April 2010 Blog Posts (22)

Thursday Night Ride... First of the Year

Great First Ride of the Season. Thanks Jamie and Jonathan! Hope everyone had fun. Till Next… Continue

Added by DY on April 29, 2010 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Holy F$%^ing Windy!

So it was Alex B., Alex S., Michael C., Adi, Emile and I. Thanks for the pulls! Head wind of 30-40km/h and still going 30km/h+!!!



Max Speed 60km/h on Keele.



Thanks Everyone! Adi, Alex B., see ya next… Continue

Added by DY on April 27, 2010 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Monday Night Beginner Ride: See Link

Click HERE TO SEE THE DEETS!

Added by DY on April 27, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

BCC Rider Feature: Demetre Kalkounis

Here are his results for Master(30-39) Expert Male - 15th - 1:46:20!!! Great job DK! LINK to RESULTS: RESULTS CLICK HERE…



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Added by DY on April 26, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Monday MTB ride

It had looked like this weeks ride would be cancelled because of rain, but the trails are still really dry and dusty. There's definitely an advantage to not being the last rider on these sorts of conditions!

Anyway, no pictures this week as I forgot my camera, and I forgot that my BlackBerry takes pictures (yes, I really can be that stupid sometimes).

Next week (weather permitting) - beginners night! Details will be posted soon on the group page:…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Sunny Saturday Ride: Will Attended

Nice to see everyone out! Hope you all had a good time and enjoyed the wave action! Thanks to all that helped marshal, check stops signs, help new riders and Jonathan for taking the short-turn group back!



Please Comment on the Ride and How you Like, or Not Like. Hope the Zoo-Loopers had fun! Nice Bike… Continue

Added by DY on April 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Paris to Ancaster: Mud and Cowbells (Edited and reposted. I'm a doofus, my bad!)

Who knows what weather we’ll see in the next five days... I figured someone might be bored one day this week and find this report interesting so here goes.…

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Added by DRU on April 20, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

So Windy Sunday Ride

Hey all,



Hope everyone had a good ride. I had Sarah, Charlene, and Jon at PUCC with me. We worked hard up to the coffee break in Stouffville. Nice to see you all at the coffee shop. Ride back was amazing. 40km/h+ coasting!!! With work 65km/h! Guess we got lucky this time. Usually, it's headwind both ways.



Till Next… Continue

Added by DY on April 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 12 Comments

OK, So you thought you was good?

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Added by DY on April 17, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

"Mixed Bag of Precipitation"

So..... what more can I say.... Let the pictures do the talking. Evan, hope you and your group had a good ride. Thanks for the call and running it. Tim, you make it back ok? Trish, Jeff and Dave thank you for the… Continue

Added by DY on April 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Long distance cyclist Tommy Godwin

Never heard of Tommy Godwin, read on for an amazing bit of cycling history!

Imagine cycling three times around the world in a single year. Imagine

getting up at 3am and spending every day in the saddle for eighteen…

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Added by Jeff N on April 13, 2010 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

Another Monday MTB Affair

Another cruise in the Don Trails, this time on the north trail system which I haven't been on for a while. Lots of really steep climbs (yay!) and descents which I didn't do so well on.

Next week, I promise to get that front brake fixed. It will either help with the descents, or I'll have to just 'fess up that I'm lousy going downhill.

Thanks everyone for coming out, See you next…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 12, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Join the 2010 Kit Group... Taking Orders Now....Reply to the Colorway Discussion of your Choice.

Hey All,



Here is the link to the 2010 BCC Kit Group. Pic Below:







Here is the link to the 2010 BCC Kit Group

Please reply to the specific colorway discussion of your choice. Discussions are posted in the 2010 BCC kit Group. See the link for the… Continue

Added by DY on April 12, 2010 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

Tour of Bronte - An unusual race site

Well this weekend I trekked out to Bronte park to participate in a new race on the schedule. The tour of bronte is a test of riding skill due to its transitions from road to hard packed dirt and gravel. It is 8 laps around an 8km course. Unlike last week's ocup, this was a small field for the M3/S3 group as only 43 riders came to the line. We had 4 riders from BCC, Trevor, Brian and James. Interestingly, this is a different allocation of riders than most OCA races as M3 are usually paired with… Continue

Added by qb on April 11, 2010 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments

Stellar Sunday Ride: Completed!

Great turn out! Sorry you weren't able to make it Teresa, the girls missed you. Welcome to the new riders. Hope you had a good ride.



See ya next… Continue

Added by DY on April 11, 2010 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

Another Sunny Saturday: Completed!

Great to See everyone out.



Things to Note(Group Safety):



1. Always check to make sure you check for yourself and move safely around a parked car or object. ie. Signal, Check for cars/other cyclists, and safely proceed around the obstacle. Don't assume it's… Continue

Added by DY on April 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Good Friday Race Photos

Hi Everybody,



Here are a few more photos from the race. I took some movies, but the quality isn't great for viewing on the site. I'll save them in case they're good for the end-of-season video.… Continue

Added by Alexx Hooper on April 6, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

First Monday Evening MTB ride

A small group - Jeff, Robert, Gord, and Peter - gathered for the first Monday evening BCC MTB ride. The weather was decidedly un-April like, and we had a nice time tackling the main Crothers' Wood trails between Pottery Road and Flemmington Park.

With Jeff's help, we've even scouted areas for beginners/skills sessions, as several people have indicated a desire for an "Introduction to MTB" session.

Hope to see more BCC'ers out for the next…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 5, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Super Sunday!

Thanks everyone that showed up! Hope you all had a great ride.



And for Peter for helping me out to… Continue

Added by DY on April 4, 2010 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Sunny Saturday Ride : Completed!

All Safe and Sound!



Thanks to all that helped me marshal and give tips to new riders. Much appreciated. I hope all of the new riders felt welcomed and had a good time. Guess we'll find out next week!



Warm welcome to Nick, Terri, Dan, Paula, Keriann, Cheryl, Lana, Liz and Kara.



Hope to see you all next… Continue

Added by DY on April 3, 2010 at 11:50am — 3 Comments

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