Hump Day...the day before Hump Day...the day after Hump Day... Ugh. That's not what I'm thinking. I'm thinking: Wohoo, it's the MIDDLE … Continue reading 42. Why YOU Need to Race a Weekly Series.
The Great Albion Enduro. Superfly Racing said they weren't just going to host an enduro race, but a GREAT enduro race. Sweet. The Superfly website billed it as follows: “…one of Southern Ontario’s most popular riding centres, switch directions on half the trails, add some unique unmarked trails, AND add a chunk of pure singletrack … Continue reading 24. Great Albion Enduro