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


49. DO the Eager Beaver

It's coming. It's almost here. The Eager Beaver 2.0:  Substance Projects answer to "What's the Epicest Bike Race Ever?". Yup.  Two sleeps until gravel riders, MTB shredders, CX killers, and hardcore roadies from around the province, Quebec, and the States, descend on Nordic Highlands ski hill in Duntroon Ontario, for what I can only say … Continue reading 49. DO the Eager Beaver


48. El Bandito 70/140

And so, a legend was born... Saturday's El Bandito (the first race in the Substance Projects Stoporcross) was a spectacularly epic, mind numbingly gruelling, big boss, bike race. If you were in Southern Ontario just after 9AM, you must have felt it when the earth moved in the collective BOOM of 161 riders starting what … Continue reading 48. El Bandito 70/140


47. Just Say NO to El Bandito

DO NOT Race the El Bandito. Yeah, you read that right.  DO NOT RACE this Saturday's El Bandito (Race #1 in the Substance Projects Stuporcross). I've devoted some time to this, and I just don't think it's a good idea.  Here are FIVE reasons why YOU should NOT race the El Bandito: Northumberland County:  Have … Continue reading 47. Just Say NO to El Bandito