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
6:30-8:30pm

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!

Marie

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

Anup Raniga
Ben Mills
Chris DeVries
Craig Maddox
Dennis Bland
Gavin Creighton
George Delogos
Justin Dube
Kevin Mills
Kevin Stenner
Klaus Vencovsky
Michael Godfrey
Marie Michalski
Patrick Brick
Peter Mora
Scott Bratt
Trev Williams


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!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

JayLap MotoGP Criterium - CANCELLED

Sorry folks, we had to cancel the race this year. We weren't able to get a lead commissaire due to track safety concerns.

It was great to see a lot of people willing to volunteer - thanks for stepping up!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday Night Series

Don't forget to show up for some great cycling at the Wednesday Night Series hosted by the Calgary Crankmasters. Here is the website.

STC Clothing Order #1

The clothing order is in!  I will have it ready to pick up in The Engine Room, which is my Indoor Cycling Studio inside Speed Theory Calgary. There is a box at the front of the studio with a bunch of blue bags in it. There will be a bag with your name on it waiting for you.

The clothing is ready to grab. It is available during hours the store is open.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Training With Power Presentation - Tues May 9

Ian Watts, manager of the Speed Theory Calgary store, is hosting a presentation on Training with Power, hosted by 3433 Triathlon Club and Pioneer at Speed Theory on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30pm.

The format will be a 2-part presentation. Jack VanDyk will be talking about training with power. In particular, how the information is used to maximize gains in training. Russell Johnston, from Pioneer, will follow with a presentation on the broad array of options available for measuring power on a bike.

Food and beverages (pizza and beer) will be served, but you need to RSVP to dennisbland@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

JayLap MotoGP Criterium on Sat June 3 - Call for Volunteers

One month to go!!!

Who wants to watch some never-before-seen-in-Alberta Criterium action? 14 turns PER LAP?!??

This venue doesn't require a large number of volunteers, but we need the following:

- 3 Corner workers (if we get more, we can do shifts so you can race)
- 1 Corner worker helper/sub
- 1 ABA helper
- 1 parking lot traffic director (can race)
- 2 Course inspection/sweep, if required (can race)
- 6 Kids Noon Race helpers (can race)

Please reply to this forum or send an email to dennisbland@gmail.com if you are interested.

Race details are here: JayLap Tech Guide

This is our event for the year. Let's make it great!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Good racing and too much pizza and beer !!



I guess having too much pizza and beer is a good thing. We can use the beer for another get together soon!

Saturday night was fun and the racing was solid. The course was a rolly 16km and the winning time was Kevin with a sub-24min big ring show of power!

About near the end. You can spot Dennis in the background finishing his '1 minute bonus' beer!

No one look up !!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

STC Final Indoor social and race before heading outside for good !! April 22nd at 6pm.



This is the fourth in our four race events!  It's made the winter go by a little faster and provided some great motivation.  This one will be a slightly rolly course, not the frustrating endless uphill of event #3 ?!?!

We will put on Drafting to add an element of fun to the evening.

We will once again go in heats of 15. The circuit will be designed to take a strong cyclist about 25min.   So make sure to come, even if you managed to get out in the day. This is meant to be fun and a social as well.


Marie won't be there for this one, so I will need someone to press 'Play' for me for the heat I am in!

See you all there. Try to make this one as it will be the last big get together before heading outside. Let's all meet and plan some good group riding times and maybe get an update on the Penticton Training Camp.

Trev

Thursday, March 30, 2017

STC Clothing.... order by tomorrow !! March 31st !!



OK, we were having technical difficulties with the Store Front of Champion but it should be all sorted now.

You can order until tomorrow evening. Make sure to get on it, since we're going to lock it down and process the order so people get their kit in a reasonable time.

ONLY CLICK ON THE PROOFS THAT SAY '2017....'  


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Penticton Training Camp

Penticton Training Camp


STC traditionally runs a training camp in Penticton BC the week before the Victoria Day long weekend in May.  This year's edition will run May 14-19 with the option of riding thru the long weekend.  Riders are responsible for arranging accommodations and transportation but the group meets every morning for a ride and sets a location for evening dinner.  Rides vary in length from about 100 km up to about 160km.

Because the team is in a rebuilding phase the number of attendees are down, last year we had 7 riders, which worked well because everyone was at about the same level of fitness.  Right now there are 5 people expressing interest and a couple of possibles.  Past rides had as many a 30 attendees.

If you're new to the team and haven't ridden the roads south of Penticton this should be on your bucket list.  Contact me if you're interested and I can tell you more.  Once we confirm numbers and commit to going I'll post more info on this blog, so periodically check back here for updates.

Chuck Johnstone
chuck.johnstone@gmail.com



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