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Richard Bingham
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Niagara Classic: OCUP #4, May 17th
I'm beginning to appreciate the value of a little experience Not that I have much. But familiarity – returning to a race I've done before –  makes a huge difference. Just knowing where everything is (parking, registration, washrooms...) really takes a lot o...
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Race Day Kit Checklist
I can't think at 5 am Especially if it's 5am on the morning of a race. I'll be too busy being stressed about the race and tired from being up later than I wanted. And The Curse of OCUP Masters 3 Races is that they are almost always the first or second race ...
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On Chamois Cream
Great Mother of God... Why didn't anybody tell me about this before? I mean, I knew about it; but I didn't, y'know, know about it. The winter indoor training rides were putting a bit more stress than normal on the ass regions, so I decided to give this stuf...
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Tour de Terra Cotta 2014
Three Lousy Seconds Sure it's short (only 26K) and is billed as a "Beginner" race; but the winning average speed (38.0 km/h) is right up there with the Intermediate (39.7) and Elite (40.5) races. And some of the riders in it clearly knew their way around ta...
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Niagara Classic Road Race, May 18th 2014
...more like Niagara Fails Like most Ontario races, the Niagara Classic is a circuit race. Niagara is mostly famous for its multiple climbs up the dreaded Effingham Hill, a steep wall that hits 15% and tends to shred the field. The race starts at the bottom...
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Getting serious at The Cycling Gym
Back in late November I dropped in to a new place near where I live ...called The Cycling Gym run by Steve Neal & Andrew Randal. It was a new thing that opened up in one of the old light-industrial buildings in my neighbourhood. Steve, it turns out, is a lo...
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K-W Classic: A Classic Mistake
Now listed among the Top 10 Dumb Things I've Ever Done is driving away to a race with my bike safely on the roof rack, and my front wheel sitting on the curb where I left it as I was loading up. Which is why I missed this year's OCUP #6, The K-W Classic * ....
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Six Goals for Racing
The other day, one of my clubmates quoted some hammerhead dick as saying, "There's no point in racing if you don't intend to win." Sure thing, Lance. You go. I view bike racing as more like kung fu: no matter how good you are, there's always somebody, somew...
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2015 OCUP Race #1: Good Friday
OK that went pretty well... The Mystery Rider among the M3s, in no-name kit
OK that went pretty well... The Mystery Rider among the M3s, in no-name kit
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I Was A Middle-Aged Lab Rat!
Adventures in medical research I'm not really very squeamish. Needles don't bug me. Any time I get some kind of medical procedure inflicted on me I'm annoyingly curious about what the various doctors & nurses are up to. If possible, I'll want to watch when ...
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I've gone mad with power!
BWAH-HAHAHAHAAA....! Until recently I have not got into using a power meter to train. Mostly because even the most reasonable ones are crazy expensive (probably the Stages model, which comes in at around $800), and for that kind of money I'm more inclined t...
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Grey County Road Race, May 10th
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 was my Svein Tuft moment. Dead last! but a proud accomplishment nonetheless. Sure, as sporting achievem...
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 was my Svein Tuft moment. Dead last! but a proud accomplishment nonethe...
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