Back home. Back to cyclocross and all things bike. Sorry for the short intermission – I was in Toronto to attend my little bro’s wedding.

I did manage to get in a most excellent ‘cross ride on Friday before leaving. Hit up the trails at Woodroffe/Slack. Some cool stuff in there. Ended the ride with an awesome eno on some roots… Anyway, it was just what I needed – grooving in the trails, grass, sand, and nature. Going back this afternoon for some more.

Lots of racing on the weekend. Actually I think everyone race but me. Ah well – no biggie – it is a long season. First off – congrats to Marc for his second place in Hamilton in the M1 race. Sounds like it was a pretty cool course and had a bit of everything (stay tuned for a race report from Marc.) Next – massive shout out to Steve for his double-weekend wins in Michigan in the M35 race. Awesome racing Steve! Super happy for you. And in Magog, Quebec – congrats to Robbie O. for taking the Masters 40 race. Not to be overlooked is Natasha’s double-weekend wins in Michigan. Congats.

Pretty amazing racing for the Ottawa ‘cross racers. Signs of even more good things to come. Up this weekend are the first two races of the New England Verge Series. We’re heading down to Burlington, VT., on Friday for a couple days of racing. Should be good. Can’t wait to get out there and test the legs, lungs, and brain. Not to mention show off the new Ottawa Cross kit!

The Ride with Rendall cyclo-cross clinic wraps up this evening. Looking forward to hearing all about the immersion clinic. Don’t forget the training this Wednesday at Britannia – 5:30.

Are you racing in the OBC cyclo-cross series? Then get yourself to The Cyclery either Tuesday or Wednesday night between 5 and 8 p.m to pre-register for the series. You’ll be glad you did and can avoid the long line ups on Sunday morning.

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  1. Hit up the trails at Woodroffe/Slack

    — they are pretty cool.
    Yah gotta try Jack Pine trails!
    Up around Hunt Club and Moodie.
    Go early or late though, the afternoons in the fall brings a lot of people traffic (and cars, yuk)
    Head south then cross over Moodie to Lime Kiln. Then hop on the blue trail for a bit. You will then come to the trail that could take you out to Kingston, don’t do it! Take the orange trail towards Richmond road. Cross it. Then follow the 25 (right) to the 24. Head right then hop back on the orange marked trail. Tres tres fun.
    Some of us do these trails in the winter. Tres fun!
    (with a mountain bike though using W240 Swalable tires or the like)
    Yah can follow those gravel trails through to Kanata lakes.
    If yah really want a challenge on a cross bike, head into single track near Kanata lakes. I’ve done it a couple of times. Good technical stuff, great trails! (thanks to those that carved those trails out, lots of hard work put in there!)

    Also, some good stuff just off Riverside near the rail line (about 5km south of mooneys). If yah know what you are looking for yah can head off on that trail for a long time.

    Next week, I’m heading up the gats to do some night riding on the cross bike. Aint’ nothing like it!

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