|La Bicicleta in Toronto welcomes Zwift|
What's the real story, doesn't really have anything to do with me but my significant other.
Now, for the rest of the story...........
Fairly new to cycling, my neighbour Heather convinced me to join Great Canadian Bicycle tours. A cycling club, which I am now VP of Marketing for, that does weekly group rides and long weekend getaways. I joined just prior to the Victoria Day long weekend and what a life changing experience that was. We were set to do 3 consecutive days of riding a 100km. Only once prior, had I even completed that distance. Truly, more significant than that though, was meeting my current life partner Cornel. He had been a member for a few years but had never been on that long weekend getaway. Fate would have us meet. He was a strong rider, so, thankfully there were social events in the evening where we could get to know each other better. We have been together ever since. That was May 2015.
|70P2A Single Speed|
Zwift in the winter of 2016. He had suggested we do the 70k Paris to Ancaster race and I needed to get ready. On my intro to Zwift, refusing to let my introduction go without a bang, I rode over a 100k on the trainer. I had never even been on a trainer prior to Zwift. I guess I'm a little spoiled in that regard. I was also introduced to a CX bike. The P2A was tough, but, it was fun and last year, I rode the 70k distance on my Single speed, that Cornel thought I should have. I took Silver last year in the Women's Single speed category. A podium finish, as if I wasn't hooked before. I was competitive and this gave me an edge now. I'm sort of making Cornel look like a Prince here, well, it wasn't all rosy. He would be tough on me. When my legs would get tired and I would slow down on our group rides, his wisdom and expertise would shine and he would say "its going to hurt whether you go fast or slow, so you might as well go fast and finish it". I would be so angry with him and give excuses, well, I haven't ridden as long as you. I'm not as strong as you.
|Centurion Overall Stud Winners|