Thursday, January 31, 2013


weird it looks like google has taken the bull by the horns and added ads, par for the course I guess. I urge everyone to never click them.

Had a restful rest week last week, it was nice that it coincided with the arctic cold snap. Or as we would have called it 10 years ago "winter".

February 1st, tomorrow almost a beginning of the end of the winter, 5 weeks till heading back down south for some training camp action with the Ontario Team. Looking forward to going back knowing what to expect from one of these camps. Last year was a new experience.

Training wise starting to pick up the intensity, which is a nice change from the long endurance and tempo sessions. A little easier on the brain to have things broken up into shorter intervals.

 Looking forward to getting my Level 2 underway next weekend, hopefully have it finished up by early May. AWI coaching services (working on the name) is expanding exponentially still a part time gig with racing and training but maybe I can help YOU achieve your cycling goals.

The team is moving forward, I expect to put in the paperwork next week to the OCA so there's still time to sign up if your looking for a Team. We promise lots high fives, a sharp kit (by Oro-medonte standards) and no performance expectations.

Ski day tomorrow at Hardwood Ski and Bike, hopefully Tristan is in the groove tonight while grooming.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Big Big Big News

No not really but I grabbed your attention with that title didn't I

But in the news section I have officially signed on the dotted line (actually its not dotted) to ride for the Norco Factory Team throughout the MTB season of 2013. Looking forward to it and even a new teammate Evan Guthrie, yes I had mixed feelings about allowing someone with  nicer stache potential than me on the team but he rides bikes fast and with how do the french say "panache" so I'm sure itll be worth it. Welcome to the team Evan. (first rule don't touch my stuff)

Training: Just about to finish up a solid 3 week build, just two more days till a nice rest week. Good mix of road rides, long skis and specific workouts with the old powermeter on the Kreitlers. Felling healthier than years previous at this point in time, seems like I got to skip this years flu.

Skiing has been good, Hardwood is doing a superb job of grooming in tough conditions. 

Mandatory Lance Mention : only the first two minutes of that oprah interview were honest everything else was either very grey, or complete and utter BS,

AWI Racing: After a formal conference I message the existing Team Members voted almost unanimously (I dissented) to affiliate the team with the OCA to receive full recognition of our result(s). Invitations are forthcoming, We considered the non-profit club route, but hello paperwork, AGM's etc decided it was worth the extra bones to go "private race team" So if your looking for a race team and don't mind wearing "rustic" influenced clothing then maybe this teams for you. More info to come at

Race Calender: Still lots to figure out, but Hell of the North is a spring target for sure, not 100% a race in format, but a challenge for sure.

all for now, watching this guy on TV win the Guinness world record for "The most lies on TV in 60 minutes" award