Archive for the “Cyclocross” category

Somethings Wicked this Way Come

by CycleChick on November 19, 2013

As if in some desperate attempt to make me like her again, Not Italy has been issuing forth awesome bike-related announcements with almost the same regularity as Rob Ford issues insincere apologies to the media. First came the announcement that (…)

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An Afternoon Ride in Not Italy

by CycleChick on November 10, 2013

Here in Not Italy we do not hide from shitty weather, rather we embrace it with enthusiasm, fearlessness, and 40 layers of technical fabrics. Not Italy kind of looks like an Ivan Eyre painting this time of year.We rode along the (…)

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I Hate House

by CycleChick on October 4, 2013

Oh House Industries, how I hate you and your elegant and beautifully executed design solutions. I’ve hated you for a while now, with your always-perfect handprinted serigraph prints, clever housewares, and, of course, amazing catalogue of typographic genius. But after (…)

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Dark Cross, the Poem

by CycleChick on September 10, 2013

‘Twas the day before DarkCross and all ’round the track the course tape was stretched out without any slack.The banners were hung on the fencing with care, In hopes that the sponsors would make people stare. The t-shirts were nestled (…)

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Cyclocross

by CycleChick on August 13, 2013

And it’s going to be just that awesome, so we should have a party to kick it off in style while we still look good. Cyclocross Season Kick-Off Gathering Wednesday, September 4th, 7-10 p.m. The Belgian Club, 407 Provencher Blvd (…)

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Beers, Bikes, and the Big Lebowski

by CycleChick on March 4, 2013

As we all know, bike racing is serious business. Very. Serious. Business. Saturday’s 24 Hours of Cohens was the latest chapter in the ten-odd year saga of the Nordic Cross, a series of winter races put on by the FGBC that (…)

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BarnCross 2013

by CycleChick on January 30, 2013

It’s winter in Winnipeg, which, in addition to being ridiculously cold, can also be ridiculously boring. Especially if you routinely refuse to go skiing. When I think of skiing, I like to think of the handful times I’ve gone west (…)

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The Beginning of the End

by CycleChick on December 23, 2012

The post-apocalypse looks pretty bleak my friends. Thankfully there is a handful of us left – enough to hold a cyclocross race anyway, which is really all you can hope for when the entire world has descended into a barren (…)

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BeachCross: Behind the Tape

by CycleChick on October 12, 2012

Like it or not, there are times when circumstances will prevent you from racing your bicycle. And during such times, as if by some cruel twist of fate, you may find yourself in very close proximity to a bicycle race. (…)

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DarkCross: The Greatest Show on Dirt

by CycleChick on September 19, 2012

If you can measure the afterglow of a great night by the number of post-rumpus cigarettes, I think I’ve vicariously smoked the better part of a carton by now. I am rarely at a loss for words, but when it (…)

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