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
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
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
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!
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
NOT a Love Letter to Ganaraska Forest It was a week ago, and I'm still not even close to recovered. It was a week ago, and I can still feel the phantom burn in my left thigh as I recall that bloody hill on top of a hill, and the other hill, and the other … Continue reading 67. 2018 LSC
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
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!
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
It Was the WORST of Times. It Was The BEST of Times Ganaraska Forest. The Substance Projects Long Sock Classic. 70k of Ontario's finest single track. 1,600m of relentless, punishing, climbs. Rocks and roots. Trees and sand. Grit and grime. One boss Cannondale Trail SL single speed. And lots and lots of teeny tiny poison ivy sprouts. … Continue reading 43. Long Sock Classic