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!
A Tale of 4 Races: Part 4 24 Hours of Summer Solstice. Chico racing. Awesome. Also, this: I'm baaaaaaaaack. Well, sort of. My cough has finally subsided, save for a few outbursts throughout the day, but my voice is soft and shaky, and it occasionally takes a rest--not a good thing for a Dramatic Arts … Continue reading 94. 24 Hours of Summer Awesomeness
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