The Run Up: Hardwood Cross

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Hardwood Cyclocross Race Report Better late than never I guess.  Now that I’ve had a couple days to digest how Sunday’s race at Hardwood went its time to sit down and write out this race report.  As usual its not going to be some blow my blow account but focus on more of the major events. Hardwood was once again

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The Run Up: We Need More Cowbell

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We Need More Cowbell Race Report Cross is here!  But cross weather definitely isn’t.  Boy that was a scorcher.  Even at the 9:30 start the temperature was hot at Bissell’s Hideaway making for some tough racing at We Need More Cowbell, the first Ontario Cup cyclocross race of the season. Since we are taking about the weather, let’s talk about

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The Run Up: Introduction

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Welcome to The Run Up What is The Run Up? Basically its me trying to be creative with my naming of my blogs for this fall’s cyclocross season.  Also, I figure if I kind of make it into a series I will be more committed to regular blogging unlike I was during the road season.  Heck, I almost thought about

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A Tale of 2 Seconds

A Tale of 2 Seconds: Dundalk Time Trial Report 2 seconds. There are a lot of ways to make up or lose 2 seconds. I could go out and buy 2 seconds right now.  Maybe if I wore a different skinsuit.  Or a different helmet.  What if I used shoe covers?  Or some fancy aero socks.  I could get some

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Do You Really Need a Time Trial Helmet

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Do You Really Need a Time Trial Helmet: Putting it to the Test When Giro released their latest and greatest time trial helmet the Aerohead last summer, they also released aerodynamics data on their helmets that really struck me.  You can see the data for yourself in the chart below.  At the time, I was considering buying a Giro Selector

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KW Classic 2017 Race Report

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KW Classic 2017 Race Report There is no excuses for that. That was just plain and simply an ass kicking and I didn’t have what it took to stick with it. Yet another DNF at an O Cup. At my previous races, there was something else I could blame on my poor performance.  Something I could pick out and know

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Home Mechanic: Top 10 Things You Need

Top 10 Things Every at Home Mechanic Needs I am a firm believer that every cyclist should be able to perform the most basic bike maintenance tasks, even though it takes work away from me.  But in order to perform these tasks, every at home mechanic needs some tools and equipment.  So where you are an at home wrench just

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A Day in the Life of a Bike Mechanic

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A Day in the Life of a Bike Mechanic As many of you already know, I spend my days turning wrenches in a bike shop.  Now some of you are probably curious as to what happens behind the scenes of a bike shop and the black magic involved in keeping your bikes running smoothly.  So I’m going to pull back

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