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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…

BarnCross 2013

BarnCross 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…

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

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…

BeachCross: Behind the Tape

BeachCross: Behind the Tape

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….

DarkCross: The Greatest Show on Dirt

DarkCross: The Greatest Show on Dirt

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…

Cyclocross Sunday: From Parlour to Barn

Cyclocross Sunday: From Parlour to Barn

Some days are just too fun for words. Sunday was definitely one of those days, but as you know, I’m not easily inclined to worldlessness. Especially when it comes to bikes and fun. The Parlour Parlour Coffee, the hippest café…

My Thumb

My Thumb

A classic scene from The Pope of Greenwich Village, a movie from the 1980’s that helped launch Mickey Rourke (back when he actually looked normal) into stardom. Eric Roberts not so much, but his sister eventually did pretty good. If…

Happy Halloween Hal Loewen

Halloween + Cyclocross Race = Pure Unbridled Awesomeness I think I like Halloween better than Christmas. And I am starting to think cyclocross is pretty awesome too. But unfortunately I am suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and cannot…