April 2009 Blog Posts (25)

Fantastic 4: Zoomerific Ride! Thanks to QB, Steve F., and Emile.


DST: 69kms

AVG: 32km/h

Max: 60km/h

Play by Play....

- Met Emile at Mercury, then QB showed up, then Steve F. Oh Crap, going to be a fast ride! I was scared. Haven't ridden with these guys this season. Wasn't sure if I could hang on.

- We saw Speedy Steve drive by us on Gerrard. Called him to motorpace us, but he couldn't hear me.:(

- All the way up Midland… Continue

Added by DY on April 28, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

2009 Jerseys/Bibs/Jackets

Hey all,

If you are interested in getting a Jersey/Bib Short/Jacket, please join this group: http://beachescyclingclub.ning.com/group/2009jerseysbibs

Members please post your Size/Qty in the Colorway of your Choice. I have to meet minimums on custom orders so I may only do 2 out of the 3 colors, But Post what you'd prefer.


Any questions, Message me.


Added by DY on April 27, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Riding in the Rain, getting in practice for any type of conditions on race day.

Well despite the threat of rain, six brave souls made their way to tim hortons this morning, Jeff, Peter, Gord, and I believe Ian and Robert (two newcomers - sorry guys if I got the names wrong, my memory is brutal) were out for the ride. The weather was decidedly overcast but no rain when we began just a lot of wheel spray for those who were drafting.

my total stats, 106.3kms, avg speed of 29.2km/h, max of 60.5, total calories burned 4675 (i particularly like this chocolate cake… Continue

Added by qb on April 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Ride is Cancelled!!! Sorry - Steady Rain is no good,:(.....

Too Bad.... I am canceling the ride die to the steady rain. Potential to get sick. If it get s clear a little later, I will post again and go out.



Added by DY on April 26, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Calm before the Storm..Magic #14...Hope you all had Fun!

Here was the pic in the morning.....

Added by DY on April 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pushing through the Hurt - The Psychology of Why I race!

It has been almost two weeks since I posted my training and its not because I have been slacking off!

My training and racing have taught me a couple of things. Everytime i start out on a training run, ride or swim, inevitably something is hurting. If it isn't hurting at the start, it hurts in the middle, if not the middle, something is crying out in pain at the end. We all have heard "no pain, no gain". I don't believe that has to be the case, but I do believe that you have to sweet… Continue

Added by qb on April 25, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Group Riding Revisited: How it works...

Check this out: Courtesy of RoadBikeRider; Sourced By Greg.

---Find the right group. Ideally, it won't be more than 15% too fast or too slow for your present fitness. A big group may need to be split into 2 or 3 smaller ones to accommodate everyone. Pro teams routinely do this in early-season training. The faster group contains riders peaking for the spring classics; the slower one is looking at races later in the season.

---Follow the leader. Every… Continue

Added by DY on April 24, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Oh, BCCer's Can Drink Beer!

So, something must be said about following a Ride with a Beer night. Great turnout, may have to book the entire bar next time:)

Those that put their sizes and qty's for the Jerseys please Sign up to the Jersey's Group and confirm what you want.

Don't forget to sign up to the BCC MEMBER's GROUP if you have Signed the waiver and paid the… Continue

Added by DY on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

A hearty Congrats to David Birch - Boston Marathon Completed in a very Tidy Time

While not on a bike, he no doubt pushed through some pain and posted a 3:15:48, I believe that automatically qualifies him for Boston 2010!!!

Congrats David

Added by qb on April 20, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

BCC'ers who were Racing Today

Congrats to All that Participated! Please let me know if I missed you I will add you!

Marc Booth - 5th - Calabogie Classic - Master 2

Demetre Kalkounis - Position 70 - Paris/Ancaster

Graham Jones - Position 96 - Paris/Ancaster…


Added by DY on April 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Day for A Ride, Magic #: ???(Emile did you get a Count?) Post a Comment if You Were on the Ride!

Thanks everyone for helping out with the skills and the lead groups. It seems that it was a successful ride. Welcome to Mark T., Charles, Ian, Kim, and whoever else I missed. Hope you had fun!

PLEASE post a comment if you were on the ride. I want to get the Final Number for the amount of Riders that came out.

Thanks to those that participated in the Skills Ride. Some of the skills came in handy, eh? Boys and Girls on the Faster Pace Group, how was it? Enjoy… Continue

Added by DY on April 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Successful Saturday Ride!

Thanks to the Seasoned BCC'ers for Helping out on the ride!

Here is the Pic from 2K:

Added by DY on April 18, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

40+ Eggs in a Basket - Great Turnout!

Thanks to all that showed up for the Skills at Marie Curtis Park. Hope you all found it useful. Welcome to Joseph, Cliff, Charlene, Michele, Francis, and welcome back Trish!

Thanks to Greg, for the Loud Voice, and jokes:) Will, DK, thanks for holding pace for the novice group.

Nice to see such a great turnout for the rides. I hope everyone had a great, safe time. Till next week, enjoy the… Continue

Added by DY on April 12, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Good Friday RR Pics

Awesome Job Everyone! Here were the Pics I grabbed. Results located here:… Continue

Added by DY on April 11, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tapering for a Race with a Successful Conclusion - Good Friday Race Completed

As I build my training to IM Canada, I have focused on several events that I will use to sharpen my race day skills. In the week(s) leading up to the event I will try to do a mini taper. The focus is on the big goal at the end of the summer, so these are "practice" runs but in each case I want to achieve the best result possible (my type A personality is always looking to win if i can).

Consequently, this past week was relatively easy from a training perspective.

Monday was a… Continue

Added by qb on April 10, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Good Friday Race Report - A great group performance from BCC members - A strong personal performance

There were 12 or 13 BCC members at the race including James, Gord Bogden, Andrew, Peter, Mark, Jordan, Gord Lemon, Emile, Marc and probably a couple of others I missed. Many thanks to Dan and Laurie for showing up to cheer us on, it certainly gave me a boost for the sprint to the finish to hear "GO QB"

Unlike previous races, and tuesday of this week, the day was setting up to be sunny and still cold but more than bearable. I brought about 14 different sets of clothing in anticipation… Continue

Added by qb on April 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Results of the Easter Friday Short Ride

What a great way to begin the Easter Weekend. Thanks to everyone who showed up (Dave, Mark, Steve, Albert, Jonathan, Jeff, and Francis). It was Francis's first time out with the club and seeing him ride today, I suspect this guy is going to be a contender! Great job Francis.

Happy Birthday Albert! You'll have to wait until next week to receive your BBC birthday bumps!

Here are my stats for the ride:

Total time: 2.49.39

Total distance: 73.59km

Maximum… Continue

Added by DY on April 10, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

Good Friday Road Race - Tomorrow!

Hey all,

The Club has some members participating in this race in Hamilton. Here is a Link to the Details: http://www.hamiltoncycling.com/gfbrochure2009.htm

I will be heading over to support our riders and cheer them on for 9AM. Post if you plan on going to watch. We can link up there.

Cheers and Have a great Race to All!


Added by DY on April 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EASTER SUNDAY RIDE: Click on the Link in the post BELOW

OK Folks! New Revised Ride format, all in hopes to be inclusive of all Members! Click Here.

Added by DY on April 8, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Chris Carmichael: Pedaling Technique and Efficiency

Here is the Article: http://www.roadcycling.com/training/pedalingtechnique.shtml

Added by DY on April 8, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

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