July 2012 Blog Posts (24)

TransRockies 2012 -- Day 3 -- Final Stage of the TR3

We had another mass start this morning from where we ended the previous day at Fernie Alpine Resort.  Out of the gate, we were climbing, and it almost did not stop all day.  The first climb was a modest grade of 5-6% for about 30 minutes up a fire road to the top of the ski resort followed by a gnarly downhill before a very steep climb to the highest point for the day.  A long decent into the valley, creek crossings and then back up and around the final ridge and peak followed, where we…


Added by Gordon Bogden on July 31, 2012 at 2:44pm — 4 Comments

TransRockies 2012 -- Day 2

A mass start this morning welcomed all riders, though some found the adventure of Day 1 too much and opted out from continuing (apparently this happens every year).  The peloton was escorted out of the town of Fernie by an antique fire truck for the first 1.5km along the highway to the power line road, the site of our first of many climbs of the day.  I seeded myself toward…


Added by Gordon Bogden on July 29, 2012 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

TransRockies 2012 -- Day 1 -- Fernie Time Trial

Well I am humbled.  Having ridden single mountain track in Chamonix, Zermatt, Whistler, Colorado and Mt. Tremblant, I thought that I had encountered tough climbs before, but Fernie has some of the most technical climbs (and descents) that I have encountered anywhere.  What differentiates it?  Roots.  They are everywhere.  They almost seem to jump out at you, especially around switchbacks.  Anyway, in keeping with TransRockies tradition, today’s stage was a time trail to basically “set the…


Added by Gordon Bogden on July 28, 2012 at 11:07pm — 3 Comments

Cobourg Olympic Distance MultiSport Series Tri - BCC Represents!

Nice to See Patryk, Jason, Nick and Terri at the…


Added by DY on July 28, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Another Social Saturday Ride: Completed!

Lots of new faces... hope you all had a good ride!

Till Next…


Added by DY on July 28, 2012 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

TransRockies 2012 -- Pre-Race Day

Well I am here in Fernie, B.C. still questioning what I am doing.  Coming from that mountain biking Mecca of Toronto, am I prepared for a three-day mountain biking stage race that has 4,900 metres of elevation gain over 92 km that includes 79% trail riding, with 58% single track to boot?   After months of multiple hill repeats on Brimley, the Bayview Extension, Loblaws Hill, “Hospital” Hill behind Sunnybrook, complemented by umpteen laps of the Don, Albion Hills, and Hardwood Hills, I guess…


Added by Gordon Bogden on July 27, 2012 at 11:56pm — 5 Comments

Fantastic France 2012

Can you imagine - 2 weeks of warm days, smooth roads, nice scenery, no cars, great food, great company.  Can't imagine , just see some photos from our trip to France.

It was great to spend time in one location and fall into a vacation rythmn of morning rides, coffee breaks with cafe elonger, cafe grand creme, chausson au pomme, pain au chocolat, market shopping for lunch and dinner, awesome wines from the cellar, gourmet dinners.  Our location was Chateauneuf…


Added by Jeff N on July 27, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Thursday Hillicious Ride: Look, Ma - no rain!

Well, the precipitation failed to materialize but the threat of rain seems to have driven away the crowds this week.



Mohamed Eltorki and Alex Herceq met me at the designated start point and we rolled over to Brimley where Dave Shedd joined us.  Brimley may not quite measure up to Mt. Ventoux, but there are still some 13% grade sections that will get the legs burning (at least for a short period). 


After a few trips up and down…


Added by Peter Sutton on July 26, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Patryk Biegalski Toronto Triathlon Festival

Well, Toronto was host to a rather big time triathlon today as 1200 racers participated in the Olympic and Sprint tris and the duathlon. The BCC was well represented as Jason Charette, Jodie F, Charles, David Shedd, Jessica Campbell and I took on the Olympic distance while, Bob Lesser, Melanie Sakowski, and Brooke rocked the sprint.

The swim was held in the calm waters of the Ontario Place marina which made for fast swim times. After some drafting (it's legal in the water) I came out with… Continue

Added by Patryk Biegalski on July 22, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

So, who did 21 Brimleys yesterday?

