73. DO the El Bandito

My Sincerest Apologies Here's the thing about my blog:  it's all for fun. I don't have bottom line with the blog.  I don't monetize it (yeah, like that would be a possibility even if I wanted to); I don't get free stuff; and there is really nothing in it for me aside from the fun … Continue reading 73. DO the El Bandito

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News: 2018 Race Calendar

It's MY Year! I love racing. I.  LOVE.  RACING! I'm really not a good racer, but I sure love it.  The thrill...the camaraderie...the bikey stuff...the pushing myself to my absolute limit. Love it. But how the heck do I top last year?  Seriously, in 2017, I did 18 big, gnarly, very boss races (plus a … Continue reading News: 2018 Race Calendar

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