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OssCrit / OssFest this Saturday

Started this discussion. Last reply by DY on Saturday. 1 Reply

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…Continue

Tech assistance - the black hole that is bottom brackets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Leung Jul 14. 3 Replies

Hi all,Hoping someone with more bike tech knowledge than me can help out here.  I am considering moving my CX bike (Steeple X) crankset to a Shimano based one (105 or Ultegra) so that I can swap my…Continue

The life cycle of a cyclist (video share)

Started Mar 9 0 Replies

Sharing this as I thought it was brilliant.  All the stages we go through as cyclists in a 4min video.  I appreciate most of what this guy (Vegan Cyclist) puts out on YouTube, but really liked this…Continue

Want to borrow: Torque Wrench

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Eaton Oct 28, 2016. 2 Replies

Hi all,Hoping that someone can help me out.  I've got a very anticipated power meter arriving sometime in the next few days and have been advised by 4iii that a torque wrench is "critical" to…Continue

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DY replied to James Eaton's discussion OssCrit / OssFest this Saturday
"Wish I could make it!  Out of town.  Enjoy! D."
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Christopher Wu commented on James Eaton's blog post O-Cup #4: Steve Bauer Classic - Race Reports + Photos + Video
"That was a really fun read. Great strategy and use of the BCC team and MGCC. Loved reading what was going through James' head throughout the race. This really makes me miss racing. Can't wait to read about the next one!"
May 24
Dave Ogilvie commented on James Eaton's blog post O-Cup #4: Steve Bauer Classic - Race Reports + Photos + Video
"Very cool guys- congratulations!!   Sounds like a torturous race- so amazing work all around.  Also- great write ups- thanks for that!  Go team BCC!"
May 24
Mike McInnis commented on James Eaton's blog post O-Cup #4: Steve Bauer Classic - Race Reports + Photos + Video
"Great writeup. Pretty funny that you were getting MGCC intel from Strava. :) Congrats on the 4th place - to all you."
May 24
Jon Spira replied to James Eaton's discussion Want to borrow: Torque Wrench
"I've got one.  3-15Nm."
Oct 26, 2016
Jeff Kirchner commented on James Eaton's blog post Heading into the "off-season" - inside options
"To add to the discussion, I've been working with the VeloReality product for several years now. This is actually a Canadian product, who have developed a strong following in Europe. They use 1080p videos (now heading toward 4K options), which…"
Oct 20, 2016
Jorge Chaves commented on James Eaton's blog post Heading into the "off-season" - inside options
"Yesterday I actually just asked Zwift what is needed if you have a Garmin (810 in my case) with cadence/speed sensors and a basic cheapo magnetic trainer and this is their response. "HI Jorge,If you get a USB2 or USB-m dongle you will be able…"
Oct 20, 2016
qb commented on James Eaton's blog post Heading into the "off-season" - inside options
"Personally I use Mindset Cycling all winter, using computrainers, perfpro and programs developed by Peter Oyler. If you prefer to train on your own, he provides a home program. I find working out with like minded athletes keeps me focused throughout…"
Oct 16, 2016
Alex Mulholland commented on James Eaton's blog post Calabogie - BCC on the podium!
"Great race guys!  And thanks for the leadout James, it was well timed. My plan for this race was to work on my race craft and see how low I could keep my watts.  My fitness is not very good right now as I'm looking towards races late…"
Apr 19, 2016

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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
2017 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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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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Heading into the "off-season" - inside options

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 8:48am 5 Comments

I have to use quotes for "off-season" because many of us will continue to ride outside for quite some time if this fall/winter turns out anything like last year.  However, we are dealing with less sunlight and the weather may not cooperate as much, making those outside rides tough to schedule and stick to.  But we still want to improve our power/skills and enjoy the camaraderie that we've built up over the spring and summer.  That's where the trainer comes in, and love it or hate it - many…

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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.

Wednesday

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 6:30pm. 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:

 

Informal

Unofficial Non-Club Rides
Use this group page to organize informal rides outside of the regularly scheduled BCC rides. Keep in mind that these rides will not have BCC insurance coverage.

 

West TO

BCC WEST
Allowing west end BCC members who want to ride from High Park to plan/post ride details.

 

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2017 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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