Thursday, March 27, 2008
To make it a little more interesting, why not include some wagers...
$10 entry fee. 100% of the entry fees go to the Jason Lapierre Scholarship fund at the UofC. The winner of the contest gets a tax receipt for the full amount of the total entry fees (winner takes all!). The winner also gets EXTREME boasting rights.
1. Simple... pick 5 riders, any order. (it doesn't matter the order of your riders, if they finish in the top 5, you get the points).
2. Email your picks to dukyle at yahoo.ca
1st 50 points
2nd 40 points
3rd 30 points
4th 20 points
5th 10 points
Sum the points together for your total.
Entry deadline is noon April 12th.
Please leave a note to show your interest. This contest is open to everyone.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Rob Lukacs, Mark Shand, Amy Michel, and Steven Boyd
You guys forgot to include a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport with your application! You only have to do this once.
Here is what you need to do:
1.) Scan your birth certificate or passport and email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgOR
2.) Photocopy your birth certificate or passport and fax it to (780) 427-6438
Until you do this, they can't process your application and you are uninsured!!
As for the rest of you, our licenses have been placed in the mail today.
Monday, March 24, 2008
It's the spin class you've all been waiting for.
Bring your cowboy hats and belt buckles as the 'A-train' brings a rowdy helping of country hits for your listening pleasure.
For tonight's shindig we will have a few big gear sets and a few hill climbs to get the legs and heart pumping.
See ya at 6:30pm and don't be late. YEE HAW!!!
[Edit by Trev] Alex, is it going to be mostly music from this guy?
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Leave a comment if you can come so we know to wait for you at the parking lot.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
A small group is heading out from the Mac's on old Banff Coach Road (at the west edge of the city) at 10:30am. The plan is to meander out through Brag Creek and a bit beyond for roughly 4 hrs of riding. The pace shouldn't be too hot (avg 30kph or so), so all are welcome.
Rumor has it Trev's 14lb Cervelo Soloist SL is making an appearance.
Here is great description of 'Triathletes' by BikeSnobNYC:
Triathletes with cars love to advertise their perverse inclinations on their vehicles, and the "Swim Run Bike" sticker is one of the more popular ways they do it. I suspect I must have some form of dyslexia though, because all I see is "Dork Dork Dork." Generally though it's unnecessary for them to display their proclivities in bumper sticker form since it's pretty obvious when a vehicle belongs to a triathlete. It's usually some kind of "sporty" dork-tastic SUV, and it's usually got either a trunk rack or one of those roof racks that clamp the bike on the downtube because they don't know how to take their front wheels off. Or if they're hardcore they're driving an Isuzu IronMan, the car that looks like it might burrow itself somewhere in your unmentionables.
Let's be honest--triathletes are creepy. There's just something wishy-washy about the way they flirt awkwardly with three disciplines. They're like David Bowie's sexuality, or like people who grew up in multiple countries and who can speak three languages, yet they speak each one poorly and with an untraceable accent. "Swim Bike Run?" "Avoid Avoid Avoid."
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Tonight is the scheduled second ride for us. Last week we had some tough wind and reduced light. We were able to leave the parking lot at Walmart and head towards Burma Road then road west to Woodland road and headed home on the 1A. If there are no objections we could do the same tonight.
Please leave a comment or email Dan if you are able to attend, the plan is to leave the lot by 7:05pm and get a good hour in of drafting practice and some pace line riding.
Monday, March 17, 2008
As a club, we are going to 'target' several races over the season that it would be awesome most of the club could make it to. There is nothing like racing as a team, and considering our awesome roster, this is your opportunity.
Here are our target races, write them into your calender and get pumped:
BiciSport Omnium (Apr. 26,27)
Velocity Stage Race (May 3,4)
Pigeon Lake Road Race (May 31)
Banff Stage Race (June 21,22)
Canmore ITT provincials (Aug. 10)
Road Provincials (Aug. 30)
Provincial TTT (Sept. 13)
Norquay HillClimb (Sept. 14)
Of course, a lot of us will be going in a lot more races, but these are the 'target' races where we, as a club, will try to show up and assert our team dominance.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
We're looking for volunteers to run a water station at the St. Patrick'sDay Road Race on March 16th on behalf of Speed Theory.
