It's Payback Time

It’s Payback Time

Getting your ass kicked by little kids hurts in every way imaginable. But if those kids happen to be fast enough to compete at a world level, well, maybe that smarts a little less. In fact, some of you have…

WPGCX2014 - Behind the Curtain

WPGCX2014 – Behind the Curtain

I’m sitting in the beer garden with my friend Colin, staring blankly at the sandpit with a cold and flimsy beer cup in my hand. I’m dog tired and enjoying the first moment off my feet since forever. He is talking,…

The Idiot's Guide to the Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships

The Idiot’s Guide to the Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships

Holy smokes, people. The Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships are less than a month away. Are you ready for the biggest, bikey-est weekend this city has ever seen? Yes, bigger than (with all due respect) Cyclovia. Bigger than the Cobblestone Classic….

Random Acts

Random Acts

CycleChick headquarters has gone through some changes of late. The army of minions is ever-growing, and minions need stuff like desks, pay checks, orientations, and health plans. World domination, as it turns out, is quite time consuming. But time has…

Somethings Wicked this Way Come

Somethings Wicked this Way Come

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…

An Afternoon Ride in Not Italy

An Afternoon Ride in Not Italy

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…

I Hate House

I Hate House

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…

Dark Cross, the Poem

Dark Cross, the Poem

‘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…

It's beginning to feel a lot like Cyclocross

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Cyclocross

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…

Beers, Bikes, and the Big Lebowski

Beers, Bikes, and the Big Lebowski

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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