When in Doubt, Race Awesome. Awe. Some. AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME! What a great race. It was The Hardwood Fatbike Race: Race #4 in the 45NRTH Ontario Fatbike Race Series (p/b Cannondale, Substance Projects, and The Crank & Sprocket Bicycle Co.). Say that fast three times. Yes, seriously, that's the full name race. When the organizers announced the … Continue reading 63. Hardwood Fatbike Race
The Team Colin Really Big Giant Giveaway! Once again, Team Colin is holding a super sweet, totally awesome, massively huge, REALLY BIG GIANT GIVEAWAY. It's FUNTACULAR! It's BOOMTASTIC! It's a FUNDEMIC! My son suggested the first two names. Once again, mountain biking is about to get a little bit awesomer, with the Team Colin Really … Continue reading News: The Team Colin Really Big Giant Giveaway!
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
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
I was HOPING for vindication. I WANTED revenge. I NEEDED to master the MTB Kingston course once and for all. The results: Vindication: 1 Revenge: 1 MTB Kingston: 1 Team Colin: 0 Race #4 in the Substance Projects XC Marathon (A Little Story of Not-So-Boom) The Kingston Marathon and I have a long back story. … Continue reading 51. Kingston XCM
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
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