The commitment is from 9:30am until about 11:30am after which you can head into the Red and White Club for a hearty meal, a nice tech t-shirt from Puma, and a chance to win some sweet draw prizes.
Let me (Darcy) know if anyone wants to do this, all they have to do is show up at the Red and White Club at around 9:30 on Sunday morning and they will be directed from there.
You can get a hold of Darcy at Speed Theory:
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
For us to become a dominant force in the peleton we will be focusing on the following points.
1. Riding skills, group rides will be continuous practice sessions of drafting and pacelines. Once everyone is confident with those skills and everyone’s fitness gets as high as Stephen’s, we can than start practicing some basic tactical moves from the pacelines.
2. Purpose of the ride, group rides will be slower pace, specific to aerobic zone training. This will also allow us to practice the skills we need for domination.
3. Skill night, we all thought that it was a great idea to meet one night a week and work on skills for a shorter ride at research park or just past Trev’s house in Royal Oak. We were thinking of meeting in the Walmart parking lot and then riding to the non busy roads near Bearspaw.
4. We also agreed that we would monitor the pace of riders and that for us to be successful we have to ride together and train together. If riders want to challenge the big dog cat 3 and 4 guys then they can, they will not be driving the pace of the cat 5 guys to catch up to them though. There was real discussion on how we would treat the non conforming riders who want to antagonize, I could assume it won’t be pretty!
The guys who attended were Slayer Dan, Stephen Kenney, Carl Miiler, Mark Shand, Mike Godfrey and Mike Chui.
Monday, March 10, 2008
James, Alex, Dan and Rob scoped out some great race courses for our 2 TTs we will be hosting on July 12th. If you would like to be part of the planning and add you own touch to what we hope will be a great event, don't hesistant to get a hold of one of us. Please remember that all club members are expected to at least volunteer that day, so you may as well have some say in the race you'll be volunteering at !
We'll plan some group rides up in the area so you all get familiar with the routes. They are good ones.
Anyway, have a good spin tonight guys, I sure miss it.
If you rode hard outside on the weekend, make sure you don't do anything silly tonight.
Here is the workout:
2 X (10min, big gear, rpm ~85, highish watts, get in a groove, 5min spin)
1 X (5min, big gear, rpm ~90, highish watts, a little harder than previous, 5min small ring, high watts, ~95rpm, about %85 effort, 5min spin)
1 X 5min small ring, high watts, ~95rpm. This should be tough, but not all out. About %85.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We will be riding Horse Creek Road. This will be a BASE PACE ride approx distance 80km maybe a little more or a little less. As well we will be scoping out race routes so there will be a few stops along the way.
Hope you can make it. REMEMBER THE HOUR CHANGE !!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Training With Power
In case you didn’t know, training with power is all the rage. In fact, Joe Friel likens getting a power meter to a person with weak eyesight donning his first pair of glasses. Of course, the reality is that riding with a power meter is more like having sex with an electrocardiogram, in that it takes the fun out of the whole enterprise and buffets you with data you don’t really need. Physical sensation will guide you through your ride the same way it guides you through sex, and if you can’t do either without electronics it’s possible you have a problem that technology by itself may be insufficient to address.His blog entry may be found here. It is a sarcastic blog and should be read in that vein of thinking.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
After the spin, ST Cycling has a meeting with the Crankmasters to discuss our race on July 12th and how it will intertwine with their Stampede RR on July 13th. If anyone has an extra few moments and is interested in listening and contributing to the discussion, please plan on sticking around. If you would like to have an active role in volunteering to help organize this event, we would love to hear about it!
Thanks Murray, I heard your playlist was excellent.