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GP Charlevoix

GP Charlevoix

A few weeks ago, four Ascent elite riders (Adam, Geoff, Matt, and Jeremy) went out to Quebec for the Grand Prix Charlevoix, a 3-day, 4-stage race w...
Catching up with Dylan Bibic

Catching up with Dylan Bibic

For the past month, Dylan has been over in Belgium racing bikes with the Cannibal Team, one of the top European development squads. He’s already p...
Smile and Wave

Smile and Wave

  1. Wave cars through when it’s safe. If I can see around a corner before the car behind me can, I’ll give them a big wave to come around when it’s safe to do so. Usually, they really appreciate the “teamwork”. 
How I've Stayed Motivated Through COVID

How I've Stayed Motivated Through COVID

I’ve had the opportunity to safely catch-up with some people on the bike outside, and have heard one line of questioning more than any other: “What are you training for? Are there gonna be races this year? What’s been motivating you?”
Best Hamilton Climbs

Best Hamilton Climbs

The Hamilton area is home to some of the best cycling in Ontario, as it sits right along the scenic Niagara Escarpment. Next time you're in Hamilton, consider hitting some of these climbs (but don't go faster than my KOMs, please):
Strava Tips and Tricks

Strava Tips and Tricks

I use the platform multiple times a day, and it’s a huge part of bike riding for me. That said, Strava isn’t the best at communicating their features and functionality, and there’s a lot that can be done with Strava that maybe isn’t obvious.
Best Places To Ride in Toronto

Best Places To Ride in Toronto

We’re back with another super conclusive list, this time for those from the Toronto area (or maybe for those visiting, and looking for some cool sp...
The Ascent Challenge

The Ascent Challenge

I had to peel myself out of bed this morning. Saturday’s Everest was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, by far, and it’s left every muscle and tendon in my body completely wrecked today.
Racing: Early 2000's vs Now

Racing: Early 2000's vs Now

After a small hiatus from the sport I ask myself what has changed over the years when comparing the likes of racing in the early 2000s to the present day? Will we ever get back to that peak and popularity of sport or will the sport peter out and fade away? 
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.