Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jan 26th Club night recap... Latigo is a real hill man!

We gathered, we made some rules about beer, we rode hard.

We found out Sherri knows how to play the beer rules well.

Thank you to Village Brewery for the beer! I must admit, I didn't taste the tallboy IPA I had while climbing, but I LOVED the rest while I was off the bike that evening!

Mark Munro took the W for the men and Sherri almost won overall with the 1km bonus per tall can.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Lets Roll... indoors where our faces wont freeze off!

Hold the date
January 26, 2020
Time for another solid effort and an opportunity to warm the cockles of your heart... I've studied anatomy and I'm sure we all have cockles that need to get warm.
Next UCC event is a bit longer in nature.  The Latigo climb to pay homage to our upcoming cycling vacation. We'll do a 10 min warm-up and then start the climb finishing at exactly 45 min. How far will you go?!  I don't know, but I do know that pizza and beer are your reward no matter how high you climb.  This time, bring a friend (no membership required) and as always, kids are welcome, will be given treats and encouraged to heckle.
RSVP to Marie or Trev
or text 403-837-0921

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Current Members

2020 Member List

Paul Anderson
Daryl Beatty
Dennis Bland
Alberta Brandt
Sherri Buchignani
Jamie Henry
Mary Jessey
Marie Tessier - Michalski
Trev Williams
Cat Young
Mike Young

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Post UCC race report

So the First of this years UCC's was demolished by 10 fearless riders.  We won't post results. Mostly because it is yet to be determined how much beer Vince actually drank and whether or not we need a bio passport from Mark... Plus Trev talks too much.

The Coors Bismark Course is alive and well and making mince meat of all of our hearts.
Let's do it again very soon. But not too soon because I need to "secret train."
The heckling was at a minimum, because lets face it.... Jamie and Krista are just too damn nice.
Next UCC coming up right 'round the holidays to make sure you are keeping it real.

UCC = Underground World Cycling Championships of the World (Kinda like fight club but with a little less blood and money.) But really way more fun and too many post event calories to count. 
Thank you beer and pizza for making me need to train more and more....
Also new mandatory UGG Boots post race for fashion KUDOS

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sunday Fun Ride with Beers and Cheers

This Sunday, 17th the Doctrine is hosting this winter's first STC indoor ride and informal meeting in the Engine Room computrainer studio (Located in Speed Theory.)

We are hoping to have a 20km TT heat at 4:30 and then post ride pizza and beer with a quick meeting about the STC team and opportunities for the 2020 season.

While in the past we have had a definite "road bike, ABA race focus," we are hoping to expand the horizons of what our club does and how we contribute to the cycling scene both locally and beyond as well as opportunities for youth.

Even if all you want to do is come out and have a beer and heckle the riders, it would be great to see you!  As always, kids and partners welcome.  We'll have drinks for all ages (unless you're expecting a Capri-Sun... then you're gonna be disappointed.)
RSVP in advance so we know how much pizza to order and bring your bike with a trainer skewer!
email Marie (marie@thedoctrine.ca) or Trev (trev@thedoctrine.ca)
texts work too
See you Sunday!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dark Knight is a hell of a good time....

This Saturday is an annual favorite and just reading the Tech guide reminds me of the glorious chaos of years past.  After a summer of re-configuring and assessing the path we'd like to take with the team, Dark Knight is a fine example.  Show up and dress up.  If you don't know what cross racing is, don't worry about it.  You'll figure it out. Mountain bikes allowed.
If all you have is a road bike, then register your kids in the Robin's race.  Just come out and be part of the chaos.  Definitely wear a costume, bring glowsticks and be prepared to cheer hard.

We are re-starting the club this winter with the intent of first and foremost having fun, supporting a lifestyle that involves the whole family and supports local races with cool vibes.  ABA points are not our priority, but doing epic sh!t is.  So lets aim for the best stories to tell when we host our indoor cycling nights (yes they are races and no we don't care how you place.)
See you at Dark Knight (and possibly Cadence Cross the next day.)

Our first indoor ride and beer night will be Saturday Nov 17th at 6pm.  Lets do our classic 20km TT on the trainers in the Engine Room (at Speed Theory) We'll play a movie in another room for the kids and provide the post sufferfest pizza and beer. Comment here to register so we know you're in.

