July 2009 Blog Posts (21)

Riders for The Storm!

It was an eventful night....Alex's Light fell off his handle bar and blew a spoke in his front wheel, Patryk's Rear wheel wanted to stay flat!



I left early but managed to hold 34km/h for 40kms with Jeff and Patryk. Boys, how was… Continue

Added by DY on July 28, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Little Ride in the Gatineaus

Paul and I visited family in Ottawa this weekend, and despite the fact that it poured rain the whole time - as it did here, I hear - we managed to pick the only 3 rain-free hours to do a lovely ride in the Gatineau Hills.



With a great map and tips from Mike H, we drove to the visitors' area at the start of the 22km loop up and around the Gatineaus. I had done this loop once before with Paul when I first got my bike a few years ago. It was a rather blurry bad memory - me straining to… Continue

Added by Alexx Hooper on July 27, 2009 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

A Kindness Note...

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an e-mail from another rider at the race......





On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 7:41 AM, scott enns wrote:



So there I was shivering from the cold rain under a tree as I waited for the start of the Provincial Road Race when one of your club members reached into her backpack and handed me her rain coat. At first I felt reluctant to take it out of sheer disbelief but a nano second later accepted her gracious offer. This kind gesture…
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Added by DY on July 27, 2009 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Rocked the Rattlesnake, Race Update: All Racers Safe and Sound!

Did Everyone have a good Ride?

THE PICS:



Glad to see everyone met up like planned! Nice to have things work out. Rob(Trish's Husband) and I drove to Burlington and Rode back to Marie Curtis for the Start. He had no idea what he was in for, let alone 120kms! Congrats for sticking it out and persevering! Glad to see our friends race in less than desirable conditions. Great effort and commitment. Michele, SS, 2K, Rob, "Mr. Nice Guy" went to spectate… Continue

Added by DY on July 26, 2009 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

Another Successful Saturday!

Added by DY on July 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

2009 ONTARIO PROVINCIAL ROAD RACE - Sunday July 26th 2009

Best of Luck to James, QB, Emile, Marc, Andrew , Mark and Jordan and Jamie on Sunday. A bunch of us have decided to support our friends by riding out there to Cheer them On!



Here is the Race Route: … Continue

Added by DY on July 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Jerseys/Jackets/Bibs Re-Order - Join the Group and Add your Wants.....See Link Below

Here is the Link to the Group: CLICK HERE

Thanks,

D.

Added by DY on July 23, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Can you Spot Lance?

Photo Courtesy of Sandra Levy(Taken with CrackberryTM)
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Added by DY on July 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Quiet After the Storm... 4 Strong

Distance - 70kms, Avg: 33km/h, Max: 57km/h Thanks Qb, You pulled a lot! 55km/h down Keele!

POST RIDE INTERVIEW.....

From…
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Added by DY on July 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

So we "Slayed the Snake!" Round 1: Completed

I was nice to finally get a chance to ride with some of my 'ol friends and also Wanie. Welcome to Pat and Bob! Hope you had a great ride! Enjoy the pics and video!



And the Video...

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Added by DY on July 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Big Wheel Success!

Thanks everyone for making an effort to come out to the event! Seemed like it was a success! This means that we will have to do another one real soon..... Stay… Continue

Added by DY on July 18, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

WTF! Ride Completed!

Thanks Mackie. So here were the final Stats:



Dst: 70kms+

AVG: 32km/h

Max: 61km/h



Paul, sorry you had to split.... Keep Coming out... It'll make you stronger! Qb had a flat at the intersection. Went back to help him so no post pick and post ride interview.:(





This Ride was a "Red Line" Ride for sure. Interval after interval....some long, some short, some hard, some not, some fast, some faster, some great cornering up and down… Continue

Added by DY on July 15, 2009 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Magic #: 35+ Beautiful and Sunny!

So the AVG for the 100kms was 29km/h - Crazy awesome! My max was 71km/h down Brock Rd.Great work done by all! Comments Welcome. This is after you get your nap in:-)



Enjoy the… Continue

Added by DY on July 12, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Sunny Saturday, then Crazy Rain!

Added by DY on July 12, 2009 at 4:25am — No Comments

Another Successful Beer Night!

Cheers,

Added by DY on July 12, 2009 at 4:24am — No Comments

Another Week of Goodwood? or... Rattlesnake Rumble?

Please cast your vote for Sunday's Ride....... as a comment to this post.

Added by DY on July 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Fastest Ride EVER!

So, you may ask, what makes this the fastest ride ever? Max: 66km/h on St. Phillips, NOT a downhill!, Avg: 32km/h Dst: 85kms+ IN THE CITY! Everyone was spent! Thanks to Andrew for setting the pace early! Enjoy the pics and video interview(post ride).…

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Added by DY on July 8, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

BCC Rider Notes Are Here! PLEASE READ.

Hey all,



Instead of making this blog post super long, I thought I would just place the rider notes in 2 Spots on the Site for quick reference later on. The BCC Rider Notes are located under the "About BCC" and "Members" Tabs on the Menu Bar.



I can't stress this enough....They are very important to read and should be read by all members planning on riding with the… Continue

Added by DY on July 6, 2009 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Safety/Etiquette & Rider Notes

Just a friendly Reminder....:)



RIDER NOTES: Click HERE



Cycling Safety and Etiquette

At this point in the season most of us are seeing real gains in our

fitness and are ignoring some of the basics.

ALL OF US: from seasoned racers to novice recreational riders,

benefit from brushing up on our basics.



Helmets are… Continue

Added by DY on July 6, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Goodwood or Bust!

Great turn out for a ride to the Goodwood Bakery today. Looked like 30 or so riders were out this morning, welcome to Hank who came out for his first Goodwood run. Hope to see you out again!

Michele, and Paul, glad you are both okay and hope that we'll see you guys out again soon!

Unfortunately, no video or on the go pics to share from today, but never fear, Dan will be back for next weekend's tour, and will have the full a/v experience for you. Til then, I took some photos of the… Continue

Added by Kerri on July 5, 2009 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

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