Tree down over macho grande

Shorts! T-shirts! It's been unseasonably warm in Montreal, so on Christmas Eve I took the opportunity to get out for a quick shake the bugs out ride. There's 8 hours of daylight this time of year so any opportunity to play in those hours is welcome. Mt Royal continues to be my favorite place to play - it's on my [...]

By | December 24th, 2015|Mountain Biking, Training|0 Comments

Origin of Trails, Day 2, 60km Stellenbosch, South Africa or how I came to (almost) love heat and steep

I wake up groaning - it's not my kind of day's riding. It's short(ish), steep climbs and hot as hell forecast for any time after the sun rises. Yesterday seems like a romp in the park compared to today's profile which features a half dozen steep climbs (doubtless on sandy double or single track up the side of an exposed [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Mountain Biking, Race, Roadtrip, Stage Race|0 Comments

Origin of Trails, Day 1, 57.5km Stellenbosch, South Africa

This is my kind of day's riding. Almost 60km through some of the hardest, rockiest, sandiest single and double track that the area has to offer. The first 20 of which are directly into a jet stream (737, not 747 so that's something), but I think it's the windiest conditions I've ever raced in my life - and I've faced a [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Mountain Biking, Race, Roadtrip, Stage Race|0 Comments