Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 23, 2014 - Series 2 / Stage 5: Elbow Falls 28km ITT & TT

This Wednesday marks the fifth and final stage of Series #2, so naturally we want to make it a bit more special…

I know many of you have been itching to bust out those superhero-esque skin suits and stomp around on TT bikes like cyclists possessed…well speed freaks, the wait is over! Tomorrow we’re heading to Elbow Falls to tackle a rolling 28km ITT along the stunning Highway 66.

The Route:
Starting just west of Paddy’s Flats campground, you’ll head West along route 66 as it snakes its way up and down, side to side, towards Elbow Falls. The first 7km are somewhat flat with some minor rollers, allowing you to power along and settle into your rhythm…but don’t get too comfortable, because at this point the fun begins! KMs 7-10 goes from up to way up as you hammer up +200m of 8-10% grade. By this point your legs will be screaming…luckily you’ve got a nice little 4km recovery descent before the turnaround.

Now all you gotta do is retrace your path back up that beastly climb you thought you vanquished (tabernac!), and blast your way to the finish. The final 10km  are super fast and ridiculously fun. Since pretty much all of you will be tracking this ride on bike computers, there will be a small prize for the highest speed achieved*

*DO NOT ATTEMPT THE SPEED RECORD BEFORE THE TURNAROUND…ambulance rides are no fun, and certainly not the fastest way to finish the TT. Be safe.

For those of you who are not familiar with the route, check out the map link below…

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z-x2VoIxBvF8.kSXrjlQ5avCQ


The Race Format:
Given that not everyone has a TT rig in their bike quiver, you will have the choice to enter one of two separate races: the ITT  (Aero bikes only) or the Team TT (road bikes).

The TTT will be raced Merckx-Style in teams of 2-3 with the goal of levelling the playing field a little with riders on TT bikes. Again the races are totally separate, but we want to keep finish times relatively close. 

Check-in & Race Start:
Rider check-in will be from 6-6:40pm at the race start. Keep in mind that the start line is a good 10-15min drive from Bragg Creek, so factor that time in. 

We’ll be starting riders on 1min intervals, with the first rider(s) going off at 6:45pm

Parking:
There is lots of parking available at the Paddy Flats campground and at the Station Flats parking lots just down the road.

Volunteers:
As always volunteers are hugely appreciated! We’ll need about 1-2more for this race.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 COP Hill Climb - Results

Click here to see photos at the top of this hill climb.  Thanks Dan for sharing.

Rank

Club
First Run
Second Run

Group A




1
Cody Godlonton
Niklas Group
4:28
4:31

2
Jeremy Kitson
Cyclemeisters
4:31
4:29

3
Dennis Bland
Speed Theory
4:48
4:53






Group B




1
Adam Pugh
Speed Theory
4:15
4:30
*Fastest Rider
2
Chris Wallace
Bow
4:44
4:37

3
Andrew Platten
Crankmasters
4:52
4:48

4
Brent Thumert
Speed Theory
5:00
4:50

5
Andres Perdomos
Speed Theory
5:11
5:11
*Most consistent Rider
6
Darcy Gullacher
Speed Theory
5:20
5:14

7
Glen Miles
Crankmasters
5:37
5:29

8
Mike Healy
Speed Theory
5:54
5:57






Group C




1
Jeff Miles
Crankmasters
4:52
5:00

2
Ian Parker
Ceiclemeisters
5:17
4:59

3
Daniel Gregoire
Crankmasters
5:08
5:22

4
Clark Schommer
Wildrose
5:12
5:22

5
Jim Trites
Crankmasters
5:40
5:47

6
Ken Erdman
Speed Theory
5:41
6:12
*Largest personal difference
7
Blake Bartlett
Speed Theory
5:44
-

8
Brad Barron
Crankmasters
5:52
6:02

9
Ron Fiel
Crankmasters
6:11
6:25

10
Rod Schuhart
Crankmasters
6:44
6:37






Group Women




1
Dawn Heinemeyer
Crankmasters
5:55
6:00

2
Jen Turcott
Speed Theory
6:33
6:29

3
Tania Kingwell
Crave
7:01
6:40

4
Shannon gordon
Crave
6:44
6:49

5
Tessa Pagalilaeuan
Crave
7:07
7:04






Volunteers




Steve Waters




Dan Sigouin




Peter Heinemeyer






Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RESULTS - Series 2 / Stage 3 - July 9, 2014: Team Road Race

