June 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Happy Canada Day! And to All the Racers at Chin Picnic!

Good luck, DK, Jamie, Marc, and Gordo!



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Added by DY on June 30, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

The Power of Positive Thinking...

When we get 25+ people out at 6AM on a Sunday, the weather gods know we're serious about cycling! Rain held off for the 75km group. Fun times!





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Added by DY on June 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

What a Beautiful Morning!

Nice to see so many new faces! Warm welcome to Keane, Michael, Sean, and Salim. Hope you all had a great ride:)_



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Added by DY on June 27, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Last Sunday marked quite a milestone for me....yes believe it or not, it was our one year anniversary! It was a year ago Sunday that I first set out on my hybrid to meet the group at Tim Horton's on Birchmount for what turned out to be the first of many rides with the BCC.



I still remember rolling up to the intersection of Vic Park and Gerrard, where I met Arn. He said that I looked like I was setting out for a long ride and when I told him where I was going, he smiled and said that… Continue

Added by Kerri on June 24, 2009 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Hot Summer Night! 12 Strong!

So we had 2 Newbies with us tonight: Dex and Bob. Welcome, I'm sure you'll be back.



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Added by DY on June 24, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

RETURN OF MUD MAN - 24hour MTB race report

17km, no 15 km, no 13 km of more fun in the muck that Mom and Dad would ever let me have.



My partner from work (not Melani) and I have done race this every year for the last 12 years. The goals are not too lofty - we want to have fun, remain friends and not finish last. We have done it as a 6 man corporate team, 5 man age group team a bunch of times, tag teams twice. Most years we have some challenges to overcome, a little rain, maybe the lights don't last thru a night lap, maybe a… Continue

Added by Jeff N on June 22, 2009 at 4:55pm — 4 Comments

Amazing Father's Day - Wicked Weather, Perfect People!

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Added by DY on June 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

If At First, You Succeed, Tri Tri Again! Guelph Lake Tri

The mere fact that you are reading this now, means that I am back home, safe and sound, and am not still floating around in Guelph Lake! Let me tell you the story of my first Sprint Tri.... I can remember watching tv footage of Ironman competitions in Hawaii, and as I would watch the exhausted but triumphant participants crossing the finish line, I always thought that it would be SO cool to do a triathalon....only one thing stood in my way. A long-standing fear of the water, and as a result, an… Continue

Added by Kerri on June 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Race Across America

Our local guy Peter Oyler is currently in 3rd place after 4 check points and 294 miles. Way to go Peter.

This race is from Pacific to Atlantic, approximately 3000 miles and the winner will complete in around 8 days.

Think about our group rides, the fast group goes 30 to 32 kph average for 100km, Peter and the two ahead of him rode the thru the first 300m (480km) at an average speed around 20mph (32kph). AMAZING!

Oh yah, the clock keeps going when he stops.



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Added by Jeff N on June 19, 2009 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Magic #: 10 - Beautiful Night!

Thanks to all for a safe ride. Will be switching up the route next week, stay tuned! Cheers, D.



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Added by DY on June 17, 2009 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

We Came, We Rode, We Intend To Conquer! The Ride to Conquer Cancer 2009

What an awesome weekend for a bike ride! I feel very fortunate to have been able to participate once again in the Ride to Conquer Cancer this year. Looking at two days of sun and NO RAIN, I was looking forward to this event all week.

Day One started off rather uneventfully - donning the ride's trademark yellow jersey (the only time I figure that I'll be wearing a yellow jersey!) and joining the other 3,000+ riders taking part in this year's event.

I was happy to see some BCCers as I… Continue

Added by Kerri on June 14, 2009 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Huge Turn Out! Wonderful Morning!

Hey all, Hope you all had a great ride! Sorry to Mark B., Mr. Fantastic, and Jaysam. We waited for you a few times, thought you turned back. Thanks to Will for the support and Latte! Great to see so many new faces - hope you all had a good experience!



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Added by DY on June 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Magic #: 24 Beautiful Saturday Morning!

Hope all the RTCC Riders have a great ride today! Nice to see so many of you out on the Sat Mornings! Enjoy the Pics and… Continue

Added by DY on June 13, 2009 at 9:25am — No Comments

Nomination for the True Grit and Courage Award

Some hardcore BCC riders did the Ottawa/Kingston ride on the weekend: James, myself, Arn, Mike and Kevin. This was my first time.



If you are unfamiliar with this ride it starts in Ottawa on Saturday and you ride 177K distance to Kingston, spend the night and then ride back again the next day. The route has very few stops on mostly nice country roads with more than a few hills on the back end near Kingston. One very long and steep downhill on route awaits you as a very painful climb… Continue

Added by Steve Wolowich on June 10, 2009 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments

Magic #:8 - Little Windy, but Fast Nevertheless

Another Fast Ride - Always… Continue

Added by DY on June 10, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

2009 Jerseys/Bibs/Jackets ETA: EARLY JULY......Final Commitment Needed.

Hey All,



Fred Roberts is helping with this process again. Thanks Fred!



Here is what is available:



The Pricing/Color will be dependent on the Numbers(Min 12 Units Per Colorway, Even a Pink BCC Kit(Breast Cancer Awareness)) I can commit to. As it stands now:…



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Added by DY on June 9, 2009 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

CALLING ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS

Anyone interested in being on my 24hr mountain bike relay team?

Currently we have 3 guys for a 5 person team for the 24hrs of Summer Solstice at Albion Hills - Saturday June 20 noon to Sunday June 21 noon. This is relay race on a 17km trail with a mix of single track and double track. Do a lap, pass the chip, wait for your next turn and go again. You should be an experienced trail rider and enjoy having fun, and yes we do ride in the woods at night.



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Added by Jeff N on June 8, 2009 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Ride for Heart: Synopsis

Hey all,

Rolled out from Tims at 6AM. Headed over and had about 10-12 people show up. Good ride. Peter and Steve did you end up catching the main group? Olga, First 75kms , eh? Jane, after a reposition you'll be out on Tuesday Nights! Jeff, hope you and Mel had a good time! How did the Stouffville Ride go?

Hope everyone had a safe and fun ride. Forgot my Mem Card for my camera - Francis has the pics.... will follow.

Cheers,

D.

Added by DY on June 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Ride for Heart: Sunday June 7th 2009 - Meet @ 5:45 Tim Hortons Lakeshore/Leslie

Hey all,



If you would like to come out and help support Heart and Stroke and ride the DVP and Gardiner then Here is the link to Sign Up: BCC RIDE for Heart Group



When: Meet @ 5:45am at Tim Hortons Lakeshore/Leslie - We'll ride over.....Slowly....Gotta be in Line by 6:15AM - START is… Continue

Added by DY on June 6, 2009 at 6:16pm — 5 Comments

Sunny Magic #18

Hope you all had a great… Continue

Added by DY on June 6, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

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