July 2011 Blog Posts (23)

Super Soaker Sunday Ride...





Hope you all had an enjoyable ride. I heard that it really came down.  I short turned with Emile and Tim at Warden and Vandorf.  Sounds like everyone made it back safely:-), some a little more dry than others.  Comments welcome.  Next week we "Slay the…

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Added by DY on July 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Another Sunny Saturday... Gotta luv 'em.





Wow... big group today almost 50 riders.  Hope you all had a good ride on the route you chose.  Till next… Continue

Added by DY on July 30, 2011 at 12:06pm — 3 Comments

Muggy Thursday Night

A very, very humid evening - perfect for Brimley hill repeats, followed by quick dashes down (and up, of course) Meadowcliffe and Bethune. 

 

 

Quote of the night:  "Ouch.  Now I know why you call these rides…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 29, 2011 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

No Ordinary Tuesday Night...



Welcome to all the new riders out, and willing to punish yourselves.  I say this because the ride itself(from all the posts etc. can be quite intimidating).  Congrats to all the new riders that committed.  Tim, hope you're feeling ok. Thanks Brian for helping out.  Very nice to see ratio of guys to girls is evening out!  Thanks everyone for being safe whilst pushing your limits.  Even though it hurts, you feel good after, and that's what Tuesday Night Rides are all… Continue

Added by DY on July 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

That... Was... Awesome!



Another stellar ride.  Great group communication and nice to finally ride with you Dru and James!  People working hard, and keeping the pace lines tight!  Great riding today....way to keep it real!  Our average ended up just shy of 33kph for the 120kms(pic of my garmin is @ the coffee shop).  Kerri, great riding!  Keep this up and you'll be winning races next year! Next week is the last Simcoe ride and then we "Slay the Snake" in August.  Cheers,… Continue

Added by DY on July 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

A well attended Social Saturday...

Warm welcome to all the new riders! Hope you had a good time.  Also, nice to see some people I haven't seen in a while.  Good luck to those that are racing tomorrow and in the next coming weeks!  Till next…

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Added by DY on July 23, 2011 at 12:47pm — 4 Comments

From France...Courtesy of BCC Rider Lou Montana

Climbed 3000 feet vertical from Briancon today . 45 minutes after this photo was taken a blizzard came through. Luckily we had a bus to take us down.





The Col d'Izoard is frequently on the route of the Tour de France . It is classified as an…

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Added by DY on July 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

You drank how much water ?!?

Poor attendance for the Monday MTB ride, but it was stinking hot, hot, hot.  Guess some people have more sense than others.. 

 

Over my 1h 10min ride, I drank all the water in my 2L Camelbak and a 24oz bottle.  And even more when I staggered through the door at home.

 

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 19, 2011 at 6:05am — 3 Comments

What a Scorcher!



The morning was beautiful!  We met at Elgin and Leslie and had a group of 7 heading up for Lake Simcoe. It all started when I initiated a sprint(surprised?) as we were getting close to the lake & Dave B and Joe followed.. then it happened!  Dave's rear derailleur made it's way into his wheel and exploded.  We manage to fix it with a chain break tool and a power link - converted to single speed McGyver styles and he rode up and back in one gear.  20-1 as Dave would…

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Added by DY on July 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

What an Amazing Day for a Ride...



I kinda went crazy with the pics today.  Really funny sequence of shots of Paul running to get in the picture last minute:-)  The sequence is pretty hilarious!  I counted 46 riders in our group.  Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable ride.  Our Pickering group had great cohesion and split into a faster and slower group on the way back.  Nice to meet all the new riders.  Have a great day and don't forget to enjoy the… Continue

Added by DY on July 16, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Hillicious Ride #11

What a beautiful summer evening!  Perfect time to go and hurt oneself on the hills...  A few pictures of the group are below - some latecomers missed the photo ops, unfortunately.  (Yep, 6:30pm rolling start means we leave at 6:30pm!)

