Travelling without leaving home aka rest days

There’s a special attraction to waking up in an unfamiliar land and spending the day exploring. Sometimes it’s not possible to do this due to family commitments or support requirements. Sometimes it’s been work. Mostly it’s work. For the last 20 years it’s been work. It’s also been the way to pay for my apartment, car, food in the fridge [...]

By | August 4th, 2018|Recovery, 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

Riders on the Snowstorm

With the words “this will be the death of the hobbits” ringing in my ears, I put on one layer after another, getting ready to test my recently mud-tested Cannondale CAADX in snow. It’s not just any snow out there, it’s bring the mountain down snow. Thick, fluffy and delicious looking, you can bet just about every boarder or skier [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Cyclocross, Winter Biking|0 Comments

Pushing hard to the start line aka Unicorn Feeding time

One of  my favorite things about racing is that as you get closer to the start date, the excitement starts to build and the focus starts to sharpen and the senses start to peel back in anticipation. Yes, roll your eyes, but if you’ve ever been there you’ll understand what I’m talking about. It’s as if there is a “more” true, “more” raw version of you inside ready to come out and play.These days racing is fun for me. It’s not a stressful experience like it was in the beginning, when it seemed

By | April 28th, 2017|Training|0 Comments

Peixe place – grande!

OK bad tri-linguel word-play aside, had a new adventure last night - going out for a long urban hike up and down Summit Circle, around Mt Royal and then to Parc and Sherbrooke for the home stretch. I learned something new, that after dark in the fall, Mt Royal is alive with crazy folks like me enjoying the adventure of [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Art Inspiration, Training|0 Comments