Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Photos of Crit. Jun 25 2014


Here are some photos of our Crit tonight.  Great turnout for this beautiful evening.


Here is the finish of the first 12 riders, Cat C.
video

Click for higher resolution video files...



Rob will post results shortly.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Series 2 / Stage 1 - June 25, 2014: Super Crit

Ahhh summer at last!!! Big shout out to Peter Heinemyer and Co for organizing a very wet and wild Spring Series - rockstars.

Well now that Series #1 is complete, things are about to really heat up (literally and figuratively). Since “Series 2” just sounds a little boring, I reckon we should rename this “The Niklas Group Super Sick Summer Sizzla!”...how’s that for a quad S-bomb?! Too much?  Well name conventions aside, this series will be 5 stages running: June 25 & July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd... and the folks at Team Niklas aren’t known for putting on sissy races, so I hope you’re finding your racing legs ;) 

Back by popular demand we’ll be kicking things off with the Super CritFor those of you who didn’t race this last year or get a little antsy about the thought of crit racing (ie: tight corners, crash barriers, etc),  this is your crit race! The 2km course is very safe given its width,  total lack of potholes and other obstacles, as well as grassy run-offs through out.  Factor in some wide sweeping turns and smooth asphalt, and this circuit can be wicked fast! 

Below is the course map:

View WNS Niklas Group Super Crit - June 25, 2014 in a larger map


So here’s how the race will go down... 

6:30PM - “C Group” Starts.  20min + 1 lap

7:00PM - “B Group” Starts. 30min + 1 lap

7:40PM - “A Group” Starts. 35min + 1 lap


Will there be Primes?
Yep. There might be a few of these...


Race Start & Finish:
Race starts on Commercial Drive and finishes at Artist's View Drive.

Parking:
There will be ample parking at the Church across from the start line, Springbank Middle School, and Elbow Valley Elementary School parking lots. Watch out for fast moving traffic as you enter/exit the lot.

Volunteers:
Come see me (red ball cap) at the start/finish line @6-6:15pm for a quick briefing, and to pick up a little volunteer appreciation package.

So those are the deets. This race will be an awesome opportunity to test out some new tactics and get some crit experience without worrying about nasty crashes... it’s also a serious quality workout. We'll have a quick pre-race briefing before the start of each race to go over the finer details, however feel free to post your questions or concerns in the comments section below.


See you Wednesday!

-RS

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WNS 2014 Series 1 Complete - Results coming soon

I am just tallying up all the points for Series 1.  Results will be posted soon.

Next series will be hosted by Niklas Group (Rob Starkey).

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 18, 2014 - **CANCELLED** Springbank Elimination Sprints


Due to the threatening rain and lightning, todays event is ***CANCELLED***.

I remembered that this is a popular event, the Springbank Elimination Sprints.  Different, but fun.

The sprints are about a half a kilometer in length. You'll be paired up in your category, start off slow, start fast, whatever it takes.  Just be the first in your pair to finish.  The winner moves on, and the loser....goes to the losers bracket, where you get another chance at the podium.  Yes, double eliminations!

The location is at a new development on the south side of Lower Springbank Road between Range Road 32 and 31.  Sprints start at 6:45PM.  Park at the usual spot at the arena and warm up to the start.

We'll need volunteers, of course!.  One at the finish, and two holders.  So click here if you or a friend are available to help out.


June 11, 2014 - Results

Here are the results to the Classic Road Race and Hill Climb.  Thank to Carlos for organizing and to our volunteers: Tiffany Morissette(For Jean Garez), Karel Bergmann, Dale Hildebrand

Place Name Category Club
1 Cody Godlonton A Niklas Group
2 Martin Dodd A CycleMiesters
3 Lampros Antonion A Bicisport
4 Jeremy Kitson A CycleMiesters
5 Cody Gordon A CycleMiesters
FLAT Mike Waldhuber A Peloton Racing

...

Place Name Category Club
1 Spencer Pootz B Speed Theory
2 Stephen Kenny B Speed Theory
3 Ilija Stankovski B Bicisport
4 Carl Miller B Speed Theory
5 Tom Kenny B Speed Theory
6 Briane Kozak B CrankMasters
7 Meghan Brown B-Women Bicisport
8 Sherri Buchignani B-Women Crave
9 Ryan Barr B Niklas Group
10 Norm Smith B CycleMiesters
11 Brent Thumlent B Speed Theory
12 Rob Cooke B Speed Theory
13 Dan Sigouin B Speed Theory
14 Ernie Cosman B Speed Theory
15 Jean Garez* B Speed Theory
16 Daryl Beatty B Speed Theory
17 Ron Fiell B CrankMasters
18 Steve Waters B Speed Theory
19 Andres Perdomo B Speed Theory
20 Clarance Poon B Speed Theory
21 Mike Urquhart B Draughters
FLAT Dan Alboiu B Speed Theory
...

