Bike racing

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Monday Morning Series – Rouleur Pumpkin Heads

Good Monday morning.  I can’t believe it is almost Halloween already! Thought I would share from a halloween tradition – pumpkin carving.  For a number of years, while I raced my bicycle with les Rouleurs de l’Outaouais, the ladies on the team, also known as les Roulettes, would get together for pumpkin carving.  Always a … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: World Masters Games – Australia

The World Masters Games, Sydney Australia.  The Games promote lifelong competition, friendship and understanding between people in the world of sport, regardless of their background or skill level. Participants in the World Masters Games represent themselves rather than their country. The competition promotes a festival atmosphere, keeping to the motto “fit, fun and forever young” … Continue reading

The Thrills and Chills of PBP

PBP – Paris Brest-Paris – an epic feat of endurance, courage and sometimes a little crazy – I did it in 2007 and am happy to say:  I survived the thrills and chills of PBP! What is PBP you ask?  PBP is the most famous long-distance randonnée: 1200 kms (745 miles) done in a maximum of … Continue reading

Paris Brest Paris

Paris Brest Paris – the most prestigious of amateur cycling events, happens but once every four years.  It is a test of endurance that can challenge even the most seasoned of riders!  At times, it is the most seasoned of riders who are best equipped for the hardships of PBP as in the sport of … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Tour de France fever

Tour de France fever is here – every day there seems to be new excitement as the riders make their way to Paris.  For the avid cyclist, cycling in France is like a dream…. In 2010, we rode our own tour de France, sampling all the region had to offer.  The last day of cycling … Continue reading

UCI Grand Prix Cyclists au Canada

The Tour de France – the most revered of the Grand Tours, a pinnacle of bike racing and the ultimate physical challenge as the riders cycle 3,497 kms around France.  For 21 days, the cameras of the world are on France as the greatest bike race passes amazing chateaux, beautiful landscapes and the breathtaking, lung … Continue reading

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau – women’s racing at it’s finest

What an amazing day of racing in Gatineau – the women’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau did not disappoint as the women put on a great show!  Welcome to women’s racing at it’s finest.  Photo collection from the day: Tara Whitten, Canadian track cyclist and 3 time World Champion – spent half of the race … Continue reading

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau – UCI 1.1 Women’s Road Racing

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau is back – and with the 2012 London Olympics just around the corner, it promises to be an exciting event!  Gatineau will be hosting the biggest women’s road race in Canada – an event not to be missed as the women compete over 134 km on a closed circuit loop. … Continue reading

Cycling in Prince Edward County: bikes, wine and cheese!

A weekend of cycling in Prince Edward County is always a pleasure – riding the bike, sampling the local wines, cheeses and cider – an excellent way to unwind from the racing season! “There is no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing” held true on Saturday.  The weather was what should be … Continue reading

A Bike Racer in Prague

Many thanks to my good friend (and bike racer) Vicki for her insight into Prague.  I hope to travel to Prague soon, and following her stories and posts on her blog and facebook, I have certainly been inspired to make the Czech Republic a priority on my bucket list of countries to visit. Big thanks to … Continue reading

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