The 2018 Summer Epic 8 Hour (at Hardwood Hills) This Saturday will be my third solo kick at an Epic 8 Hour bike race, and my first kick at a summer jaunt... And my first attempt on my single speed (well, sort of). After the spectacular bonk that was the 2017 Fall Epic 8 Hour … Continue reading 71. What Have I Done?
Well that was fun. It was my second kick at the Chico Racing 24 Hours of Summer Solstice. It was my second kick at the darkness during a night lap. It was my second kick at wondering how on earth Adam Ruppel and his crew at Chico Racing manage North America's largest 24 hour bike … Continue reading 70. (Almost) 24 Hours of Summer Solstice
Hooray for Tuesday Nights! Tuesday, May 29. 4PM: I have to get home, change, see my kids, jam some dinner in my belly, prep by bike and gear, and then make the harrowing 1 hour trek across the city, and then north of it, to King City, for the King Race Series, at Centennial Park. … Continue reading 69. King Race Series
Two Dudes, Two Forks, One Bowl Team Colin at the SingleTrack Classic! I have to say it. Phew. I'm glad the 2018 SingleTrack Classic is finished. Well, sort of. I'd race it again right now if I could, but the SingleTrack Classic, presented by Pulse Racing, at Hardwood Hills, was my third weekend on a … Continue reading 68. SingleTrack Classic
NOT a Love Letter to Ganaraska Forest It was a week ago, and I'm still not even close to recovered. It was a week ago, and I can still feel the phantom burn in my left thigh as I recall that bloody hill on top of a hill, and the other hill, and the other … Continue reading 67. 2018 LSC
8 Hours, 30 Minutes, and 2 Bikes I have the hurts. Saturday's Epic 8 Hour, presented by Chico Racing, at Mansfield Outdoor Education Centre was a killer, and that's all there is to say about it. Except that's not all I have to say. There's much more to say about the Race-That-Shouldn't-Have-Been-But-Was-And-Then-Almost-Wasn't (But-Still-Shouldn't-Have-Been ) And-Then-Was-But-Was-Still-So-Very-Hard. … Continue reading 66. Spring Epic 8 Hour
I Want Treats! Sigh Well, it’s not an auspicious start. It’s Saturday, and I haven’t earned a sticker yet. Not once in 6 days. I rode twice this week, was pretty active, did a few minutes of core each night, and had a good start to each day with a with a smoothie, some Omega … Continue reading 8 Weeks: Week 1