Friday, February 29, 2008

The Mur... mythical climb or mythical DJ?

Apparently there is a mythical climb accomplished 3 times in the famous Belgium cycling race 'Fleche-Wallonne' called 'The Mur'.
Whatever.

Apparently there is going to be a playlist of mythical greatness created by 'The Mur' for Monday's spin class.

Now that is important !

Apparently 'The Mur' in Belgium kicks up to 19% in sections.

Whatever.

Apparently, 'The Mur' playlist will kick us up to 100% for our intervals.

Now that is important !

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bobby Julich Stole my wheel . . .

Recently the Tour of California wrapped up down in the US. In the pic to the left you will see a CSC rider (Bobby Julich) but if you look closely you will note that the rear wheel looks . . . odd. In addition to being yellow it also is a 9 speed cog. Given CSC's tight affiliation with Zipp one has to ask . . . wtf?

Hank Rearden was a spectator during this stage of the race and fills in the details of BobbyJ's whacky new wheels. I would advise you check it out.

Have any of our crew been accosted during a race for gear? If so, please share your story.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Weekend Riding

Well, it is only Tuesday, but I am already dreaming of the weekend riding. I am going to go out Saturday at 1:30pm from the Macs on Old Banff Coach Road (right on the west edge of the city) for 100k or so. Anyone interested in joining?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hang out without the sweat.



This ain't no ice cream event, it's an informal affair at Bottom's Up Pub on March 1st at 7:30 to around 10pm. There is a PPV UFC event that night and it'll be great hanging out with everyone watching one of the only sports that probably hurts more than cycling :) (Directions Here)

Everyone is encouraged to come, both ST members and ST spinners. If you're not super into UFC, well, maybe come for the beer and the awkward conversation :)


A more formal get together is being planned for sometime in early April and will be a BBQ at Dan's house. Once again, racers and spinners are welcome.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Misc news

We SPIN again tonight, thanks Kim for agreeing to make the playlist. I just got back from Victoria and wouldn't be able to make a new one.


We would like to continue to increase our team (and spin) interactivity and get to know each other better.

We hope to have a social very soon for the team to all meet each other and relax before a dominant race season.

We will also have another 'competition' on this blog due to the great success of the 'Thigh Naming Competition', we just have to think of one.

Also, all the trash talk on here is whole-heartedly encouraged.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Monday Ride - Outside

Monday Ride Outside
This will be an easy ride of approx. two hours
Meet @ the Extreme Bean @ 9:am

Please leave a comment if you plan to attend.

Thanks
Happy Family Day!!!

Kronos Triathlon Club is Hiring a New Coach

Posted for Mike Chui

Kronos Triathlon Club is looking for an Interim coach or coaches on a part-time (individual sprot) or full-time (all workouts) basis to fulfill the head coach vacancy for the remainder of the season (March-August).Job Description can be found on our website (http://www.trikronos.com/images/Kronos-CoachJobDescription.doc).

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact exec@trikronos.com.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Last Chance - SpeedTheory Cycling Team


We have 23 members signed up to race with the SpeedTheory Team - SWEET!


This is the official last call! On Wednesday we will be sending out applications and fees to the ABA and officially registering our kick @$$ 2008 team. If you forgot or have been sitting on the fence, bring in your membership and fees to SpeedTheory on Saturday or Monday. See the link below for more information and forms.
Don't let the opportunity slip by, don't get dropped by the pack!
Isn't this the most wicked picture of Trev droppng the chase group to become the Provincial Masters road champion! http://www.enel.ucalgary.ca/~willit/ST_CYCLING_2008.pdf


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thank You

Hello,

My name is Grant and I was the recipient of the Jason Lapierre scholarship this year. I wanted to personally thank everyone who donated to this fund and let you know it is going to good use. I had the privilege of meeting Jason a couple times, but cannot say that we knew each other that well. Mostly I knew Jay's friends in the triathlon world. With everything they have said about him over the years, it makes me wish I had a chance to get to know him.

This scholarship is a wonderful legacy to Jason and I am glad it was put into place. Student athletes these days face rising costs in training and school, this scholarship is a welcome addition to any students budget. Thank you for helping me achieve my goals and I hope this scholarship and Jason's memory will continue to help others for many years to come.

Sincerely,

Grant Burwash

Monday, February 11, 2008

Jason Lap on TSN this Wed. night....watch it.

The following special will air on TSN - February 13th, 8PM Calgary time.

"Olympic Journey: From Calgary to Vancouver".

It will include a feature on Canada's skiing sensation, John Kucera, and how Jay was a big influence in his life.

Watch it. Remember Jay. He was awesome.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Great rant.

I really like the one about 'Fun' and 'Personal Bests'

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2008/02/flight-risks-cycling-for-wrong-reasons.html

Trev

Registration

OK, if you haven't given me or the store your registration, you are pushing it. If you plan on being on the team, please contact me and get your forms in ASAP

CLICK HERE to get forms.

Note: leave the 'payment' section blank on the ABA application, we are handling that aspect.

If there is anybody out there who would still like to join, please contact me or the store. Thanks.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sad News. Sheldon Brown 1944 - 2008







I've used his expertise from his writing many times. He was passionate about cycling in general and it is tough to think there will be no more articles.


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