June 2012 Blog Posts (20)

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Mike, Jake, Greg, Nelson, and the rest of the folks at Cycle…

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Added by Mike Nyby on June 30, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Mountain Bike Race Report - 24hr of Summer Solstice

This was the 15th running of the biggest 24hr mountain bike event in North America.  Organized by Chico and held at Albion Hills Conservation Area, just north of Bolton. 

As it happens a work friend and I have done all 15 of them.   The race is a relay format going from Saturday at 12pm and last lap starts before 12pm Sunday and across the finish before 1pm Sunday.

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Added by Jeff N on June 30, 2012 at 12:33pm — 8 Comments

Hot and Humid Hillicious Ride

Wow, that was a sweatfest!  Tough night with the weather conditions, but lots of people out - guess there was some pre-Beer Night calorie burning going on!

 

 

Kept it a bit short this week - some other event was going on this week on Thursday eveing...   Thanks to Jodie F. for suggesting a loop ride on the way back so we could get in a double sprint!

 

The sprint was looking good, but I'm not sure we had a clear sprint winner this week.…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 29, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Tuesday in the Wind

Another nice turnout. A little slower average pace due to the big north wind, but good pulls on the front kept us moving.  We can overcome the wind, but still need to find a way to turn lights green! 

Fun descent as a group on Norfinch - fast - fast - fast. Love the big grin by Jamie at the bottom of Russell Hill-Boulton.  Topped off with fast down Rosedale Valley Rd and the sprint up River. 

Hope everyone had a good time, I know I did.

 

Any thoughts on the start…

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Added by Jeff N on June 27, 2012 at 9:06am — 10 Comments

Hairshirt 2012 - Mission Accomplished

Well, once again we decided to tackle the Hairshirt.  James had mentioned to us early in the year that he was thinking of doing it again and with the fun we had last year on the ride, we decided to go for it also.  As the day neared, we started to count up the number of long rides that we'd been on so…

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Added by Kerri on June 26, 2012 at 11:27am — 8 Comments

The weak link – a Rookie's account of the Hairshirt ride

What happens when you have been watching RAAM and RAW unfold, cheering on the 4 women from WattsUp as they manage to finish 2nd of 7 teams (4 of which DNF’d) and crewed by our very own James Young (also a hairshirt rider)? When you are silently cheering on Canadian Jason "hammer" Lane as he tries to finish his first RAAM solo after getting hit by a car on day 3? When you read The United States of Delirium in one day? You start to romanticize about the notion of long rides. Type…

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Added by qb on June 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Nice Ironman 2012

Mission accomplished, I can say now that I am an Ironman!

The marathon at the end wasn't very pretty but the other parts went well.

No need to describe the difficulties of the race, QB did an excellent job last year and you can always read his blog.

The day started well with a calm and warm…

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Added by Charles Robba on June 25, 2012 at 2:59am — 16 Comments

Ironman Nice

Congrats to Charles!

looks like a strong finish...stress fracture and all...only wish I could have followed along but was in Welland doing the 1/2 iron disatance with Jason, Pat and brooke (who all did very well in their own right...

here is charles stats for the day...I'm sure we'll hear the story soon

times listed are

swim, bike, run, overall, div placement and overall!!…

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Added by Jodie Ferneyhough on June 24, 2012 at 9:37pm — 3 Comments

"The Original" Turbo Tuesday Route: Completed

Super fast, some strong riders out there... 40km/h+ Riding Speed up Royal York!  Glad to be back!  Till next week.  Comments…

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Added by DY on June 20, 2012 at 9:50am — 8 Comments

Father's Day Sunday Ride...

Hey all, great turnout for the ride.  Sorry for some map/route problems.... will be fixed for next week:-)



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Added by DY on June 17, 2012 at 11:07am — 7 Comments

Super Sunny Saturday Ride...Father's Day Weekend

Hope everyone had a great ride!  Please post your comments and concerns. …

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Added by DY on June 17, 2012 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

Jumpshots Beer Night

Thank you Margaret for a great night!  I think we all enjoyed jumping with or without our bikes.  You were great in getting "the kid" out of us.  Nice to see everyone having fun and laughing so much!  Definitely have to do it again sometime.  Here are the Pics - if you would like the Hi-Res Versions, Please Contact Margaret @…

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Added by DY on June 15, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Rideau Lakes 2012

Rideau Lakes ride is an annual event organized by the Ottawa Cycling Club.  2 day event with and overnight stay in the student residences at Queens in Kingston.  I think there are 2000 riders!  The start is spread over a number of hours, and riding is generally in single or double lines of small groups.…

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Added by Jeff N on June 11, 2012 at 9:39am — 10 Comments

Informal Sunday Ride to Pickering...

I'm still in recovery mode and a bunch of others wanted to get a ride in from Grinder starting @ 8AM today.  Here is the link if you don`t already know:http://beachescyclingclub.ning.com/group/2011informalgrouprides



We were a group of 10 riders, Mainly women, except for Jason and Alex and I.  Overall great day for a ride, about 60kms in distance with an average…

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Added by DY on June 10, 2012 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Major Mac to Kleinburg + Loop

Hey, where was everybody? I waited at Major Mac and Leslie until 7:40 and figured either everybody took a different route or something! Anyway, it was probably just as well I did the loop alone, no one was there to hear my darn bike creaking! It's driving me nuts and I can't figure out where it's coming from. These darn carbon bikes (whine, whine) are like guitars, they resonate with every little noise!

Anyway, here are my stats: …

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Added by DRU on June 10, 2012 at 5:12pm — 5 Comments

Sketchy KW Classic Race Completed

This morning Jim Weir and I lined up for the M3 start of the Kitchener-Waterloo Classic road race as the BCC standard bearers.  (A number of other BCC members are racing, but not under our club colours - boo, hiss).  I was even rocking our brand new kit!

 

 

The KW Classic has been part of the O-Cup road series for 25 years, and features a fast, semi-closed loop that is a shade under 5 km.  The finish is preceded by a…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 10, 2012 at 12:36pm — 10 Comments

It didn`t Rain...

Great group, glad to be…

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Added by DY on June 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Thursday Hillicious Road Trip

This week's hills included Beechwood Drive (shorter than Brimley, but surprisingly steep for short sections) and Pottery Road.  Our alternate route really didn`t allow for sprints - the closest we came was when I charged up the Rosedale Valley Road hill in the big ring (a fairly moderate grade) and dared someone to pass me.  (No one did, but that was probably more because of traffic than the pace. Oh well...)

 

 

A brief shower prompted me to cut the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 7, 2012 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Sunday June3 - BCC to Klienburg Plus

Nice to ride with all these keeners again this week.

Me, Dru, Charles, James, Ian, Dave O for the extra loop, Cristina, Roy, Kevin, Gord B, Mike, Jake to Klienburg, and Mohamed who turned back early.   Notably absent - you know who you are!

Oops, forgot a start of ride photo, but, here is the group that did the extra loop. …

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Added by Jeff N on June 4, 2012 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Attention Rideau Lakes riders

1 week to go!

Keep the fingers crossed for good weather, and maybe we will get 2 days of great weather to go along with the great riding!

 

Friday night dinner in Ottawa - meet at PUB ITALIA for pasta to make you fasta  (How about 7pm?)

 

Saturday

6:00am breakfast and registered at 6:30,

6:30 registration at the start

6:45 and 7:00am gather for a photo

and a 7:00am roll out. 

Saturday night after dinner at a local brew pub…

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Added by Jeff N on June 1, 2012 at 2:50pm — 9 Comments

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