A Tale of 4 Races: Part 1 The alternate title for this post was "A Tale of 2 Races", because the next race was only a week after the 8 Hour, and I didn't have time to write. And the other alternate title was "A Tale of 3 Races", because there was a race the … Continue reading 91. Spring Epic 8 Hour 2019
Epic Saturday, September 22, 2018. Hardwood Hills, ON. The Pulse Racing Fall Epic 8 Hour. Seven hours and 32 minutes. 10 laps. 100k. 2,200m of climbing. 4th place in the single speed cat. Awesomely epic. Gotta say, I was in my groove on Saturday. Awesomely epic...and awesomely sore. Here's the thing, I ride a lot, … Continue reading 78. 2018 Fall Epic 8 Hour
Hashtag: Cuss You Dan Marshall MTB Kingston. September 1, 2018: The Substance Projets Kingston XCM. Horribly Beautiful. And that's all I've got to say about it. But not really. I mean, it's a blog afterall. The third race in the Substance Projects XCM (presented by Cannondale, and MTB Kingston) was a horribly beautiful mess of some … Continue reading 76. The 2018 Kingston XCM
What!? I really really really LOVE racing. S'true. However, I have to be honest and admit that I sometimes really don't WANT to race. I mean, I usually really want to race, and I'm usually really excited about racing, but it's always so so hard, so I sometimes don't really really really (three reallys) WANT … Continue reading 75. Superfly Racing’s Albion Endur-O-Cup.
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?
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
It Was the Best of Times, it Was the Bester of Times. Northumberland Forest. Coburg, Ontario: The 2017 Substance Projects Northumberland Humbler. 74 kilometres. That's the same as driving from the CN Tower to Barrie. Well, 20k south of Barrie. 74,000 metres of singletrack, double track, old trails, new trails, fire road, access road, this … Continue reading 45. Humbler TC: 17
Some Awe At A Race. I raced my single speed in the Substance Projects Sausage Suit ITT on the weekend; a 30k romp around the Team Van Go trails in Dufferin County Forest. There is usually no shortage of the word awesome in my blog, and there was definitely no shortage of awesomeness to be … Continue reading 28. Sausage Suit ITT
For my Facebook status on the morning of the Long Sock Classic (race #2 in Dan Marshall’s XC Marathon series) I posted this: Ganaraska Forest. Long Sock Classic. Single speed. Rigid fork. Not sure if I'm setting myself up for disappointment, or just a grueling grind of a day, but 20 years from now, I … Continue reading 12. SS at the LSC
Single Speed 101. Also known as "My Lessons on a Single Speed". Gears? Pfft. Team Colin got schooled at last weekend’s Homage To Ice, the first of four in Dan Marshall’s Substance Projects XC Marathon. It’s my fourth year racing, and it was my fourth time doing the H2i, so I knew exactly what to … Continue reading 7. Single Speed 101 (H2i)