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…Continue
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!)
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Peter Sutton on July 26, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Peter Sutton on July 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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 -…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Peter Sutton on June 29, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Here are my pics:
A little slow getting these posted - sorry!
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…Continue
Added by Peter Sutton on May 10, 2012 at 11:07pm — No Comments
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…Continue