2013 Mississauga Half Marathon

An "expensive long walk" was my original thought for this year's Mississauga Half Marathon.  I didn't have much training and have never ran over 14.4 km in my life.  Ever since my shin issues a few months ago, I never quite regained my motivation to run, especially with cycling in high season right now.  My... Continue Reading →

For Speed or Survival?

The leg warmers are finally ditched for good!  This past weekend was a blast with the warm weather. SATURDAY - Mock Healing Cycle (25km) A short maxed-out effort ride, mimicking the annual Healing Cycle charity ride.  It was a quick 25km there and back route (ROUTE MAP) with the 1st half being rollers and false... Continue Reading →

Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta, a village in the Town of Caledon, was on my riding list last year that got sidetracked.  It's time to make that visit.  To make it interesting, I checked the route for the annual Tour de Terra Cotta - 3 laps of 8.6km loop.  Let's try it out! TO Terra Cotta (28.9km) I... Continue Reading →

Milton Tri Bike Course – 6th Line Hill

I'm really enjoying mixing short intense rides with long steady rides this year.  Today was a short all-out-effort ride on the Milton Triathlon bike course (ROUTE MAP) which included my nightmare 6th Line hill.  After last year's experience up this hill, I didn't plan on revisiting the horror until the weather gets hot (not just... Continue Reading →

Best Spot in the Lot

Who has the best parking spot at the train station?  That would be me!  Last Thursday commemorates my 1st bike commute of 2013.  No battles with drivers.  No line up for parking.  Closest spot to the station. Its once a year cleaning was promised prior to its big day; so new dust can settle on... Continue Reading →

From PJ’s to Spandex

Sluggish morning?  Count me in!  I was still in my pajamas by noon, knowing very well I was due for another short ride today.  Temperature hovered at 3C, still not my ideal long-distance temperature yet.  Finally at 1pm, I got my acts together.  Somehow, somewhere, my legs erupted energy.  I was in the zone and... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Last Ride

It's my tradition to visit Cafe Domestique at least once a year (ROUTE MAP).  Route was planned since early October.  Then came all the injuries & wet weather. 😦 What a shame to end a season with an unfinished business after such an amazing cycling year!!  No, I CANNOT let that happen. With temperatures nearing... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Weekend

My goal for Thanksgiving long weekend was far from anything "turkey related".  Instead, it was to ride until my legs give-out since winter doom is fast upon us.  Plus, riding is the best way to check out Fall colours! Mission failed! 😦 I only got 1 ride in on Saturday.  My route was all mapped... 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 →

Fall is Here

Hello Fall!!  Today's ride to Mount Nemo (ROUTE MAP) kicks off my 1st Fall ride of the season.  I'm sad to see summer go, but seeing Fall colours is quite refreshing!  The weather was FAR from motivating, wind speed reaching a high of 37km/hr.  YUCK!  I was on autopilot to move my butt out the... Continue Reading →

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