Friday, February 26, 2010

New(er) Team Car

I am shocked by the new team car proposed below. In this day and age it is unconscionable to propose a vehicle capable of defiling mother earth is so many ways rather than a nifty green alternative like this (plenty of room for bikes in the back and on the roof):

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The 2010 Spring Classics kick off tomorrow with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Het Volk) followed by Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

Thor SMASH won last year's opener. Will he do prevail again? Watch live streaming coverage here or here and see for yourself (hopefully geographic restrictions will allow these links to work). Looks like race will start sometime around 8:00 am local time.

If you haven't done so, make sure you get your team into FGBC's annual Spring Classics Pool—especially if you're a RRR rider. The pool kicks off the 2010 FGD Challenge.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Team Car

It even comes with a roof rack. The seller assures me it's been 'gently used'.

Friday, February 19, 2010

More Than 18 MTB Races in 2010

Regarless if you're new to racing or a wiley veteran, with a first-time race license of only $40 and a variety of events to choose from, there's no reason to not get out for some racing in 2010.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Group Ride

It's all impressive, but skip ahead to 3:20. 16 Girls + 1 Bicycle = Awesome

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ice Bike 12—Coach Bill's Preview

As per Coach Bill, Sunday's 12th annual Ice Bike race is going to be fast. Here's what he reported after his noon hour recon ride (sorry to share your recon intel, Bill):

This course has just been ploughed, and it is FAST! Cyclocross type fast. The snow might come Saturday night, but it will be re-ploughed Sunday morning if needed.

It follows the same path as last year, but there is no ice section, or drop to the bottom of the gully, or hike a bike to the Norwood Bridge staircase. It’s a straight blast from the starting line, over the train bridge, big ring under the Norwood Bridge, and up the other side. You head over to the rowing club, back under the bridge and behind the hospital. The plough did a beautiful job of the off-camber Tache river bank session; I cleaned it on the second lap with my single speed CCM winter commuter pig. Then it’s under the St. Boniface Bridge, and back across the river. There is so little snow left on the drop to the river, you can ride it cleanly. Blast south along the Red River bank (bladed almost down to the mud) and to the start finish line. Great fun!

View 2010 Adult Ice Bike CourseThe Forks Winnipeg in a larger map

Full details, hop over to Woodcock's Ice Bike page. If you click on the map link you'll find additional info about start times, categories, and distances.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 MCA Calendar

Need some motivation for the trainer? Giddy-up. The 2010 MCA calendar is out. There are an impressive 57 events currently scheduled—29 road races/events, 19 mountain races/events, and 9 cyclocross races.

Click here for a colour-coded version of the schedule, or check out the Red River Racing calendar for the month-by-month listing.