Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ready, set, go....Race Wednesday May 4

We will kick of this year's Wednesday Night Series with a 16km ITT on the NW Woodland course (Highway 1A and Woodland Road). The first rider will start at 6:30 PM. This will be a full aero TT. Feel free to use your TT/Tri bike, aero wheels & helmets, skin suits, shoe covers and any non-UIC compliant bike components. The course is mainly flat with a couple of rollers near the end to keep you interested and a brief downhill in the middle. I can use a few volunteers to help with this race.

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Some parking is available at Woodland Road. Parking is also available at Bearspaw road and at the Lions Club (Farmers Market) on Nagway Road.

The plan for the next few weeks is:
May 11 RR @ Priddis
May 18 2up TT @ Springbank
May 25 Team or Handicap RR (Red Deer Lakes School-Millarville loop or highway 66)
June 1 ITT @ Millarville (Speed Theory Hosted, also a AB 55+ Games Qualifier)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Like all good things ...

... and Charlie Sheen, we're back. As I sit here, cuddling my snow shovel and wimpering slightly, I can only think of bike racing and the theoretical idea that the snow may melt, the lakes may thaw, and birds will stop freezing to death on the bare branches of the leafless trees. First off, we liked how it worked last year, the feedback was positive, and we're not going to change a thing. Well, a few small things but the basics will remain the same. The whole effort will span 15 weeks with a repeat of the three 5 week series format of last year. Courses will vary as will the individual race formats and we'll try to keep it lively and interesting. Mark Perry is going to handle the first of the five week series as I'll be off on a pilgramage to Camden Yards in Baltimore and Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. We are going to hold a quick introductory meeting for those new to the series or who are thinking about joining the fun next Wednesday the 20th at 8:30 at Speed Theory following one of Trevs killer spin sessions (tm).

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The series will start on May the 4th with details to follow.