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Words from the Road: 2020

So You Wanna Get Into Cycling?

So You Wanna Get Into Cycling?

We can all talk about countless ways COVID has made 2020 a trying and frustrating year, but one positive takeaway from this all is that I’ve had a ...
Pretentious Road Cyclist (PRC) Self-Assessment

Pretentious Road Cyclist (PRC) Self-Assessment

If any of these apply to you, or you feel attacked, this is for you. Let’s keep in mind that we choose to ride bikes for many reasons, but the majority do so to keep in shape, be social, to get from point a-to-b, or to explore.
Thoughts On: Bike Racing

Thoughts On: Bike Racing

I love everything about riding, and racing.  The happy and the sad. We all work so hard to be able to put all of our self-worth into our last race result.  I personally cannot wait to beat myself up again over a split-second decision I made while my heart rate was over 190 bpm.
Life at the Velodrome

Life at the Velodrome

Many are relatively unfamiliar with the concept of track racing. Featuring banked corners, fixed gears and funny helmets; the world of velodrome racing is certainly a different monster than the road
Our Favourite Pro Race Videos

Our Favourite Pro Race Videos

We're likely all facing more time riding the trainer than we were hoping for, so here's a collection of some of our favourite pro races. 
A Users Guide to Facebook Marketplace for Bikes

A Users Guide to Facebook Marketplace for Bikes

Like cycling itself, buying and selling from an online semi-anonymous marketplace—is both an art and a science. This is a guide to navigating the buy/sell marketplace as both a buyer and seller to maximize your output without losing your mind—fast-tracking your way to market dominance.
Andra Tutto Bene

Andra Tutto Bene

Impromptu blog alert. Last week I touched on the subject of COVID-19, and how I wasn’t able to be a spectator at the beloved Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy because the race was cancelled. Well, in the space of a week, things have escalated to unprecedented levels, and the world is in for it now. 
Adam in Europe

Adam in Europe

I’m currently on a cycling conquest. Three months in Europe with my bike. Not like, bike-packing or randonneurring; I’m not that resilient. But going to places I’ve always wanted to go to, just to ride my bike. 
Go-To Trainer Workouts

Go-To Trainer Workouts

As we’re entering the depths of winter here in Ontario, we’ve put together a list of our favourite trainer workouts.
2019 Season Recap

2019 Season Recap

As the 2020 road racing season rapidly approaches, we at Ascent Cycling feel that there is ample value in reflecting on the year that was.
Winter Training Tips

Winter Training Tips

Here are some guidelines that helps me get through the several months of Onterrible winter.