52. Why YOU Need to Race CX

Gotta be honest, I really don't know why YOU need to race CX this year.  I don't even know why I need to race CX this year. Truthfully, I don't know the first thing about CX.  Wait, that's wrong.  I know that it's a CROSS between road and MTB.  Well. sort of.  I think Oh … Continue reading 52. Why YOU Need to Race CX


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


40. P2A 2017

Well, That's That P2A: Canada's Spring Cycling Classic. P2A:  The fifth anniversary of my first bike race ever. P2A:  The cycling equivalent to root canal. Boom!  And so, the day started.  Not with the cock of a crow (hehe) or the gentle chirping of birds outside my bedroom window, but with a BOOM.  A loud, crackling, … Continue reading 40. P2A 2017


37. Steaming Nostril ’17

Great Gravel Grindage For the last year, I've been pretty steamed with the Steaming Nostril race--a 45k or 65k gravel romp through the horribly awesome, wickedly gravel, roads, hills, rail trail, and farmer's fields of St. Jacobs. I was angry at the race because it was so horrible last year.  I'm kidding of course, there is … Continue reading 37. Steaming Nostril ’17