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Another Hillicious Thursday Ride!

Another fair-sized group of riders featuring many of our regular hillicious hillbillys.  It's amazing to see how much everyone has improved on the hills this season!!!

 

 

King of the Mountains this week goes to Patryk, who put in an absolutely blistering second climb on Brimley, just edging out Paul M.  Looked like the effort just about put Pat flat out on his back, though!

 

Not sure who took the sprint points tonight - I gave a pretty…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 30, 2012 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Congratulations to Jamie Gilgen!

No photos to post, but Jamie took the gold medal at the Ontario Provincial Time Trial Championships held over the weekend in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario.  She completed the 40 km course in 59:35 (that's 40.3 km/h for nearly an hour!)

 

Congratulations!

Added by Peter Sutton on August 27, 2012 at 10:14am — 14 Comments

2012 Thursday Night Ride #20 - Another Hot and Humid (and Hilly) Ride

Wow, we had quite a few people out this week!  The prediction for rain starting in the middle of our ride (and which didn't materialize, of course) certainly wasn't scaring people off.

 

 

Welcome to the all new faces, and great to see all the dedicated hillicious riders out again.  The sun is setting earlier and earlier every week, so this week was just a couple of Brimley runs, followed up by a Meadowcliff surge to shake out the legs just before our…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 16, 2012 at 10:05pm — 3 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…

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

 

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/201031024 

 

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

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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…

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

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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 -…

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

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…

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

Super Speedy Sunday Ride - Happy Canada Day!

A relatively small group of 15 or so riders gathered at Grinder for an early eastern adventure. 

 

 

The initial pace was pretty fast (moving speed of 33-34 km/h I'd guess), but steady, and the group seemed to be riding within their limits (e.g., those worried about overexerting themselves made sure they stayed within the pack and didn't try to take turns at the front. 

 

Despite the pace, everyone was together until we approached the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 1, 2012 at 11:44am — 2 Comments

Hot and Humid Hillicious Ride

Wow, that was a sweatfest!  Tough night with the weather conditions, but lots of people out - guess there was some pre-Beer Night calorie burning going on!

 

 

Kept it a bit short this week - some other event was going on this week on Thursday eveing...   Thanks to Jodie F. for suggesting a loop ride on the way back so we could get in a double sprint!

 

The sprint was looking good, but I'm not sure we had a clear sprint winner this week.…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 29, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sketchy KW Classic Race Completed

This morning Jim Weir and I lined up for the M3 start of the Kitchener-Waterloo Classic road race as the BCC standard bearers.  (A number of other BCC members are racing, but not under our club colours - boo, hiss).  I was even rocking our brand new kit!

 

 

The KW Classic has been part of the O-Cup road series for 25 years, and features a fast, semi-closed loop that is a shade under 5 km.  The finish is preceded by a…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 10, 2012 at 12:36pm — 9 Comments

Thursday Hillicious Road Trip

This week's hills included Beechwood Drive (shorter than Brimley, but surprisingly steep for short sections) and Pottery Road.  Our alternate route really didn`t allow for sprints - the closest we came was when I charged up the Rosedale Valley Road hill in the big ring (a fairly moderate grade) and dared someone to pass me.  (No one did, but that was probably more because of traffic than the pace. Oh well...)

 

 

A brief shower prompted me to cut the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 7, 2012 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Another Thursday Hillicious Ride Completed

Great to see everyone out tonight!  We had a nice little group of regulars as well as some new faces.

 

 

A touch on the cool side tonight, but we really needed nothing more than arm warmers - and really only on the return trip to Gerrard and Main - hill reps certainly warm you up!!!

 

Tonight's KOM award has to go to Patryk - he set (and maintained) a pretty torrid pace up Brimley, and managed to gap Charles, Steve J, and myself up the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Hot and Humid Hillicious Ride

Wow - just a little on the muggy side tonight.  Still, it's always nice to get out and shake out the legs with a bunch of Brimley repeats, a leg-buster run up Meadowcliffe, and finally the return sprint.

 

 

Great to see everyone out and working on their climbing skills.  Also nice to see Jamie's new TT toy - boy, did she ever put the hurt to us tonight on the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 24, 2012 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

Niagara Classic - Race Report

A number of BCC riders were off to Pelham today to race the Niagara Classic Road Race.  This is the race that features the infamous Effingham Hill - a very aptly named climb for many reasons (and only one of those reasons is because the hill is on Effingham Street).

 

 

Peter Cahill, myself, and Jim Weir suited up for BCC, and were assigned race bids numbers 1, 2, and 3, respectively.  A good omen, but while we all had a decent race (essentially…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 20, 2012 at 2:42pm — 7 Comments

A well-attended hillicious event...

Fairly large crowd this week - thanks for showing up. Even have a few pics from Beer Night!

 

A few climbs up Brimley - practice for this weekend's race up Effingham Hill - followed by a quick jaunt down and then up Meadowcliffe.  The sprint... well, I overplayed my hand this week.  Jeff and I had some pretty long pulls along Kingston, and my solo break fell apart about 400 m short once I'd burned out my afterburners.  Mohamed and Steve J blew by me like I…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 18, 2012 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

Saturday ride pictures

Here are my pics:

A little slow getting these posted - sorry!

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 15, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Windy Thursday Hill Climbs

Small turnout this week - must have been the nasty cross-winds/headwinds! 

 

 

Thanks to Marc, Josh, Leslie (sorry - no pictures; they all looked like crap!), David (again - no pictures!), Mohamed, and Steve J. for joining me on tonight's ride.  First trip up and down Meadowcliff - still beautiful down there, but the climb back up hurts like a mother....

The Kingston-Danforth sprint really fizzled this week - I was firing on all cylinders and…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 10, 2012 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Good Friday Road Race Report

The Good Friday Road Race is the traditional kick-off to the road race season in Ontario.  This year, the race was also part of the Ontario Cup (O-Cup) series, so relatively large fields were expected.

 

The weather at GFRR is always the big variable - I've done this race a number of times and I've had snow, sleet, rain, sun, high winds, below zero temperatures, and highs in the 20s.  The forecast this year was for plenty of sun, but with a chilly start to the day.  The…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

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.

BCC Youth

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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