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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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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Good Friday Road Race 2017

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Kicking off the Season at the Good Friday Road Race After months of winter training, it was finally time to pin a number on again and kick off the racing season at the Good Friday Road Race.  The traditional kick off to the season, racers were thankfully greeted by perfect weather for spring racing on the flat, fast course around

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Just Call Me Coach

Just Call Me Coach “Those who can’t do, teach.  Those who can’t teach, teach gym coach.” That’s how that saying goes, right? The other weekend I took the first course in my coaching journey.  Getting my coaching certificates has been something I have been wanting to do for the last year or so and I have officially started the process. 

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Baselines

Baselines

Sprinting in the New Year As described in my previous blog post, I am going to be spending the next two months seeing what happens when I train like a track sprinter.  In order to be able to judge the success of this training, I needed to find out a couple baseline numbers to compare the final numbers against. January

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