Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The loooonnnngggg before the short.

Just before the crazyness of Cross season, there are still a few club mates doing some long racing.

Stephen Kenny rides in the longest 'one-stage' event of the weekend. He begins the Ontario Granite Anvil 1200km tomorrow Aug. 22nd. You will be able to follow his progress on that site. He is going to crush it.

Laura Quelch wins the absolute nutty distance award with her ride which beginson Sept 5th. Her ride is across Canada, yes, the whole Country. You can follow her progress here.

Jared Green competes in 'The New' Ironman Canada which is in Whistler this year. This has live race coverage at Ironmanlive.com.

I just heard the Meghan is doing the bike leg in an Ironman distance race in Penticton.

I know of several of our club mates that are doing the Banff Gran Fondo on Sat. Aug. 24th. Look them up in the results here on Sunday.

I think a lot of us will be up in Edmonton for the start of the Tour of Alberta on Sept 3rd.   This is upper tier pro riding. It is like having a mini-Tour on our doorsteps. We are booked at the Coast Hotel right near the race start! Come watch the absolute speed of a Prologue first hand!

Emily, Clarence, et al are doing the ToA Challenge which I somehow had not even heard about. Cool. In the comments, get a hold of Emily or Clarence to meet up before or after or during!

After these events, it is CycloCross time!! Here is the ABA calendar (scroll to September). And here is the Midweek Mayhem calendar. You don't even need a CX bike for Midweek Mayhem, you just need a MTN bike, so come out and give it a try! Remember, CX is a super spectator sport and really family friendly. Bring out your fam to watch and enjoy the action.

Trev

3 comments:

Clarence Poon said...

hey Trev

don't forget about the tour of alberta challenge - I know a few of us will be riding that event too !

clarence

Clarence Poon said...

I just took a look at the start list - there still is room if any of you want to participate.

here is the link:
http://transrockies.com/tour-of-alberta-challenge/

this ride is capped at 1000 riders.
first 500 riders get a ltd edition tour of alberta jersey !

check it out ! maybe we can get a group photo of speed theory dudes (and dudettes) at the finish line holding their bikes up (or something like that)


clarence

Emily said...

I'm doing the ToA short course! Jenn is as well! If anyone is interested in riding/starting with us, email me at greenfeltmarker@gmail.com

Emily

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