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Looking for: 24" Kids MTB (ultra low cost)

Started on Wednesday 0 Replies

Just putting it out there that if anyone has an old kids MTB kicking around in their shed that they want to part with, let me know.  I'm just looking for something (ultra) cheap for Elizabeth to use…Continue

Any extra 120-130 stems floating around out in the club?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DY Jul 11. 1 Reply

As the title says - I'm looking to see if anyone has a 120 or 130mm stem (preferably alloy) floating around in their spare parts bin that they wouldn't mind lending to me for a week.  I'm looking to…Continue

Zwift + Apple TV = dead simple setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harris Silver May 25. 1 Reply

I know a bunch of people here are on the Zwift train, so just wanted to mention that their release of an app for Apple's new TV devices works pretty well.  So if you ever wanted to move your bike in…Continue

Cycling/Sports Tech Giveaway - DC Rainmaker

Started Aug 2, 2017 0 Replies

Just a heads up that DC Rainmaker (www.dcrainmaker.com) will be doing his annual giveaway next Wednesday (August 9th).  I know a number of us read his…Continue

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James Eaton posted a discussion

Looking for: 24" Kids MTB (ultra low cost)

Just putting it out there that if anyone has an old kids MTB kicking around in their shed that they want to part with, let me know.  I'm just looking for something (ultra) cheap for Elizabeth to use at Joyride this winter.  I've got a 20" for her right now, but she's outgrown it and really that's better for Leander (even though he loves his BMX).  Reason for "ultra" cheap is that I'm going to have to sneak this into the shed past my amazing wife (who's put up with bikes "appearing" quite a bit)…See More
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DY replied to James Eaton's discussion Any extra 120-130 stems floating around out in the club?
"Message Mark Gilligan..."
Jul 11
James Eaton posted a discussion

Any extra 120-130 stems floating around out in the club?

As the title says - I'm looking to see if anyone has a 120 or 130mm stem (preferably alloy) floating around in their spare parts bin that they wouldn't mind lending to me for a week.  I'm looking to try out the fit for a few sessions before I pull the trigger.  I'm leaning towards a nice radical angle (17/18) but wouldn't mind trying both that and a shallow angle out.  Please let me know.   See More
Jul 11
James Eaton posted a blog post

How hard can you push yourself? One day licenses possible for Aug. 18th Individual Time Trials

Not a racer - doesn't matter.  Don't own a TT bike, the newest aero helmet, nor crazy expensive ZIPP disc wheels - doesn't matter.  You already a racer - then you've probably already signed up so I'm not likely talking to you (what, you haven't - get on that!).The organizer of the Individual Time Trial provincials made this event as open as possible.  There are all the typical racer categories (Masters age based, or Elite) as well as a non-UCI TT categories (30 or 40km) and an amazing Eddy…See More
Jul 11
Harris Silver replied to James Eaton's discussion Zwift + Apple TV = dead simple setup
"I've been running this as well."
May 25
James Eaton posted a discussion

Zwift + Apple TV = dead simple setup

I know a bunch of people here are on the Zwift train, so just wanted to mention that their release of an app for Apple's new TV devices works pretty well.  So if you ever wanted to move your bike in front of the big screen on the cheap (or without a laptop nearby or by killing your phone batter), I recommend it as a setup.See More
Nov 20, 2017
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Cody "The Kid" Kaiser defies gravity and hops up the Belgian stairs at the 2014 Cyclocross Nationals

Cody "The Kid" Kaiser (Cal Giant) defies gravity and hops up the Belgian stairs on his way to a bronze medal in the U23 race at the 2014 Cyclocross National ...
Sep 14, 2017
James Eaton posted a discussion

Cycling/Sports Tech Giveaway - DC Rainmaker

Just a heads up that DC Rainmaker (www.dcrainmaker.com) will be doing his annual giveaway next Wednesday (August 9th).  I know a number of us read his reviews, but for those who don't - this guy started reviewing sports technology (generally triathlon / cycling focused) a number of years ago and I find him a good (albeit rather geeky) source of information when I'm considering purchasing something sports tech related.  He does this giveaway every year…See More
Aug 2, 2017
DY replied to James Eaton's discussion OssCrit / OssFest this Saturday
"Wish I could make it!  Out of town.  Enjoy! D."
Jul 21, 2017
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OssCrit / OssFest this Saturday

