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2015 Springbank Road Race

O Cup #3 was the Springbank Road Race and today was my third consecutive year participating. I’ve had mixed results at this criterium style race, held on a narrow 2.2 km course through Springbank Park in London. In 2013 I got dropped with 3 laps to go for the DNF. Then in 2014 I got my best O Cup result ever, finishing 11th in the M3 field. I haven’t done much racing since mid season last year and I didn’t really know what ...

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What I did last Summer

What I did last Summer

It’s been so long since I posted anything. Which is a shame cuz I actually wrote several drafts last year that I didn’t get around to posting because I meant to add some photos, or edit before uploading, and then I just never got around to it. There were a few race recaps and a diary of my trip to Northern Ireland for the Giro d’Italia that I just got so sidetracked, and put off for so long, that it seemed outdated. Maybe ...

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2014 Springbank Park

Springbank was my second race of the year and I needed to redeem myself after last year’s DNF when I got dropped with 3 laps to go.
The 2.2km course winds through Springbank Park in London and is very narrow in places, with high curbs that can make it difficult to navigate in a pack. I witnessed two crashes in my race last year, and saw another rider launched into the trees after missing the first corner. They say the ...

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2014 Good Friday Road Race

It feels like forever since I rode my bike, raced or even updated this blog. After such a long cold winter with almost zero riding since November 2013, I was not feeling very optimistic about my first race of 2014… the Good Friday Road Race. Last year I had stayed with the pack until the final surge for the finish, then my legs gave out and I got dropped, finishing more than 30 seconds behind.
Up until today I had ...

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Niagara Classic Road Race

Niagara Classic Road Race

The  2013 Niagara Classic Road Race was O – Cup # 5, held in Pelham on the Niagara escarpment. The course consists of a 12.5 km loop that starts with Effingham hill… a signature climb  to this race which I would  consider to be similar to the Cauberg at the Amstel Gold Race. It’s a real stinger, about 2 km long with a grade that exceeds 11% on the second half for a total gain of 100m. In previous years ...

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Lake of Bays Road Race

Lake of Bays Road Race

Mettle was thoroughly tested!

The Lake of Bays Road Race was O-Cup #4 for 2013. It started and finished at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville and included a circuit around the Lake of Bays. The M3 race was 94 km long and included 1 loop of the lake. The course was rolling and included several categorized climbs for a total gain of about 800 m. In theory this course should have suited me better than any of the other shorter, flatter ...

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2013 Calabogie Road Classic

2013 Calabogie Road Classic

Racing to not be last!

Ontario Cup #2 is held at the Calabogie Motorsports Park. It’s a long way from Guelph, but the wide 5 km closed track with 20 corners looked like an awesome event that was too good to miss. Andy Mill joined me from Speed River Cycing Club and we drove the 400+ kilometres up to Renfrew on Saturday afternoon and spent the night there. Saturday’s weather was ugly, with snow, flurries and temperatures that dropped below ...

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