89. The XCM SSIT…WTF

The 2019 Sausage Suit ITT... Wohoo, what a great race! Which is what I'd be saying if I had a great race. I did not, in fact, have a great race. I mean, IT was a great race (because um, Substance Projects), but it just wasn't a great race for ME (because um, me). Actually, … Continue reading 89. The XCM SSIT…WTF

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87. Gobble Gobble Gobble

The 2019 Race Season is a GO! The MTB race season rips into full gear in two days and I AM READY!!! Which is what I would be saying if I wasn't so grossly NOT ready. Seriously, I am not even remotely close to being marginally in the same universe as prepared. I don't mean … Continue reading 87. Gobble Gobble Gobble

News: Free Stuff

Team Colin Day @ Joyride 150 What an awesome way to kick off the 2019 cycling season. April 5, 2019 7-10PM Half price admission and rentals Joyride 150 (150 Bullock Drive, Markham) How to participate:  Just say "Team Colin" when you register at Joyride. Boom. Bring your bike, rent a bike, wear a kit, wear … Continue reading News: Free Stuff

86. Ice Ice Baby

MTB Kingston: The Kingston Snophy Fatbike Race Do do do, d'd'do-dew. Do do do, d'd'do-dew. I love the fatbiking.  Conditions?  Pfft.  Weather?  Pfft.  It doesn't matter, especially when I'm on my Cannondale FatCaad2.  Sure, when the weather and conditions are perfect, which rarely happens in Toronto, it's a sustained fatbikegasm.  But racing in less-than-perfect conditions … Continue reading 86. Ice Ice Baby

85. Georgian Nordic OFRS

I Should Have Stayed In Bed The Substance Projects Ontario Fatbike Race Series, presented by 45NRTH and Cannondale. Race #3.  Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre, Parry Sound. 4 laps.  28k. I was so looking forward to this race.  Georgian Nordic is renowned for their trails, and from what I saw, will likely become a fatbiking … Continue reading 85. Georgian Nordic OFRS

84. Albion Fatbike Festival

Borrowed Tires, One Stud Too Many, and a Man Made of Lego So awesome. When is the best time to change your tires before a race? I’m not sure, but I don’t think it’s at 10:30 the night before. Nonetheless, there I was in a frigid garage, trying to keep my heart rate down so … Continue reading 84. Albion Fatbike Festival

FOTC: Tracy Roth Gobbles the Fat Turkey

The 2018 Fat Turkey:  Saturday, December 15, 2018 Tracy Roth hits the trails--and the keyboard--once again for a ripping race review of the 2018 Substance Projects Fat Turkey, presented by Cannondale. Tracy is wickedly cool.  She's fearless, boss, and never hesitates to bring it. I'm a jerk.  She was hoping to see me last year … Continue reading FOTC: Tracy Roth Gobbles the Fat Turkey

News: Free Stuff!

The Team Colin Big Gigantic Huge (and Very Large) Contest Giveaway Yeah, free Stuff. I love this community. So, each year for the last few years, I reach out to a few awesome people to see of they want to give stuff to the community. And they say yes. What kind of stuff?  Lots and … Continue reading News: Free Stuff!

81. Howling Coyote

Awooooooooooooooo! It was the inaugural Howling Coyote gravel grinder, presented by Substance Projects, and it was Epic.  How epic was it?  The race was so gigantically boss, it was staged in collaboration with basically EVERYBODY WHO LIVES IN MONO.  As Riot on Racing's blog says, it felt like the entire community was there in some … Continue reading 81. Howling Coyote

80. My first DNF

Alternate Title:  Troy Lee Designs Saved My Life The last MTB race of the 2018 season, my 14th race this season, my 73rd race since starting this racing gig, and my 80th blog post. My first DNF. My first DNF! MY FIRST DNF!!! Seriously, I ALWAYS finish: I once raced on the surface of the … Continue reading 80. My first DNF