Majorca – clipping into your ruby slippers on a real glass road

If there is one small island on earth that attracts cyclists like carbon moths to the flame it’s Majorca (Spain for ya’ll). This relatively small chunk of land is a perfect microcosm for cycling. Boasting great hills, smooth roads, abundant beaches, charming cafes and restaurants, not to mention well equipped bike stores it’s a wonder that any self-respecting cyclist actually [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Road Riding, Roadtrip, Vacation Cycling|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

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

Ken’s Birthday Century

What could be better than waking up before your 4:30am alarm clock rings knowing you have the whole morning to ride bikes fast? Today is Ken's birthday and to celebrate he has a hall pass from his very busy family life to take off until lunch. We're putting the time to good use by meeting at 6am and heading out [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Road Riding, Training|0 Comments