September 2009 Blog Posts (27)

THANK YOU ALL! That helped Volunteer at the Scotiabank Marathon.

Thanks to all the members and friends of the BCC for volunteering their Sunday Ride day to help marshal the race!



It was a great success, and I'm sure some volunteers will have stories to share:)



Thanks again!



Special Mention to Kevin Dahany for doing the marathon distance, just so he could see his fellow BBC'ers! Dave, nice to see you were feeling… Continue

Added by DY on September 27, 2009 at 4:17pm — 2 Comments

Finalized List Below......Still Short..... Contact me if you can Help.

Here is Final List of Allocated Volunteers for Sunday.... AS you can See WE need MORE VOLUNTEERS! 12 More to be exact.



Queen - Hammersmith Marshals - LOCATION PLACEMENT for VOLUNTEERS



Help if you can, Please. Thanks to all the Last Minute people that are committing..... List will be updated on the… Continue

Added by DY on September 25, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

HELP! Volunteers Needed: Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Sept 27th 2009(8-2pm)

Neighbourhood Notice - Queen St. 2009 (low res).ppt

Here is the current list of Volunteers:



Ian Wilcox

Greg Michener

James Young

Tim Fletcher

Rob Harris + 1

Trish Snyder + 1

Teresa Humphrey

Dave Gesell

Mary Vasiliou

Peter Cahill

Paul van Dongen

Alex… Continue

Added by DY on September 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Crank the Shield 2009

This is a re-post of a previous blog I submitted Monday night. Apparently, I had screwed up the settings on my blog (DY - thanks for bringing it to my attention).





Crank the Shield is a three-stage, 250km long mountain bike race that takes place near Haliburton Forest. Check out www.cranktheshield.com for more information about the race.





Day One - Disappointment



Despite early morning rain, the first stage of race started… Continue

Added by Peter Sutton on September 23, 2009 at 11:36am — 3 Comments

No Rain, Just Pain...Punishment....Perseverance

Mr. Fantastic, Patryk, and I kept it steady, well, Steve and Pat did, I just made up for some of the regulars that didn't show:-)



DST: 60kms+

AVG: 33km/h

Max Heart Rate: 192bpm

Fun Level:… Continue

Added by DY on September 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Patryk Biegalski Lakeside Triathlon - Season's End

Every year around this time the thought of racing another triathlon becomes almost unbearable. After training steadily from November until the present the concept of off season begins looking irresistible. I knew that I was running out of steam because I have barely swum or ran in the past two weeks (I'll never get tired of cycling though). It is with thoughts of enjoying my off season that Brooke and I headed out to celebrate her birthday weekend by camping in Lakeside. After a Saturday of… Continue

Added by Patryk Biegalski on September 20, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Sunday Ride: Thoughts from the Paceline...

So after some virtual talk about keeping the group feel inclusive and increasing group cohesion, I think we managed as a group to do just that this Sunday. Warm welcome to Bob Lush. Welcome back to Brian, Charlene and Gordo! How did the Goodwood group make out?



Please post your… Continue

Added by DY on September 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Chilly Saturday Ride...

Everyone had a good… Continue

Added by DY on September 19, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Great Turnout for the Beer Night!

Nice to see everyone not in spandex. Still need help with the Volunteers for the Marathon, contact me if you can help. Thanks! Here are the… Continue

Added by DY on September 18, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

Ride for Karen 2009



Ride for Karen 2009



The Ride for Karen was well represented by BCC again this year by Peter O, Kerri, Arn, Speedy Steve, Michael, Paul, Mike, (the other really fast Steve), and Peter. In true Ride for Karen style, the day started with some ominous looking clouds to the north. Luckily, our sun dance worked and the possibility of another sleet-hampered R4K dissipated. Our spirits rose, and… Continue

Added by Dave Ogilvie on September 16, 2009 at 8:19pm — 4 Comments

Provincial Time Trial - The Race of Truth

Well, I decided to put my triathlon skills to use and compete in the provincial time trial at Plattsville this past weekend. Off the back of my solid race at Guelph, I had high hopes that I could be competitive with this group. Last year's winning speed was 42km/hr over 37kms, which I thought was achievable.



Now one thing you need to know about racing is that some organization called the UCI (union cycliste internationale) rules all things cycling and in particular has some (in my… Continue

Added by qb on September 16, 2009 at 12:18am — 3 Comments

Four Square.

Only Thi, QB, Pat and I. 31km/h Avg, distance was… Continue

Added by DY on September 15, 2009 at 11:38pm — 2 Comments

Tuscany is cycling Heaven!

This is a magnificent place. Mel and I are near Florence, in a hotel that was converted from a 14th century farm in the middle of olive groves. Views, food, wine and of course the riding are fantastic. The cycling tour part of our trip is with a company that includes hotel, dinners, and 5 guided rides all over Italy. This one is in Tuscany on the most amazing roads. My favourite so far is the Setteponte (7… Continue

Added by Jeff N on September 15, 2009 at 6:15pm — 5 Comments

Another Winter Training Option... Crossroads Sports Academy

Hey all,

Some intro Free spin classes available. See the PDF News In Motion SEPT 09.pdffor times etc.

Here is the Studio's Website: CrossRoadsSports Acadamy

Cheers,

Dan.

Added by DY on September 15, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thoughts from the side lines....a little recap...

Hey all,



Two Things:



1. It has been brought to my attention that some riders have experienced people who think they know the rules and regulations of Cyclists and Cars on the Road.



Just in case you are curious what you can and can't do CLICK HERE(MTO RULES). And if you think you know, click it anyways:)



2. I have noticed on a few recent rides… Continue

Added by DY on September 14, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Magic #22

Hope you all had a good ride. My average was 32km/h for… Continue

Added by DY on September 13, 2009 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Patryk Biegalski Wasaga Beach Triathlon Report

After getting my lock cut off and my wallet and keys stolen at the Birchmount pool on Wednesday I spent the rest of the week replacing all of my identification, financial cards, and locks on the house. As a result my grand total mileage for the week ended up being 1500m swimming, 35km cycling, and 3.5km running. If nothing else at least I knew I’d be fresh on race day although I did worry about being rusty.



When I got to the race I recognized that my toughest competition would be… Continue

Added by Patryk Biegalski on September 13, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

BTAC Montreal - 2010 Bikes and Stuff...

Hey all,



Just got back from Montreal late last night. Looked at a bunch of stuff....… Continue

Added by DY on September 12, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Leadville 100 movie

The line below is youtube movie trailer called "RACE ACROSS THE SKY" about Lance Armstrong winning the Leadville 100 2009 bike race. Awesome scenery!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpf1LHfLz0o

Added by Jeff N on September 10, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Superb Sunny Sunday!

So, There was an amazing turnout for the ride this morning! Finally got a chance to ride with the hammerheads, and yes it was hammer-time for sure. After the Stouffville Rd. Turn North on Leslie, speed picked up by Mr. Fantastic to 40+km/h. He maintains this speed up all false flats and then we dip in around a small pond and up a hill - barely hung on at 35km/h up the hill with a cadence of 110 at least! Once everyone else caught up, the pace just got faster! Then the… Continue

Added by DY on September 6, 2009 at 12:55pm — 10 Comments

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