Saturday, May 28, 2011

the ride home from young's point

i've done a couple of rides up to young's point and back recently. partly for the distance and partly also because it's a beautiful ride. strange fact though is that usually when i've ridden to
young's point over the last few years, it rains.

i remember a ride last summer. i saw a black cloud to the west. it was travelling south right alongside me. i thought for sure that it would turn west and then just before i got to lakefield it turned east and kaboom, crack, splash - a thunderstorm. i'll ride through them but i don't like them. there is something very visceral and ennervating about the experience though.

anyhow, my latest journey was no exception as i turned around at highway twenty eight and
headed south along young's point road.
the clouds gathered.

and sure enough little spitty bits started blowing my way.

it wasn't wet the whole time though.

i remember when i worked in a factory in toronto, dreaming of days like this.

Friday, May 20, 2011


working as a team is one of the features of cycing that makes getting there that much more fun.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

racing the pavé (3)

the third and final clip from this film captures the grace and pain that is long distance racing. the faces of the riders after they have finished are as telling of the true cost of this race as any words could describe.

Friday, May 6, 2011

racing the pavé (2)

as promised, here's part two of the team net app film about the paris - roubaix.

part two is ripe with pre-race nerves. you likely know the tight clenching fluttering feeling in your throat and stomach when you're setting out on a ride that you know is going to challenge you - this film captures that sensation so well! you can see it in the rider's faces as they talk to the camera.
260 kilometres. i still can't get past that!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

racing the pavé

this is part one of a three parter generously shared by tem net app on their first attempt at racing the paris - roubaix. it boggles my mind to imagine a person cycling 258 km. sorry to all you hard core riders who are scoffing at my soft ass awe but really that's a long, long way.

i'll post the next one in a handful of days and then the last one a handful after that.