Maxxis Speed Terrane Review

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Maxxis Speed Terrane Cyclocross Tire Review The Maxxis Speed Terrane is a semi-slick cyclocross racing tire with aggressive side knobs that is designed for hardpacked and sandy courses.  It features a file tread down the middle for fast speed on hardpacked and sandy courses with triplets of paddled knobs down the center for climbing and breaking traction.  The Speed Terrane

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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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Running for Cyclocross

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Should You do Specific Workouts for Running for Cyclocross? Running is a big part of cyclocross.  Its one of the key elements that makes cyclocross what it is.  Without the necessity to get off your bike and run, cyclocross would be little more than mountain biking on boring courses or grass crits.  And the amount of running and the importance

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2017 Ontario Cyclocross Calendar

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2017 Ontario Cyclocross Calendar Announced Earlier this week, the Ontario Cycling Association released the preliminary calendar for the 2017 Cyclocross season.  Building on last year’s success which say record turnouts for events and massive fields, the 2017 calendar features 12 days of racing including Citizen, Ontario Cup, and UCI level events. The highlight of this season’s calendar is the return

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Dam Cross 2016

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Dam Cross Race Report That’s a wrap on the Ontario cyclocross season.  Dam Cross was the final event of a big season for Ontario cyclocross.  Attendance records were broken and broken again as registration numbers soared.  The racing was also pretty good with new events and returning classics and courses offering up a variety of challenges. Dam Cross was no

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Vaughan Cyclocross Classic 2016

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Vaughan Cyclocross Classic Race Report One of these weeks, I’m going to have a race that goes my way and finally manage the result I think I deserve.  Just like a couple weeks ago at Toronto Cross, it wasn’t something I did that messed up my race at the Vaughan Cyclocross Classic but someone else. It was great to finally

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Toronto Cyclocross Race Report

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Race Report from Toronto Cyclocross My race at Toronto Cyclocross did not get off to a good start.  Despite somehow managing to get a second row start I found myself on the ground before we even got off the pavement.  After making it through a whole season racing on the road without crashing, I go down in the first cyclocross

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TrainerRoad Cyclocross Plan

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How I plan to Use the TrainerRoad Cyclocross Plan This Fall Week #3 of the Hardwood Wednesday Night Cyclocross Series is in the book.  As always, I was trying to improve on my previous week which meant my goal was to finish on the lead lap.  A couple changes to the course kept things fresh and threw in a couple

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That’s Better

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Hardwood Ski and Bike’s Wednesday Night Cross #2 Wednesday is officially the best day of the week.  Its one of my days off work and its Wednesday Night Worlds!  Or the Hardwood Hills Ski and Bike’s Wednesday Night Cyclocross Series as its actually known. Yesterday started off by helping Davide Frattini build the Baseball Cross course.  A morning of course

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