Here are the results from last week's Team Road Race. Due to the unfortunate crash on the latter section of the course which skewed results slightly, all riders will be given the same number of points.
RESULTS - 2014 WNS - Series 2 / Stage 3: Team Road Race (errr... TTT)     
NAMECLUBCATEGORYTEAMRESULTPOINTS
Willie VansevenantNatural HighC11:45:17 (5th)5
Blake BartlettSTC1**crashed - same time5
Ania BergmannBici SportC1-5
Brad BarronC4C1-5
Mike HealySTB1-5
Adam PughSTB1-5
----------------------------     
Ken ErdmanSTC21:37:35 (1st)5
Mike PascoeEndurance 4 LifeB2**crashed - same time5
Karel BergmannPeleton A2-5
Cody GodlontonNiklas GroupA2-5
Mike WaldhueberPeleton A2-5
----------------------------     
Jean GarezSTC31:38:45 (2nd)5
Dawn HeinemeyerC4C3-5
Dan AboiuSTB3-5
Ryan BarrNiklas GroupB3-5
Dan SigovinSTB3-5
Lewis GitlemanC4C3-5
----------------------------     
Steven KennySTB41:41:30 (3rd)5
Walter LeopkyTCRB4 5
Clarence PoonSTB4 5
Ron FielC4C4 5
Carlos BonillaNiklas GroupB4 5
----------------------------     
Tom KennySTB51:42:40 (4th)5
Andreas PerdomoSTB5 5
Darryl BeattySTB5 5
Darcy GullacherSTB5 5
Lee NelsonC4C5 5
----------------------------    

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 16, 2014 - COP Hill Climb Time Trial

Only 1 Volunteer needed to help! Click here if you or a friend can help out.

Course Description:
Next week's race will continue with the theme of climbing! This is a 1.2km short but painful lung busting hill climb. You won't' need any aero gear for this. Who knew such a short distance could be so painful? Course is fairly straightforward. It starts from the bottom of COP and ends up at the top. The course is also used for the Tour de Bowness Hill Climb race in a couple of weeks, so you might as well prepare for it now. I won't be weighing your bike for UCI compliance rules, just saying.

Race Format:
This is a time trial so it will be you against the clock and the hill. There will be two heats you compete in. You will start at the same time with 2 other people from your category. Remember to always keep to the right. For the second heat, you will start with those closest to your time based off of the first heat regardless of category.

Parking and Start time:
Be here by 6:45pm to sign-in. First group will start at 7pm. Please do NOT park in any of the COP parking facilities. A better idea is simply to ride to COP.

Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/QXk6p

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Series 2 / Stage 3 - July 9, 2014: Road Race (Team Challenge)

Alright dudes (& dudettes),
I reckon it's about time we had a proper road race, no? Tomorrow night we're bringing back a bit of a classic - the Team Road Race! 

For the uninitiated...we simply divide the riders into a fairly evenly mixed few teams based on category, club, and favourite ice-cream flavour. Each team’s goal is to get the bulk of their riders over the line before the other teams. In other words, it's not which team can get one rider over first but rather who can get most of their riders over before the other teams. 


The Route:
The course is a hilly 50km loop following what many of you know to be "The Road to Nepal". The Start / Finish line will be located on 37th Street SW, just South of Hwy 22x. The course will be ridden clockwise to minimize lane crossings and will have pylons and/or a corner marshall making sure you don’t get lost.

Check out the Map Below:
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z-x2VoIxBvF8.kBA1lH13LGTs

Race Sign-on & Start:
The race will commence at 6:45pm to allow extra time for people to get to the course. Race sign on will be at the parking area from 6:00-6:40pm.


Parking:
Parking is located near the Start line on the Hwy 22x East / West divider (marked by the green square on the map!). 

Volunteers:
We can certainly use an extra 1-2 volunteers to help at the finish line or marshall a corner. As usual I’ll have some cold drinks and snacks on hand for volunteers…who knows we may have a few cold beers waiting for you as well…Let me know if you can help out :)


This race format is seriously fun, so you don't want to miss it...oh and weather is gonna be awesome!!

RESULTS & PHOTOS- Series 2 / Stage 2: [Uphill-ish] Springbank TT

Hi All,
Apologies for the wait! Here are the results from the Springbank TT!

