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!
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 […]
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 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
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
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!
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
The Legendary Adam Hill I'm at a loss for words. Adam Hill has written a Friends of Team Colin post for my blog. FOR MY BLOG!!! I've tried to write this intro a few dozen times, and every time I just can't get it right. What can I say about a dude who talks about … Continue reading FOTC Adam Hill: My Race Season
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
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