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

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

Martin Swiss at Rasputitsa – 2018 Race Report

Less than a light year away, and more enjoyable than a quick jaunt across the galaxy in the Tardis the time has come to head south, deep into wintery weather to brave the race they call Rasputitsa. For the humble store racers, we three Martin Swiss amigos, leave the relative comfort of Montreal cocooned in Tom’s Suburu - bikes and [...]

By | May 5th, 2018|Cyclocross, Gravel Grinding, Race, Roadtrip|0 Comments

Martin Swiss Team Training – one of the Group

Success is prepared for with a personal commitment, effort and knowledge. Success is achieved when you have a team which can help each other reach your best potential. Earlier this summer I was fortunate to connect with my local bike store Martin Swiss here in Montreal. They have group rides and an amateur team riding at a high Provincial level. [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Road Riding, Training|0 Comments