2014 WNS - Series 2 / Stage 2 : Springbank Uphill TT (July 2, 2014)
NAMECATEGORY CLUBHEAT #1HEAT #2RANK
Start TimeTimeStart TimeTime
Evan BayerAPeloton7:077:367:507:301
Cody GodlontonANiklas Group7:048:327:478:312
Dale HildabrandBBici7:088:497:518:503
Steven KennyBST7:008:557:439:004
Adam PughBST7:068:577:498:595
Sherri BuchignaniB-WCrave6:539:327:369:396
Todd WilsonBST6:489:337:319:417
Darcy GullAcherBST7:029:397:459:348
Daniel GregoireCC4*7:099:357:42DNS9
Gabriel OllivierBWildrose6:519:437:349:5210
Ernie CosmanBST6:469:497:299:5511
Suchaet BahrdwajCST7:059:567:489:5012
Lewis GitlemanCC46:4510:077:289:5113
Steve WatersBST6:509:537:339:5514
Meghan BrownB-WBici7:039:547:4610:2215
Dan AlboiuBST6:4910:367:329:5616
John CoundCC46:5510:007:3810:2017
Dan SigouinBST6:4010:087:2310:0218
Pauline CoundCClub1006:5610:077:3910:2419
Ron FiellCC46:4210:407:2510:2220
Mike HealyBST6:5710:237:4010:2421
Ken ErdmanCST6:4410:277:2711:0722
Blake BartlettCST7:0110:477:4410:2823
Andy HillCC46:5810:337:4110:5524
Clarence PoonBST6:4710:457:3010:3925
Brad BarronCC46:4111:197:2410:4926
Will VanseventCC46:4311:227:2611:1927
Chris DevriesCST6:5211:407:3511:4828
Jenn TurcottCST6:5411:487:3712:0229
Also, here is a link to the photos from the race :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125201986@N02/sets/72157645601124244/


-RS

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Series 2 / Stage 2 - July 2, 2014: [Uphill-ish] Springbank TT

Alright if the suspense is killing you, the wait is over! Here are all the deets for Stage#2....

Unlike last week’s handle bar-to-handle bar action, tomorrow night you’ll be racing against the clock on a fiendish 4.4km TT course that’s partly uphill, partly flat, and completely lung busting! 

Some of you may remember this from the Jason Lapierre portion of the AB Superweek a couple years ago, and can attest that it’s a challenging yet seriously fun route. To go fast here will require a little more pacing strategy than your typical pure flat or pure uphill TT...so we’re giving you not one, but two chances to get it right ;)

Check Out the Race Course Below:

View 2014 WNS - Springbank Uphill TT (4.4km) in a larger map


Race Start & Finish:
The race Start is located near the intersection of Horizontal View Rd & Escarpment Drive. You will follow the windy Escarpment Dr making a RIGHT back to Springbank Rd where you will make RIGHT onto Westbluff Rd for a straight flat sprint to the Finish.

Here’s how tomorrow’s race will go down…


6:00 - 6:30pm: CHECK-IN -  Will be next to the start line. Here you will be given your start time for the first heat, and estimated start time for the second heat. After this feel free to pre-ride the course. Be mindful of any traffic on Springbank Rd.

6:35pm - GET TO START LINE. Clear race course and meet at the Start line. Here you’ll receive final instructions for your first TT.

6:40pm - HEAT#1 BEGINS! Riders will go off at either 30 or 60sec increments. Remember your start time! If you miss your time, you will scratch this heat - lame. GIVER!

***Following this race, CAREFULLY make your way back to the start. Riders will go off in the same order***

7:15pm - HEAT#2 BEGINS! Same as above. Deep breaths now...last chance to throw down! 

Results:
Race times will be collected at the top of the course. The best of the two will go towards the rankings, and will be the one to brag about on Strava & Facebook.

Parking:
There will be ample parking at the Springbank Community High school [about 5-10min ride from the Start]

Volunteers:
As always, volunteers are hugely appreciated. For tomorrow's race we will need 2-3 more to help marshall the corner on Springbank Rd and to assist with timing at the top. We'll also have a few cold bevies and snacks for you any volunteers courtesy of Market 17 and JWebb Wines...so let me know if you can help :)

That’s it, that’s all. Weather should be amazing!

Best,


-RS