Monday, August 4, 2008

Final Standings

After a little movement on our last week, we now have the final points standings. A big congratulations to Stephen, Brian, and David who are our 2008 C4 Racing Wednesday Night Series champions. Way to go and good job to everybody.

Cat A

1 Stephen Kenney Speed Theory 69
2 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory 57
3 Rod MacAlister Speed Theory 51
4 Lev Krivitsky Terrascape 39
5 Jeff Bell Highwood 39
6 Alex Shaw Speed Theory 37
7 Trev Williams Speed Theory 32
8 Cody Godlonton Highwood 30
9 Darcy Gullacher Bicisport 29
10 Andrew Wolaniuk Bow 25
11 Ryan Barr C4 18
12 Darcy Jones Highwood 16
13 Masa Higuchi Bicisport 13
14 Jacek Kasprzyk C4 11
15 Paul Anderson Speed Theory 11
16 Neal Stoughton Ind 8
17 Yuri Lipkov Bicisport 8
18 Chris Stutz C4 4

Cat B

1 Brian Beaulieu C4 61
2 Carolyn Soules C4 46
3 Rick Courtney C4 46
4 Richard Vervoort Highwood 41
5 Robert Armstrong C4 40
6 Mark Perry C4 34
7 Patrick Brick C4 33
8 Michael Healy Speed Theory 22
9 Michael Chui Speed Theory 22
10 Chris Lee C4 16
11 Paul Rosenberg C4 16
12 Colin Yardy Highwood 9
13 Wes Zaniecki C4 7
14 Peter Hockenhull Peleton/C4 6

Cat C

1 David Morgantini C4 70
2 Willy Vansevenant Highwood 59
3 Norm Smith C4 41
4 Tamara Salomon Ind 25
5 Keith Anderson Highwood 24
6 Randy Szasz C4 16
7 Rob Onodera C4 11
8 Sandra Yaworski Speed Theory 10
9 Brad Barron C4 10
10 Charles Irwin C4 8
11 Jane McCurdy C4 6
12 Christina Smith C4/Bicisport 5

Thanks again for all the help and thanks for coming out to race. Without you, it would just be a guy on the side of the road holding a clipboard. We'll be back next year, bigger and better. Tell your friends.

Results From Week 12: The Big Easy

Easy it wasn't. I've finally tallied the scores into my spreadsheet and have them for all the world to see....

1 Trev Williams Speed Theory A 1:01:30
2 Rod MacAlister Speed Theory A +0:23
3 Alex Shaw Speed TheoryA +0:52
4 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory A +1:09
5 Jeff Bell Highwood A +6:17
6 Darcy Gullacher Bicisport A +7:31
7 Patrick Brick C4 B +8:50
8 Brian Beaulieu C4 B +9:43
9 David Morgantini C4 C +11:57
10 Carolyn Soules C4 B +13:45
11 Robert Armstrong C4 B +13:52
DNF Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A
DNF Norm Smith C4 C
V Lev Krivitsky Terrascape A

And that's all she wrote. I'll update the final standings tonight. Thanks again to everyone who came out and especially to our volunteers for the evening. You guys are the ones that makes it happen.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thank you and you and you.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, raced, and helped out for this years C4racing Wednesday Night Series. It's been one of the most fun sporting things I've done putting it together and I'm looking forward very much to next year. Thanks to all the volunteers from last night including Jess, Emilie, and Lev for getting our long last race off the ground. Special thanks to Mr. Highway Sherrif for making you guys do the prologue twice but that's racing. I'm on holidays in Ontario right now so I'll get the final results out in a couple of days and the final standing but it's enough to say that Trev crushed it last night and Rod couldn't quite hang on. Good stuff.
Once again, thanks to everyone that's been a part of the series and I'll see you all next year.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Scoretastic Update

Just wanted to update the series standings one last time before the final night.

