A Love Letter to Troy Lee Designs Dear Mr. Lee, Thank you for saving me. Seriously. I'm sure you hear this often, but 'strue. I am convinced that my new A1 (with MIPS, natch) prevented me from a catastrophic injury at the Sausage Suit ITT MTB race. I wrote a blog about the race, but I … Continue reading 82. Dear Troy Lee…
The Team Colin Big Gigantic Huge (and Very Large) Contest Giveaway Yeah, free Stuff. I love this community. So, each year for the last few years, I reach out to a few awesome people to see of they want to give stuff to the community. And they say yes. What kind of stuff? Lots and … Continue reading News: Free Stuff!
Write On Hey Friends of Team Colin! Yeah, you. Yes, if you're reading this, you're a Friend of Team Colin (and if my visitor numbers are correct, there is actually a 33.3% chance that you are my mother--hi mom). Really though, everyone is a Friend of Team Colin. It's not because Team Colin has no … Continue reading News: Call for Submissions
A Cycling Club for You, a Cycling Club for Me... To be or not to be? That is the question. But I'm not talking about shuffling off this mortal coil. I'm talking about something way more important. I'm talking about whether I should join a cycling club. Actually, should I join ANOTHER cycling club. I'm … Continue reading 61. Is a Cycling Club for Me?
Baby, it's Cold Outside Last year, Jane Hayes, founder of c2 by Janeware asked if I wanted to review a few articles of her cold weather apparel. "Sweet" I thought. But then I said "Wait, what, me? What do I know? I don't know anything? Do you really want to send me some clothes?". And … Continue reading Review: c2 Cold Weather Wear
36 Seconds September 17, 2017. Albion Hills Conservation area. My third race of the month (or maybe my fourth--see last blog) plus two weekly series rips. The second annual Great Albion Enduro. A good time was had by all. A good time was had by me (even though, once again, Superfly wouldn't list me as … Continue reading 54. Great Albion Enduro ’17
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
Well, I guess it's time... Earlier this season, it was time for Team Colin to do the full marathon distance in a Substance Projects XC Marathon race, so I did it. 50k at the H2i. Here's the link: Homage to Ice. Then it was time for Team Colin to do the full Paris to Ancaster distance, … Continue reading News: 24 Hours of BOOM
Wohoo. It's The Middle of the Week! Wait, what? I know what you're thinking: Ugh, it's the middle of the week. Last weekend was so long ago, and next weekend is sooooo far away. Hump Day...the day before Hump Day...the day after Hump Day... Ugh. That's not what I'm thinking. I'm thinking: Wohoo, it's the MIDDLE … Continue reading 42. Why YOU Need to Race a Weekly Series.
Did I Ever Tell You About The Worst MTB Race Ever? O Cup #2 @ MTB Kingston. What. A. Race. What was it? Was it a MTB race, or a Tough Mudder? Wait, it was a Mountain HIKE race (see what I did there)? For my fourth race in five weekends, I thought I'd take it … Continue reading 41. O-Cup # 2