Wow, BCC took over Brimley tonight!
A sizeable group of BCC riders took one last stab at Thursday evening Brimley repeats. What a way to close out this seasons Hillicious rides!
Thanks to everyone for coming out this year - Between Thursday night rides and my own training, I estimate that I've climbed that blasted hill between 150 and 200 times this season, and I have to say it is so much more fun with company. And it is great to see how our (more or less) "regular" Hillicious riders have improved over the season - I`ve watched some of you go from struggling to turn over the pedals back in May to attempting (and for some, actually finishing) the hill solely in the big ring in August and September - WOW!!! Next year's kit is going to have to feature polka dots!
As for the Points Jersey contenders, the final Danforth Ave sprint has featured some pretty impressive speeds and a real increase in strategic riding - I haven`t been able to rely on simply blasting the pace beginning at Kingston and St. Clair for quite a while (too bad - that was really working for me). I think my favourite sprint was tonight: Patryk executed a brilliant attack, catching the group snoozing at the light just before the Danforth-Kingston Rd split. But our sprint skills have improved so significantly that when I launched a chase to counter the attack, everyone settled into an orderly paceline, allowing me to deliver the entire group right onto Pat`s wheel at a blistering 55 kph. We were passing cars, folks!!!
See you all next year!