Cat A

Stephen Kenney Speed Theory 68
Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory 47
Lev Krivitsky Terrascape 34
Jeff Bell Highwood 33
Rod MacAlister Speed Theory 32
Cody Godlonton Highwood 30

Cat B

Rick Courtney C4 46
Brian Beaulieu C4 41
Richard Vervoort Highwood 41
Mark Perry C4 34
Carolyn Soules C4 33
Robert Armstrong C4 30

Cat C

Willy Vansevenant Highwood 59
David Morgantini C4 46
Norm Smith C4 40
Tamara Salomon Ind 25
Keith Anderson Highwood 24
Randy Szasz C4 16

This Wednesday is points-o-rama with extra points on the line. Bonus points will be awarded for each segment with 2-1 in the prologue TT, 4-3-2-1 in the RR, and 3-2-1 in the Final TT along with a points breakdown of 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the overall.

See you Wednesday at 6:30 at the Priddis meeting spot (22 and 22x).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Final TT: Return to Dunbow

Well, back to where we started this whole thing with a final standard TT. Despite the threatening weather it was quite a pleasant night and we avoided the rain until after the last rider made it in. With swirly up and down winds, it was a certainly a challenge. Even more so for the two unfortunate victims of flat tires out there, it doesn't really help the time out. ANyway, good job and hopefully you've had some good TT practice over the series. On with the results....

1 Rod MacAlister Speed Theory A 23:29
2 Michael Healy Speed Theory B 25:45
3 Brian Beaulieu C4 B 25:57
4 Robert Armstrong C4 B 26:23
5 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory A 29:39
6 David Morgantini C4 C 35:42
V Jacek Kasprzyk C4 A V

You can probably guess who had the flats. Of note, Rod's time was the fourth fastest we've seen on this course and close to the 22:59 course record which was set by Ryan Barr in the very first week. Special thanks to Jacek who was the turnaround volunteer and helped with one of the flats. Thanks to all who came out.

Next week is the finale back at the Priddis location (22 and 22X) and we'll start with a ~2km prologue TT, a 1 lap RR, and a final ~9km TT, all Merckx style. Bonus points are on offer and I'll update the standing later this week going in to it. We hope to start at 6:30 and it should be a blast.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thrills a Minute.

This week's little excursion is a standard TT back at the Dunbow road location. Although the weather looks craptacular, I'll be there, sitting in my nice warm car watching you guys suffer. That being said, the weather has worked out so far so I'm hoping for a nice and pleasant evening.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Team Racing Redux

Back at it again. The weather held off and actually was quite a pleasant evening with a couple of new faces and many of the usual suspects. Ten riders toed the line and to keep things interesting I split them into three teams lead by Rod MacAlister (orange), Jeff Bell (yellow), and Darcy Gullacher (pink). The goal was for the captains to get 2 of their riders across the line first and the score would be the sum of the places (excluding the captains) with the low score winning. Make sense? I hope so. This time around the race was a little more 'attacky' if I can make up a word and it was quite entertaining to watch. The monkey wrench was a couple of flats which we haven't seen this year which really impacted the boys in pink. However, Yuri Lipkov rode off the front near the end to take the first finish for pink, followed by Rick Courtney for orange, Paul Rosenberg for Yellow, and David Mongantini held on for fourth across. It's all about the second riders though and in the end the final tally was...

1st Orange with 6 points
Rod MacAlister (cap'n)
Rick Courtney
David Morgantini
Willy Vansevenant

2nd Pink with 8 points
Darcy Gullacher (cap'n)
Yuri Lipkov
Neal Stoughton

3rd Yellow with 9 points
Jeff Bell (cap'n)
Paul Rosenberg
Norm Smith

All in all it was a good fun night, and I look forward to using that format again next year. I can't forget to mention my loyal volunteers for the evening which included Iron Lev Krivitsky, Brian The Hammer Beaulieu, and Rob Marathon Man Armstrong. Thanks all, it ran so smoothly.
Next week is a standard TT back at Dunbow and the following week will be the finale on this course again. I have figured out a couple of details and I can say that it will start at 6:30 at the Priddis Meething Spot with a 2ish km prologue up the hill on 22X towards town, a 1 lap road race, and a 10ish km TT from near the road race finish back to the meeting spot. As we'll be doing this on the fly, Merckx rules will be in effect. I ain't supposed to be easy. I'll time each portion and the winner will be low aggregate time. See you next week at Dunbow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

On weather...