Just a heads up for anyone looking for some entertainment post their Saturday ride that there will be a series of races going on over at Ossington Ave. until ~2pm.  There are (hopefully) a few BCC'ers in the early race (7:30), but since that's during ride time, I expect that more interest might be had in the Elite Women's race at 11:30 and Elite Men's race at 12:40.  Both should showcase some of Toronto's best cycling talent.There's also the insanity of a Fixed Gear race at 9:40 if anyone wants…See More
Jul 20, 2017
Tim Leung replied to James Eaton's discussion Tech assistance - the black hole that is bottom brackets
"Hey James, not sure if you have addressed this yet but nice to hear you plan to swap out an FSA crankset for a Shimano one, at least the 105 for sure for CX as these are workhorse cranksets. BB86 is one type of threadless BB standard that is a…"
Jul 14, 2017
Cody Wood replied to James Eaton's discussion Tech assistance - the black hole that is bottom brackets
"James,  take a look at the url below: http://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/bb86-92/bb86-92-bottom-brackets.html any of the ones that say they are for Shimano should be what you need. You could also call them to confirm. Cheers,  Cody"
Jul 13, 2017
Christopher Wu commented on James Eaton's blog post Which Road O-Cup’s should people do next year? (My rookie* season in review)
"Great post James. I haven't raced this year due to scheduling conflicts, but I've done all those races across the last couple of years and if you're the competitive type, it's a heck of a lot of fun. My experiences are a little…"
Jun 30, 2017
Tim Leung commented on James Eaton's blog post Which Road O-Cup’s should people do next year? (My rookie* season in review)
"Thanks for this post James. I always found it to be a mystery between all these crit races running in Ontario. Probably too late for me this year to consider any crits as that wasn't part of my winter base prep.. and not yet at cat2 w/kg level…"
Jun 30, 2017
Kaerynne Nakamura commented on James Eaton's blog post Which Road O-Cup’s should people do next year? (My rookie* season in review)
"Hugely informative as always! Thanks James, I have to admit I was totally lost and didn't even know the questions to ast this year. I'm really looking forward to racing next year! K"
Jun 30, 2017
Dave Ogilvie commented on James Eaton's blog post KW Classic M3 Provincials: Not every report has a storybook ending
"Hey James- thanks for the post- always sucks when things go south like that.  Luke- very sorry to hear about the crash.  Hope you're recovering quickly and see you back on the road soon.   On the road conditions- totally agree-…"
Jun 5, 2017

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How Did You Hear About the BCC? Who referred you?
Paul McKeevor
Reasons for Joining the BCC...
Got into cycling last year and am looking for a fun group to ride with. Met Paul last year on an ALS charity ride and found him fun (and challenging!) to ride with - and he spoke well of the club.
Are you a member of another Club, if so, which one(s)
No.
What's your Bike(s)?
BMC SR01 (Black/red), Garneau Steeple X (green/camo), Beat up Commuter (Rocky Mountain Metro 50 - grey)
What Style of Riding Do You Love?
Road, Cross
2018 Season Goals
My goals this year are to have fun with the club, step up my racing involvement, and help get the BCC Youth initiative up and running.
Have you READ the BCC RIDER NOTES?
YES

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How hard can you push yourself? One day licenses possible for Aug. 18th Individual Time Trials

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Not a racer - doesn't matter.  Don't own a TT bike, the newest aero helmet, nor crazy expensive ZIPP disc wheels - doesn't matter.  You already a racer - then you've probably already signed up so I'm not likely talking to you (what, you haven't - get on that!).

The organizer of the Individual Time Trial provincials made this event as open as possible.  There are all the typical racer categories (Masters age based, or Elite) as well as a non-UCI TT categories (30 or 40km) and an…

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Which Road O-Cup’s should people do next year? (My rookie* season in review)

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 11:41am 4 Comments

I wanted to do a quick summary of my first road season now, as it is clear that I won’t be able to attend either of the Kitchener crits or Bike the Bruce.  Too bad as I was really hoping I could swing both of the criteriums, but such is life.

My main goal of this write-up is to encourage anyone who’s considered racing in the past to seriously consider coming out to a race or two (or four, or five…) next year to give it a go, and which races you might want to consider to start off…

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KW Classic M3 Provincials: Not every report has a storybook ending

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 9:30am 1 Comment

The short version is that our goal going in was to get Simon as close to the top step as possible, with Luke and I aiming for reasonable placings as secondary goals.  The end result was a 16th for Simon and DNF’s for both Luke and I.  A poor tally, and one that came at a high cost.

The route they used for KW Classic should have been a great one, both for our strengths as well as general enjoyment of riding.  It is a 12.5 km loop of rolling hills, with one moderately…

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O-Cup #4: Steve Bauer Classic - Race Reports + Photos + Video

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 8:30am 3 Comments

The BCC colours were well represented on Saturday in Niagara, with Simon, Luke and I (James) racing in the M3 category.   Simon and I wrote up our viewpoints of the race and Luke located a video from one of the MGCC riders that does a great job of capturing us on camera.  At the end you'll find a selection of pictures we've picked up from the photographers there - with a bit of description of the situation.  Enjoy!…

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BCC Rides

Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. The BCC was founded for the sole purpose to network cyclists. It has grown into a successful club which accommodates Riders at almost all skill/fitness levels. Everyone should be able to participate and have fun at their respective levels.

 

Weekend Rides: 

Saturday

Saturday Morning
Start time is 8:00am early season, 7:00am as days get longer. Route distances vary from 55-120km and several pace groups are available. Saturday morning rides focus on a social vibe.

Sunday

Sunrise Sundays
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.

Weekly Rides:

 

Tuesday

Advanced Turbo Tuesdays
For this ride, advanced group riding and bike handling skills are required. You must also be aware of your limitations. Riding speed is 35-45kph.

Thursday

Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.

Tues/Thurs

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 5:30AM. Bring your CX or MTB out for a great Don trail ride. Some weeks, we'll head to a local park to practice CX skills.


Other Rides:

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2018 as part of the BCC Race Team!

Track Cycling

BCC Track Cycling Group

A place where those interested in, or already addicted to, riding the boards can share info.

BCC Youth

BCC Youth Group

An initiative to have weekly skills sessions and rides for young riders.

Interested in finding a new route or refreshing your memory on an old faithful? Check out the Routes page.

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