April 25, 2012

Build Your Own Bike

I’ve always been a shop guy, and always bought my bikes and gear from ‘my shop’. Sadly however, my shop is no more – product of many factors, the economic ‘slow-down’ to name one, for sure. So, when I was sitting around thinking about what to do about getting a new Cyclocross bike for this fall, I decided to venture into the mysterious world of ‘build-your-own’.

I began by asking around, learning about the various resources that are out there for hands-on bike build projects, and let me tell you, there are many, and you can go many routes – anywhere from buying each piece one at a time, to ordering complete kits. In my case, I did a combination thereof.

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April 11, 2012

Specialized/Lululemon – The future of women’s racing?

I had posted this great video from Specialized/Lululemon on Facebook a while ago. I think it’s really nice to see this level of production for a woman’s team in cycling.

I’m very interested to see the type of traction and coverage Specialized/Lululemon gets this season, especially in the women’s demographic. They’ve got some huge cycling talents, some of whom are visible far beyond the realm of cycling – Specifically Clara Hughes, speedster, cyclist, multi-medal holding olympian and high profile Canadian.

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March 14, 2012


Conflicted by the idea that “off-season” implied that serious riders must migrate to warmer climates, the duo of Connor Macleod and Derek Dix set to create a showcase of riding in southwestern British Columbia.

From building trails, ripping up the damp and snowy single track or sipping on Spicebox whiskey (one of Sheldon’s fav’s), Ultramøntane illustrates how fun it can be to ride through the mild Western Canadian winter.

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December 14, 2011

No handed bike moves

As I sit here in the airport with a half-finished article I know isn’t going to be complete before I board, I thought I’d give you this to perk your spirits on Humpday… Enjoy!

November 22, 2011

Aaron Schooler Interview Part 3

In this third and final instalment of my interview with Team H&R Block’s Aaron Schooler, I ask him who he thinks has the edge come CX season, the Roadie or the MTB’r. Personally, in general, I have to hand it to the roadies because they show up with such great fitness. At least this is – Read More –

November 3, 2011

Aaron Schooler Interview Part 2

Following up on the post from last week, here is the second instalment of my interview with Team H&R Block‘s, Aaron Schooler. In this part of the interview Aaron talks about the shift from roads to cyclocross season, and the changes he makes to his own training. For more information on Aaron, check out his – Read More –

November 1, 2011

Trans Andes Challenge

Perhaps the first time I’ve seen a stage race start literally from off a boat – This is a nice look at Team Jamis as they take on the Trans Andes Challenge.

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October 18, 2011

Behind the Barriers

Now into it’s second season, Behind the Barriers is a behind the scenes look at Jeremy Powers and his adventures in the US cyclocross scene.

I vaguely remember watching one episode last year, but never really got into things. Now that it’s cross season again and I’m following things a little more closely I gave it another go, and I’m glad I did :-)

Although ‘jPow’ is currently riding for Rapha/Focus, I decided to start with Season 1 (2010) when he was racing for They’re only three episodes into season 2, but I have to say so far I found season 1 a little more entertaining… Mainly because of the hilarious relationship between Powers and Tim Johnson. It was a lot of fun watching them duke it out both on and off the course.

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September 29, 2011

Cross season is too short

Yup, cross season is simply too short. As summer winds down, you think, ‘I can’t wait for CX to start!’ and then the next thing you know September is over and you’ve only done two races… Okay, that may not be you. but it is the case for me.

Last weekend I was out at both the ERTC School of Cross and the Hardcore Hop n’ Hurl, in either a racer or spectator role. As a racer, all I have to say is, ‘HOLY CRAP! Is cross ever hard!’ I may have actually thought I was going to die out there on the course… And although death, is an egregious embellishment, I was delirious enough to not realize the race was over, and kept riding for an additional lap. Ahhhh… Good times.

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September 27, 2011

A night ride in Tirol

Just ’cause we’re starting to lose daylight a lot earlier doesn’t mean you can’t still ride :-) Granted it looks like he’s rocking a $600+ Lupine Piko… I guess if I was headed down a mountain in the dark I want some pretty serious candle power too ;-)

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