I wanted to do a quick summary of my first road season now, as it is clear that I won’t be able to attend either of the Kitchener crits or Bike the Bruce. Too bad as I was really hoping I could swing both of the criteriums, but such is life.
My main goal of this write-up is to encourage anyone who’s considered racing in the past to seriously consider coming out to a race or two (or four, or five…) next year to give it a go, and which races you might want to consider to start off…Continue
The short version is that our goal going in was to get Simon as close to the top step as possible, with Luke and I aiming for reasonable placings as secondary goals. The end result was a 16th for Simon and DNF’s for both Luke and I. A poor tally, and one that came at a high cost.
The route they used for KW Classic should have been a great one, both for our strengths as well as general enjoyment of riding. It is a 12.5 km loop of rolling hills, with one moderately…Continue
The BCC colours were well represented on Saturday in Niagara, with Simon, Luke and I (James) racing in the M3 category. Simon and I wrote up our viewpoints of the race and Luke located a video from one of the MGCC riders that does a great job of capturing us on camera. At the end you'll find a selection of pictures we've picked up from the photographers there - with a bit of description of the situation. Enjoy!…Continue
I have to use quotes for "off-season" because many of us will continue to ride outside for quite some time if this fall/winter turns out anything like last year. However, we are dealing with less sunlight and the weather may not cooperate as much, making those outside rides tough to schedule and stick to. But we still want to improve our power/skills and enjoy the camaraderie that we've built up over the spring and summer. That's where the trainer comes in, and love it or hate it - many…Continue
BCC was well represented yesterday in the Calabogie O-Cup, with four of us in Mens E4 (Chris, Alex, Gordon, myself), Ivana in Womans M3, and JoLo in Mens E3. I can only comment on our race (and only from my viewpoint) so everyone else please chime in on your experiences.
The Calabogie race track…Continue
I decided to take in the free viewing of the road race with my kids today at High Park and am very glad I did. An excellent race (from our limited glimpses) with Canada taking the gold and overall controlling the race. I've posted a few pictures here but don't want to take up all the bandwidth so the rest of them are up on my Flickr if anyone is interested in a few of the sights.
Public Flickr album:…Continue
Fair warning - I laid out the topic in the title - this involves something beyond just cycling :). So although this is a cycling club, since there are so many people who chose to be active (and social!) I wanted to put this up while I'm still on the…Continue