Thursday, March 31, 2011
How to Talk to Non-Cyclists
To explain why you pay $200 to participate in a race you have very little chance in winning: "Ever play the lotto? It's like that, except much, much more so."
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Guys, the Pre-Roubaix 20/40km ITT directions and race guide is up and available here.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
It’s mid March and if you haven’t decided on whether or not to come to Penticton for a week of riding in May, then get on it. You can click here on the Penticton Bike Camp Overview to read some general information and help you focus a bit on getting prepared. The document summarizes what’s been posted so far about the camp and what was discussed at the meeting at Speed Theory on March 1. From here on end, the posts about the camp will be geared towards those who are actually coming. The Day 1 and Day 2 rides are posted in the previous blog post on February 25.
The rides on Day 3 are long. It’s essentially the Ironman bike course with some added hill climbs if you so desire. I removed the out-and-back because it's useless and boring. I also replaced the Yellow Lake climb with Green Mountain Road because GMR is nicer, has less traffic and the descent makes you feel like you’re flying a spaceship:
- Long Ride – Ironman bike course plus the climb to Apex skill hill (180km)
- Short Ride – Ironman Bike course (160km)
- Bonus Long Ride – Ironman bike course, plus Anarchist to the Sasquatch and the climb to Apex ski hill (225-245km – Map My Ride says 225km while Jared rode it last year and he says 245km)
If you want roommates, let folks know you are coming to the camp in the comments section of this Blog Post. People can then see who needs a roommate and get in contact accordingly.
Friday, March 18, 2011
MSR should start streaming Saturday morning around 7:30 AM Calgary time. Here are a few options for you:
If you want to pay a couple of bucks:
Of course we will all be out afterwards to meet at noon at the Second Cup to discuss how much snow we shovelled off our driveway and to talk about how much the weather sucks.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Here's the poster for the Moose Jaw Spring Classic. This race is the week before Velocity, so if you're looking for a good tune-up race, be sure to check it out. Registration and more info is here.
I'm leaving Calgary @ the end of the next week, (March 25th) so am throwing a little going away Karaoke party @ Loco's Grill & Lounge. It's a bit of a dive bar, but tons of fun. Drop by for a drink, for a song or for the evening! There will be lots of people dropping by at various times in the evening, so don't hesitate to come by at any time for any length of time.
Hope to see everybody there!
Saturday March 19th, 8pm - 2am
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Message from Speed Theory Calgary:
We have decided to make the Bell Volt helmet in the matte black and white colours available to the cycling team for 2011 at a discounted price. We figured the matte black and white colour matches perfectly with Thomas' new kit and makes this high-end, lightweight, and comfortable helmet a great choice. Regular price on this helmet is $209.99 but for a limited time we will make this helmet available to all team riders for the discounted price of $169.99. This helmet is available in sizes small, medium, and large so if you are unsure of your size stop by the shop at your nearest convenience to try it out. If you are interested in this offer please email me, Darcy, PRIOR TO MARCH 26th and we will get one on order for you.
[ Editor Trev: DO NOT show up at a road event with the visor still in place!! :) ]