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Richard Bingham
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K-W Classic OCUP: A Familiar Refrain
I like the K-W (Kitchener-Waterloo) Classic for a few reasons:  It was my first-ever road race , even if it was a completely different and far less scenic course in 2013; it was the scene (sort of) of one of my stupider mistakes ; and also because the race ...

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Steve Bauer (Niagara) Classic: Effingham Still F-ing
The venerable Niagara Classic was re-christened The Steve Bauer Classic this year Which was a nice touch and a tip of the hat to a local guy who was only one of the greatest cyclists Canada ever produced. Steve himself was fully in attendance, running stuff...

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Mid-Week Crits: Facing My Critophobia
The first race I ever considered doing was the Springbank Crit ...back in 2013, the year I joined the Flyers. It was near the end of the OCUP season, and late enough, I figured, for me to get my fitness to somewhat up to speed. (HA. Little did I know.) Anyw...

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The Medical Profession doesn't get (old) athletes
Not in my experience, anyway. Three years ago I did an early-season 8K running
race. I knew the course (The Spring Run-Off in High Park) and had run it a
number of times. I wasn't really trained up for it, it was just a way to
jump-start duathlon trainin...

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Calabogie Boogie: OCUP #2 2016
The usual first OCUP of 2016, Good Friday, was iced by freak weather and I was OK with that; I did a recon on the course the week before, and that damn cowpath out of the Ancaster Fair Grounds looked like, well, a damned cowpath. Potholes and ruts in the cr...

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Grey County Road Race, May 10th 2014
La Lanterne Rouge, C'est Moi! It's not every day that I get to feel kinship with a real Canadian international pro cyclist, but the Grey County Road Race last season was my Svein Tuft moment. Dead last! but a proud accomplishment nonetheless. Sure, as sport...

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Grey County Road Race, May 24th 2015: Suffer Score Festival
This year's Grey County Road Race was a UCI amateur championship qualifier ...which was kinda cool, because it felt like a real pro race. And Collingwood is a beautiful area, so it's a great course. Actually there were a lot of great things about this race....

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A late post on this race, which was actually a while ago. However.

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Grey County Road Race: Suffer Score Festival
This year's Grey County Road Race was a UCI amateur championship qualifier ...which was kinda cool, because it felt like a real pro race. And Collingwood is a beautiful area, so it's a great course. Actually there were a lot of great things about this race....
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