Place Name Category Club
1 Andrew Platten C CycleMiesters
2 Paul Connolly C Speed Theory
3 Ken Erdman C Speed Theory
4 Ania Bergmann C-Women Bicisport
5 Willy Vansevenant C Natural High
6 Sarah Foster C-Women Speed Theory
7 Dawn Heinemeyer C-Women CrankMasters
8 Keith Inhstrup C Speed Theory
9 Jenn Turcott C-Women Speed Theory
10 David Baker C Speed Theory
11 Daniel Gregoire C CrankMasters
 Next WNS is a Springbank Sprint

Friday, June 6, 2014

Week 4 Series 1 - Classic Road Race and hill climb June 11, 2014

Volunteers needed!

Next week's race will be hosted by Carlos Bonilla from Niklas group.  It's a personal favorite of his at Bragg Creek, a perfect scenery and some challenging hills for everyone. 

Race Start:

Race starts at 6:30pm sharp at the corner of Highway 66 and 758. As always, we will need a few volunteers.

Race Format:

The Women's and Men's C's will start out and ride to Elbow Falls and head back for approximately 34km

The B's will go a little longer to more hills to the 23km mark before turning back for approximately 46km.

The A's will go and attack one more big hill to the 26km mark before heading back for an approximate distance of 52km

Unlike ABA rules, if a group catches you, you're permitted to ride together.

Important Things to Note:

We will be riding through a few "Texas Gates" so please ride carefully and neutralize during these portions.

Parking:

Best place to park is in the Bragg Creek main parking area. You can ride down and warm up to the start area.

Did I mention we need volunteers?  Volunteer by clicking here.  We need many volunteers for this ride as there are various turn-around points.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Week 3 Series 1 - June 4 Results (or not!)

Well, at least it was a beautiful evening....                                    

Since most of the riders didn't study the map, and the organizer (me) apparently wasn't very clear on the turns tonight....result being the majority of the racers made a shorter loop at RR 31 instead of going to Horizon Road.  Since all the times recorded were not based on the same distance for all riders, no points will be awarded tonight for placing.  However, there will be a 5 point allowance for attending and volunteering.

It was a fun event nonetheless, and you all have Garmin's to track your times anyway.  As always, thank you volunteers! 

Here were the teams that raced tonight...in no particular order. 



CAT A Teams
Place
Name
Club
N/A
Charles Volsteed
Speed Theory
N/A
Frank Woolstencroft
Speed Theory



N/A
Dale Hildebrand
Bicisport
N/A
Ferenc Jacso
Cyclemeisters



N/A
Chuck Jonstone
Speed Theory
N/A
Callum Galbraith
Crankmasters



N/A
Evan Bayer
Leadout Project
N/A
Trev Williams
Speed Theory



N/A
Jack VanDyk
Peloton
N/A
Karel Berman
Peloton



N/A
Thomas Yip
Folio
N/A
Marc Enter
Leadout Project



CAT B Teams
Place
Name
Club
N/A
Andy Hill
Crankmasters
N/A
Dan Barker
Crankmasters



N/A
Dan Aboui
Speed Theory
N/A
Ernie Cosman
Speed Theory



N/A
Dan Sigouin
Speed Theory
N/A
Mike Healy
Speed Theory



N/A
Steve Kenny
Speed Theory
N/A





N/A
Darcy Gullacher
Speed Theory
N/A
Michael Godfrey
Speed Theory



N/A
Sherri Buchignani
Crave Racing
N/A
Alan Oikle
Speed Theory



N/A
Walter Leoppke
TCR
N/A
John King
Crankmasters



N/A
Mike Urquhart
Draghters
N/A
Clark Schommer
Draghters



CAT C Teams
Place
Name
Club
N/A
Dawn Heinemeyer
CrankMasters
N/A
Jenn Turcott
Speed Theory



N/A
Keith Ingstrup
Speed Theory
N/A
Ken Erdman
Speed Theory



N/A
Ron Fiell
Crankmasters
N/A
Willie Vansevenant
Natural High



N/A
Emile Jobson
Speed Theory
N/A
Sarah Foster
Speed Theory



N/A
Ania Bergman
Bicisport