First paragraph is the readers digest version -
Wow, the Silver State 508 has been completed and I would have to say it was a tremendous success. We covered the “508 miles” in 32 hours and 8 minutes - the clock started when we left the Atlantis Casino in Reno at 7am on Saturday, kept ticking until we had travelled to Eureka and back. Linda Spina and I won the 2x Mixed division and we were 6th overall amongst all 2 person teams (20 teams entered,…Continue
Today was the Welland half ironman event, my warmup to Ironman Placid at the end of July. Charles Robba and I were there - I am not sure if there were any other BCC riders at the start line.
The readers digest version is that I was an age group midpacker out of the water, I had moved to first off the bike and then I just wilted in the heat. Wilted is actually an understatement, perhaps totally disintegrated might better describe the last 2:33 of my race.
Welland is an…Continue
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Well, for a day that looked ominous from the start it couldn't have turned out better. Bill, Frank, Steve, Howard, Chris and myself started off as the rabbits and we seemed to play the role to a tee. After we got warmed up (Gerard and Vic park!!) we begun the process of taking it up a notch. We devoured a rider on the Kingston road incline to danforth and the pace quickened. With few red lights we decided to skip the guild and head straight to Lawrence. The pace was now running 17 min 10k…Continue
Hello All, a huge thank you to all that have supported Peter Oyler. For those who are interested in endurance cycling to the extreme, RAAM will start for the solo riders on June 11th, 2013 from Oceanside California. Peter is now in California getting ready for his 3rd assault on RAAM, the first in 2007 was successful (the 8th Canadian to finish this race) and in 2009 he had to abandon due to health issues. He is determined to make up for unfinished business in 2013. Part of his crew is our…Continue
Well, what a day! 6 of us started at 6:30am from timmies (we moved the time, where were you Jamie?) and Jason joined us at Exhibition place. Mark was seemingly making his sunday debut (not really but certainly the riding legs were going to come under fire), Alex was prepped and ready with his latest and…
6 hardy souls showed up at 6am to embark upon the Simcoe ride. Steve J, Stefan S, Mohamed E, Paul M, Jodie F and yours truly met at grinder set to roll for 180kms. Cooler than normal and clouds looking somewhat ominous north of the city we set off for the ride. Stefan predeclared that he was bailing just north of Stouffville, so this was going to be a long ride with 5 guys. Given that we had all of the people that posted, the group was prepared to make adjustments along the way (sorry if…Continue
I lined up on Canada Day for the annual Chin Picnic Crit, racing the M3/S4. Each year the group tends to race this circuit at 38-41km/h and today was not going to be any different. The morning looked like it was going to be hot, but as the race time approached the sky clouded over and a few raindrops could be felt. This held off luckily (nothing like twitchy riders slip sliding away on wet tarmac) and the race was entirely free of the wet stuff and the heat was very manageable. My focus here…Continue
What happens when you have been watching RAAM and RAW unfold, cheering on the 4 women from WattsUp as they manage to finish 2nd of 7 teams (4 of which DNF’d) and crewed by our very own James Young (also a hairshirt rider)? When you are silently cheering on Canadian Jason "hammer" Lane as he tries to finish his first RAAM solo after getting hit by a car on day 3? When you read The United States of Delirium in one day? You start to romanticize about the notion of long rides. Type…Continue
I have taken a couple of days to write this as I was letting this whole thing sink in. While I still believe that Ironman competition is definitely a harder one day event then any of the 8 days, the impact on the body of this daily effort is meaningful. While we more or less (less by about 100 miles and 4,000 vertical feet) matched the pro racing experience in terms of distance and climbing, what you don’t quite get is the pure experience of racing. With no number or…Continue
Total kms 126, Avg speed:20km/h total time: Avg HR: 117 Avg Watts: 204, max…Continue
Garmin and pictures to come, relatively poor internet connection.…Continue
29.7 kms, time completed - 51:58 approx average HR - 154 average watts- 272 max watts 642…Continue