Here it is, our feature on CTV News - scroll to just beyond 42min.
Tune into CTV News Barrie tonight at 6 and 11 for a feature interview about the race! It will be on during the Sports section, and don't worry if you miss it as it should be online by the weekend. You'll also get a glimpse of some of the footage for the upcoming doucmentary, should be good!
I keep getting asked that question. Well, today I have the answer. Tour de BC. Next August I'll be competing in what is taking over as the world's toughest race, the 5,100km Tour de BC. Beginning near Vancouver, there will be ten days of the most spectaular and wild terrain Canada has to offer as the course heads counterclockwise through the Okanagan, Kananaskis, Jasper, the Alaska highway, touching the Yukon, and curling back south through BC's renowned remote interior before finally finishing along the Sea to Sky highway past Whistler to arrive back on the Pacific coast.
I tried all sorts of products to solve the problem of effective rider / crew communication and rider / phone clarity, always ending in the same thing, too difficult to hear, too much wind noise, too much of a hassle. Just days before the start we came across theBoom. Makers of custom noise cancelling ultra high quality headsets that have been proven in race cars, fighter jets, you name it. The folks at theBoom stopped the presses and made ours up that very day and had it to us for the start line. If you like the idea of being able to carry on a full and easy conversation even flying downhill at 50mph without missing a word, call these guys up or check 'em out at theBoom.com.
"Oh that's nice!" Ice cold towels are a phenomenal product and got me across the desert in great shape. We took a couple of the large towels and with a little late night seamstress action created a set of ice cold arm-coolers and an ice cold hat. I'm sure I was the only rider in the desert that actually had a cold-shiver in the 115 degree heat. There were always a couple on hand for the crew as well, an easy and glorious way to combat the heat.
Check them out at icecoldtowels.com/
Jason "The Hammer" Lane is a Canadian endurance cyclist. He is a paramedic and instructor in Ontario. Jason is the current Canadian record holder of the Race Across America. He is the feature character in The Hammer, a documentary by Hornsby Films and appears in Inspired To Ride a cycling film by Mike Dion. Team Hammerfest is a proud supporter of Sick Kids Children's Hospital in Toronto and Zambikes in Zambia.
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