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Pushing through the Hurt - The Psychology of Why I race!

It has been almost two weeks since I posted my training and its not because I have been slacking off!



My training and racing have taught me a couple of things. Everytime i start out on a training run, ride or swim, inevitably something is hurting. If it isn't hurting at the start, it hurts in the middle, if not the middle, something is crying out in pain at the end. We all have heard "no pain, no gain". I don't believe that has to be the case, but I do believe that you have to sweet… Continue

Added by qb on April 25, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Group Riding Revisited: How it works...

Check this out: Courtesy of RoadBikeRider; Sourced By Greg.



---Find the right group. Ideally, it won't be more than 15% too fast or too slow for your present fitness. A big group may need to be split into 2 or 3 smaller ones to accommodate everyone. Pro teams routinely do this in early-season training. The faster group contains riders peaking for the spring classics; the slower one is looking at races later in the season.



---Follow the leader. Every… Continue

Added by DY on April 24, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Oh, BCCer's Can Drink Beer!

So, something must be said about following a Ride with a Beer night. Great turnout, may have to book the entire bar next time:)

Those that put their sizes and qty's for the Jerseys please Sign up to the Jersey's Group and confirm what you want.

Don't forget to sign up to the BCC MEMBER's GROUP if you have Signed the waiver and paid the… Continue

Added by DY on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

A hearty Congrats to David Birch - Boston Marathon Completed in a very Tidy Time

While not on a bike, he no doubt pushed through some pain and posted a 3:15:48, I believe that automatically qualifies him for Boston 2010!!!

Congrats David

Added by qb on April 20, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

BCC'ers who were Racing Today

Congrats to All that Participated! Please let me know if I missed you I will add you!



Marc Booth - 5th - Calabogie Classic - Master 2



Demetre Kalkounis - Position 70 - Paris/Ancaster



Graham Jones - Position 96 - Paris/Ancaster…



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Added by DY on April 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Day for A Ride, Magic #: ???(Emile did you get a Count?) Post a Comment if You Were on the Ride!

Thanks everyone for helping out with the skills and the lead groups. It seems that it was a successful ride. Welcome to Mark T., Charles, Ian, Kim, and whoever else I missed. Hope you had fun!

PLEASE post a comment if you were on the ride. I want to get the Final Number for the amount of Riders that came out.

Thanks to those that participated in the Skills Ride. Some of the skills came in handy, eh? Boys and Girls on the Faster Pace Group, how was it? Enjoy… Continue

Added by DY on April 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Successful Saturday Ride!

Thanks to the Seasoned BCC'ers for Helping out on the ride!

Here is the Pic from 2K:

Added by DY on April 18, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

40+ Eggs in a Basket - Great Turnout!

Thanks to all that showed up for the Skills at Marie Curtis Park. Hope you all found it useful. Welcome to Joseph, Cliff, Charlene, Michele, Francis, and welcome back Trish!



Thanks to Greg, for the Loud Voice, and jokes:) Will, DK, thanks for holding pace for the novice group.



Nice to see such a great turnout for the rides. I hope everyone had a great, safe time. Till next week, enjoy the… Continue

Added by DY on April 12, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Good Friday RR Pics

Awesome Job Everyone! Here were the Pics I grabbed. Results located here:… Continue

Added by DY on April 11, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tapering for a Race with a Successful Conclusion - Good Friday Race Completed

As I build my training to IM Canada, I have focused on several events that I will use to sharpen my race day skills. In the week(s) leading up to the event I will try to do a mini taper. The focus is on the big goal at the end of the summer, so these are "practice" runs but in each case I want to achieve the best result possible (my type A personality is always looking to win if i can).



Consequently, this past week was relatively easy from a training perspective.

Monday was a… Continue

Added by qb on April 10, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Good Friday Race Report - A great group performance from BCC members - A strong personal performance

There were 12 or 13 BCC members at the race including James, Gord Bogden, Andrew, Peter, Mark, Jordan, Gord Lemon, Emile, Marc and probably a couple of others I missed. Many thanks to Dan and Laurie for showing up to cheer us on, it certainly gave me a boost for the sprint to the finish to hear "GO QB"



Unlike previous races, and tuesday of this week, the day was setting up to be sunny and still cold but more than bearable. I brought about 14 different sets of clothing in anticipation… Continue

Added by qb on April 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Results of the Easter Friday Short Ride

What a great way to begin the Easter Weekend. Thanks to everyone who showed up (Dave, Mark, Steve, Albert, Jonathan, Jeff, and Francis). It was Francis's first time out with the club and seeing him ride today, I suspect this guy is going to be a contender! Great job Francis.



