Night Ride to Nowhere aka the Coldest Summer Solstice Camp-out ever

He was sitting at the bench by Metro. I wanted to feel that energy, that feeling of being an animal. Of being free like him. Of pushing myself, feeling hungry and eager to smell the night. I am inspired by the unknown; of how to attain the seemingly impossible. I watched in awe the Hardrock 100 race which motivated me [...]

By | June 23rd, 2018|Bike Packing, Gravel Grinding|0 Comments

A tale of two mountains aka smashed on the anvil of geography (part 2 – Grand Prix Val David)

I called Chris Hemsworth up after this race. I asked him – what would Thor have done? Would he have hammered it (ha-ha – cue studio laughter)? Ok, no more bad jokes, I promise. This is road racing – serious business! Val David is a great little race nestled in a charming little French Canadian village, ice cream sandwiched between [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|Race, Road Riding|0 Comments

Gravel Grinding in Beauceville, Quebec

Like it says on my hotel wall: "le bonheur est un parcours…pas une destination". Couldn't have said it better myself. I've been checking out the area for almost a year, which included 6 months of basically non-rideable winter - think bovine deep snow for most of that time. It's June now, heading towards high summer, and truly it is beautiful [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Gravel Grinding, Roadtrip, Training|0 Comments

Road Racing is Not Complicated!!!! Peek a boo at Les Mardis cyclistes de Lachine

I learned something important tonight. Road racing is NOT complicated. You roll a few kays to your local crit. You bring your bike. Don't forget your license. Warm up. Then go. That's it! I spend 40 minutes watching all the racers wondering why the heck I wasn't racing myself. I think the short answer is it's easier to psych out [...]

By | June 12th, 2018|Race, Road Riding, Training|0 Comments

A tale of two mountains aka smashed on the anvil of geography (part 1 Grand Prix Le Nordet 2018)

“For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. For they could not bear the command, [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|Club Ride, Race, Road Riding, Roadtrip, UCI|0 Comments