Apr 29, 2017

Torpedo Tom: A Flandrien Classic

Apr 28, 2017


7 days until the greatest show on earth... I'm looking forward to this.

Apr 25, 2017

Paris-Roubaix: Shake on the cobbles

Apr 23, 2017

My 1987 Marinoni; 30 years of love

Overlooking the Rideau River, Burritts Rapid
 photo Cycling Art

I fondly remember picking up my new 1987 Marinoni at Velocity in Edmonton. At the time, I was working out of town and drove back to the city a few times a month to visit family and to pay off the final installment for my new bike. My final payment was $780 and I most likely had on my silly grin as I eagerly picked up my new steel gem. That was thirty years ago. In 2011, I had my old steel friend properly repainted by Cycles Marinoni because a steel frame rusts (thru time) and it was showing it's age. Today is special and marks the 30th anniversary of the day I picked up my Marinoni. I celebrated and duly went for a morning ride on one of my favorite routes to Burritts Rapids. A testament to the fine Italian craftsmanship from Giuseppi Marinoni, this frame is made from Columbus SL/SP and after thirty years is timeless and rides to perfection.

I couldn't be happier.

Apr 22, 2017

La Doyenne

Recon for Cannondale Drapac.

Eddy Merckx holds the record for wins with five.

My pick:

"Winning Liege Bastogne Liege is one of my dreams. I come here every year because I know that the door may open one day, it will not be easy, but I hope it will happen, I am beginning to apprehend it, to know it. The good instinct at the right time because I will have to face riders faster than me, Valverde and Martin for example, I will have to play it finely."
- Romain Bardet

My dark horse:

Michael Woods finished 11th in the Flèche Wallonne and looks to do much better Sunday.

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