Centurion Horseshoe 2014

Centurion Horseshoe was another epic experience.  I am no stranger to this event, yet my experience seems to be elevated year after year.  The resorts nearby only allowed a minimum of 2 nights stay – no complaints from me!  Arriving on Friday at Carriage Ridge Resort, we began an enjoyable long weekend of hiking, feasting,…

Ride for Heart 2014

With my low mileage this year, Ride for Heart (75km) was the longest ride so far with its once-a-year unique opportunity to ride on a highway.  The ride package included the typical bike plate … and new this year … a dorky helmet cover.  WHY???  Mandatory or not, it was not going on my head.…

Tour of Bronte Dirt Dash 2014

It all began last year when long road rides started to feel a little mundane.  A new cycling season is here and it is time to try something new!  After intensive deliberations, I registered for the Tour of Bronte Dirt Dash for my first ever race on mountain bike, my first race with laps, and…

Tour de Hans 2013

Tour de Hans finished off my cycling event for the year.  I was pumped heading to the ride, yet put a lot of pressure on myself to end the season well.  This Gran Fondo Style race takes riders along the scenic Waterloo Region, followed by post-ride Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations.  Big thanks to all the police…

Tour de Mississauga 2013

I jumped into another ride in less than 24 hrs after the 125km GranFondo Niagara Falls.  I enjoy Tour de Mississauga each year for its lack of entry fee and convenience — right at the neck of my ‘hood. The ride to the start was barely 5km.  The second I plopped on the saddle, I…

GranFondo Niagara Falls 2013

What a treat to be part of the inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls in the picturesque Niagara region! The organizers truly created a top-notch event — well organized, scenic route, and even a free concert!  The roads were closed for cyclists, including the high-traffic Niagara Parkway on a busy Saturday morning. That alone was amazing. Police…

Crank up the Anticipation

September is another exciting cycling month, similar to June except events are more clustered.  Next Saturday is the highly anticipated GranFondo Niagara Falls, followed by Tour de Mississauga on Sunday. With the need to taper off cycling for the week, I squeezed in one last long ride past Sunday to the infamous Café Domestique in…