Exciting News

Perhaps my 1st exciting news of the year!!  I've been selected as 1 of the featured bloggers for the inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls!!  A road cycling race that starts & finishes at the majestic Niagara Falls, riding through Niagara-on-the-Lake & its wineries, and up the Niagara Escarpment! (source) With this role comes slight adjustments in... Continue Reading →

2012 Season Closing

Another season gone. 😦 I can't believe this was only my 3rd cycling season!!  Haven't I been doing this forever? 2012 was a spectacular year.  No regrets, no unfinished business.  Total satisfaction.  A recap ... Total road bike mileage of  2766km (excludes commuter bike).  Thanks to the warm winter & early spring! 1st year on... Continue Reading →

2012 Tour de Hans

PROST!! The 3rd annual Tour de Hans (Sept 29, 2012) is BIGGER & better  - doubled in riders, pleasant weather, & held at a new venue (Bingemans KOOL Haus Tent).  A cycling race as part of the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest!  It's by far one of the best organized ride this season; not to mention, the STINKIEST!!... Continue Reading →

2012 Tour de Mississauga

A ride in my own backyard! Tour de Mississauga becomes more popular each year, reaching ~1600 riders!!  1st, it's FREE with a free BBQ at the end!  That's beyond rare in organized rides.  2nd, nicely paved roads.  Thanks to our tax dollars!  3rd, impressive organization.  4th, learning new cycling routes in the city.  Surprised to... Continue Reading →

2012 Tour de Greenbelt

BRRR ... reality check, it's not summer anymore!!  I woke up with excitement for Tour de Greenbelt at Rouge Park.  After 2 weeks of inactivity due to a cold, I couldn't wait to get back in action.  Granted, the virus was still in me!  I arrived at the start under clear skies & bright sunshine,... Continue Reading →

2012 MS Bike Tour

I've been looking forward to the 2012 Acton to Waterloo MS Bike Tour (Aug 18-19) since last year!! DAY 1 - Acton to Waterloo (115km) A chilly morning with clear sky at the start (Prospect Park, Acton).  It was an ugly start when I stepped on a lady's foot as I rushed out the washroom. Why was... Continue Reading →

Tour de Norfolk 2012

Tour de Norfolk (Delhi, ON - July 21, 2012) this year was perfection - best weather & new routes with some exciting rest stops!!  Arriving a tad late (long 2 hr drive!), I started the 100km ride at least 15min past the 8:30am start.  My friends ditched me for a shorter distance.  No worries -... Continue Reading →

Cambridge Tour de Grand 2012

A hot sizzling time at the 15th Annual Cambridge Tour de Grand!  Unlike last year, it was BLAZING hot with temperatures feeling like the mid-30s.  But I can take the heat!!  I tackled the 100km route - an 8:30am start time at Duncan McIntosh Arena. What an amazing turnout!!  They had to let 100 riders... Continue Reading →

2012 Ride for Heart Part 2: The Ride

Ride for Heart was a blast.  Everything worked out well - the weather, the route, the food, the Team (See PART 1 about forming my Corporate Team).  I ended up cycling 128km today - a new daily record! PRE-RIDE (31 km) 3am wake-up call.  Unlike last year, I had to cycle 31 km from home... Continue Reading →

Bike Hospital

A beautiful day to be outdoor!  And for a tune-up!  I arranged a meetup with the BIXI mechanic, Max, who's offering tune-up services to raise money for Ride for Heart.  Being part of Ride for Heart myself, I understand the challenges & importance of fundraising for such a great cause.  Plus, my bikes need help!... Continue Reading →

St. Paddy’s Day Ride

My excitement for this weekend's plans (nothing to do with beer) & "supposedly" amazing weather got me through last week of work.  Both my squash lesson today & 5K race tomorrow are cancelled.  My foot is feeling better.  That means more time on the saddle!  Let's pull out that stash of energy bars. I was... Continue Reading →

The Shed Finale

I hit up The Shed in Belfountain, ON (Route map) today for the 4th & probably last time this year.  No particular reason except for the love of coffee & cycling.  I didn't wear my attires properly today & suffered horrible saddle pain.  I was stopping every ~5km to alleviate the pain.  It was a... Continue Reading →

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