Category Archive: Bike Racing

May 22 2017

A Road Race and a Night of Camping

It’s funny. I’m done my IT contract now (it finished a week ago) and I’m still too busy to have time to write about the adventures on Sark and Normandy/Brittany. Hopefully I will find the time soon, there are lots of tales to tell. It was a good trip. Back on The Road Before we …

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Sep 15 2016

The 7th GPCQM

I’ll jump ahead to this past weekend for the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et Montreal (GPCQM). This was the seventh time these UCI World Tour races have been held and they continue to be popular with riders and spectators alike. For the riders it’s probably a rare treat to get put up in one …

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Sep 10 2015

Back to Quebec for the 2015 GPCQM

It feel like I just left Quebec and here I am back in la belle province again! It’s been close to two months though, with lots happening in between. And yes, I know I still need to write up my Colorado trip report. And my MSA 25th. Now I can add my Shelter Valley blog …

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Jun 28 2015

Next Up: The Toronto2015 Pan Am Games

When I retired from IBM back in 2011 (yes, it really has been over 4 years) and started out on my Next Chapter I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I only have to look back at some of the early blog entries to be reminded of that. I’m always up for …

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Jan 03 2015

Packed for my first shoot of 2015

I’m all set for the next four days of photography… Canadian Track Championships at the newly built (and yet to be fully finished!) velodrome. I have 2 bodies, 4 lenses, my 1.4X extender, one flash and extra memory cards packed into this bag plus my Cocotte with my computer gear and a tripod. Not all …

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Dec 02 2014

Clearing My Backlog Part 3 – CX Nats

I posted some of these photos to Facebook and some others are online at PedalMag.com… this is just me getting around to having my blog up to date too. The Canadian national cyclo-cross championships held at the Forks in Winnipeg were amazing. The organizers did an outstanding job and deserve full marks. It was a …

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Jul 17 2014

The Canadian National MTB Championship Course

I went up to Hardwood Hills to shoot this about a week ago, it’s finally online at PedalMag.com so I’m adding a direct link to it here as well. I also spent some time with race organizer Glenn Meeuwisse talking about the changes and the thinking behind them.

Jul 02 2014

Stretching A Little

I’ve said all along that my focus is cycling, that combining my passions of photography and cycling is central to the thought of what I’m interested in. Well… Then writing came along. Still with a cycling focus but a big step out of my comfort zone (Andrea is my comma splice cop! I need one …

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Jun 24 2014

Lake Champlain, Wilmington and 2015

Three themes evolved over the past week which revolved around another trip in my camper. This was a shorter one though as it was “only” 1,100 miles in total to upstate New York and back. The reason for going was a bike race that Andrea wanted to compete in. She’s been moving away from the …

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Jun 03 2014

Canadian Cyclists & Doping: My Thoughts Today

I read the exclusive update that Velonews published after the end of the Giro (posted to their website on June 2nd) with Ryder Hesjedal talking for the first time in more detail than a press release about his past doping transgressions: Exclusive: Hesjedal speaks about past doping offenses I was glad to see the storyline, …

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