Saturday, July 26, 2014

Springbank Circuit Race July 30

Let's get the third series started with a 5 k circuit race out in Springbank. The A and B cats can do 8 loops and the C can do 6. Or we can switch it up a bit depending on how many show up. May be good warm up for Tour de Bowness, maybe not. Anyway please show up around 6 pm to 6:20 pm in the parking lot of the Springbank Rec centre on Springbank Road and Range Road 33 for sign on. The circuit, shown on the map below is right across the road. The start/finish is on Range Road 34. We will try to start by 6:40 pm.

It's a gently rolling course on mostly quiet rural roads. I was out there today and there is only one corner that needs a bit of sweeping and I will try to do that on Wednesday before the race. However if any of you are bored, please go out there to the turn onto Range Road 34 from Springbank Road and sweep. Yea right!

There will be a couple of rules enforced, one is that while on Springbank Road heading west on the circuit for one mile, SINGLE FILE, NO PASSING. Rule 2 is that anyone using the entire road and more than one lane while making any of the turns will also be DQ. The 4 corners are safe as long as you exercise a bit of care.

I will need 3 volunteers


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Series 3 starts July 30

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Here is a preview of the 3rd series. Not totally hill free but it will be completely Thomas Voeckler free, that's a promise. Three weeks of gratuitous Thomas Voeckler sightings every July makes me really look forward to August.

I'll get some maps and stuff up in a few days. July 30 race will be right by the Springbank Park for All Seasons, so that can be your destination for sign on and parking. Maybe you can come out and volunteer if you are not racing, as you well know, our volunteers are key to a safe racing series. I'm always open to suggestions and improvements so feel free to comment if you like.

Date                    Race                       Location           Volunteers
July 30                 8 laps X 5k               Springbank          3
Aug 6                  30k road race           Millarville           4
Aug 13                40k TT                    Springbank          4
Aug 20                TBA                        Crowchild/NW
Aug 27                Prolog & RR            Priddis                4

Thomas Voeckler just got a flat tire.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 WNS - Series 2 / Stage 5 : Elbow Falls TT (July 23, 2014)


2014 WNS - Series 2 / Stage 5 : Elbow Falls TT (July 23, 2014)

Aero Division
NAME
CAT
CLUB
Time


TT Bike
Spencer Pootz
B
ST
0:47:46

TT Bike
Steven Kenny
B
ST
0:49:22

Merckx
Cody Godlonton
A
NG
0:51:24

TT Bike
Glen Miles
B
C4
0:52:13

Merckx
Ian Parker
C
CM
0:56:00

Team Merckx
Mike Healy
B
ST
0:57:00

Dan Barker
B
C4
0:57:00

Team Merckx
Steve Waters
B
ST
0:57:15

Dan Sigoin
B
ST
0:57:15

Team Merckx
Brent Thumlert
B
ST
1:00:36

Tom Kenny
B
ST
1:00:36

TT Bike
Brad Barron
C
C4
1:02:08

Merckx
Willy Vansevenant
C
Natural High
1:02:39

TT Bike
Ron Fiell
C
C4
FLAT







Volunteers:





Peter Heinemeyer




Andres Perdomo




Jeffery Miles





Dawn Heinemeyer













Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Series 2 / Stage 5 - July 23, 2014: 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 go 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 up the backside of that beastly climb you thought you vanquished (tabernac!), and hammer 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 below…

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. 

Click here if you or a friend can help out.

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 Fiell
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