Friday, February 27, 2015

Wednesday Night Series for 2015

We are deep into the planning stages for our exciting and well attended series of events for 2015. There will be more information on how to register for the series soon. It involves becoming a secondary member of the Crankmasters, which is typically around $40. (Unless you are a Crankmaster already) The races typically start in late May or early June and run for 15 consecutive weeks. You sign up for the series and come whenever you can.

Currently, we are looking for another club or a couple clubs to help us with 5 of the events. Typically the Crankmasters hold the first 5 races to kick things off, then STC hosts the next 5 and we just found a super race director Alan Oickle who will make these races exciting for sure, but we need the help of another club or a couple clubs to split up the task of hosting the final 5 events. We can help you with course choice and admin, so it's not a huge commitment.

Looking forward to this season!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

WNS Awards Presentation Saturday, February 7, 2015

Along with the Last Chance Qualifier, we will be presenting our 2014 WNS awards.  The event will be held at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre (CJCC) 1607 90 Ave SW starting at 6:00PM on Saturday Feb 7th, 2015.

Clink here for more information.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2014 WNS Results are in!

Results are in for the 2014 WNS Series!

Prizes will be awarded at the Crankmasters Social Event planned for February 2015.

Series 1
Series 2
Series 3
Final Results

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27 - Elimination Sprints Results

Results for the final WNS event for 2014, Elimination Sprints.

Organizer: Mike Healey

Volunteers: Peter Heinemeyer, Ernie Cosman, and Ken Erdman.

Rank Name Club Points
1 Callum Galbraith Crankmasters 20
2 Karel Bergmann Peleton 15
3 Cody Godlonton Niklas Group 12
4 Carlos Bonilla Niklas Group 10
Rank Name Club Points
1 Chuck Johnstone Speed Theory 20
2 Jell Miles Crankmasters 15
3 Jean Garez Speed Theory 12
4 Todd Wilson Speed Theory 10
5 Glenn Miles Crankmasters 9
6 Dan Aboiu Speed Theory 8
Rank Name Club Points
1 Clark Schommer Draughters 20
2 Dylan Hughes Crankmasters 15
3 Randy Szasz Crankmasters 12
4 Dawn Heinemeyer Crankmasters 25
5 Willie Vansevenant Natural High 10
6 Ania Bergmann Bici 15

Watch for the Series 2, Series 3 and Series total results.!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sprints - Updated

So our launch pad in Lower Springbank is literally covered in mud from the home construction out there so we need an alternative venue for the sprints. For a while now I have been considering the quiet roads within Curry Barracks for some racing and one of the roads there is good for the sprints. Hochwald Avenue, as shown on the map, is deserted in the evenings, except of course for the odd visit by the security guards that patrol the barracks. I propose we go ahead and have a low key evening of sprints in the barracks.

The Wild Rose Brewery is literally 3 blocks away and it is probably one of the good places to park. The less attention we draw the better so please park there or at least not within the Barracks, maybe use the near by housing development as well for parking, or just ride!

Let's start promptly at 6:30 PM so show up good and early so we can get fair pairings drawn up for the sprints. Ernie is working on a template for us. You will not be eliminated in the first sprint, you will have a few chances to advance.

I believe there is a section of the Wild Rose Brewery reserved for us and remember, don't drink, ride or drive. Any combination of those activities would not be good for you.

The pavement is a bit rough, the sprint stretch is on a decent little up-hill and we will have enough volunteers to make sure any stray cars are stopped for you. The only thing I can't predict is what the security guy will do.

Here is the map:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Aug 27 - WNS Finale...Elimination Sprint's

I know all of you were disappointed in last week's cancellation, but back by popular demand we have planned for elimination sprints for the final week of WNS.  After the sprints, we also have planned for a WNS evening wind-down at the Wild Rose Brewery.  The weather forecast looks good, so lets hope we have good attendance!

More details to follow.  Stay tuned.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Aug 20 - CANCELLED! - Hill Climb Road Race - Road to Napal/Leighton

Due to the inclement weather, tonight's race is cancelled!

"Hills are your friend.  They make you stronger on the way up, and let you go fast on the way down.  Embrace and love them "
Maximus Lungus 3:20:1

Tonight's ride is familiar to all of you. The A/B's will do the road to Nepal loop, back up the hill climb from the Tour of Alberta, then a short loop up to the Leighton centre. There are a few hills in the way of the finish line.

The C's will end their suffering at around the 33km mark just after you've done that lovely long downhill.
Click here to view the MapMyRide site.

It's getting dark around 9:20-ish so if you park far away, make sure you bring a blinky for the back of your bike.  Registration will be at the start (226 Ave approx 2.5KM west of 37 Street) .  Start time will be 6:30.

We need at least 3 volunteers!  Post a comment or click here if you can, or bring a friend!