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MOST RECENT

More #dropbarbraapin with @pygauthier1 tonight, nothing but fun! So many trail options to work with 10k from home, it’s hard to go wrong. I’d forgotten how crazy awesome the descent is from Ridge Road to Meech Road 👌🏻 #650beyonce wheels and fat tires make all this stuff so good, totally the old school MTB vibe. #dropbarbraap #dynamicdirtduo #brodie #romax #terrainlab #ovalrevolution #wovenprecision #terrene #elwood #teknecc #telnecycling

Training camp in North Carolina is a wrap! What a wonderful week of riding we had, thanks to our route master, @mikefreeves // Day after day, Mike nailed it. I’m thankful to have been the only one to crash - at the very end of day 1, no less! - and that we’re all coming home happy and healthy. We’re already scheming for next year: Tekne NC Gravel Camp! 📷 @mike__mcm // #teknecc #teknecycling #teknetrainingcamp #ovalthis #terrainlab #wovenprecision #compasstires #650b #silca #madalchemy #brodie

Fresh tires, wheels and look for the #dynamicdirtduo ! So amped about how these graphics came out, thanks to Kent, Woven's decal master! The match is 💯, I love it! Now off to get it grimy outside 🤙🏼 #wovenprecision #tubeless #compasstires #bonjon #Brodie #romax #roadtorasputitsa #teknecc #teknecycling #ovalthis #absoluteblack #terrainlab #kogel

The ice and wind made for a less-than-stellar ride today, but chilli and baguette at Pipolinka were a welcome consolation. I’m starting to think we’ll have to start using studded tires for snirt, since this yo-yo weather isn’t going to go away. #snirt #wintercycling #canadiancycling #brodie #wovenprecision #ovalthis #terrainlab #silca

Another great day for a visit to our favourite culvert. Lots of melting on the upper #RotD2017 route since Saturday made for more ice, but our ride was without drama. Honestly, it was a real pleasure to spend the time outside with @maximusrubarthius and @keepingstephen // Here’s hoping Sunday snirt rides continue uninterrupted through March! #rideoutside #snirtsunday #wintercycling #cxlife #terrainlab #ovalthis #wovenprecision #brodie #silca #teknecc #teknecycling #gogiro #canadiancycling

Back in November, Scott McMann captured this image during the first minute of racing at Logos Land, Cobden, Ontario. I started that race strong, got blown out by @matteoadalcin @derrickstjohn and @bakkerstrailblazers7268 , but stayed mentally tough enough to hold off my chaser, Doug Van den Ham. In the photo, I look like I’m totally in my element, and in that moment, I was. I didn’t have the horsepower to hold onto the pace Matteo set, and maybe I shouldn’t have tried. But I did, and that what I’m going to keep doing. That’s why I slog through two trainer sessions each day all winter, working to attain the lean form I’ve never had, but know I can. I’ve got my eye on April, then a summer of cx training to line me up for an exciting fall of international races in eastern Canada. I love the process, I love the feeling, however seldom, of being in control of what I’m doing in races. Little by little I’m chipping away, driving toward the ultimate goal of developing a degree of mastery of this wild and wonderful sport. Maybe it’ll happen by the time I’m 45, maybe by 50, maybe never. As long as I’m having fun with the process, I’ll keep on striving. And as winter unfolds, this photo will remind me of how awesome cyclocross is, and how much potential we all have to make it even better! Many thanks to everyone, from friends, to family, local shop owners, fellow riders, event organizers, and the fantastic sponsors who help me pursue my passion and drive to both continuously improve and share my love for the sport, as weird as it might seem to the outside observer. @girocycling @wovenprecision @kogel_bearings @absoluteblack.cc @brodiebikes @compasscycle @madalchemy @silca_velo // #lifedeathcyclocross #cyclocross #cxlife #gogiro #wovenprecision #terrainlab #ovalthis #romax #teknecc #teknecycling

Man, did it ever feel good to ride outside today. My legs hurt like hell after my first gym session of winter on Thursday, but it didn’t matter. No ice, mostly warm body parts; good times. #offseason #dynamicdirtduo #brodie #ovalthis #terrainlab #wovenprecision #compasstires #teknecycling

Before and after from today’s frozen mudfest in Almonte, a repeat of last year. I made a couple mistakes early on that saw me gapped by Osmond Bakker and Doug Van den Ham. @maximusrubarthius and @keepingstephen put the power down and were riding strong, and the race became one of mud management. I swapped bikes midway, ran the course’s muddiest section, and kept the wheels turning for 3rd. Could have been worse, that’s for sure! 3rd overall for the series, it’s been a great season. #lifedeathcyclocross #cxlife #brodie #dynamicdirtduo #wovenprecision #compasstires #ovalthis #terrainlab #yokozunamotoko

Workin’ it. Sunday’s race in North Gower featured a fantastic descent that rolled great tape-to-tape! 📷 Mike Downey // #lifedeathcyclocross #cxlife #ovalthis #terrainlab #brodie #gogiro #wovenprecision

