Archive for the “Race Reports” category

Falcon Ridge: Quick and Dirty

by CycleChick on July 22, 2014

First, let me clarify that by ‘quick’ I am not implying whatsoever that at anytime during the Falcon Ridge mountain bike relay race on Saturday I was anything approaching fast. In fact, at one point, while momentarily under the delusion that (…)

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Actif Epica 2014

by CycleChick on February 23, 2014

I was not feeling confident going into Actif Epica this year. I was plagued with equipment problems, and then there was the added factor of this being the harshest winter we have experienced in these parts since the Depression. But I (…)

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BarnCross 2014

by CycleChick on January 28, 2014

Roosters and barns go together like ham and eggs, so for the third year in a row, Dark Red Racing & friends spent a frigid Sunday afternoon giving old man winter the middle finger salute by racing our bikes in (…)

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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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Is it getting dark, or is it just me?

by CycleChick on September 5, 2013

Yes, boys and girls, this Saturday it all gets underway with DarkCross. That’s only two sleeps away! I was almost too busy helping run the hype machine to remind you. Running the hype machine can almost be a full time (…)

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KnackSot ne Runtreis Gravel Grinder

by CycleChick on August 3, 2013

Altona is a small Mennonite town in Southern Manitoba, surrounded by a million other small Mennonite towns. In Altona, there is a group of bicycle enthusiasts, appropriately called the Altona Bicycle Enthusiasts, or ABES, which I think is pretty darn (…)

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Valley Girl 2 – The Sequel

by CycleChick on June 11, 2013

The last time I rode the Pembina Valley was also the first time I rode the Pembina Valley. If you’ll recall, I was pretty sure I was going to die on that first harrowing descent. The fact that I didn’t (…)

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Solvang Century: Welcome to Whine Country

by CycleChick on March 20, 2013

Starting off the spring riding season with a one hundred mile ride might be considered imprudent by some. But when that one hundred miles happens to be through the beautiful Santa Ynez valley in Southern California, prudence is probably something (…)

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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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IceBike 2013

by CycleChick on February 13, 2013

It was way more fun than these pictures would suggest. Photos by Stefan Isfeld, who hates the snow even more than I do.



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