Just a note regarding the weather tonight. Hopefully all will be fine and we'll get the race off but the possibility does exist that we'll have an issue. I will check Environment Canada later tonight and if there is a "Thunderstorm Warning" for the area we won't be able to ride. If there is a "Thunderstorm Watch" we'll play it by ear. In any case, if the weather does turn on us, I'll have to pull the plug during the race and send you guys back. Hopefully though, all will be well and we'll give it a go. If you don't see an update then we are probably a go.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Teams will be the order of the day...

Back to the team format once again this Wednesday. We'll line 'em up and pick 'em out just like a grade five kick ball team at recess. Same format as last time and hopefully the kind of finish that we saw last time. Come on, come all, we'll try and split everyone up appropriately and create some balance. Wednesday at 7 at the Priddis meeting spot (22 and 22X). See ya then.

And a note about the July 30th finale...I'm planning a mini (micro) stage race with a prologue TT, a 1 lap road race, and a final TT for which total time over the three events will rule the day. We'll need to start at 6:30 or so if we want to get this extravaganza off before the bats come out and I'll need a couple of volunteers for this one.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Updated Standings

My apologies for not getting these out more regularly. Excel and this blogging program are not the best of friends at times so most things need to be entered by hand. I'll figure it out for next year and keep a running scoresheet somewhere on the page. For this one, I have fixed a couple of problems from the previous one and of course updated the results. I have included only the top ten as I am not terribly efficient at typing.

Cat A
1 Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A 68
2 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory A 39
3 Cody Godlonton Highwood A 30
4 Lev Krivitsky Terrascape A 29
5 Jeff Bell Highwood A 27
6 Andrew Wolaniuk Bow A 25
7 Alex Shaw Speed Theory A 24
8 Ryan Barr C4 A 18
9 Darcy Jones Highwood A 16
9 Darcy Gullacher Bicisport A 16

Cat B
1 Richard Vervoort Highwood B 41
2 Rick Courtney C4 B 36
3 Mark Perry C4 B 34
4 Carolyn Soules C4 B 33
5 Brian Beaulieu C4 B 28
6 Michael Chui Speed Theory B 22
7 Robert Armstrong C4 B 19
8 Chris Lee C4 B 18
9 Patrick Brick C4 B 12
9 Michael Healy Speed Theory B 12

Cat C
1 Willy Vansevenant Highwood C 49
2 Norm Smith C4 C 34
3 David Morgantini C4 C 26
4 Tamara Salomon Ind C 25
5 Keith Anderson Highwood C 24
6 Randy Szasz C4 C 16
7 Rob Onodera C4 C 11
8 Sandra Yaworski Speed Theory C 10
8 Brad Barron C4 C 10
10 Charles Irwin C4 C 8

Lots of points left.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Saturday/Sunday Upcoming Madness

Two, count 'em, two big deals on this weekend. Speed Theory is hosting their inaugural dual-stage TT on Saturday and it looks like one of the neatest and best new races to appear on the calendar and it's right in our own backyard. Be there. Registration closes tomorrow and check for details. Sunday is our annual classic, the Stampede Road Race and will be as amazing as always. Registration closes Friday so get on there and get signed up.

Beeeeeyooooootiful Night!

Weather great...course good...legs ready...Allez! The second Merckx TT of our series went tonight and all riders seemed on (with the exception of Trev who had HAMMERED an unnatural 2:09 90k at Great White North last Sunday). Some guys were missing the TT gear though (I'm looking at you Mark) but the race itself was a true test of metal. New this time was the 1km to go dead skunk marker that I can't guarantee will be there next time and if it is I would suggest strongly that it be avoided. Anyway, on to the results...

