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Adidas X-CITY REFLECT AT NIGHT 1/2 ZIP TOP – A step up or step down?

I am not mad, I am just disappointed I don’t know what to say about this. I’ve been purchasing adidas tech wear for YEARS. This is the first base layer/long sleeve that I just can’t love. It’s partly because I don’t like the feel and overall look. Adidas’ X-city line has recently made me excited […]

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PNS x Salomon XA-ALPINE 2 – MY DAILY EVERYDAY SHOE

Who and what is it meant for? As I signed up for my first 100-mile ultramarathon in August 2023, my trainer told me to try several shoes. First, to not get used to just one shoe. Second, to see what might be better when I am running. As someone who is also always purchasing new […]

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Home Life sociology

My Year End Reflection for 2023

OWNING UP & MY SUCCESSES I have wanted to write on this blog for the past couple of months but every time I think about doing it, many other things happen. Enough excuses, I am about to blog about what has been happening in my life and what’s been on my mind. I will talk […]

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Triathlon

IRONMAN x Santini Triathlon Suit

What else is out there? I’ve been wearing my Castelli San Remo trisuit for all of my triathlon races and I find it to be a fantastic tri suit. It has served me well but I also wonder what else is out there. Are their better tri suits? Did I buy the best one available […]

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Subaru Grimsby Sprint Tri – I return to my first ever triathlon

Returning to my first triathlon One year ago, I trained for Ironman Mont Tremblant. As a preparation to that behemoth, I registered to Grimsby Ontario’s Sprint Triathlon. That race taught me several lessons. Increase my open water swimming training, warm up in the water before the race, get in the water to acclimate to the […]

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My Final Result: IRONMAN Muskoka 70.3

Training and life leading up towards the race If you’ve been reading my blogs and/or watching my Youtube shorts, I have been training all year to prepare for an IRONMAN. I knew I was going to do at least one race but I did not know when or where. It has been extremely difficult to […]

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Cycling

My Santini x IRONMAN Jersey

I purchased this as a memory for my first IRONMAN. I loved it. The art, the logo, and the fit was amazing. This is my second piece of Santini apparel I have purchased and it does not disappoint. Santini makes high quality cycling apparel that I’m surprised I own so little. The material on the […]

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Triathlon

Castelli Free Sanremo Tri Suit Review – THE BEST TRI SUIT I OWN

The most well rounded triathlon suit This review should have been blogged in 2020 when I made my first incredibly cringey Youtube video showing off the the castelli sanremo tri suit (starts at 3:23 if you dare to watch). I got it super cheap at the time and it was my first time exploring with […]

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Life

New Goals I Must Accomplish in September

What happened? In my previous post, I talked about several accomplishments I have been working on. Most importantly, my Sociology degree from McMaster University. This piece of paper has allowed me to gain new perspectives and ignite a new fire in my eyes to do something meaningful and fulfilling. For the past several years, I […]

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Rose City Long Course Triathlon (Welland) – A Flat Race

Why did I chose this race? After finishing Gravenhurst’s triathlon, I was ready to do another race the following week but I noticed that my body was not ready. I needed to recover. My mind was ready but my body was not. I listened to my body and did not register to any weekend race […]

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My Second Triathlon of the Season – Gravenhurst Triathlon

Why did I choose this triathlon? First and foremost, I chose this triathlon because I heard you jump off a boat and swim back to shore. This sounded super cool. I originally wanted to do the Alcatraz triathlon but I didn’t win the lottery to qualify. This was the closest in proximity and anyone could […]

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Life My Life sociology

I Am Officially A McMaster University Graduate – Now What?

This degree took me 7 years to complete It is never too late to start something, especially returning to school. If you want it, go for it. Put in the time and you’ll get it. Age does not matter. Other people’s opinions do not matter. Do what you want to do and believe in yourself. […]

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My First Triathlon of the Season – Subaru Triathlon Milton Sprint

Why I chose this race I signed up to this race and promised myself that I would do a triathlon every weekend (and possibly do 3 Ironman’s) for the whole summer and see how shredded I could become. I just graduated school, finished a cycling & hiking trip in Colombia, and I’m ready to take […]

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Cycling

Go Rigo Go’s Cycling Store in Medellín + The Gear I Purchased

Medellin and the cycling culture I arrived in Medellín Colombia and the cab driver who was dropping me off to my hotel asked me why I came to Colombia. I told him I wanted to hike, cycle, and do alto de letras. The man knew about letras and asked me if I knew about Rigo’s […]

