Category: Race Report

Published February 1st, 2017

Words by Owen Wood. Photos by Daniel Sharp and Owen Wood “How do you feel?” “I don’t want to climb anymore” It was January 2016 when I had to admit…

Published December 1st, 2016

Cold rain, bordering on snow, hammered down on an already flooded race course rendering the saturated field deeper and colder. Grass had long ago given up any attempt to remain green and had deteriorated into…

Published November 21st, 2016

The weekend I was most looking forward to had arrived: the Nanaimo double header – Beban Park and the Kona Cup. Not only was it a chance to race a couple…

Published November 14th, 2016

Having a reputation of being the biggest cyclocross race in North America, Cross Vegas made my bucket list as soon as I heard about it. I pictured roaring crowds, clanging cow bells and beer hand-ups around every corner. My head-in-the-clouds version of the event turned out to be far from the reality.

Published October 25th, 2016

Best intentions don’t always translate to concrete plans, and although I had told myself that I would make most mainland races this season, schedule conflicts, family commitments, and a phobia…

Published September 28th, 2016
Published September 26th, 2016
Published August 30th, 2016

A early kick off to the cyclocross season this year with the VCXC Grass Crit. The August heat was out in full force while those in attendance turned in fast laps on the Hastings raceway in prep for the upcoming cross calendar.

Published August 23rd, 2016
Published January 19th, 2016

The ground was frozen solid, despite the sun’s best effort to break through the trees and thaw it out. The large grass field that served as the focal point for…