And a Look Forward... Well, it's the Time of COVID... Stay-at-Home orders, self isolation, parks and trails closed with metal gates and yellow streamers... Sigh. The race season is literally disappearing by the minute, and I've updated my 2020 Race Calendar with cancellations almost daily. By this time of year, every year for the past … Continue reading 108: Sigh, a Look Back…
2019 Holy cow! 16 big kid...big boss...awesome races in one season. I started the season a sick as a dog, and it didn't get better for a loooooong time. Some fat, some gravel, and lots and lots of MTB. I even busted out a few new races (Georgian Nordic, Turkey Point XCM, Sea Otter, Scrappy … Continue reading 2019: 2K19/16
UPDATE: May 4th, 2020 Happy Star Wars Day! Well, the OCA has cancelled or postponed all events until July 6th, 2020, so here is an updated calendar. It ain't getting prettier. UPDATE: MARCH 21, 2020 Talk about bad timing. I posted this calendar a few days before the wheels fell off the global bike, and … Continue reading News: 20/20 Race and Ride Calendar
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