Civic Holiday 2013

Civic Long Weekend was quite memorable & filled with lots of outdoor activities. Fri. Aug 2 to Sun. Aug 4 (Québec) My friends and I always plan a nice little vacation every summer.  This year, it was to Blueberry Lake Resort in Labelle, Québec – North of Mont Tremblant.  It was a wet weekend, with…

Ride for Heart 2013

This year’s Ride for Heart (ROUTE MAP) had similar forecast as last year, showers.  The difference this year?  The rain actually came …. in a downpour.  Ride for Heart is an annual charity ride on the DVP and Gardiner Expressway, 2 major highways in Toronto.  This was my 3rd time and I still believe it…

Gran Fondo Gatineau 2013

For the 2nd year in a row, my Victoria Day long weekend was spent at Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau to kick off my 1st race of the season.  This weekend involved spectating the Women’s UCI WE 1.1 Road Race on Saturday, racing the Gran Fondo Gatineau on Sunday, and finally spectating the Women’s Chrono…

GranFondo Niagara Falls Pre-Ride

What’s the perfect pairing with wine?  Not cheese, guess again …. cycling!  The GranFondo Niagara Falls Pre-Ride event (ROUTE MAP) pampered all riders with VIP treatment and previewed the upcoming GranFondo Niagara Falls cycling race in September.  It was a day of good cycling, good company, good food, and good wine. The ride started at…

Just Cut Them!

I have enlightened everyone in earlier posts with my go-to energy balls as snacks (See Post 1 & 2).  If you have tried them, do you have issues rolling them up into spheres?  I hope I’m not the only one battling this problem.  They crumple up when I roll them, except on rare occasions when…

Season Kickoff

Above freezing with sunshine?  Say what?  Spring is here!  Time to reunite with my buddy after 4 months of hibernation.  I kicked out the door Saturday noon (literally, door was stuck!) with my bike to kickoff the season! SATURDAY I wanted an easy short route to regain the feel of my bike & assess its…

A Rookie Mistake

I committed a rookie mistake yesterday.  I’ve had my fair share of bonking in the past but never to this level.  As one of my 2013 goals, I completed back-to-back spin classes last night.  I don’t usually bring electrolytes or energy bars for spinning, strictly reserving them for cycling.  Let’s face it, they are convenient…