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
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
A Tale of 4 Races: Part 1 The alternate title for this post was "A Tale of 2 Races", because the next race was only a week after the 8 Hour, and I didn't have time to write. And the other alternate title was "A Tale of 3 Races", because there was a race the … Continue reading 91. Spring Epic 8 Hour 2019
Team Colin Day @ Joyride 150 What an awesome way to kick off the 2019 cycling season. April 5, 2019 7-10PM Half price admission and rentals Joyride 150 (150 Bullock Drive, Markham) How to participate: Just say "Team Colin" when you register at Joyride. Boom. Bring your bike, rent a bike, wear a kit, wear … Continue reading News: Free Stuff
The Team Colin Big Gigantic Huge (and Very Large) Contest Giveaway Yeah, free Stuff. I love this community. So, each year for the last few years, I reach out to a few awesome people to see of they want to give stuff to the community. And they say yes. What kind of stuff? Lots and … Continue reading News: Free Stuff!
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
8 Hours, 30 Minutes, and 2 Bikes I have the hurts. Saturday's Epic 8 Hour, presented by Chico Racing, at Mansfield Outdoor Education Centre was a killer, and that's all there is to say about it. Except that's not all I have to say. There's much more to say about the Race-That-Shouldn't-Have-Been-But-Was-And-Then-Almost-Wasn't (But-Still-Shouldn't-Have-Been ) And-Then-Was-But-Was-Still-So-Very-Hard. … Continue reading 66. Spring Epic 8 Hour
It's MY Year! I love racing. I. LOVE. RACING! I'm really not a good racer, but I sure love it. The thrill...the camaraderie...the bikey stuff...the pushing myself to my absolute limit. Love it. But how the heck do I top last year? Seriously, in 2017, I did 18 big, gnarly, very boss races (plus a … Continue reading News: 2018 Race Calendar
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!
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