Tour de Waterloo 2013

This was my first time at Tour de Waterloo and it won’t be my last – well organized, top-notch lunch, and scenic route.  It was a hot and humid day, but at least it stayed dry.  The forecasted thunderstorm never showed. I was decked out in the full GranFondo Niagara Falls kit for the first…

Centurion Ontario 2013

Centurion Ontario at Horseshoe Valley this year marked my first ever race under nonstop rain.  We arrived the day before on Saturday under sunny skies, hard to believe the next day would become miserable so drastically. SATURDAY (Pre-Race) Saturday was relaxing, arriving at Horseshoe Resort just in time for race packet pickup with 10min to…

Tour de Grand 2013

This year’s Cambridge Tour de Grand was blessed with warm weather.  Not too hot and hardly any wind, just perfect.  I had an amazing time and hit a PB. While waiting for the ride to start, it was a nice surprise to see Dean from GranFondo Canada promoting the upcoming GranFondo Niagara Falls. At last,…

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…

Tour de Waterloo Pre-Ride

Last weekend was sunny with strong gusty winds, perfect for some fun rides that will blow you away!  To prepare for Tour de Waterloo at the end of June, I pre-rode the route to see what was in store.  This race intrigues me because it takes place near University of Waterloo, my old fiend.  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…