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2012 – The Year in Review

How best to sum up 2012? Perhaps with many words and stories. Perhaps with few words, but lots of pictures. Or, as is most likely for me, some numbers. I failed at writing consistently again this year, but still kept regular stats on most of my riding and other activities. I’ll try to sum up […]

The 40km Project – Part XIV – Now With Power!

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series The 40km Project

So; the 40km Project has ‘officially’ ended for 2012, as I have no more opportunities to tackle the Calabogie TT course. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t be plotting for the next one, even if it is next summer! Last Thursday, I found a Kijiji add for a cheap, old used PowerTap. After some emails […]

The 40km Project – Part XIII – The Definition of Insanity

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series The 40km Project

Sunday was attempt #9 at the sub-hour 40km TT in Calabogie. You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything about attempt #8 (which happened in June.) Why? Because it would say the same thing as this post, and the same thing as every other post before it: I went, I tried, I failed. Again. […]

The 40km Project – Part XII

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series The 40km Project

OK, this is getting ridiculous! Both the lack of posting on this blog, and the fact that the 40km project is still ongoing.  On June 3, I rode the first of the ABC 40km TTs for 2012. I didn’t break the hour mark. In fact, I wasn’t even close–finishing in 1:02:45. Considering that my best […]

Race Report – Paris to Ancaster 2012 a.k.a. Bike Karma

Call it statistics, call it karma, call it just plain bad luck. Whatever you call it, it results in a short ‘race report’ post for the 2012 Paris to Ancaster race. It all began the weekend before the race, when I figured it was a good idea to get the ‘cross bike cleaned up and […]