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Making Up for Lost Time

Spring was late and these last two weeks it has been making up for lost time! Instead of the gradual unfolding that happens most years, this year everything is bursting out all at once. 1,272 more words


2018 Paris to Ancaster

The 2018 edition of the Ontario Spring Classic “Paris to Ancaster” was the 25-year anniversary of the event.  I first entered this race in 2002 on my mountain bike and I haven’t missed a year since (although several times, I entered the shorter 35-40km version of the race). 966 more words

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Happy Race Anniversary Team Colin!

Well, there’s no doubt about it.  The Universe is actively conspiring against me this season.  My day-to-day personal situation is in absolute turmoil (although I’m still married and my kids are okay, so it can’t be that bad) but it looks like riding/racing/anything to do with bikes is going to be a GIANT challenge.  2,665 more words

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Elmira, Ontario.  April 8, 2018.

Wow.  Just wow.

It was probably one of my toughest races yet.

It was cold.  It was muddy.  It was really really hard. 1,666 more words

Norco Threshold

Toward a More Perfect Union: the Wolf Tooth RoadLink Derailleur Hanger Extension

I’ve been making small changes to my Giant Escape gravel grinder over the winter. The latest is the addition of a derailleur hanger extension to get the 10-speed SRAM X9 rear derailleur to play nice with the 11-42 tooth Sunrace cassette and Shimano chain. 188 more words


Cycling - January/February 2018

I thought I’d post with my ride summary for 2018 so far.  We’ve had a wide variety of weather conditions so far in 2018 – from -20C to +15C.  368 more words

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Winter Cycling - Indoors or Outdoors?

Cyclists don’t have to look very far to find discussions about how to deal with winter in Canada.  There’s considerable information online about how to train indoors over the winter.  740 more words

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