2017: TC:17/18

2017: TC:17

What?  18 Races?  Yep.  18 races.

My first year doing the big kid distance races.  Yep, the FULL XCM races (I did all four of ’em), the FULL P2A, a couple of fatbike races, my first 24 Hour race, my first Epic 8 Hour (it wasn’t pretty), and my first cyclocross race (wow, so many firsts), and the last Paul’s Dirty Enduro (sad face).

By far, my most prolific year of racing.

Wicked (except for the end of Paul’s).

#1:  Frozen Beaver (January 28, 2017)

  • Fat Bike Race (45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series p/bSubstance Projects)
  • Bike:  Norco Ithaqua 2 (courtesy Jamie Davies)
  • Mansfield Forest
  • 20k

#2:  Snumbler (February 4, 2017)

  • Fat Bike Race (45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Salsa Beargrease X1 (courtesy Dan Marshall)
  • Northumberland Forest
  • 20k

#3:  Steaming Nostril  (April 9, 2017)

  • Gravel Grinder (p/b Waterlooo Cycling Club)
  • Bike:  Norcl Threshold SL (CX)
  • St. Jacobs, ON
  • 42k  (-4k of boneheadedness)

#4:  Homage to Ice  (April 15, 2017)

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #1 p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Cannondale Trail SL (single speed)
  • Dufferin Forest, Mansfield, ON
  • 50k
  • My first time racing a full marathon–and I did it on my single speed!

#5:  Paris (St. George) to Ancaster   (April 29, 2017)

  • Gravel Grinder
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL
  • Ancaster, ON
  • 70k
  • My 3rd race in April, my 5th race in 2017, my 5th time doing the P2A, and the FIRST TIME DOING THE FULL DISTANCE.  This is where it all started.

#6:  Kingston O-Cup (May 7, 2017)

  • Mountain Bike Race (O-Cup #2 p/bSubstance Projects)
  • MTB Kingston
  • Bike: Norco Revolver 9.1 (hardtail)
  • 11k
  • Awesome race.  Muddy race

7.  Long Sock Classic  (May 20, 2017)

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #2 p/bSubstance Projects)
  • Ganaraska Forest
  • Bike: Cannondale Trail SL (SS)
  • 70k
  • The full distance.  Probably the toughest thing I’ve ever done.

#8:  Single Track Classic  (May 25, 2017)

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Pulse Racing)
  • Bike:  Norco Revolver (hardtail)
  • Hardwood Hills, ON
  • 44k

#9:  Northumberland Humbler  (June 3, 2017)

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #3 p/b Substance Projects
  • Bike:  Cannondale Trail SL (single speed)
  • Northumberland Forest
  • 74k (approx)

#10.  24 Hours of Summer Solstice

  • Mountain Bike Race (p/b Chico Racing)
  • Bike:  Trek Rig (Norco Revolver)
  • Albion Hills
  • 60k

#11.  El Bandito

  • Gravel Grinder (Cannondale Stuporcross #1 p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL (CX)
  • Brimacombe Ski Hill
  • 70k

#12.  Eager Beaver

  • Gravel Grinder (Cannondale Stuporcross #1 p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Norco Threshold SL (CX)
  • Duntroon, ON
  • 108k

#13.  Kingston XCM

  • Mountain Bike Race (XCM #3 p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bike:  Norco Revolver 9.1
  • MTB Kingston.  Glenburnie, ON
  • 40k

#14.  Trail Tours CX

  • Cyclocross race (SubstanX series p/b Substance Projects)
  • Bikes:  Norco Threshold SL (for CX race), Trek Rig SS (for SS race)
  • Trail Tours Dirtbike/ATV School
  • 2 x races (+/- 24k)

#15.  Great Albion Enduro

  • MTB race p/b Superfly Racing
  • Bike:  Norco Revolver 9.1
  • Albion Forest (and Palgrave too)
  • 40k

#16.  Epic 8 Hour

  • MTB race
  • Bike:  Norco Revolver 9.1
  • Hardwood Hills Ski and Bike.  Hardwood Hills, ON
  • 90k

#17.  Dirty Enduro

  • MTB race
  • Bike:  Norco Revolver 9.1
  • Ganaraska Forest, Port Hope, ON
  • 60k

#18.  Sausage Suit

  • MTB race
  • Bike:  Trek Rig SS
  • Dufferin County Forest, Mulmer, ON
  • 40k

TC:17:  Other

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