Happy Birthday Albert! You'll have to wait until next week to receive your BBC birthday bumps!



Here are my stats for the ride:



Total time: 2.49.39

Total distance: 73.59km

Maximum… Continue

Added by DY on April 10, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

Good Friday Road Race - Tomorrow!

Hey all,

The Club has some members participating in this race in Hamilton. Here is a Link to the Details: http://www.hamiltoncycling.com/gfbrochure2009.htm

I will be heading over to support our riders and cheer them on for 9AM. Post if you plan on going to watch. We can link up there.

Cheers and Have a great Race to All!

Dan

Added by DY on April 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EASTER SUNDAY RIDE: Click on the Link in the post BELOW

OK Folks! New Revised Ride format, all in hopes to be inclusive of all Members! Click Here.

Added by DY on April 8, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Chris Carmichael: Pedaling Technique and Efficiency

Here is the Article: http://www.roadcycling.com/training/pedalingtechnique.shtml

Added by DY on April 8, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Magic #30 - Who prayed for the wind?

Hey Everyone! Thanks to all that showed. The 90km+ group, give me a synopsis below in the comments section.



Welcome to Paul, Elene, and Trish(Beth)!



Hope you all felt welcomed and had a fun time! Let me know how it could be better, and we'll tweak the ride format!



Ride Stats for the Group I was with was 50kms Avg: 25km/h.



Enjoy the… Continue

Added by DY on April 5, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

It is All a Head Game - YOU GOTTA THINK YOU CAN

I don't know how many BCC members made it out today for a ride, but I think the conditions made for a classic case of why the mind plays such a huge role in achieving fitness, training or racing goals. Winds today were out of the north west at 62km/h. For those of you who rode or perhaps like me you went for a run, you no doubt experienced points in the ride where your ordinary speed on a flat surface was slowed to a near crawl. To the extent you were heading north (which most of us in the… Continue

Added by qb on April 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Ride is Now "Novice Friendly"

So, I asked members of the Saturday Group what they thought of having a Novice Sunday Morning and it seemed that there were more than 2 members interested.



Things we will cover: Basic Safety Points when Riding in a Group and Whatever else you want to know.



RIDE FORMAT: So there will be a Novice Group leaving at the Same Start Time: 7:30am I will lead the Novice group. Depending on the comfort level of the riders, and their abilities, the BCC will ride… Continue

Added by DY on April 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

BCC Officially Licenced with the OCA for 2009

Hey All!



I Affiliated the Club for 2009! Time to Sign Up....Get your Membership and Waivers In! People who have already registered... I will have Club Cards for you the next Beer Night!



Also, I have been approached by some BCC Members to Race. I will set up a… Continue

Added by DY on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The New Site & How it Works... Please Read.

So, welcome to the New BCC Site!



Please pick the groups you'd like to be a part of. You will only receive notifications for the ones you subscribe to. The Rides will be posted in the Groups/Rides Section.



- The Main Blog is used for General Content Affecting the Club as a Whole



- The Events Section can be used to post Single or Multiple Day Rides. All in hopes increase communication and keep us inspiring each other to Ride More!



I have done… Continue

Added by DY on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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BCC Rides

Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. The BCC was founded for the sole purpose to network cyclists. It has grown into a successful club which accommodates Riders at almost all skill/fitness levels. Everyone should be able to participate and have fun at their respective levels.

 

Weekend Rides: 

Saturday

Saturday Morning
Start time is 8:00am early season, 7:00am as days get longer. Route distances vary from 55-120km and several pace groups are available. Saturday morning rides focus on a social vibe.

Sunday

Sunrise Sundays
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 55-160km.  Remote start rides outside the GTA.

Weekly Rides:

 

Tuesday

Advanced Turbo Tuesdays
For this ride, advanced group riding and bike handling skills are required. You must also be aware of your limitations. Riding speed is 35kph+.

Thursday

Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Bayview, pottery rd, redway other local hills.

Tues/Thurs

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 5:30AM. Bring your CX or MTB out for a great Don trail ride. Some weeks, we'll head to a local park to practice CX skills.

Informal Rides Click Here



Other Rides:

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2018 as part of the BCC Race Team!

Track Cycling

BCC Track Cycling Group

A place where those interested in, or already addicted to, riding the boards can share info.

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BCC Youth Group

An initiative to have weekly skills sessions and rides for young riders.

Interested in finding a new route or refreshing your memory on an old faithful? Check out the Routes page.

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