James Durand

There is no beauty in perfection

Sure, we all dream of that perfect ride where everything goes as…

Commitment

Can you imagine commuting by bicycle for a complete week? Ok, not…

Greener grass

I am sitting inside Swicked looking out at the pouring rain/snow/pouring rain,…

Practice makes perfect

After writing last week’s blurb and reminiscing about one of the best…

Shoot for the scars

There hasn’t been much riding lately due to the snow, and I…

Getting worse sucks

It doesn’t matter in what aspect of life; getting better at something feels good

Who saw this coming?

We rode through the Fall with record rain falls in multiple months.…

It’s the Little Things, or is it the Little People?

Ever been on that ride when you are flowing perfectly and having…

Better Late Than Never…

Isn’t it amazing how quickly things get behind you?

Efficiency goes out the window

Chenoa sometimes accuses me of trying to be too efficient.The fact that…

Is Less Actually More?

It’s been a tough five or six weeks for cycling.The trails have…

Tick tock….

Time just keeps moving forward, despite the fact that I need it…

What the hell happened?

Dear Santa,I remember years of wanting a long list of “stuff” for…

Hard lessons from the ice

About 20 years ago when I lived in the city, we had a solid dump of snow one Friday afternoon.

Am I really a ‘technotard’?

A couple of years ago I was called a “technotard” because I didn’t know about some great app that was going to change the world

An unexpected lesson

I had a great spring and summer of riding. Lots of trails,…

Have We Hit the Limit?

My daughter Rhyley told me at the beginning of the school year…

I think I caught a bug…again

It was 2004 and I was racing quite a bit back then.…

It’s raining and it’s dark out

Durand: Being a cyclist I hope and pray every year for a dry winter

Why do I ride?

Lately, I don’t know if I have an answer. I’ve never felt…