 

 

Jason had a video camera strapped to his head.  Heard rumour that he had it on for quite a bit, even sitting on my wheel while I made my sixth ascent?  (Bet there's some ugliness on that video!)  Hopefully he'll upload…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 15, 2011 at 9:44am — 2 Comments

Patryk Biegalski Cycling/Hiking Beautiful Vermont

Well, Brooke and I were back in Vermont the past week and did some great cycling and hiking. As it was supposed to rain on our first day there I decided to do a run instead of a ride. I ran up the road a bit from our campground which is located at the foot of the highest mountain in Vermont and then headed up a hiking trail to the top of a lesser mountain. I have to admit that I didn't run the whole…

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Added by Patryk Biegalski on July 13, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Rhode Island 70.3 - Podium

While she is too modest to brag, another of our BCC mates - Jessica Campbell -  stepped up to the podium this past weekend. She finished 3rd in her age group with a 5:13:37 over the half ironman distance, just 2 mins 15 secs behind the winner and only 11 seconds out of second place!!! As impressive, she finished 30th overall against 503 female competitors! She had a blistering bike of 2:47:34, second fastest of her group of 44 finishers. another Canadian woman won the race, 27 year old…

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Added by qb on July 13, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Wind.... what wind?



Forgot to take a picture at the start.  As we got going, I tried to keep the pace sane at just under 40kph(think we had a tail wind).  Going up Midland, we maintained the 40kph+ Riding speed into the wind.  It was fast!.  3 Sprints and a 4 lap Crit later my stats were 55kms, Avg of 30kph(which is no representation of "ride speed" btw), and a Max of 67kpm on the Danforth sprint(had a little help).  What a way to get back into riding after a week of eating lots of…

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Added by DY on July 13, 2011 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Pedal 100 Niagara Ride on August 14th

All,

If you did the Becel Ride for Heart this year, you may have recently received an e-mail for this event called the Pedal 100 on August 14th.   Here's the link http://secure.heartandstroke.ca/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=481960 and it looks like it could be a really nice ride in wine country.  It is fully supported and there are 30, 60, 100 and 160km routes to choose from.   Registration is…

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Added by Dave Adams on July 12, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Super Social Saturday

It was sure awesome weather.  Thanks to Jon and Brian for leading a couple groups.

As planned our bunch stuck to a moderate pace to Stouffville.  45km up at 24 average, 40km back with 27 average, downhill with a tail wind home is sure sweet!  Congrats to the those making it to Stouffville for the first time (Melani, Laura,...)

Hope everyone had as much…

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Added by Jeff N on July 11, 2011 at 8:55am — 7 Comments

Hillicious Ride #10

A short ride this week; seems a bunch of us had plans for later in the evening...

 

 

Only four pictures - camera battery died :(  No pictures of Beer Night as a result.

 

Thanks for coming out,…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 8, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Speeeeedy Tuesday!

Kerri, Steve, Alex, Jody, Mohamed and I made it out for another evening ride.   

Up to the secret criterium loop for a few laps then back. 

Welcome to Jody, and Mohamed out for their first Tuesday rides.

 

Awesome that the sun sets so late, we really didn't need the lights until coming back along Kingston Rd.

We rode easy to Kingston Rd, then the pace picked up on the uphill beside Variety Village and didn't slow. (except for the occasional red…

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Added by Jeff N on July 6, 2011 at 12:55pm — 8 Comments

Marvellous Monday Night MTB Ride!

The daytime heat noticeable abated during our regular Monday night MTB ride.  Thanks to Jeff, Trish, and Roger for joining me.

 

 

Finally figured (sort of) what I've been doing wrong with the GoPro camera.  Turns out, my SD card was not rated "high" enough - whatever that means - to take video.  I stuck to picture mode this week, however, I've got a new SD card and will try to figure everything out to grab some video next week. 

 

Bonus: …

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 5, 2011 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Mr. Fantastic makes a splash at the 2011 Canadian Road National Championship race!

One hundred and thirty four Master B (40 - 49 year old) racers lined up on Sunday afternoon to vie for the 2011 National Master road race championship on an incredibly hot and sunny Burlington course. 

 

BCC was represented by three riders - myself, Peter Skalenda, and Steve Fantaske.  The race would prove to be incredibly gruelling, at a distance of 113 km with over 1100 m of climbing.  Add in temperatures well over 30 degrees (with a humidex pushing close to…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 4, 2011 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

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