Mounted, tested, ready to rumble. CX Nats in Sherbrooke should be a muddy affair, they’re getting lots of rain. I expect these Vittoria muds will come in handy. #lifedeathcyclocross #cxlife #canadiancxchamps #dynamicdirtduo #brodie #wovenprecision #gogiro #teknecycling

I was somewhat surprised by how good it felt to ride today. 15C, overcast, moist all over, I figured I might as well roll over to Gatineau Park and go with the flow. The system near the prison was sweet, even has a few berms and little jumps to play on. Further up, the trails from Hickory were totally rad on my wheel set-up, so I didn't have to micro-manage my rock avoidance. I am all over the 650b fat tire action, since my bike doesn't get jacked up when the tires get plump. I'm also totally jonesing for a @compasscycle tire in 45-48mm with some knobs...preferably small sharp ones! In the meantime, I might have to source something else for testing, as this stuff is too fun not to ride, and I'm not keen on taking my cx race tires in here! It's pretty amazing what you can do on a cyclocross bike with the right wheels! #dynamicdirtduo #wovenprecision #650bgravel #compasstires #switchbackhill #ovalrevolution #terrainlab #silca #brodie

#doublecross2017 was a wet affair today, certainly a seminar in hydrodynamics as well as appetite. @iain.radford and I were twinsies on @wovenprecision #650b gravel wheels and 48mm @compasscycle superlight tires. Mud was to be treated with the utmost respect, and I admit I was caught out a couple times, but overall, these wheels rocked it. In dry conditions, hard to top. Looking forward to wearing down Jan Heine to the point that he makes a tire like this with a bit of tread 😉// #brodie #englishbicycles #650bgravel #endurocx #compasstires #switchbackhill #teknecc #teknecycling

The least lame moving picture of the turn I sessioned today. The five times I nailed it fast, the camera had auto-stopped...short on memory. #lifedeathcyclocross #cxlife #skillsanddrills #sandskills #dynamicdirtduo #terrainlab #ovalthis #teknecc #teknecycling

Rainy rut rockin'. I could pretend I shredded this thing nonstop, but truth is that ripping sand ruts is way harder than the pros make it look. I nailed 5 out of about 50 rounds, and crashed another 5. What did I learn? It worked best for me to drop my shoulders forward as I hit the apex, then sort of hang on for the ride. Hard to describe, harder to execute consistently. Too bad sand practice is so rough on the bike! #lifedeathcyclocross #cxlife #skillsanddrills #dropbarbraap #terrainlab #ovalthis #teknecc #teknecycling

A simple, though perhaps elusive solution to cable contamination for the #yokozunamotoko mechanical/hydro rear brake I'm testing. The front isn't prone to contamination, as the cable housing points down at its opening, but the rear points up. Low friction between cable and housing is vital to create and maintaining a smooth, as-close-to-hydro-as-possible lever feel, and the Yokozuna compressionless housing helps here, and eliminates sponginess too. I dug up a JagWire ferrule, which has a pipe extending from it, and this sliding boot that would normally be used for a derailleur cable. I trimmed the pipe to just extend through the brake's cable stop, and the boot fits over top of that. It's obviously a little longer than optimal, but this is not affecting the cable pull. The cable is now fully sealed from end to end. I have a newly released high polish JagWire from @phatmoosecycles to install next, which should take me as close to hydro feel as possible. #dynamicdirtduo #matter #gearreview #productreview #producttesting #motoko #bikehack

Another fun weekend with some great weather lined up for cx in Cornwall on Sunday, then Double Cross on Monday. I think I'll rock this mullet 700c/650b wheel combo again 😜// 📷@rotationalmass // #lifedeathcyclocross #cxlife #DoubleCross2017 #teknecc #teknecycling #magliarosacyclocrossseries #bromontcx #gogiro #terrainlab #ovalrevolution #wovenprecision #brodie

The little things don't look impressive, but are well worth the time. This grass turn is super hard from all our dry heat lately, but slicked from today's storm. Riding one foot out was the fastest and most reliable way around, and pedalling through one-footed was ideal. This is a weird skill that doesn't come naturally to mountain or road riders, but is pretty easy to work on for cyclocross. The idea is to drill it enough that it comes naturally out on the race course, and it's clear when an off-camber will allow it or not. It can also come in super handy in tough mud and sand sections when you have to dab! #lifedeathcyclocross #cxsession #cxskills #teknecc #teknecycling #terrainlab #ovalthis #wovenprecision #brodie #dynamicdirtduo

A bit of #dropbarbraap captured by @rotationalmass during today's hot, hot, hot cyclocross race in Renfrew. It was all about pacing at 30 degrees Celsius, and I was stoked to do the best ride I had in me today, finishing 3rd behind some pretty rad dudes, @matteoadalcin (1st) and @evanmcneely (2nd). I think everyone in our race was pretty stoked we raced 50 minutes instead of the full hour! #lifedeathcyclocross #braapin #dynamicdirtduo #brodie #gogiro #sockdoping #terrainlab #ovalthis #teknecc #teknecycling #wovenprecision

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