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First TourdeBC Champion

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014

News Release August 13th, 2014 (Vancouver, BC) Perry Stone, President, Ride Canada, Race Director Tour of British Columbia announces the completion of the first inaugural 5,200...

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Ultra Endurance Racing

The Explorer Route

Posted by on May 14, 2013

Cyclists be warned: The BC Explorer route has a pretty face as it travels around British Columbia and Alberta’s, Banff and Jasper but it is TOUGH! Be prepared. The map below...

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Race Strategy +

What’s your race plan?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013

An Introduction to Ultra-cycling Team racing Strategy (4-6-8 rider teams) Developing a logical, safe and efficient race plan is an essential element of competing in an...

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Director's Cut

Biking BAD

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

Biking BAD – An open letter to Lance Armstrong. (Originally published on the Daily Peloton) Mr. Lance Armstrong. When I think about Walter White the much maligned and loved,...

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First TourdeBC Champion

First TourdeBC Champion

Aug 13, 2014

News Release August 13th, 2014 (Vancouver, BC) Perry Stone, President, Ride Canada, Race Director Tour of British Columbia announces the completion of the first inaugural 5,200 kilometers Canadian ultra-endurance bicycle race the Tour of British Columbia held August 3rd to August 13th, 2014. Presented as the roughest, toughest , longest and most beautiful...

Colò: The Run to Lillooet

Colò: The Run to Lillooet Late last night we were cruising south following AC on his ride towards Cache Creek and Lillooet. I drove first but knew my time would be short and after about 40 kilometers I handed over the wheel to Daniela who was ready for her shift. First thing that happened was AC was tired and needed a ‘micro-sleep” of about 10 minutes but...

A Roadside Ramble

We are in South Quesnel waiting for you know who. It is 33, 32.5 in the shade at 7 pm. I asked Laura if she knew when her father as due to arrive. She was almost comatose in the shade waiting to sleep when she answered; “ Yes, I don’t know, he will be hear soon or maybe not I don’t know, my brother is with him he will be here too when my father gets her. I am...

The fan uh, um, she is a clogged “thicka” Day  8 Tour de BC

  Typical ultra-riding stuff now. An almost complete meltdown with crew and organization, not that the crew is at fault no one is, it’s just that sometimes poop hits the fan. First up they don’t know if they have enough money for gas, food is definitely out of the question. Alessandro had decided to abandon his crew and ride to finish line unsupported like...

Sunday Afternoon on the Stewart Cassiar.

Well Alessandro rolled in finally (to the rip off bell something or other lodge and heliski joint where $100 worth of fuel and about $30 at their café isn’t enough to use their Wi-Fi) and I was quite surprised there were no issues, no complaints. It was still wet and grey and puck ugly, but after a quick rebuild off we went in search of the secrets of bike....

Sunday, Brutal Sunday

Sunday, Brutal Rainy Sunday Tough night on le “Tour”. Nothing but rain and isolated roads. I was behind Alessandro driving the escort vehicle when I had a “wobble” a temporary lapse of consciousness which was fortunately interrupted by Daniela screaming something in Italian. At the time we were 60 kilometers into our shift and Alessandro had not stopped at all....