Category Archive: gear

May 05 2012

Marathon Pre-Race Checklist

Mmm, ostrich meat

Two-digit race bib number to blend in with the Kenyans. Check Quality fluid, Italian prosecco, to keep hydrated. Check Delicious ostrich for carb loading, straight from the ostrich farm. Check Post race meal of chocolate and beer. Check (See top image) Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

Apr 12 2012

Use Protection!

Chain catcher installed on my frame

The chain chatcher – cheap protection that can save your race!

Apr 02 2012

Foam Roller – My New Friend

The Grid Foam Roller by Trigger Point

As I finally realize most of the discomfort I was feeling in the past few weeks was due to tightness of the IT band, and possible hamstrings and calves as well, I finally got what a lot of athletes have already taken for granted. Better late to the party than never, I suppose. I didn’t …

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Nov 22 2011

New Shoes and Pedals

My new road pedals have finally arrived and installed on the bike! The pedals came from my usual store, ProBikeKit. Even accounting for the $8.50 CBSA processing fee and HST, I’m amazed at how consistently I can mail order gear across the Atlantic for as much as half the price of buying at the local …

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