Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pop!

It was more of a bang actually, and it happened just as I braked hard at the bottom of the 12% descent from Côte-des-Neiges down to Sherbrooke.  We had slowed down from 65 km/h to no more than 10 km/h … Continue reading

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Early morning climb

For those readers of my alternate blog ridefixies, you know already that I have a new toy: the Garmin Edge 800.  I used it on the fixie yesterday to record the commute to and from work and had a blast … Continue reading

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Cliffhangar

Without hesitation this was one of the best Tours I have watched in many years , if you can remember back to 1989 when Lemond took the yellow from Fignon by 8 seconds well this year was second to that! … Continue reading

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Neil Peart: Drummer and fitness warrior

Neil Peart: Drummer and fitness warrior: In-Your-Face Fitness – latimes.com. A little change of pace following the excitement of the Tour de France.  As the dust settles on another adrenalin filled year on two wheels, I wanted to share this … Continue reading

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Tour De France: Stage 20 and Cadel finally does it.

Tour De France: Stage 20, Route Maps & Results | Cyclingnews.com. The time trial of the year without any question.  It was always going to be a suspense filled few hours following the climb to the Alp d’Huez yesterday which … Continue reading

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Tour De France: Stage 18 Andy roars to victory!

Tour De France: Stage 18, Route Maps & Results | Cyclingnews.com. You couldn’t have asked for a more exciting end to this Tour de France.  Today’s stage has provided everything that a good bike race needs.  Mainly that you still … Continue reading

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Tour De France: Stage 17

Tour De France: Stage 17, Route Maps & Results | Cyclingnews.com. An impressive ride from Edvald once again.  This is looking like a Norwegian convention of winners between him and Thor.  So what’s the important stuff to take from today? … Continue reading

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Tour De France: Stage 16

Tour De France: Stage 16, Route Maps & Results | Cyclingnews.com. He does it again.  Hushovd has clearly demonstrated that the curse of the rainbow jersey is no more.  What a storming ride and incredible support from our Canadian lad … Continue reading

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Mountain stage

I am being very cheeky referring to this as a mountain stage. For one thing, the closest thing to a mountain that we have is the Camilien-Houde which goes up the north-east side of Mont Royal. At about 1.5 km … Continue reading

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Throw the gauntlet

The first mountain stage of the Tour de France took place today, with two major climbs in the last 30 km of the 209 km stage.  I know I start feeling a little bushed in the legs by the time … Continue reading

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