Substance Projects, a Fatbike, Some Candles, and Georgian Nordic Well you can't beat that combination. I mean it would be impossible to beat that combination, right? Substance Projects...at Georgian Nordic...for a fatbike race. Sweeeeeet. Although...hmmm...I guess there could be a way to make it better. Like maybe if the conditions were spectacular. Yeah, like that … Continue reading 105. Georgian Nordic Fatbike!
Rainmageddon It was not a good start to the day. The forecast called for 50 to 75mm of rain, starting in the morning, followed by a deep freeze. Rain does not melt the snow on trails, it makes ice. Also, for my American friends, 50 to 75mm is 2 to 3 inches. Yes, of rain. … Continue reading 104. Albion Hills Fatbike!
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
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 is poised to become a fatbike mecca in the … Continue reading 85. Georgian Nordic OFRS
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
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
Write On Hey Friends of Team Colin! Yeah, you. Yes, if you're reading this, you're a Friend of Team Colin (and if my visitor numbers are correct, there is actually a 33.3% chance that you are my mother--hi mom). Really though, everyone is a Friend of Team Colin. It's not because Team Colin has no … Continue reading News: Call for Submissions
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
Baby, it's Cold Outside Last year, Jane Hayes, founder of c2 by Janeware asked if I wanted to review a few articles of her cold weather apparel. "Sweet" I thought. But then I said "Wait, what, me? What do I know? I don't know anything? Do you really want to send me some clothes?". And … Continue reading Review: c2 Cold Weather Wear
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