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April Update – My Chaotic Life

University is heavy (but doable) As I approach the last 2-3 weeks of the school year, my workload is currently huge but I’m surviving. I am managing but I am definitely feeling it. I took 5 courses for a reason. To graduate faster, better my time management, prepare myself for professional school, and to take […]

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My First Half Marathon Results : 3 hours and 2 minutes

Minimal Training I registered to Around The Bay on January 29th 2023. It’s the oldest road race in the continent and it’s in my hometown. I planned to cut 40lbs since I was pushing 183lbs, run everyday, hit the weights, swim, cycle, eat as clean as possible, continue studying, and keep working hard at work. […]

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Fashion Home My Life

VEILANCE INDISCE TECH WOOL BLAZER + VEILANCE ALIGN MX PANT – Loud Expensive pieces

I am in dire need of work attire. Although I work in IT, I do some very physical things at work that damages my clothes. I have held back on buying work attire because of that but some of the clothes is falling apart and I like to look presentable and somewhat professional. If a […]

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Kit and Ace – Decently Priced TechWear you can wear on any occasion

In with modernity, out with traditional approaches Throughout the years, I have refined my style and I’d like to say I do well. Most of my jobs have been somewhat professional and when working in those types of jobs, they usually require at least a nice pair of khakis/dress pants accompanied with a dress shirt […]

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4 Things I do to push myself

Why do I do it? I enjoy working on myself and being the best person I can be. My dilemma is that when I accomplish what I want to achieve, I always think about how I could have done better. Much better. An example of this is the Ironman I completed. I was happy I […]

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Weight loss, assignments, and a sneak peak to my next review!

Working hard Monday’s are my worst days. I have to get up at at 5am, go to work at 6am, finish work at 2pm, and then head to the university to attend 3 mandatory classes. I went to the university this weekend to work on assignments and study. Most of my weekends have been like […]

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Fashion

ARCTERYX Review – coming soon

I saw a specific piece from this brand a couple of weeks back. It was constantly on my mind. I went back and bought it. Stay tuned for the review

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Life

February update (morning workouts and my new brand logo)

Morning Workouts = Pleasure I’m writing this blog post about morning workouts. If you’re able to wake up hours before going to work, working out is the greatest gift you can give to yourself. I’ve done it for years and unfortunately stopped. Laziness was one large factor but if you routinize your sleep and wake […]

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Cycling

I Bought Rapha and loved it

The sale made me buy it I received an email that Rapha was having a sale. I looked at my bank account and started sweating. Although I work full time, the tuition for university is very expensive. I thought about being mature and financially savvy. A responsible adult who only buys what is required to […]

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Fashion

Five Interesting Brands I Purchased While Traveling

Looking for something different As an individual always looking for new clothing brands, I am always looking for new emerging brands that look fascinating. I enjoy the search for adding interesting additions to my wardrobe. It can potentially become a timepiece that will forever be used until the washing machine ruins it, my dogs eat […]

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Fashion

ADIDAS X-CITY WARM TIGHTS & X-CITY LONGSLEEVE Review and Fit

ADIDAS is innovative I use base layers a lot. My active lifestyle requires them and I embrace them. They provide protection, resistance against chafing, warmth in the winter, coolness in the summer, technical fabrics, and allow me to stay fit from the slim cuts that they provide. They are versatile but realistically they are mainly […]

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Cycling Triathlon

My Fully Built Scott Plasma Premium 3

There you have it, folks. I was finally able to save up enough money to afford the wheelset (more info on the bike specs). I now have a triathlon bike so powerful that I am unable to show the bike’s true potential due me holding it back. I am now the problem. That’s ok though. […]

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Fashion

I Wear Two Watches (AKA The Double Wrister)

Becoming a watch lover When I was a child (this is still debatable), my godfather gifted me a very nice Roots watch as a First Communion gift. It had a metallic bracelet, a nice watch face, pretty dials, and made me look cool. It was super fine. That gift made me love watches. I barely […]

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My Life

My Year End Reflection for 2022

2022 was a year of Growth As I type this reflection on a Saturday night at 7:00 pm on January 31st 2022, I can’t believe how much I have accomplished and grown. I think about how much I have endured, conquered, and succeeded, I am very proud of myself. I have grown physically, emotionally, and […]

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Cycling Triathlon

What you need for your first Sprint Triathlon

“I registered to my first sprint triathlon, now what?” Have you ever wanted to do 3 sports in one day? Have you ever wanted to push your limits? Do you want everyone you know to think you are crazy? Registering to a triathlon is the way to go. As I prepared for my first Ironman, […]

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WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hello everyone, this site will be all over the place. I am currently restructuring it to make it easier for you to navigate. Stay tuned!