We are adding Fat bike rides for special occasions and the odd mountain bike event so stay tuned for more info on that!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

2019 Spring and Summer are coming? Are they? Please please please? Come soon!

Team... STC is still alive and well. A few of us have just been busy with family and work and haven't been able to post here regularly. We're all looking forward to emerging from this deep freeze and getting outside.  Even Fatbiking this past two months has been off the table except for the most hard core.

This year, for all past STC club members, your membership to the club will be free. You still need to register with the ABA for a General or Race licence, but we'll pay your insurance.

Follow this link to register for the club. Use the pass-code:  PASTMEMBER   and it will take 100% off your membership.

Marie will post here soon about a few Fri or Sat evening parties in the studio like we had last year. Those were fun.  We may try to get VeloCafe or Peloton over for an interclub event since we have Stephan from Peloton and we think VeloCafe is simply cool for Calgary cycling.

Anyway.. look here a little more often and hopefully the next thing you see will be Marie posting the date of a party.

See a lot of you soon!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Members for 2019

We opened registration as of March 4th 2019, and this list will be populated every several days.

Current members for the 2019 calendar year.

Jared Green
Douglas Gray
Cat Young
Eric Cramer
Greg Matwichuk
Andrew Mauer
George Delogos
Sherri Buchignani
Albert Brandt
Chuck Johnstone
Mitchell Renz
Kirk Draper
Kevin Stenner
Patrick Brick
Daryl Beatty
Trev Williams
Marie Michalski
Dennis Bland
Michael Godfrey

Friday, September 7, 2018

Midweek Mayhem is up and running!

Dennis crushing Midweek Mayhem Week 1  (photo from Arpad Soos!)

Eric hammering around a corner.  (Photo by Arpad Soos!)

Friday, April 6, 2018

Race night and club meeting April 14th

RACE NIGHT AND AGM  Saturday April 14th

Although the snow says we are a long way off from racing and group rides, the road bike season is just around the corner!

Clean up your bike, lube your chain, and hold the night;

Saturday April 14th

We're going to hold 1 heat of our old favourite "Coors Morgul - Bismark Course" on the Computrainers in the Engine Room at Speed Theory.  When the going gets tough, the one minute per beer rule applies!
Then we will have a brief meeting about Club Particulars. Pizza and beer provided.  Kids are welcome to come and cheer and hang out.

This year our focus will be to use local races to prep for the evolution of our members goals.
Huge Audacious Goals.... do you have one?  Let's go after them as a team!
Some of our members are already committed to some huge endeavours;

1400km Brevet in Croatia
Haute Route Norway
Leadville 100
Grizzy MTB marathon

So as you can see, there will be some fat tires involved in our training ride forum! 

Hopefully see most of you next Saturday!


Monday, March 26, 2018

Penticton Training Camp: May 14 - May 18 2018

This year, Keith is leading the annual STC foray into the Okanagan. It will be held Monday May 14th to Friday May 18th.  This is a training camp for road cyclists. The rides are solid but not crazy. The atmosphere is fairly casual. You are responsible for your own accommodations and food, and Keith will outline the routes each day at the meeting time and location. Most evenings, the group will go out for a group dinner if you're in to that. The rides are unsupported in terms that there is no follow van, but your cycling companions will be there.

Every participant needs to be at least an associate member of STC to participate. So other clubs are absolutely welcome to come, but everyone needs to be a member, or secondary member of STC just to cover off on the insurance check box. This year, a full member and associate member are exactly the same thing.

We'll try to have a fun social event in the Indoor Studio before hand so Keith can hold an info session on the camp and meet and touch base with anyone that is thinking of going.

If you are new to riding in the Okanagan, it is a fantastic area for cycling and hanging out.

Keith has put together a rough outline as to the distances for each day:

Monday May 14: >100km ride
Tuesday May 15: >100km ride
Wednesady May 16: >150km ride
Thursday May 17: <100km br="" day="" rest-ish="" ride="">Friday May 18: >100km ride (start of long weekend)
Shoot Keith an email at keithi@speedtheory.ca if you have any questions.

More info to come.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Registration for 2018 and some fun events coming in Spring.

It's been a long long time since our last post. 

I have updated the registration link and member list. I have updated the price of membership to reflect that we didn't host an event last year and we have some money in the bank.

We will host some fun events throughout the Spring just like last year and get rolling. The ABA just posted the race calendar for 2018 and it looks good.

Here is the STC Membership Link.

Here is the ABA Race Calendar Link.

