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!


57. Sausage Suit 2017

Did somebody say "Sausage Suit Fest"? What can I say about the Sausage Suit ITT that I didn't say last year?  It was the same awesome course; pretty much the same awesome people; and the same awesome Team Van Go..rilla. It was:  Dufferin County Forest, Substance Projects, Dan Marshall and his crew, and some of … Continue reading 57. Sausage Suit 2017

55. The Epic 8 Hour

What. The hell. Was that? The Epic 8 Hour, presented by Pulse Racing, at Hardwood Hills was an absolute killer. I thought I was registering for a bike race. I thought I was going to ride a little 10k lap, on a few sweet trails at Hardwood Hills. I thought it would be challenging, and … Continue reading 55. The Epic 8 Hour


51. Kingston XCM

I was HOPING for vindication. I WANTED revenge. I NEEDED to master the MTB Kingston course once and for all. The results: Vindication: 1 Revenge: 1 MTB Kingston: 1 Team Colin: 0 Race #4 in the Substance Projects XC Marathon (A Little Story of Not-So-Boom) The Kingston Marathon and I have a long back story. … Continue reading 51. Kingston XCM


50. The Eager Beaver 2017

Graduation 2.0 It was not an auspicious start... I was ready, my body was ready, I had water (unlike the Long Sock Classic), I had a pump (also unlike the LSC), I was on time (unlike EVERY race), I had my kit and my helmet and my gloves, and my everything else. My legs were … Continue reading 50. The Eager Beaver 2017


49. DO the Eager Beaver

It's coming. It's almost here. The Eager Beaver 2.0:  Substance Projects answer to "What's the Epicest Bike Race Ever?". Yup.  Two sleeps until gravel riders, MTB shredders, CX killers, and hardcore roadies from around the province, Quebec, and the States, descend on Nordic Highlands ski hill in Duntroon Ontario, for what I can only say … Continue reading 49. DO the Eager Beaver


48. El Bandito 70/140

And so, a legend was born... Saturday's El Bandito (the first race in the Substance Projects Stoporcross) was a spectacularly epic, mind numbingly gruelling, big boss, bike race. If you were in Southern Ontario just after 9AM, you must have felt it when the earth moved in the collective BOOM of 161 riders starting what … Continue reading 48. El Bandito 70/140