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My Life

NYC Trip + University Update (I am doing well) + COVID-19

University classes are hard but becoming easier University has been nuts but I am managing to do very well in my classes. I believe it is because I am learning to procrastinate less. I still do it but I cannot believe I no longer leave assignments to the last minute anymore. I am beginning to […]

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Cycling

My New Triathlon Bike – Scott Plasma Premium 3

Reason I bought a Triathlon Bike After the ironman, I kept thinking about getting a triathlon bike. After being passed by triathletes on their tri bikes during the races, I made the decision to buy one. If I’m going to be competing in the sport, I figure I should start using the proper equipment. In […]

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DAY 96 – IRONMAN MONT TREMBLANT : THE FINAL RESULT

Part 1 – The Day Before the Race My last blog post was just some of the things on my mind before the race. I had so many emotions going through me. I was super stressed for this race and my mind was having its own race. “Did I train enough?” was constantly on my […]

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Triathlon

DAY 95 – The Last Day Before my Ironman

After being hit by a car and seeing how short life is, I decided to step it up by going harder at school( to graduate faster), better myself overall (always), look at a possible career change, and do more things I’ve always wanted to do and actually do it. I’ve always wanted to do triathlons […]

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My First Olympic Triathlon – Toronto Triathlon Festival (2022)

PREPARATION BEFORE THE RACE I was incredibly scared of this race. It was a 1.5km swim and I was dreading it. After doing the Grimsby sprint triathlon and almost having a panic attack from the inexperience of open water swimming, I decided to see what I could do to counter the fear of open water […]

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Day 63 – IRONMAN Training (open water Progress)

I went home and wanted to go straight to the beach but I felt very tired. I went home and passed out. After that, I woke up and watched open water swimming videos. Those videos helped me immensely today. I was less tired during the swim. I improved on my breathing, stroke, and most importantly, […]

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Triathlon

Day 61 – IRONMAN Training (Subaru Grimsby Triathlon)

A coworker told me there was a triathlon around his area (grimsby Ontario) and that I should check it out. I quickly googled it and became very excited. I could finally test out all of my Ironman training. I was a little sad that they only offered a sprint triathlon and that an olympic triathlon […]

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Cycling

MAAP Pro Fit Jersey Review

I bought another MAAP piece and it did not disappoint. The waist grippers, warm material, snug aero fit, sleek olive green, and overall fit was amazing. I noticed there is tons of arm sleeve length but it’s better than having it too short and not being able to cover the skin. It has three pockets […]

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Day 21 – IRONMAN Training

Today and yesterday was busy. First. Let’s talk about yesterday. I will let the picture tell you how that day went. I got a flat and now I keep thinking about all of the flat tyres I’ve gotten in the last couple of weeks. Should I go tubeless? I’m looking at Hunt wheels for my […]

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Day 19 – IRONMAN Training

Today was interesting, a lot of projects were announced and sounded interesting but I am starting to feel that I won’t be as involved. I’ve been thinking about asking for time to study for the CCNA to obtain new skills and be more involved and have a better understanding. Although I’m in a new position, […]

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Roka Aero II Skinsuit – Review

Yesterday’s 22km run destroyed me. I really should have rested today but I was craving a bike ride. I did a short ride since I listened to my body. I wanted to ride for one big reason. I wanted to wear my Roka Skin Suit for the first time and it was awesome. I felt […]

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Triathlon

Day 14 – IRONMAN Training

Today was insane. I decided to try running 42km. I managed to do 22km until my back was getting a bit sore. To ensure I would not get injured and make the pain worse, I stopped and walked back home. I was pretty far away but I hit a huge milestone today As I began […]

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Triathlon

Day 13 – IRONMAN Training

I’m limited on time so I believe in these coming weeks. I will be doing long gruelling 3-5 hour rides on Zwift. I’m hoping that will allow me to do 30-3phkph for the 180km ride in Mont Tremblant in Quebec. I really need to look for tubeless wheels so I get no flat during the […]

