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

Le Petit Train du Nord – out and back: 467km, 28 hrs aka Under-eating and the Importance of Sleep

I have been (time-permitting) obsessively dot watching the Transcontinental 2017 Race for the last couple of days. It’s an event that fascinates me and motivates me to train harder. Right now, with family and work obligations it’s only a fantasy for me to compete in these events, but I know time will pass, and in a few years’ time I’ll [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Bike Packing, Brevet, Cycle Touring, Road Riding|0 Comments

Lac de Lost

I arrived in Quebec City ready to hit the trails as soon as dark fell. I don’t like waiting. Especially when it’s sunny outside. But today I have no choice. Duty calls. When I arrive at my carefully chosen and incisively positioned hotel, after diligently visiting all my customers, I get suited up, even though I am exhausted mentally and tired emotionally and kind of sore everywhere physically and just want to binge watch Santa Clara Diet. I head to the dodgy Kia rental car self-conscious in

By | March 1st, 2017|Training|0 Comments