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
Chico Racing's 24 Hour of Summer Solstice (20th Anniversary edition). Chico who there? Chico Racing. 24 Hours of what now? 24 Hours of Summer Solstice. sol·stice noun (/ˈsōlstəs,ˈsälstəs/) summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest day Yup, the longest day of the year. 24 … Continue reading 46. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice
What's better than a sweet rip through the forest. Um, nothing, If you said anything else, you failed. And what's better than riding YOUR bike? Again, nothing. There is nothing better than riding YOUR bike. However, testing a new bike comes pretty close--especially if you're on the market for a new bike, or if you … Continue reading News: DMBA Demo Fest!
Nothing Like a Spring Ride Spring started two weeks ago. Except I don't think Mother Nature got the memo. But I don't care. I don't care because it's not warm, but it's warm enough to get outside. I don't care because the trails are too fragile to ride, but the roads, urban paths, and gravel … Continue reading 36. Aaaaaah, Spring
Team Colin Day (um, night) at Joyride 150 Wait, what? Half price at Joyride 150? Is Team Colin pulling my leg? No. Team Colin is not pulling your leg. While out of town helping his mom convalesce, Team Colin has been busy planning not just a Fundemic Giveaway, but a fun night at Joyride 150--the … Continue reading News: 1/2 Price @ Joyride 150
UPDATE: April 10, 2017 CONGRATULATIONS TO CASS K., WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE (XCM RACE REGISTRATION, JOYRIDE 150 PASS, RYDERS SUNGLASSES--COURTESY OF CYCLE SOLUTIONS--FREE REGISTRATION TO A KING WEEKLY SERIES RACE, 2 PASSES TO THE DMBA DEMO FESTIVAL--ON MAY 6th--AND A TEAM COLIN HAT. BOOM. CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO JEFF S., WINNER OF A KING SERIES … Continue reading News: It’s A Fundemic!
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
Team Colin Day, um, Night @Joyride 150. Wait, what? Half price at Joyride 150? Is Team Colin pulling my leg? Nope. Saturday, December 3, starting at 7:00 PM, it's Team Colin Day (um, night) at Joyride 150. Thinking about going to Joyride 150, but never seem to make it? Been to Joyride 150, but haven't … Continue reading News: 1/2 Price @ Joyride 150
Race Photography 101: Posing for a Race Photographer Your lungs are burning, you’re covered in sweat, there’s a bit of brush stuck to your neck from a miscalculated log-over bail, you’re thirsty, and there may or may not be a bloody gash on your shin. You’re racing. And it is awesome. You crank up a … Continue reading 29. Say Cheese
Some Awe At A Race. I raced my single speed in the Substance Projects Sausage Suit ITT on the weekend; a 30k romp around the Team Van Go trails in Dufferin County Forest. There is usually no shortage of the word awesome in my blog, and there was definitely no shortage of awesomeness to be … Continue reading 28. Sausage Suit ITT