Sat. 9am Calgary Wheelers Ride | Thurs. Night Skills (TNS) Look for Harley's posts (after May camp) | Wed. 6:30pm Wed. Night Series (do this!) (starting late May) | Tues. Crits (starting soon.) |

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Movie Night Friday, May 22, 7:00 pm - Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

Hey all,

We're planning to check out the film Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame tomorrow night at the Globe. Showtime at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to come. The Globe is a little old school, as tickets are only available at the door.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Penticton Day 6 Ride Report

Another long day in the saddle. 16 of us headed out to Osoyoos, over Richter, the forever headwind rollers into Keremeos for a Subway meal. Then off to Green Mountain Road. Jay, Spencer, Suchaet and Rob conquered Apex while the rest of us headed straight down home. For the non-superheroes we did 164 Km with 1800 metres of elevation. Add another 24 Km and about 900 metres for the Apex crew. Chapeau!!!
Then dinner at Salty's for the whole group. A great week of training. Thanks Harely for organizing!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Penticton Day 7 Ride

Meet at Denny's at 10 am, we'll ride to Tickle Berry's for ice cream and then ride home!  Super sweet!

Harley B

Friday Night Dinner

Meet at Salty's on Lakeshore Driver for 7 pm. They don't take reservations so a couple of us are heading down early to try and get a spot for ~20 of us on the balcony. If that fails, we'll be inside somewhere!


Canmore/Banff Mini-Training Camp: The Details - Saturday Cancelled


Here are the details for the May Long Weekend Mini-Training Camp:

Meeting Point and Start Times: Rides will start at 9:30 am at the Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre on Bow Valley Trail at the west end of Canmore, and we'll start each day by riding the Legacy Trail as a warm-up.

Saturday, May 16: Banff Hill Ride - Legacy Trail, Minnewanka Loop, Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff Hot Springs, and Mt. Norquay. The attached map is a little inaccurate on the distance, as it doesn't include the ride back to Canmore. If we're feeling good, repeats on Norquay is an an option. What's not an option is a stop at the Whitebark Cafe for a coffee. That's happening.

Sunday, May 17: No ride planned. Do your own thing, spend time with family, mow the lawn, whatever.

Monday, May 18: Lake Louise Century Ride - Exactly as it sounds: an out-and-back to Lake Louise on the Bow Valley Parkway. Lunch stop at Laggan's bakery in Lake Louise, and re-fuel if needed at Castle Mountain Junction on the way out and back, if needed.

This is a an un-supported ride, so bring all the clothing, food, and tools you'll need. Pace should be steady, but socialish, with some tempo work. If the weather turns awful, keep an eye on the blog for updates. It is the mountains, so be ready for anything.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Penticton Day Five - Part A (Mt. Baldy out and back)

Today's overcast and slightly cool early start was well attended with 23 people heading out towards Oliver for the Mt. Baldy climb, with an extended option of continuing on past the gravel to climb the backside of Anarchist and head down in to Osoyoos for lunch before heading back to Penticton. We met Trev in Oliver and he lead a handful and a half of guys out for the long ride. The rest of us did an out and back up Mt. Baldy with super strong finishes all around! We were thankful for the cool, overcast skies as we all put the hurt on to get up that climb.

Cheers all around as we finished at the gravel, lots of food and water, and a quick descent before heading back to Penticton for a much needed coffee and lunch.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday Night Dinner

We have reservations for Thursday evening at 6:30 at Bad Tattoo (169 Estabrook Ave). The reservation is under Speed Theory. Check out the menu and brews at: http://www.badtattoobrewing.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wednesday Night Dinner

We have reservations for the Hillside Winery for 5:00ish.  Hillside is at 1350 Naramata Rd.

Hope to see everyone there!

Harley B

Penticton Day 3 Report

Anarchist... The fear was in the crew, some were puking even before it was ultimately conquered:
Hey Andrew, you're supposed to do that at the top!
Harley led about 20 of us out today. Another beautiful day later cooled with cloud cover - perfect cycling weather. Up Anarchist with Jay crushing all. Followed by lunch at the "Best Timmies in Canada" Fast cruise back to Penticton with Jenn calling the monster session over the last stretch. 172Km, 2000 metres of elevation.
Smiles all around after 160K! Thanks to Harley for great organization!
PS - Klaus - remember your water next ride.

WNS Series Starts Tomorrow!

The Wednesday Night Series kicks off tomorrow with the Woodland ITT. All the details can be found over at the C4 Wednesday Night Series blog. To participate, you must be an STC member AND purchase a $35.00 secondary-level club membership through Crankmasters at www.calgarycycling.com. 15 races for $35.00 is a pretty good deal.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Penticton Day 2 Report

Another beautiful day for riding! 19 of us today. Hit The Wall, White Lake Road to Green Mountain Road and home. 100 Km and 1300 metres. The boys considered Apex, but decided to save it for an upcoming day. Anarchist awaits tomorrow...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Penticton Day One

Day one started with lots of sun, a high of around 27C, light breezes, and 14 folks joining us for the first 100+ kilometers of what looks to be a fantastic week. We had a couple of good pushes by a few folks during the ride through Oliver, Area 51, and OK Falls, but everyone looked great and finished strong. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Penticton Dinner Plans - Nights 1, 2 & 3

Let's try to get together to eat as a group a few times in the evening this week so we can share battle stories! No obligation to attend, but if you'd like to join us, aim to be there around 6:30 pm. We may adjust this on longer race days, I'll post here if so.

Sunday, May 10:
Isshun Sushi
102 - 151 Front Street
Monday, May 11:
Pasta Factory
236 Martin Street
Tuesday, May 12:
Earls Kitchen and Bar
1848 Main St
I'll post for the rest of the week over the next few days.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Penticton Day 6

May 15th, Day 6 9:00 am:

The 2nd epic day at 180 km.  Did you know B.C. also hosts the best Subway on the continent?!?!?!  Well it does, in a little place called Keremeos!!!  Super sweet!  This day we will ride the Iron Man Loop and Apex.  Correct!!! 2 major climbs again!  I know eh!  We ride out to Oliver for our 1st pit stop, 2nd pit stop in Osoyoos.  We leave Osoyoos ascending Ritcher Pass followed by lunch in Keremeos.  After lunch we continue up highway 3A then turn left up Green Mountain Rd.  We will regroup at the Apex Turn off.  4th stop is involuntary at the top of Apex where you will have a conversation with your-self about your true intellect.....you will loose this conversation.  :(    But hey, then you get to go home!
Day 6 ride here.

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