April 2011 Blog Posts (17)

A nice little post I found...

I just read this entry on Red Kite Prayer and loved it. Thought it was worth putting up here.

Check it out...

http://redkiteprayer.com/?p=5226

Added by Paul van Dongen on April 27, 2011 at 5:28pm — 2 Comments

Hell of the North

So, no pictures to go with this report, sorry. But who (other than maybe Peter Sutton) could hold on to a camera over this terrain anyway!

It was a great day on the bike. Alex S., Jorge C. (DH) and I got up early and piled into the truck fully expecting to arrive early for the start, turns out we made it up to Cedar Beach Resort on the north shore of Musselman's Lake in record time and just hung out getting cold for an hour and a half... About 60 people finally showed up for the…

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Added by DRU on April 24, 2011 at 5:31pm — 6 Comments

Sunday Ride Complete.



Hope everyone had a good… Continue

Added by DY on April 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Super Soggy, Foggy, just plain ol Cold Saturday Ride & Good luck to the Riders Doing "Hell of the North"!

So I figured I'd show up to Grinder to see if there are other hardcore riders, and sure enough, there were.  I think it was six in total.  Got to the point where we all mutually decided it was just to cold and really couldn't see in front of us, and headed back.  All in all, glad I made it out for the pre-ride :-)  Till Sunday... 

 

BTW, Good luck to the riders doing"Hell of the North".  I think it's Dru…

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Added by DY on April 23, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Evan Glazer Good Friday

Anyone thinking of a ride on Friday morning?  I'd like to get in a 2-3 hour spin if possible.

Added by Evan Glazer on April 21, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Good Friday Road Race - BCC Team Support, who's in?

Hey All,

A bunch of us go every year to cheer on our BCC Racers.  It's a great way to spend your morning, if not riding.  It makes a huge impact on racing moral when there is support at a race.

 

Here are the details.…

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Added by DY on April 19, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Congrats to All that Raced this Weekend!

I know I failed to mentioned the Paris to Ancaster Race.  There was a relatively large BCC contingent that participated in the Race, results here: http://www.parisancaster.com/Results/P2A2011/P2A2011results60k.htm

 

Here is the List and if I forgot anyone, Please let me know:

 

Chris McQuillan, David Shedd, David Ogilvie, Tom Chapman, Alex Stephan, Don Gilroy &…

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Added by DY on April 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

6 keen souls brave the wind and snow!

Alan, Bob, Christian, Peter, Scott and I carried the BCC flag up Warden.  Welcome back to Alan, and nice to meet you Bob.   After a send off from Evan, Dan and Lana, who chose warm coffee instead of the ride, we headed N up Warden.  The road started dry, light snow flurries but not enough to even dampen the road.  By the 401 a little dampness on the road, by 14th ave, snowing…

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Added by Jeff N on April 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

10 Weeks and a Day

It was just over 6 months ago that I set my sights on Ironman France. Now time is passing rapidly as I look at only 2.5 months left until race day. Training has continued to be solid although it is always difficult to figure out exactly where you are without having any races to benchmark. If New Orleans is any indication, I am behind on running  relative to 2009 IM Canada, when I set my PB marathon in Mississauga.  Yet from a training perspective, I am feeling stronger on the run than I ever…

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Added by qb on April 16, 2011 at 8:38pm — 6 Comments

Good Luck at Calabogie BCC Race Team!

Hey all,

 

We have some riders from the club racing this Sunday in Calabogie.  Details here: http://www.cyclelogikracing.com/classic.cfm

 

Join me in wishing them a safe and successful race!

 

Cheers,

 

Dan.…

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Added by DY on April 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Saturday Ride Canceled. See you next week.

Rain is not going to let up.  We will have many more better days.  Its early in the season.  Stay warm, stay dry.

 

If you plan on going out, be safe.

 

D.

Added by DY on April 16, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Whoo Hoo! First day without booties, yesterday!

Who's as stoked as me? Discuss.

Added by DRU on April 15, 2011 at 8:25am — 7 Comments

Soggy Sunday Completed - Great Turn Out for an Undecided Weather Day.

Hey All,



Pictures and Video Below:



Warm welcome to all the new riders that joined us for a ride today. Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable session with your respective ride groups.  Brian, Joel, didn't get a chance to chit chat. Hope you two had a good ride.



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Added by DY on April 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Sunny Saturday Ride - Great Turn Out!

Hey all,

Here are the pics:

Welcome to all the new riders. Our skills group did an awesome job staying together and keeping the pace lines tight and predictable. Hope everyone had a safe ride.

Below are things that I feel are important reminders and need to be adhered to by the group as a whole. Please Read.

Thanks. D.



Re: Riding Safely



1. Riders must ride a tight…

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Added by DY on April 9, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

First SUNDAY Ride: Completed!

Hey All,

Here are the pics and video:

Welcome to all the new riders. Hope everyone had a safe ride. Below are things that I feel are important reminders and need to be adhered to by the group as a whole. Please Read. Thanks. D.



Re: Riding Safely



1. Riders must ride a tight double paceline or single file when traffic, common sense or the road dictate. (No riding way out…

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Added by DY on April 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

First Saturday Ride of the Season: Completed!

Hey all,

 

Here are the pics:

 

Hope you all had a good ride today. Warm welcome to all the new riders.  Hope you had a great first experience with the BCC.

 

Received an e-mail from a neighbour:

 

Hi

 

It's great to see your group out on the roads again enjoying the warm weather.  I'd like to ask a favour of your group please - when you are out on roads such as Guildwood Parkway,…

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Added by DY on April 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Spring Tune Up, Awareness, Abreviated Rider Notes

Hey All,

Paul found this article: CLICK HERE

On That Note: Abreviated Rider NOTES, see Below.



Cycling is a sport that you can enjoy alone or in a group. Riding safely in a group requires adherence to certain rules and skills.…

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Added by DY on April 1, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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