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!

102. My Year in Review

2019 I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually kind of glad the 2019 race season is over.  I mean, sure it was a great season of big boss racing, but after 16 races I'm tired.  Like, really really tired. Keep in mind that 16 races means 16 days of racing, 16 days of … Continue reading 102. My Year in Review

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

96. Summer Epic 8 Hour

It's All About The Journey I can't put it into any other words: For me, riding is all about the journey. Seriously, I'm never going to podium, so a long time ago, I made a few decisions that guide me when I race.  I jokingly refer to it as the Team Colin Ethos, but it's … Continue reading 96. Summer Epic 8 Hour

FOTC: Tracy Roth Storms the Trent

T. Roth Storms the Trent! The title sounds kinda hardcore, and that's because it is.  T. Roth literally stormed the Trent this spring in another epic chapter of epic adventure racing.  I've never done an adventure race, but I gotta say, I really wanna.  The only thing holding me back is, well, my back.  I … Continue reading FOTC: Tracy Roth Storms the Trent

94. 24 Hours of Summer Awesomeness

A Tale of 4 Races:  Part 4 24 Hours of Summer Solstice. Chico racing. Awesome. Also, this:  I'm baaaaaaaaack. Well, sort of.  My cough has finally subsided, save for a few outbursts throughout the day, but my voice is soft and shaky, and it occasionally takes a rest--not a good thing for a Dramatic Arts … Continue reading 94. 24 Hours of Summer Awesomeness

93. The 2019 Kingston Trophy

A Tale of 4 Races:  Part 3 XC Marathon race #4. The Kingston Marathon. Substance Projects. What the hell just happened? I was the series winner in the Clydesdale category of the Marathon distance, that's what happened. Annnnnd, I didn't even have to race the marathon distance at Kingston.  Yeah, I had enough points from XCM1 … Continue reading 93. The 2019 Kingston Trophy