Monday, March 30, 2015

Let's Go See Adam and the CPO!

Update: Last chance! I'll be calling the CPO tomorrow morning to make arrangements.

STC folks,

On Friday, April 10, our own Adam Zinatelli is featured as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs Shostakovich's Piano Concerto #1. Yes, it's a piano piece, but the trumpet is also kind of a big deal in this one, and Adam will be front and centre with the piano. Also on the program is Stravinsky's famous Firebird Suite. 

I think this would be a great group activity for STC folks and their significant others. We support one of our own and support a great music organization. Please let me know if you are interested and for how many tickets you will need by Monday, March 30 and I'll do the leg work with the CPO. Regular price tickets start at $45.00, but there is a group discount for groups of 10+. 

Here's the full program

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: William "Torchy" Peden

Victoria, BC has produced some world-class cyclists, including Roland Green and Ryder Hesjedal. But, probably the most famous and most successful Victorian cyclist is William "Torchy" Peden. Peden dominated the six-day track circuit between 1929 and 1948, winning 36 of the 148 races he entered. In 1932, he set a record for the mile at 73.5 mph (under 50 seconds), motor paced behind a car.

Biography and full results at 6dayracing.ca
Biography at Canada's Sports of Fame

Photo: 6dayracing.ca

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Canadian Tire National Cycling Series

The Tour of Alberta is an awesome event, but did you know that back in the early 1990s there was a national cycling series sponsored by Canadian Tire that crisscrossed the country, drawing a mix of top North American professionals and elite amateurs? Pro bike racing visited places like Brandon, Manitoba and Cape Breton Island. Take a gander at this highlight package from the 1992 series, featuring teams like the famed Coors Light Cycling Team, Evian, and Calgary's own Cyclemiesters.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Planning Rides? -- Training Ride Forum

New (and veteran) STC Members,

I've been getting some questions about scheduled club rides. Now that the riding season is on us, here's some tips and hints for setting up rides with fellow STC members.

- Because we're spread all over the city and a lot of us have family responsibilities and other life stuff, we've found that a "set" weekly club ride doesn't serve everyone well. So...

- Use the Training Ride Forum above to set up up rides. Get into the habit of checking the Forum, post rides in the Forum, and don't get discouraged if some of the rides are small in numbers. Life happens: people have schedules and families. It's nothing personal.

- A lot of the posted rides start up in the NW at the Bearspaw Lions Club on Nagway Road. We've found that it's easy to get to for most people, and the Club is cool with people parking in the lot (as far as we know).

- A lot of people who live in the south meet at 22X and 37 Ave. There's a little parking lot there, and you can head straight south on the Road to Nepal.

- When posting, make sure to give the start time, route, and if the ride is drop or no-drop.

- Don't forget about the Wheeler's Ride. It's a weekly inter-club Saturday morning fast ride welcome to all. You are expected to know the route, since it is a drop ride.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sunday Ride

Sunday March 8th
No Drop
Leave from Kings Church at noon

Social ride.  Second group ride of the year.
Airport loop - about 50km-ish (I can't remember exactly)
Dress for the weather!


{UPDATE}   YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE CLUB TO JOIN THIS RIDE. IT IS TIME TO SIGN UP!

Training Ride - Saturday, March 7, 11:30 am

Let's get this party started. A ride for tomorrow has just been posted over in the Training Ride Forum.

Place: Bearspaw Lion's Club on Nagway Road:
Route:  TBD
Length: About 2.5 hours at social pace

Both 'cross and road bikes welcome. Harley requests that those on road bikes show mercy on those riding 'cross bikes. =)

{UPDATE}   YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE CLUB TO JOIN THIS RIDE. IT IS TIME TO SIGN UP!

Full Calendar