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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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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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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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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London Criterium O-Cup #7

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Finishing the Season on a High at the London Criterium Like all good literature, my race reports follow a well established pattern: I arrive at the race over confident I have a poor start (miss pedal, line up too far back) I sit at the back of the pack I get dropped from pack due to poor positioning (caught behind

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Tour de Terra Cotta 2016

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Back to Racing with Le Tour de Terra Cotta In Ontario, the Civic Holiday signifies the midway point of summer and the winding down of summer holidays for all the children.  But more importantly for cyclists, its time for Le Tour de Terra Cotta road race, one of Ontario’s premier events.  With races for all categories, Le Tour de Terra

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Campbellville Crit

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Another Frustrating Day at the Races at Campbellville Crit After over a month away from racing, it was time to pin a number back on and jump into the action at the Campbellville Crit, a new addition to the Ontario Cup calendar.  It was a beautiful morning and for once the drive wasn’t too far, just a pop down to

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KW Classic 2016

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KW Classic Race Report: DFL is better than DNF Its amazing how quickly a race can go from good to bad.  This past Sunday at the KW Classic, all it took was a short sequence of events for me to go from riding confidently in the group to an all too familiar situation. The race started well.  I remained in

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Grey County Time Trial

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Grey County Time Trial Race Report This past Friday was the Grey County Time Trial, the only North American qualifying event for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, Ontario Cup #5, and my first goal event of the season.  And since it was my first goal event of the season, I was hoping to put in a good effort and

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