We did!

All six of us slayed la bête, le géant de Provence, yesterday. Thought it only too appropriate to do it on a Hillicious Thursday, although to call Le Mont Ventoux a 'hill' tends to understate its hugeness. Here's some photo evidence……


Added by Paul van Dongen on July 20, 2012 at 9:39am — 15 Comments

Birthday Hillicious Ride!

Nice to see everyone out!  The forecasted rain never really materialized, so we had a lovely time on the hills!


And yes, it really was my birthday.  My present?  A brand new Garmin Edge 500 computer.  And boy, can it do some neat stuff!




Sprint points this week to Jamie - though I think the TT bike may be a bit of an unfair…


Added by Peter Sutton on July 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Race Report - Jim Weir takes 11th at 2012 Ontario Provinicial Championship Road Race!!!

A big congratulations to Jim Weir for taking 11th place in the Master B 2012 Ontario Provinicial Championship Road Race on Sunday!

Jim lined up along with Quentin Broad and myself for what promised to be a fairly epic road race - long, fast straight-aways; a long slightly twisty 2 km descent; some small rolling hills; and a long grinder of a…


Added by Peter Sutton on July 16, 2012 at 9:42am — 6 Comments

2012 Horseshoe Centurion - Pics and Results Link

I had the opportunity of being at the event(support van & Manufacturing booth).  Overall another great event by Centurion, great route and everyone made it in before the thunder and lightning!  Bunch of BCC'ers(about 10) were there, maybe next year we do this as a club event as well as the collingwood one, coming up....

Here are the results:…


Added by DY on July 16, 2012 at 7:08am — 1 Comment

2012 Ontario Provincials Road Race...

Good luck to the BCC riders who will be participating in this Sunday's 2012 Ontario Provincial Road Race Championships in the Holland Marsh!


Quentin Broad, Peter Sutton, and Jim Weir are lining up under BCC colours for the Masters B age category race at 11:00am.  BCC club member Leslie Horn will be racing in the women's Master race at 8:30am, although not as a BCC team member.


The Provincial Championships will feature entertainment, food services, and an expo area for… Continue

Added by DY on July 13, 2012 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments

Another Hot 'N Humid Hillicious ride...

Well, it wasn't quite as bad as the two previous weeks, but it certainly was hard, hard work tonight!



Smaller crowd, as some of our regulars are racing in BC and…


Added by Peter Sutton on July 12, 2012 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

Whitby Wrangler all wrapped up...

Sorry, no pictures this week (forgot my camera). 


Another super speedy Sunday ride this week.  Unlike last week, however, the 100 km group elected to let the 120 km group start ahead of them; no pressure to try and keep pace, I guess. 


I have no data, stats or anything else, since my fabulous 1990's technology bike computer is on the fritz.  It did make lots of random beeping noises, though, so that was sorta entertaining.  Might be time for an upgrade -…


Added by Peter Sutton on July 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Evan Glazer Sunday zoo loop

As today was cut short I am doing a zoo loop from the grinder on Sunday at 8:00. Pace will be dictated by the group

Added by Evan Glazer on July 7, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Hot and Humid Hillicious Ride... #2!

Wow, and I thought last week was a sweat-fest!



Pretty decent crowd this week, but it was quite the scorcher this evening, too.  The best part of my night (besides standing in the sprinkler when I got home) was the descents - no pedaling, and the the breeze at 50+ km/h was really quite cooling.


We had some pretty amazing climbing going on, and we actually stayed at Brimley until 7:30pm or so.  Admittedly, our departure was delayed…


Added by Peter Sutton on July 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

looking for a great gift for a cycling fanatic??!!

Hello all, a good friend of mine is doing a charity ride to benefit cancer research out in B.C. This ride is to support the purchase of cancer equipment in the memory of Michael Meier, brother of Christian Meier of green edge pro cycling. Of course many of us are doing charity rides, but the cool piece of this effort is the cycling paraphernalia that they have on offer. If you go to… Continue

Added by qb on July 3, 2012 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

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