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Cycling

Blacksmith Cycle Toronto – A cool cycling boutique

I am in dire need of more cycling apparel. I wanted something different compared to the same globalized brands I always see in big stores. There’s nothing wrong with that but when you try and look for different things, you start looking elsewhere. I decided to hit up a store I haven’t gone to in […]

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Triathlon

Day 12 – IRONMAN Training

I went to work and did some physical stuff and some other things. As soon as I went home I passed out and woke up around 6pm. I was exhausted. I then hit the gym and went for a nice run. It’s Friday and I want to go out but I also want to to […]

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Day 9 -IRONMAN Training

What a day. For the majority of the day, I worked and continued wiping hard drives for computers we are disposing of. I enjoy writing but i need time to think when I write. I also need to re-read it to make sure it makes sense. I really like writing but I’m not good at […]

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Day 8 – IRONMAN Training

Today was brutal. I’m writing this at 7:48pm. I went to work and did my thing. I also have an exam tomorrow so I am re-reading all of the material again. I will soon have to cut out weightlifting in my routine to focus on the Ironman training too. I’m still reading the course material […]

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Triathlon

Day 6 – IRONMAN Training

I went a little easier today to prevent injury . I may do the same tomorrow. Swam 2000 yards for 46 minutes Worked out for 10 minutes. Didn’t want to strain the shoulders Went for a short 5km bike ride before getting caught in the storm Relaxed from reading. Will go hard tomorrow Made keto […]

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Triathlon

Day 5 – IRONMAN Training

A chill day at work. My morning was busy but other than that, it was good. Here’s what I did.

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Day 4 – IRONMAN Training

Work was chill today, I left early since I worked my butt off yesterday (no lunch break). The heater is broken at my gym and I have been avoiding it but TODAY WAS THE DAY. I jumped into that pool and literally yelped due to its coldness. It did wake me up. My shoulders started […]

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Triathlon

Day 3 – IRONMAN Training

I got a new position at work and it keeps me very busy. I like that. Time flies but the problem is that I come home very tired. Even though I come home tired, I still commit to the Ironman training. I want to place well and see if I can eventually win one in […]

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Triathlon

Day 2 – IRONMAN Training

I will keep it short again. Work is busy as usual. Ate around 10 eggs, 4 hamburgers (just the meat), and three protein shakes Cycled for 1 hour for 29km on zwift Ran 5km Hit the gym for 1 hour Read about labeling theory and re-read deviance articles for sexuality class. My sleep last night […]

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Triathlon

Day 1 – IRONMAN TRAINING

It’s almost midnight so I will type in what I did today. cycled on zwift for 1 hour lifted weights for 1 hour ran for 4km started the keto diet (6 eggs, lots of bacon, 3 protein shakes, chicken salad, drank water) read one chapter on essentialism and social constructionism for my sexuality class contacted […]

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My life as a full time university student and full time IT professional

In the past 4 months, I have completed 4 McMaster university courses while dealing with the increase in workload due to the pandemic rearing its ugly head in my workplace. I deployed a ton of WFH computers to the organization and did a little bit of overtime from the chaos. This was difficult. There were […]

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Life My Life

I applied to my first $100,000+ IT supervisor job and did not get it

100k IT jobs, IT Jobs, IT manager jobs

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Life My Life

An update on my life – My Life in IT, Possible Career change, and my most heaviest semester to date

Since the start of the year, I made many goals. I have broken many but I’m not mad at myself. In the past, I would have been but the amount of progress that I’ve made this year is incredible. I would like to thank past Jay, current Jay, and I am looking forward to future […]

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Fashion

WDYWT – Winter Tech Edition

I’ve been really getting into the techwear. I like clothes that gives you extra features (and you actually use the features). This could range from technical material such as goretex to concealed pockets for traveling in a foreign country. The problem is that this stuff is expensive as heck and it doesen’t always look appropriate […]

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Life

My Male Living space – still living at home edition

I was in another room in my parent’s home but I moved back to my old room in the basement. I did this to focus on my triathlon training, school work, and to have a cool male living space. This also allowed me to donate a lot of my clothes and get rid of materialistic […]

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Quitting Energy Drinks, Getting back on Keto, Registered to my first IronMan, Bidding on Real Estate, Working on my Lifestyle Brand, taking risks, overcoming my fears – my year end reflection