1 Alex Shaw Speed Theory A 23:23
2 Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A 23:54
3 Rod MacAlister Speed Theory A 24:25
4 Cody Godlonton Highwood A 24:42
5 Paul Rosenberg C4 B 24:55
6 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory A 25:29
7 Rick Courtney C4 B 25:54
8 Darcy Gullacher Bicisport A 26:42
9 Trev Williams Speed Theory A 26:55
9 Michael Healy Speed Theory B 26:55
11 Brian Beaulieu C4 B 27:38
12 Norm Smith C4 C 27:51
13 Mark Perry C4 B 28:02
14 David Morgantini C4 C 28:23
V Brad Barron C4 C V

Big thanks to Brad for handling the turnaround! We'll be back at the Priddis meeting spot next Wednesday for a second crack at the team race format and hopefully it will be as exciting as last time. See ya then.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Back to Dunbow

That's right, we're back this week to the Dunbow Road location for another crack at the Merckx style TT or should we call it the Onodera style TT. The rules are simple enough ... 16km, 1 bike, NO aero gear (wheels, bars, helmet). You and your road machine need to crank out a good ole solo effort and let the chips fall where they may. Wednesday at 7. See ya there, and I'll need a volunteer or two.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Very Interesting.

And a bucket of pain. The Australian pursuit is a nasty little race emphasising hard team work and road awareness as the rabbits try not to get eaten and the hounds look for a little snack. Such was the case last night where we tried the format and for the most part it went really quite well. The goal is for the chasers to catch the lead group just before the finish and that's hard to do over a 55km course with mixed groups. It worked last night though. The riders were split into two groups with Rod, Baguette, Lachlan, and Chris as the designated chasers. The gap was seven minutes and the mission was clear. What ensued was a neat little chase where we could see the time coming down but it was going to be tight. And it was. Three rabbits and three hounds were on the final hill almost together with the rabbits running off to victory by the slimest of margins. Andrew Wolaniuk lead Richard Vervoort and Willy Vansevent over the line for the win by seconds with the Big Baguette and crew 27 seconds later. Good job to everyone involved, it was really neat to watch and big thanks to Brian Beaulieu for the help out on the course. The final tally...
1 Andrew Wolaniuk Bow A 0
2 Richard Vervoort Highwood B 0:06
3 Willy Vansevenant Highwood C 0:09
4 Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A 0:36
5 Rod MacAlister Speed Theory A st
6 Chris Lee C4 B st
7 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory A 6:03
8 Michael Healy Speed Theory B 7:28
9 Norm Smith C4 C 8:10
DNF Patrick Brick C4 B -
DNF David Morgantini C4 C -
V Brian Beaulieu C4 B V

Next week we are back to Dunbow for the second Merckx TT.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The plan for tonight.

Armed with my handy dandy calculator, I'll be splitting the riders into groups and in honour of our upside down friends we'll do an Australian pursuit type of road race. You'll be split into groups, hopefully of 4 or 5, and given a head start. All except of course for the hammerheads who will be tasked with the role of chasing you down, and if you're a hammerhead you're tasked with the role of pacelining your way up and erasing the gap. If we're lucky, everyone gets to the finish at the same time. See ya then.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

10/10 in the Weather Department

Beeeeyooootiful evening. Warm, sunny, and almost windless, is this really Alberta? In June? Anyway, the hardest of our TTs went off without a hitch and despite the smaller turnout the times were suprisingly and impressively quick. The course is hard and at times more of a hillclimb than a traditional TT but that's what racing is all about...variety. The racers left from the meeting spot and rode to the turnaround at Priddis Creek at the bottom of a very nice little hill. From there onwards and upwards back to the finish at the meeting spot. Big thanks to the Big Baguette (Stephen Kenney) for marshaling the turnaround and sweeping up there so everyone got to keep their skin. The results...

1 Cody Godlonton Highwood A 36:32
2 Rick Courtney C4 B 38:00
3 Masa Higuchi Bicisport A 38:09
4 Tamara Salomon Ind C 39:15
5 Darcy Gullacher Bicisport A 40:14
6 Willy Vansevenant Highwood C 40:34
7 Michael Chui Speed Theory B 40:39
8 Norm Smith C4 C 42:38
9 Sandra Yaworski Speed Theory C 45:09
Mark Perry C4 B DNF
V Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A V

Great rides by all and especially Cody, Tamara and Willy who really laid it on the line. Good job guys.
Next week is a pursuit road race where I'll handicap certain (Baguette et al) groups and they'll have to chase down the first starters. I'll try some fancy math to try and get it right but it will be a good chase and a good race anyway. See ya then.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bring a Third Lung

