90. Paris to Ancaster 2019

The 2019 P2A70 is a Wrap! Well that was fun. Truthfully, it was actually kind of horrible.  But the fun kind of horrible. A giant, horrible, fun-bucket of playing bikes. You have to get it in order to get it. Honestly, there isn't much I can say about the Paris to Ancaster bike race that … Continue reading 90. Paris to Ancaster 2019

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77. Howling Coyote Pre Ride

Why Dan, Why? September 16, 2018:  Mono, Ontario. Misery loves company. So when Dan Marshall of Substance Projects scouts a new race course, he sometimes invites his pals to join. I'm one of his pals. Dan:  I'm scouting tomorrow morning, wanna come? Me:  Uh, sure. Dan:  7AM, Mono Cliffs Community Centre. "Uh, sure"?  What is … Continue reading 77. Howling Coyote Pre Ride

74. El Bandito 2018

Brimacombe Ski Hill.  July 21, 2018 When the CN railway cut a ribbon of track across the Canada, they connected the web of low lying areas with a path that had the lowest grade. Substance Projects did NOT cut the El Bandito course by connecting low lying areas with a path that had the lowest grade. … Continue reading 74. El Bandito 2018

65. P2A 2018

Happy Race Anniversary Team Colin! Well, there's no doubt about it.  The Universe is actively conspiring against me this season.  My day-to-day personal situation is in absolute turmoil (although I'm still married and my kids are okay, so it can't be that bad) but it looks like riding/racing/anything to do with bikes is going to … Continue reading 65. P2A 2018

64. Steaming Nostril 2018

Snort! Elmira, Ontario.  April 8, 2018. Wow.  Just wow. It was probably one of my toughest races yet. It was cold.  It was muddy.  It was really really hard. It was 65k of some of the gnarliest, greasiest, and ugliest, gravel/road/trail/field around. It was also 65k of some of the awesomest, and finest, gravel/road/trail/field around. It … Continue reading 64. Steaming Nostril 2018

58. The South Scarborough Loop

WHATTARIDE! Ugh.  I've been AWOL from my bike seat for a few weeks. September may have been the epicest month ever on a bike, but and with report cards due, two kids, a tired body, Halloween, and a crazy schedule, it's been almost impossible get on my bike lately. Although I found time last week … Continue reading 58. The South Scarborough Loop

53. My First CX Race

Wohoo, I didn't get lapped! Sunday, September 10, 2017.  Millbrook, Ontario.  My first Cyclocross race. Trail Tours Cross, presented by Substance Projects and Bateman's Bicycle Co.  It was the first race in the SubstanX CycloCross Series. And, as the title says, it was MY first CX race, ever. And, as the first line says, I … Continue reading 53. My First CX Race

52. Why YOU Need to Race CX

Gotta be honest, I really don't know why YOU need to race CX this year.  I don't even know why I need to race CX this year. Truthfully, I don't know the first thing about CX.  Wait, that's wrong.  I know that it's a CROSS between road and MTB.  Well. sort of.  I think Oh … Continue reading 52. Why YOU Need to Race CX

50. The Eager Beaver 2017

Graduation 2.0 It was not an auspicious start... I was ready, my body was ready, I had water (unlike the Long Sock Classic), I had a pump (also unlike the LSC), I was on time (unlike EVERY race), I had my kit and my helmet and my gloves, and my everything else. My legs were … Continue reading 50. The Eager Beaver 2017