63. Hardwood Fatbike Race

When in Doubt, Race Awesome. Awe.  Some. AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME! What a great race.  It was The Hardwood Fatbike Race:  Race #4 in the 45NRTH Ontario Fatbike Race Series (p/b Cannondale, Substance Projects, and The Crank & Sprocket Bicycle Co.).  Say that fast three times. Yes, seriously, that's the full name race. When the organizers announced the … Continue reading 63. Hardwood Fatbike Race


News: The Team Colin Really Big Giant Giveaway!

The Team Colin Really Big Giant Giveaway! Once again, Team Colin is holding a super sweet, totally awesome, massively huge, REALLY BIG GIANT GIVEAWAY. It's FUNTACULAR! It's BOOMTASTIC! It's a FUNDEMIC! My son suggested the first two names. Once again, mountain biking is about to get a little bit awesomer, with the Team Colin Really … Continue reading News: The Team Colin Really Big Giant Giveaway!

45. Humbler TC: 17

It Was the Best of Times, it Was the Bester of Times. Northumberland Forest.  Coburg, Ontario:  The 2017 Substance Projects Northumberland Humbler. 74 kilometres. That's the same as driving from the CN Tower to Barrie.  Well, 20k south of Barrie. 74,000 metres of singletrack, double track, old trails, new trails, fire road, access road, this … Continue reading 45. Humbler TC: 17


43. Long Sock Classic

It Was the WORST of Times.  It Was The BEST of Times Ganaraska Forest. The Substance Projects Long Sock Classic. 70k of Ontario's finest single track. 1,600m of relentless, punishing, climbs. Rocks and roots.  Trees and sand.  Grit and grime. One boss Cannondale Trail SL single speed. And lots and lots of teeny tiny poison ivy sprouts. … Continue reading 43. Long Sock Classic


38. Homage to Ice ’17

Single Speed 201. Team Colin went for a big, giant rip in Dufferin County Forest on Saturday, in race #1 of the Substance Projects XC Marathon: The Homage to Ice (presented by Cycle Solutions). And let me tell you this: Homage was paid. Except that I paid homage to everything except ice. Homage to rain … Continue reading 38. Homage to Ice ’17


28. Sausage Suit ITT

Some Awe At A Race. I raced my single speed in the Substance Projects Sausage Suit ITT on the weekend; a 30k romp around the Team Van Go trails in Dufferin County Forest. There is usually no shortage of the word awesome in my blog, and there was definitely no shortage of awesomeness to be … Continue reading 28. Sausage Suit ITT


12. SS at the LSC

For my Facebook status on the morning of the Long Sock Classic (race #2 in Dan Marshall’s XC Marathon series) I posted this: Ganaraska Forest. Long Sock Classic. Single speed. Rigid fork. Not sure if I'm setting myself up for disappointment, or just a grueling grind of a day, but 20 years from now, I … Continue reading 12. SS at the LSC