Hard and hilly but like life, it isn't meant to be easy. We will be TTing from the Priddis Meeting Spot (22 and 22x) and like all young men, going west. There will be a turnaround near Priddis Creek so you will have to pay close atention to the turn marshal who may require you to stop. Your time will be adjusted. Other than that there has been a little road patching so there are some small loose rocks but nothing that really presents a problem. Distance will be something like 22k. See ya then.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Action, action, action

Another evening of great racing and finally the weather gods smiled on us and it was fine, just fine. With a preponderance of hammerheads showing up it was guaranteed to exhibit some raciness and it certainly didn't disappoint. Three teams of six were chosen under captains Trev Williams, Alex Shaw, and the Baguette (Stephen Kenney). Format was that the captains results were not recorded but the first three members of their teams would count so it was all about the teamwork. A quick pace set the tone and broke up the pack a bit but a misdierection at one of the corners and a small crash put us under a neutral flag and that brought most fo the group back together and reset the race. After that team tactics ruled and lessons were learned. To my concern there was a good ole mob finish and I could only write down the colours. It was evident from the pattern though that although Cody from Highwood (pink) crossed the line first, it was Baguette's soldiers that carried the day taking the next three spots. Orange (Trev) pipped Alex and the pinkies by a point for second. A good time had by all. I am thinking of replacing the longer road race on July 16th with another one of these races. I like the format. Anyway, here are the results and if I have made a mistake, let me know as I forgot to record the teams before we started and I had to do it on the fly during the race. I'm not stellar with names so please forgive me. And the results...

1st Yellow Bellies
Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A
Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory A
Andrew Wolaniuk Bow A
Chris Lee C4 B
Patrick Brick C4 B
Norm Smith C4 C

2nd OrangeAde
Trev Williams Speed Theory A
Jeff Bell Highwood A
Paul Anderson Speed Theory A
David Morgantini C4 C
Rick Courtney C4 B
Colin Yardy Highwood B

3rd The Pinkies
Alex Shaw Speed Theory A
Cody Godlonton Highwood A
Lev Krivitsky Terrascape A
Mark Perry C4 B
Richard Vervoort Highwood B
Randy Szasz C4 C

Big thanks to volunteers Rob Armstrong and Tamara Salomon for all their help and you guys really help make this run. Next week is a hilly time trial from the Priddis meeting spot (22 and 22x) heading west out 22 to Priddis Creek and back along 22. Bring your legs and a third lung if you can find one.

Tonight's Action!

Well, I mostly know how I want to do this tonight and the only real variable is how many people show up. I do expect a decent crowd given the weather and that we are well into the season. The format will be: I'll break you guys up into teams and you will all start together. The goal for each team will be to get their team mates to the line first. The kicker will be that the team captains won't count in the results and you will have to get everyone across the line well to win. I will try to balance the teams as best as I can and they will have a variety of riders so that you can use different tactics to get your guys there. If the Baguette wants to pull some of his guys along then you will have to bridge up and sit on him and let him pull your team to the finish. You can split your team and have somebody solo in but that will cost the rest of your team. The points will be weighted towards getting everyone in and not just half the team. I'll have to determine the final details tonight but the goal is simple and that's to race as part of a team.
Meet at 22 and 22X tonight near Priddis around 7 or slightly before and we can have a good race.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Series Standings

Now that we are a few weeks into this, I have finally finished the categorization, scoring, and sorting of the results over the last five weeks. The result are the standings tables that follow....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dodged a Bullet

Weather bullet that is. Another successful race off and tonight we found out who the real hard men (and women) are. Windy and cold but nothing in the way of rain although we did notice a weird yellowish glowing orb in the sky at times. A particularly cruel format of 2 11.3km TTs, one running up to 37th avenue and the other returning with 30 minutes between starts for the riders which gave them about 14 minutes to build up the lactic acid. However, it went quite well despite the weather and big thanks to Richard Vervoort of Highwood and Rob Woolley of Speed Theory for helping out. Kudos as well to the Speed Theory guys and Carolyn for riding to the race, that was hard core. A special mention to Trev from Speed Theory for trying to find the race although we know it was just the the Big Baguette trying to confuse him and keep the glory for himself. And now to the results....