We'll post much more regularly now that Spring is in our Crosshairs!  Look for a fun family friendly Friday night coming up soon!

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Membership List

Current Members for 2018

Diana Abernethy
Scott Althen
Ali Arnell
Rhea Balderston
Daryl Beatty
Joshua Benjamin
Jordan Bennett
Jason Bergeron
Bruce Beveridge
Dennis Bland
Jeff Booke
Albert Brandt
Scott Bratt
Patrick Brick
Sherri Buchignani
Sherri Buchignani
Karin Chambers
Stefan Chiasson
Anna Choy
Matthew Cook
Erik Cramer
Gavin Creighton
Sam Crowhurst
Lucas Crutchfield
Chad Danard
George Delogos
Chris DeVries
Daniel Dickey
Daniel Dickey
Justin Dube
Olivier Fuldauer
Jamie Gelfand
Brad Giblin
Lavina Gilliland
Michael Godfrey
Bill Hahn
Peter Harris
Leanne Hassell
Shane Helwer
Rodney Hudson
Brad Johnston
Chuck Johnstone
Courtney Kolla
William Lacey
Elaine Lehto
Jeremy Luntley
Craig Maddox
Bernadine Martin
Kris McConnell
Brent McKercher
Sean McMaster
Marie Michalski
Kevin Mills
Ben Mills
Peter Mora
Mark Munro
Ken Olson
Anup Raniga
Alex Ross
Karma Roste
Dolores Roth
Bernard Roth
Nancy Smith
Jesse Standing
Kevin Stenner
Linda Sutherand
Linda Sutherland
Valeska Thomson
Drew Thomson
Klaus Vencovsky
Jane Virtue
Charl Volsteedt
Fiona Watkins
David Whiteley
Kory Wickenhauser
Trev Williams
Ashley Winters
Ross Wonnick
Ryan Yee
Gordon Yi

Monday, July 31, 2017

Picking up the pieces of this season

To our awesome race team members;
Hello - In case you don't know me, I'm Marie Michalski. Long time team member (7yrs) previous women's captain, race organizer and team event coordinator.  My (volunteer) job is to plan training, social events and new racer workshops and training sessions.
This year we started out strong with the indoor races.  These were well supported by you and were awesome. Such a good time and great training.
At our AGM we expressed a new direction of "quality over quantity" and we had a very cool new J-Lap race weekend and kids event in the works.  We also had planned to reinstate the Saturday Wheeler race-sim rides and Fat Tire Fridays for both mountain and cross.
I had planned to offer several "learn to race and skills" clinics for our new and newer team members and coached rides for the women.
We had planned to target several races as a team as well and were excited to foster the love of cycling and racing in our community.
This plan went completely on hold.  As many of you know, I have been totally off the radar.

On May 23rd, my husband was in a very serious bike/car collision while training in Victoria and has been in the hospital ever since.  I have had to put most of my life on hold to take care of him and the kids.  Several key members of our cycling team have also put much of their lives on hold to support my family; especially Trev Williams (team founder and captain) who is a long time family friend.

Mark is still in long term care, but is getting better by leaps and bounds and his recovery has been incredible. He will remain at the Foothills for several more months as he continues healing.

We are all just getting to a point where we are ready to focus on what we love to do and are able to put the energy and passion back into the team.  I know I am ready to pick up the pieces of what remains of the season.

Firstly, the last remaining omnium race is the ever-popular and well organized Tour de Bowness.  I am in no shape to be racing but I will be there in team colours, happy to be part of the event.  Just do it.  I am and I hope to see you there!  The TT is less than a kilometer and the road race is one of the closest to town so, no excuses.

 If you have never done this race, plan to bring your family to the community of Bowness on Monday the 7th to hang out at the street festival and take in the Criterium Race.

Secondly, I will be posting training rides with the focus on newer events and experiences such as the Velothon in Edmonton (which I plan on attending) but also some fun events and fondos that have taken hold here in Alberta.  I love racing but also see the value of these events to present a less intimidating avenue of cycling.  Let's do it all and be stewards of the sport in multiple areas!

Lastly, I'll be working towards a better mode of communication for team members.  Please weigh in on what you prefer; email, blog, text or Facebook.

Thank you for your continued involvement in what I believe is one of the most welcoming clubs in Alberta and think you for your support of both myself and my family.  I hope you have all been enjoying one of the best Calgary summers for riding in history!

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