August 2010 Blog Posts (33)

Midnight Monday MTB Madness

Well, not actually "midnight", but it did get really, really dark!

Tim and I stayed out way past the street lights coming on (yup, I got in trouble for that, too!). We had a ton of fun, but for some reason the video of our night ride just makes it seem like we got stuck in a really bad Blair Witch Project remake...…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Super Slaying Sunday Ride Completed - 1 of 3?

Hey all,



Hope everyone had a great ride. Pace back was pretty quick. Someone told me the they had Dist. of 120kms with 32kph AVG. That's Tuesday night speed! Brian, that's 2 rides back to back with the BCC - hope you enjoyed yourself! Enjoy the pics and video.



D.…



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Added by DY on August 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Aug 28th Saturday Ride Pics

Great work on keeping together on the way out to the… Continue

Added by DY on August 28, 2010 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

Patryk Biegalski Great BCC Turnout at the Triathlon Provincial Championships

It was nice to show up for a race and be one of five BCCers on the start line. I knew that Jessica would be there but it was a pleasant surprise to see Nick, Terri, and Joyce competing as well.

The venue for this year’s Provincial Championships was Cobourg which is distinguished by…

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Added by Patryk Biegalski on August 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

BCCer in Caught in Action!


Name That Rider:_____________
Here is the Link to the article: http://www.eyeweekly.com/neighbourhoods/the-beach/62108

Added by DY on August 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Talkin' Thursday Ride Complete.

Thanks Alexx for the pics. Good… Continue

Added by DY on August 26, 2010 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

Teresa Says "Hi" To Everyone!

Hey all,

I was downtown on an appointment and met up with Lana for lunch. Teresa spotted the BCC stickers and came over to say "Hi!". I told her I would post the pic as proof I actually saw her now that she's a westender. As soon as she gets a bike, expect to see her back.

Over and out.

D.

Added by DY on August 26, 2010 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

Tour for Kids 2010 - What an Experience!

This past weekend several BCCers were involved in what can only be described as an incredibly moving and worthwhile cause. August 19 to 22nd marked the 7th annual Tour for Kids, a charity bike event whose focus is on supporting three amazing camps that provide support and programming for children and families whose lives have been impacted by childhood cancer.

Even as I type this blog, I am getting goosebumps just remembering some of the stories shared by both childhood cancer…

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Added by Kerri on August 25, 2010 at 12:47pm — 6 Comments

Our Gabby's Friend Gus

For those that are interested and knew Gus, owner of Gabbys on Kingston Rd., the Information for the visitation and service is located: CLICK HERE



I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Gus. We just spoke a couple weeks ago. I knew he wasn't doing the best, but he was still talking… Continue

Added by DY on August 25, 2010 at 8:57am — 3 Comments

Rain rain went away, 5 of us came out to play

Yesterday the mountain bike mondayers had another fun night on the trails. The rain stopped, the trails were damp but not slick, so riding was great. Lisa, Reg, Tim, Thi and I rode the Seaton woods and the trail by the Don, played in the bmx bumps, up the hill to Loblaws, then home. Lights were turned on on the way back from Loblaws. I like riding with lights, a line of riders illuminating the trail and the blinking red tails lights is quite a sight, kind of like a dragon at a festival. So…

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Added by Jeff N on August 24, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Patryk Biegalski Awesome Race in Orillia (Brooke rocks her first Sprint Tri)



Well, I didn't win this one, but I'm really pleased with my results. I was sixth overall, first in my age group, and I beat several guys I have never beaten before. With several big time pros on the start line a win was unrealistic,…

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Added by Patryk Biegalski on August 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

SUNDAY RIDE: CANCELED, Due to Rain..

Best of Luck and Safe riding for Members doing T4K and Racing today!

Added by DY on August 22, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

Family Circus

For those of you who have appreciated the comic strip "Family Circus" you can well appreciate the following two links. If you haven't seen this comic strip, feel free to go to the next blog entry.


Now, I am convinced that my Garmin 310xt isn't entirely accurate when it is under water but I am also convinced that my sense of direction is a bit off when it comes to swimming. I just didn't think i was this bad.


Thank goodness I know how to…
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Added by qb on August 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Saturday Ride: Completed

Welcome Lynne. Great Ride everyone!… Continue

Added by DY on August 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Thursday Hills, Aug. 19



We Came, We Saw, We Did Repeats.



Uneventful but enjoyable. Thanks for the company, all!



There are a few photos - unfortunately, not great ones; the hill pics are kinda dark - still sorting out the new pocket… Continue

Added by Alexx Hooper on August 20, 2010 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Have a Great 2010 T4K!

Have a great 4 days everyone doing the T4K! Remember to have fun! Would love to hear the synopsis when you're finished. Have a safe and enjoyable Tour.

Dan.

Added by DY on August 18, 2010 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

Magic #8 - One of the Fastest Rides to Date

Great group, great ride, what more is there? 80kms+ Over 32km/h avg. Sorry Patryk for telling you to sprint too early;-(…



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Added by DY on August 17, 2010 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Leadville 100 - Finished by Bob Tavener 11:41:03 - 1600 Started with 1022 finishing! Great Job Bob!

So my friend Bob Tavener got the chance and went to race the Leadville 100. Altitude(Heartrate 20% higher than normal)...Terrain...Weather...So Many variables...Spoke with Bob and he mentioned there were climbs for 45mins to an hour with seemingly no end! He got there a week ahead and was training in altitude simulations at 10,000ft. Results below:



Lance's Results from Last Year:… Continue

Added by DY on August 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Mountain bike Monday in the light and dark!

Sorry no photos, you'll just have to imagine how great we looked.

We missed you Alexx, Alex, Jamie and Peter! Welcome to Lisa on her first ride with us.

It was a nice evening, perfect temperature and great trail conditions led to fun on the trails on both sides of the DVP. Tim, Trish, Thi, Reg, Melani, me and Lisa started at Taylor Creek and worked our way to Seaton woods on this side of the DVP. Trish and Mel decide to head back early and the rest of us carried on over to the…

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Added by Jeff N on August 17, 2010 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Road Racing Provincials: Congrats to Marc and Demetre!!!

Hey Congrats boyz! You represented BCC with style! Details here: http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/elrrresults_2.htm

And the Hill Climb Results: http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/elhcresults.htm

Added by DY on August 15, 2010 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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