What do you know, I am at the start line of this 24hour mountain bike relay race, amongst 300 people, I look around, and beside me is a guy looking sharp in a BCC jersey! Trevor Doyle was there doing a 2 person relay as well!
Congratulations to Trevor and his partner, they had an excellent race and placed third with 18 laps!
The course was rolling terrain with a mix of double track compacted trails, and mucky, twisty, energy sapping single track. My partner had to be…
Jodie and I were the only BCCers in this race with Brooke cheering and working the camera (thanks sweetie). This was a largely flat race with a two kilometre swim in the Welland canal, a 90k out and back ride, and a 21k run along the paths beside the canal.
Jodie's race was going great through the swim and bike. He came out of the water in…
So... not too sure what happened to the other BCCers who said they were going to come out for the double century hairshirt classic yesterday, but you missed an interesting ride. For the most part, the day was actually pretty nice for riding - got a little steamy over the lunch hour but not too bad. I hooked up with three folks from Butterfield & Robinson - a company that plans cycling trips around the world - which is kind of cool, and we kept a pretty decent pace for the ride, finishing…
Another fine Monday night of mountain biking with the regulars... and Thi, who we hope is a regular after 2 weeks now!
The posse consisted of Jeff, Mel (who experienced work-guilt and had to go home and work half an hour into the ride :( ), Robert, Charlotte, Evan "Grizzly Adams" Glazier (who did his own bike repairs with a stick), Thi, Trish, and My own self.
We did many of the usual trails, and a couple of new ones. The braver folks did some riding over wooden bridges and… Continue
Trish and I went out today at 6am and did the Pickering route - gorgeous, and I don't think we saw another soul until we reached the end point at Frenchman's Bay - lots of critters and bunnies though. We had a wonderful ride.
On our way back, we came through the Guild, and passed a group of a dozen cyclists stopped at the plaza in the guild (Various jerseys, including one Dark Horse Flyers and one Jet Feul Jersey). We waved and called out "Good Morning"... we got one slightly raised… Continue
First of all, congrats to all the BCCers who competed at Guelph over the weekend. Jodie had a rough swim but busted out a really impressive ride in extremely windy conditions and ended up 9th out of 76 men in his age group. I guess the new bike fit and all that riding with the BCC is really paying dividends. Great job Jodie. Matt Leitch ended up in the top third of his age group as well with a strong performance. Henna, thanks for the cheers. Sorry I didn't get any photos of you guys after…
It was a small group tonight, but fun! Jeff led the parade, with Mel, Me and newcomers Liz and Thi.
We did some skills, including the first stab at bunny hopping (which it turned out that we needed - we forgot to cover the part about when you bunny hop the log and land in the mudpile on the other side though...). Liz and Thi kept up like pros, though and they didn't miss a beat! Great job, you guys! Hope you had a fabulous time, and we hope to see you again next week! Thi, maybe you… Continue
Last season Jamie mentioned this O-Cup race to me as a good one to try for my first time out. I was riding in the RTCC the same weekend, so unable to try it, but did keep it in the back of my mind on a future "to do" list.
Fortunately this year my schedule was open on Sunday, so l made the decision late on Thursday to go for it, and registered to race. Felt exciting at first followed by a bit of a yikes as I realized what I had just done.
Today was fun! And for the most part, a good safe race for all. Here's the condensed highlights:
Kerri tried her first O-Cup race and went out with the intention of trying to hang on at the back of the ladies' peloton... Kerri, 4th place is NOT hanging on. Just think: you could have had third place had you realized that the dingling bell meant that it was the last lap! I'll let you tell the story...
Emile snuck to the front, and then did the most… Continue
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.
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.
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.
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.
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.