Much pavement in my near future

Double Yellow line

I’m having a relaxing evening trying to get a decent earworm into my head in preparation for riding 420km from Ottawa to Kingston and back in the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour this weekend. Wish me luck and please, if you…

Long grey day and bike as drying rack

What do you do with a forecast that calls for temperatures in the mid teens and a 40 to 60 per cent chance of rain. And what if you are supposed to ride for six plus hours in it?

I hope I am up for this challenge

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour Challenge Roue: Me in 2004, in Kingston

About 12 years ago, just a few years after I had discovered how much I liked riding bikes, I decided to ride the Challenge route of the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. At the time I wanted to test my limits.…

Sunday was pretty good too

Foggy sunrise leaving Kingston

End to end, 5:22, moving time: 5:17. Not as speedy as Saturday, but still much faster than my 5:45 target. I have the wind to thank for a bit of it, but I do believe the training has been working.…

Trouble is how to repeat that

This is my only mid-ride photo from the first half of the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. The tl;dr is that I killed it. The wind was favourable for sure. I was aiming to cut 20 minutes off my last year’s…