86. Ice Ice Baby

MTB Kingston: The Kingston Snophy Fatbike Race Do do do, d'd'do-dew. Do do do, d'd'do-dew. I love the fatbiking.  Conditions?  Pfft.  Weather?  Pfft.  It doesn't matter, especially when I'm on my Cannondale FatCaad2.  Sure, when the weather and conditions are perfect, which rarely happens in Toronto, it's a sustained fatbikegasm.  But racing in less-than-perfect conditions … Continue reading 86. Ice Ice Baby

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85. Georgian Nordic OFRS

I Should Have Stayed In Bed The Substance Projects Ontario Fatbike Race Series, presented by 45NRTH and Cannondale. Race #3.  Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre, Parry Sound. 4 laps.  28k. I was so looking forward to this race.  Georgian Nordic is renowned for their trails, and from what I saw, will likely become a fatbiking … Continue reading 85. Georgian Nordic OFRS

84. Albion Fatbike Festival

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

FOTC: Tracy Roth Gobbles the Fat Turkey

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

8 Weeks: Week 5

Uh Oh, It's March Break Week 5 started with a BANG.  We planned to go away for the break, so I hadn't thought much about the Substance Projects/Cannondale/Hardwood Fatbike Race, but my daughter was sick, and we found ourselves housebound.  So, I activated my usual policy about bike races: If there's a race, and I … Continue reading 8 Weeks: Week 5

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

Review: Norco Ithaqua

Team Colin Reviews the 2017 Norco Ithaqua Christmas came early this year for Team Colin, in the form of a test ride weekend with a 2017 Norco Ithaqua 6.1.  Norco’s answer to the question “Hey Norco, could you please build a racing fatbike for me?   They answered “Yes”, and the Ithaqua is many other … Continue reading Review: Norco Ithaqua

Review: Salsa Beargrease

A Salsa Beargrease, the Snumbler, and Team Colin On my third foray into the world of bicycle reviews, I dipped my feet into a pool of Salsa, and demoed a 2016 Salsa Beargrease X01. The Salsa Beargrease (and Mukluk, and Bucksaw)  have a huge chunk of the fatbike market. The Mukluk is most popular because … Continue reading Review: Salsa Beargrease

33. Snumbler ’17

Best fatbike ride ever!  Saturday's Northumberland Snumbler, race #4 in the 45NRTH Ontario Fatbike Series, was, by far, the most fun I've ever had on a fatbike.  Ever. Wait, the Frozen Beaver was 10 days ago, and the Snumbler was 3 days ago?  Yup, two fatbike races in two consecutive weekends.  Please don’t pinch me--if … Continue reading 33. Snumbler ’17

32. Frozen Beaver ’17

Race day! My first race of 2017.  My first fatbike race of the season.  My first bike race since October. Race 3 in the 45NRTH Ontario Fatbike Series:  The Frozen Beaver, in Dufferin County Forest (just up the road from Mansfield Outdoor Centre).  The race was presented by Substance Projects and Cycle Solutions. What.  A. … Continue reading 32. Frozen Beaver ’17