Last year, I quit caffeine (energy drinks more specifically) and it was fantastic. I saved a boatload of money and I did not have to rely on those deliciously evil drinks before my workouts. I started drinking them again this year and I believe it is time to cut back again. I do not want […]

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I bought a very expensive jacket that was not Canada Goose – F/CE x NANGA Japan

I wake up on December 26th and debate on whether to go out or not. This day is Canada’s Black Friday. There are over 10,000 cases on the Omicron variant happening in Ontario. Scary times. Late in the afternoon, I decide to mask up and go. For the past couple of years, I head down […]

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education

My Journey to completing my Sociology Degree for 2022

The following are the remaining courses I need to complete for my Bachelor’s in Sociology. Updated on July 2022 Status (excluding the 60 credits in Business Administration): SOCIOL 1Z03 – Completed Spring 2021 SOCSCI 1SS3 – Completed Spring 2022 SOCIOL 2KK3 – Completed Fall 2021 SOCIOL 2LL3 – Completed Winter 2022 (fantastic class) SOCIOL 2Z03 […]

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Travel

My Third Trip to NYC – Day 2

I have returned to Canada and I am now ready to start writing about what I did and saw. As usual, this trip was awesome. They always are though. NYC is by far my favorite city. I’ve been to many cities but NYC is the king of cities. There is always something going on and […]

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Travel

My Third Trip to NYC – Day 1

During the cycling accident, I had a lot on my mind. After I healed from the accident, I decided to increase my workload and productively. My life is filled with new purpose and new perspectives all thanks to that horrific accident. I took 3 university classes for my winter semester, worked on several projects at […]

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Cycling

I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle

The inevitable finally happened, I was hit by a car while riding my bike. It was a Friday afternoon noon, I finished work and I was excited to go out and enjoy the beautiful day. The weather was perfect, I decided to put on my castelli wool summer jersey and assos summer cycling bib. I […]

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Cycling

MAAP Evade Pro Base LS Jersey review + Fit (medium)

I saw this brand multiple times online and a subscriber on my channel told me it was one of his favourite brands. I then spent a couple of hours on their site and fell in love with their apparel. I bought it here I need long sleeve jerseys and decided on getting their evade jersey. […]

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Cycling Virtual Bike Rides

30 minutes of virtual cycling pain

THIS IS A PURE PAIN WORKOUT. WORKOUT WITH ME! Listen to me push myself and go just as hard! Turn off the audio and put your tunes on, it’s about to get wild up in here. 30 minutes. GET OFF THAT COUCH AND LET’S GET IT. Or just watch it and support me. Thank you […]

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Cycling Virtual Bike Rides

Cycling Through Downtown Hamilton and Downtown Burlington

During the pandemic, we ride. We ride our hearts out. One nice thing about the lockdown is that there are less cars on the road and we can ride throughout the city much more easily. I’m always turning my back to check on cars but it feels much safer during these times. I believe once […]

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Cycling Virtual Bike Rides

Cycling Down The Chedoke Trail On A Road Bike

It snowed yesterday but I rode my bike and it was wonderful. Earlier this week, I decided to ride my regular route. My regular route is around 30km and involves the Chedoke Trail. Here I am going Down the Chedoke Trail on a busy weekend. This is one of the safest routes to go downtown […]

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Cycling

I missed Cannon Street’s KOM By One second!

It was my only day off and I had to ride. I managed to record my bike ride from Hamilton to Grimsby and Back. Once I finished that ride, I decided to make my way back home. Throughout the whole ride, I was getting hit with headwind. On the way back, It was all tailwind […]

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Cycling From Hamilton to Brantford On An Aero Road Bike

I’ve been told by many cyclists of this route but never really considered it. I am now riding a lot more and am very open to riding to new places. It was a Friday night and I made the decision to do this ride for the next day. I was warned to be careful since […]

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How to cycle from Hamilton to Toronto in 2021

I decided to go out and record my ironman training for my future Ironman race. I am training earlier in the season to be in the best shape I can be, as always. I want to look extra ripped for the summer and be ready for a race My next big ride for 2021 will […]

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Cycling

Another day, another car passed on my Scott Foil.

