News: Free Stuff

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

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77. Howling Coyote Pre Ride

Why Dan, Why? September 16, 2018:  Mono, Ontario. Misery loves company. So when Dan Marshall of Substance Projects scouts a new race course, he sometimes invites his pals to join. I'm one of his pals. Dan:  I'm scouting tomorrow morning, wanna come? Me:  Uh, sure. Dan:  7AM, Mono Cliffs Community Centre. "Uh, sure"?  What is … Continue reading 77. Howling Coyote Pre Ride

News: 2018 Race Calendar

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

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

19. Eager Beaver ’16

Graduation I could have titled this blog “That Time I Rode A Hundred K”, because it was my first (metric) century ride. Or, I could have called it “That Time I Rode The Perfect Bike”, because I was on a borrowed bike that was perfect, and sweeter than sweet. But I’m calling it “Graduation” because … Continue reading 19. Eager Beaver ’16

18. Not An Eager Beaver

Dan Marshall’s Substance Projects is having a race on Saturday: The Eager Beaver 100 (with a choice of 160km, 100km, or 50km). Team Colin is not eager. Team Colin is terrified. And I’m going to race it. I’ve given this race a lot of thought. I’ve never ridden 100k. I’ve done a few 50k rides, … Continue reading 18. Not An Eager Beaver