Tag Archives: training

Getting Stronger and Faster

I nervously checked the weather report before I went to sleep. I checked it again when I got up to feed the cat.  I checked it half an hour later when I actually got up.  I think I was trying … Continue reading

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Disinterested Ride

73kms 849m of elevation I hadn’t been on the bike in two weeks. Had this been late in the season and had I already had lots of kilometres in, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.  As it is relatively early in … Continue reading

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One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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I wish I Had Had The Time To Stop And Smell the Vegetables

Distance 63.33 km Elevation Gain 547 m Time 2h 53m I am not sure how I managed it, but I got out of bed and on the bike in time to make the Eagles Saturday morning ride. My work week … Continue reading

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Riding with Eagles

Yesterday was supposed to be my first ride. I blabbed to everyone at work that I was going out on Saturday.  Unfortunately a harder than normal work schedule and a windstorm that knocked out the power conspired against me and … Continue reading

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Taking a Ride on the Niagara Escarpment

On Sunday I participated in the Epic Tour Halton, or the GTA Gran Fondo. Despite the name confusion for me, it was the same event I took part in last year.  If you recall, last year’s event took place during … Continue reading

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Going All In

Poker has made this phrase pretty popular, but I think it is more powerful when put to other uses.  For me, going all in means two important things wrapped up in my commitment to cycling this year. The first is … Continue reading

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