You ride enough and you become more confident on the road. It took me years to start riding on the road with vehicles. It’s scary. Once you’re over that fear, riding becomes better. You then develop the urge to become faster. You want to be the fastest cyclist, obviously. How do you do it? You […]

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Cycling

X-Bionic Energizer 4.0 Light V Neck Shirt Review + Fit

This is now my most expensive workout shirt. $109 USD cost of shirt)+ $40.00 CAD (duty fees)+ $25 USD (shipping) = a lot. I bought it at full price since I couldn’t find a sale anywhere. Do I regret it at the moment? No. Would I get another one? Only if it goes on sale. […]

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I wore $1000.00 in cycling gear and took it out for a ride

2021. What a year it’s been so far. My cycling reviews are becoming a hit and I also noticed my virtual cycling workouts are getting traction as well. Yesterday I decided to take out the bike and just ride. There was a wind warning but that did not matter. I was able to ride outdoors […]

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Cycling

Q36.5 Base Layer – Size Medium Review + Fit

Once again, I purchased and added another base layer to my collection. This is my second most expensive base layer. The most expensive base layer is my Assos Ultraz Base Layer thermal which is glorious. I saw this on a popular Canadian cycling website that sells some premium looking cycling gear. I wondered why it […]

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Cycling

OrNot cycling Review + Fit

It was 2019 and I only had two cycling bibs. My Assos and DHB cycling bib. I had two others but they were so poorly made I never wore them. I needed something with Quality and with a unique look. You can buy them here After constant searching for interesting cycling brands, I narrowed it […]

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Mavic Hot Ride Base Layer Review + Fit

This thing is hot! I’m so sorry. I had to say it. I am extremely impressed with this base layer. Most of my base layers cost well over $100.00 Canadian and when I saw this on bikeinn.com for $62.99, I threw it into the shopping cart. Where I purchased it, I am not sponsored. I […]

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Cycling

My ASSOS – ASSOSOIRES Ultraz Winter LS Skin Layer Review

I love base layers. I use them when I go to the gym, go out for runs, and of course when I’m cycling. I am always looking for base layers that have the best fabrics and will hopefully last me a very long time. I have 3 base layers that I have owned for 10 […]

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Cycling

My Café Du Cycliste Francine Cycling Jersey Review

If you’ve been watching my YouTube channel, you have probably figured out that I don’t mind paying a premium price for something that looks appealing to me. It’s hard to know if performance clothes will last since they are constantly being abused. You’re sweating, hitting all types of debris, crashing, and constantly washing them a […]

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Cycling

Cycling from Hamilton To Toronto (2 hours and 30 minute workout)

That’s right. I did it. I have done it multiple times but this time I recorded the whole session so you can do it with me in the comfort of your home. You can see what route I took and do it yourself too! The fastest I did was about 1 month later. I averaged […]

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Cycling

Castelli Entrata Cycling Bib review

It was a restless night so I decided to read a book believe it or not. I was halfway through the first page until I smelled something. The smell was smoke coming from my lightbulb. The bulb was smoking. I quickly grabbed the closest material to wrap my hand to remove the bulb. This ended […]

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Travel

My 10 day trip to Spain (Day 2)

Day two was a big day for me and my sister. On this day, we focused on completing the bus ride and walking around Barcelona as much as possible. It wasn’t too cold or too hot. IT was a perfect day. What we did: Hop on Hop Off Bus Ate Mcdonald’s, drank horchata, ate paella […]

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Cycling

ASSOS MILLE GT Cycling Bib Review + Fit

I’ve had this cycling bib for almost two years now. In the video, I say one. It is now two years old. This bib is my daily driver. I have taken this out on countless rides in the summer and as Steve Jobs would have said, “It just works”. The bib cost me $219.00 CAD. […]

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Cycling

CASTELLI TEAM INEOS SUMMER WOOL JERSEY Review + Fit

My items are coming in the mail and as usual I was too excited to do an unboxing video. I tore it open like the maniac that I am and threw it on. I took it on an indoor ride to see how it felt. I hope you watch the video, I WAS IN THE […]

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Cycling

Santini 365 NuHot Cycling bib

I ordered this on December 2020. It finally arrived in the mail today. I ripped it opened and started analyzing it immediately. Here are the reasons on why I purchased it: A very reputable brand with a rich history in cycling An addition to my winter cycling bibs. I need more, obviously. I’m always looking […]

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Cycling

Cycling Brands that look cool to me

UPDATED JUNE 6th 2022 I love looking for new cycling clothes to wear. I don’t have much and I’d like to have a big enough wardrobe so I can wear a clean outfit everyday for my bike rides. I find it incredibly difficult to find cycling clothes that I really like. I’m not sure if […]