Pos Name Club Time 1 Time 2 Total Time Cat
1 Stephen Kenney Speed Theory 15:06 19:43 34:49 A
2 Alex Shaw Speed Theory 15:14 20:21 35:35 A
3 Brian Beaulieu C4 15:35 20:57 36:32 B
4 Carolyn Soules C4 15:51 21:05 36:56 B
5 Lev Krivitsky Terrascape 16:43 22:12 38:55 B
6 Lachlan Holmes Speed Theory 15:59 25:14 41:13 A
V Richard Vervoort Highwood V V V B
V Rob Woolley Speed Theory V V V

Three guesses who gets the tailgunner award for tonight. Good job and we'll see you all next week for the road race at the Priddis meeting spot (same as tonight).

Monday, June 9, 2008

This Week's Soggy Outing

Back to TTing this Wednesday but with a different format and at the Priddis Meeting Spot (where we meet for the RRs). 2x10km TTs, once leaving from the meeting spot up to 37th street and the other a return from 37th street back to the meeting spot. I think we'll start the second TT 40 minutes after the first one starts. I'll need just one volunteer to record the times at 37th street and then to start the second TT. They should be short and hard. Hopefully we'll get a window in the weather but we'll try to go even in the rain unless it's looking dangerous. I will also get the series standing up sometime after the TT and I'll finalize the categories.

Belated Results From Last Wednesday

Due to a glitch with the blog, Mark wasn't able to post the results but here they are...

Pos Name Club cat?
1 Darcy Jones Highwood A
2 Ryan Barr C4 A
3 Jeff Bell Highwood A
4 Rick Courtney C4 C
5 Willy Vansevenant Highwood C
6 Keith Anderson Highwood C
7 Anderew Wolaniuk Bow A
8 Carolyn Soules C4 B
9 Lev Krivitsky Terrascape A
DSQ (s) Stephen Kenney Speed Theory A
DNF David Morgantini C4 C
DNF Cody Godlonton Highwood C
DNF Patrick Brick C4 C
DNF Collin Yardy Highwood C
V Mark Perry C4 B
V Randy Szasz C4 C
V Brian Beaulieu C4 C

Can't speak to how the race went, but I had fun in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys riding around like a madman. See you this Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kickin' It Old School

Kudos to the brave souls who survived tonight's rather beautiful, balmy, and almost windless evening. But they did it Merckx style and stylin' they were. Big Congratulations to Rob Onodera who completely played the part including toe clips, a leather helmet, and the full vintage ride. Also notable was Stephen "The Big Baguette" Kenney for bringing a little Europe to the race. Anyway, on to the details. The course was a little long (maybe 400m) but that's racing. Big, big thanks to Jeff Bell of Highwood for skipping the race to volunteer. We need to get out at least a couple of volunteers to each race and I hope to not have to take riders for it but we'll see how it works. We'll need a few to help out next week with the road race. Anyway, the results....

1 Stephen Kenney Speed Theory 24:50
2 Cody Godlonton Highwood 24:57
3 Darcy Jones Highwood 25:58
4 Masa Higuchi C4/Bicisport 26:15
5 Richard VervoortHighwood 26:36
6 Lev Krivitsky Terrascape 26:44
7 Tamara Salomon Ind 26:50
8 Paul Anderson Speed Theory 26:50
9 Jacek Kasprzyk C4 27:16
10 Darcy Gullacher Bicisport 27:16
11 Carolyn Soules C4 27:24
12 Peter HockenhullPeleton/C4 27:36
13 Mark Perry C4 27:37
14 Willy VansevenantHighwood 27:41
15 Robert ArmstrongC4 27:51
16 Keith Anderson Highwood 28:00
17 Brian Beaulieu C4 28:20
18 Shari Boyle C4 28:32
19 Wes Zaniecki C4 29:04
20 Sandra Yaworski Speed Theory 29:52
21 David MorgantiniC4 29:58
22 Rob Onodera C4 33:27

Good ride and closer times than I anticipated. Good job. Mark Perry will be handling duties next week for the road race at the Priddis meeting spot and I'll return in two weeks also at the Priddis meeting spot for the 2x10km time trial evening. Over and out.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Looks Good For Tomorrow - Merckx TT

