My first 100-Miler

What a glorious Sunday. Today I completed my first ever 100 mile (161km) century ride And boy am I feeling it! It wasn’t a pretty ride, had quite a few stops for breaks, but kept to my goals of keeping cadence at 85rpm, power in Z2, and HR in Zone 1& 2. It’s been a crazy 2020 for everyone, especially me…but long story short, yesterday I was supposed to do IRONMAN Florida. It happened. It was the only full distance IM race in North America for 2020. My years goal was derailed in many ways. The crossing boarder, quarantine & no swim training. And of course, I broke my collar bone & had surgery. The universe was loud and clear. So I’m grateful to have this extra year to prepare. And hopefully I will become an IRONMAN in 2021. Anyways, I’ve been working on my outdoor cycling bike handling skills and building up my aerobic fitness for super long distances. A few weeks ago I did 103km and this morning I was aiming for 120km. Well that type-A personality issue I have really came out today, and went for an imperial 100 mile century. Just 20km off for the @ironmantri bike distance of 180km. I have no doubt I can reach that with proper progressive training! Time to rest up and let my body absorb today’s load. I really want to brush my teeth, shower, and am craving a salad. Thank you!

Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/4309944357


Fall Riding

Back at on the stead! There’s nothing like a nice hot chocolate on a cold morning ride ?? went straight up Warden Ave. and back for a solid 100K morning ride. I chatted up with Angelo the owner of Lake-View Grocery, a popular stop for cyclists on beautiful Lake Simcoe. Cool dude and his first customer of the day. Good times.

Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/4242791937


Ride Report: Ride4UnitedWay 60K, 2019

I’m started to like non-race events. I get to practice some road handling skills, meet like-minded people, and simply have fun. 

Ride4UnitedWay took place in Durham, ON. A place I haven’t been since graduating from UOIT! 

Initially, I was going to do the 100K route, but there was a severe thunderstorm warning. So I switched to the 60K to be on the safe side. But in a strange turn of events, there wasn’t a drop of rain. We had some gusts and a very welcomed overcast. 

My cycling has improved significantly. I am now comfortable and can pass people on steep climbs, and am confident on thrilling descents.

To-do: I still really need to learn to grab my water bottle, and eat while riding.

This was a fun event because my friend Randall came along. His longest ride was 40K, so this was a big event for him, and I’m so proud of his fast progress! 

Strava log

At the end of the ride, we feasted on a free lunch. We had a veggie burger with quinoa salad. Good times!


Winter is Coming: Indoor Training

What do you do on a Sunday morning when some of your buddies and idols are racing @nycmarathon? You watch the livestream while you ride of course! Intense & sweaty 66KM grind in 3hours on @gozwift @gozwifttriathlon. Got some work done on it too hehe. Love riding my @trekbikes #trekdomane Domane on the @wahoofitnessofficial KICKR core ????? I was starving after toasted up sourdough rye and layer those mofos with peanut butter, berry spread, bananas, and eggs ?????. Good times #hardworkpaysoff #nolimits#zwift #betterwithbikes #gozwift#FindFaster #wahooligan #THISIS30#paincave