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Travel

My Two Week Trip To Japan – Day 6

Day 5 was hectic. We left Tokyo and made it to Kyoto. On day 6, we woke up very well rested and continued the journey. We decided to go further south in Japan and go to Hiroshima. This was another amazing day. This was the first mountain I have ever hiked up. This was the […]

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My Two Week Trip to Japan – Day 5 (KYOTO)

This was our transition day. We were leaving Tokyo and heading off to Kyoto by bullet train. It was an exciting day. These type of days are always hectic because the travel time from one destination to the next is tiresome. Not only was it tiresome on this trip, the typhoon had hit Kyoto and […]

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Cycling

Rapha Pro Base Layer Review (video + more)

I LIVE FOR BASE LAYERS It’s getting cold in Canada and I need more base layers. As a skinny person, I get cold quickly. Base layers solve this issue when I’m out and about on any occasion. I also have base layers for my runs and for the gym. I make sure I get high […]

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My Two Week Trip to Japan – Day 4

We wake up on this glorious day to take on Tokyo. We’ve seen so much from this city and we haven’t scratched it….at all. If you’ve been following along, we have seen a lot but when you’re on vacation, it’s never enough. This was a very interesting day. There was a typhoon happening in Japan […]

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Cycling

I cycled in -4 Degrees Celsius weather in Ontario Canada

I rode my bike in -4-degree Celsius weather in Hamilton Ontario Canada. I put the winter cycling gear to the test. All the purchases I have made this year to ride in the cold is performing.  My only big issue right now is finding a good pair of winter cycling shoes and socks. It is […]

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Café Du Cycliste Albertine Review

Pros: simple but unique at the same time pocket in the front warm material that has so far been able to handle 0 degree weather in Canada stylish two back pockets + one additional zipper pocket Con: Very Expensive The jacket just oozes of style. It has these little details all over the jacket that […]

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My Two Week Trip to Japan – Day 3

Day 3 was pure exploration. My sister and I always think we never accomplish anything when we go on these trips. We then look at the pictures and find out how much we’ve conquered. I think we do ok. We stayed in the city and just walked all over without a care in the world. […]

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My 2 week Trip To Japan – Day 1 & 2

When you mention you’re going to Japan, you get all sorts of reactions. Japan is just so interesting. You see Japan things on tv, the internet, or you hear about something in Japan and it just blows your mind. When you’re actually there as a foreigner, it’s an entire new experience. A good one. It’s […]

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Café Du Cycliste Leonie Review + Fit

It finally came in the mail. I was so excited to put this nice piece on. It fits very tight and it just gives you a unique look when you’re cycling. I was able to snag this when it went on sale. This brand barely disappoints and it makes me want to ride more (and […]

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My First Solo Trip to NYC

Years ago I never really considered traveling or really cared about it. Friends and random people would tell me about their travels but it didn’t really excite me. I wasn’t a fan to be honest. I was too busy working out and playing videos games. Even though I did not really care for travel, there […]

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Riding My Scott Foil Road Bike down the Claremont Access in Hamilton Ontario Canada at 70 KPH

I have many goals. I want to go really fast on my bike. I want to go down long descents and not be afraid when I’m going down a hill. I would like to not rely on the breaks and trust my cycling skills. That’ll take time, I know I’ll get there though. This is […]

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My 10 day trip to Spain (Day 1)

España. Talvez un dia voy a regresar y vivir ayi para siempre. As someone who has never embraced the Spanish/Latin culture, this trip changed me quite a bit. My sisters listened to Spanish music, watched novelas, and embraced the Latin culture all the time. I did not. I did not like speaking it. I would […]

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My 10 day Trip to France (Day 10)

The last day. Another successful trip completed. We decided to wrap it all up by walking through the city and continue shopping. We were happy that we were going back home and used this day as another relaxing day. Additional shopping was done, and more memories were made. Another city that I’ve always wanted to […]

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My 10 day Trip to France (Day 9)

Our trip was coming to an end. My sister and I loved France but it was time to go home soon. What else could we do in Paris? Shop and explore some more of course. We went back to buy more things for our family and friends. I also purchased tons of stuff for myself […]

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Cafe Du Cycliste CORINNE Review (returned)

I am in need of a warm long sleeve jersey for my fall and winter bike rides. After purchasing a jersey from Cafe Du Cycliste last year, I was ok with purchasing a new item from them. Their style is very minimal with nice designs. They are pricey though. The jersey still feels and looks […]