111. Wohoo. Durham Forest Lives!

A Giant Case of BOOM In 1934, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield made a Montreal woman smell burnt toast. On Friday, May 29th...WE CAN SMELL BURNT TOAST TOO! And maybe even ride an ogre. Because Durham Forest is open (and Dagmar too)! Wohoooooooooooo! Wait, I've been accused lately of being too optimistic, and too easy to excite.  … Continue reading 111. Wohoo. Durham Forest Lives!

109. Sigh, Another Look Back

The Epic 8 Hour Is it a relay? Yes. Is it a solo rip? Yes! Is it a wickedly awesome way to spend a day? YES!!! Sad news indeed.  The 2020 Summer Epic 8 Hour was just cancelled.  Pre-registered riders didn’t have to discover the news online.  Instead, Glenn from Pulse sent a personal email […]

108: Sigh, a Look Back…

And a Look Forward... Well, it's the Time of COVID... Stay-at-Home orders, self isolation, parks and trails closed with metal gates and yellow streamers... Sigh. The race season is literally disappearing by the minute, and I've updated my 2020 Race Calendar with cancellations almost daily.  By this time of year, every year for the past … Continue reading 108: Sigh, a Look Back…

2019: 2K19/16

2019 Holy cow!  16 big kid...big boss...awesome races in one season. I started the season a sick as a dog, and it didn't get better for a loooooong time.  Some fat, some gravel, and lots and lots of MTB.  I even busted out a few new races (Georgian Nordic, Turkey Point XCM, Sea Otter, Scrappy … Continue reading 2019: 2K19/16

News: 20/20 Race and Ride Calendar

UPDATE:  May 4th, 2020 Happy Star Wars Day! Well, the OCA has cancelled or postponed all events until July 6th, 2020, so here is an updated calendar.  It ain't getting prettier. UPDATE:  MARCH 21, 2020 Talk about bad timing.  I posted this calendar a few days before the wheels fell off the global bike, and … Continue reading News: 20/20 Race and Ride Calendar

104. Albion Hills 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!

FOTC: Doris Xiaoting Liu’s Pics

Doris Xiaoting Liu, a Camera, 8 Hours of MTB, and a Photo Essay  I don't know Doris XL.  Never met her. But I can tell you this:  She's got one heck of an eye for MTB awesomeness.  Yep, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say her Boss-O-Meter is in the fully operational mode, and peaking … Continue reading FOTC: Doris Xiaoting Liu’s Pics

100. Fall Epic 8 Hour

Blog #100, Race #89, and the End of Summer The Pulse Racing Fall Epic 8 Hour, presented by Trek Bicycle Store. 10k of Hardwood Hills, over and over again... 230m of climbing per lap My 7th Epic 8 Hour race. 8 hours of hurt. 8 hours of community. 8 hours of grime and grit and … Continue reading 100. Fall Epic 8 Hour