Going old school. You get to ride like Jens Voigt on a long flier ten minutes in front of the peleton. Actually, Voigt's gear is pretty aero so think of Eddy putting the hammer down and the hurt on. No aerobars, no aero bikes, no aero wheels. Bonus seconds for steel five speed bikes with box rims and downtube shifters. Just you and the wind. Weather looks good at this point and I hope its nice and just a bit windy. We go rain or shine unless conditions would be considered dangerous and I'll post here if that is the case. I should be there on time and we'll start shortly after 7 at the Dunbow Road location. Just a reminder that you need to be at least a secondary Crankmasters member and please continue to spread the parking out, last time was great.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Road Racers Are Go!

Despite the rather chilly and windy evening, nine brave souls toed the line and rode our inaugural Wednesday Night Series road race. The low numbers and cool weather meant that all riders started together for one lap of our course (approximately 29km)but everyone finished within a few minutes of each other and there was certainly some interesting racing. Enough suspense already, and on to the results...

1. Lachlan Holmes (Speed Theory)
2. Stephen Kenney (Speed Theory)
3. Darcy Gullacher (Bicisport)
4. Jeff Bell (Highwood)
5. Chris Stutz (C4)
6. Richard Vervoort (Highwood)
7. Michael Chui (Speed Theory)
8. Will Vansevenant (Highwood)
9. Lev Krivitsky (Terrascape)

I'll figure out exactly who is an A,B, etc. after a couple of more races and tabulate the series standings then. Next week is an Eddy Merckx TT, and if you're wondering what a Merckx TT is, it means no aerobars, no aero helmet, no aero wheels. Ride like Eddy did. Should be fun. In two weeks we're back for another road race on this course and the A's will ride a couple of laps. Tell your friends, we'd love to see more racers.

Wild Weather Fun

Well, it's starting to look pretty craptacular out there this morning as far as the weather goes. I'm all for the rain but it does seem a little chilly in the rain and that isn't good. However, as the policy indicates, we will try and run the race tonight so at the very least, I'll be there. Safe and warm in my car, I'll be there.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

First night perfect!

Thanks a ton for showing up. A great start to our inaugural Wednesday Night Racing Series. Conditions were good and challenging with a strong west wind facing riders on the return. Other than a little mess where there is some side road construction the course looked in good shape and the riders in great shape. Good job spreading the parking out and other than a nut in a SUV there weren't any problems. I'm pumped for the rest of the series and I'm not even racing. Big props to Randy Szasz, Rob Onodera, and (I wish I could remember your name finihs line girl, please someone tell me...) for the volunteer help.
There was a tight race for the top and overall, everyone was on it. C4's Ryan Barr takes the honours by seconds, followed by Speedtheory's Steve Kenney. Ageless Lev Krivitsky rode to a close third place. Kudos to Willy from Highwood for finishing after what I hear was a flat tire. Anyway, good job all and now for the important stuff though, the results...

1 Ryan Barr 22:59
2 Stephen Kenney 23:05
3 Lev Krivitsky 23:36
4 Lachlan Holmes 24:33
5 Jacek Kasprzyk 24:39
6 Jeff Bell 25:08
7 Robert Armstrong 25:29
8 Mark Perry 25:34
9 Michael Chan 25:45
10 Wes Zaniecki 26:08
11 Carolyn Soules 26:10
12 Keith Anderon 27:02
13 Charles Irwin 27:36
14 Jane McCurdy 28:53
15 Brad Barron 29:09
16 David Morgantini 29:21
17 Willy Vansevenant 41:16

Not 100% sure the distance was correct as it was done with my minivan, so if anyone can let me know what their computers tell them then I'll calculate some speeds. I hope it was fairly close. Anyway, thanks again for coming out and we'll look forward to seeing you next time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WNS launches tonight!

It's looking good for a start to our 2008 WNS series tonight at the Dunbow Road location. The fun starts at 7pm and we'll be running a 10 mile (16km) TT. As for weather, we do plan on racing rain or shine but we will cancel if we think things are looking dangerous. Check this page before the race if the weather is sketchy and I'll post a notice if there is a cancellation. See you all tonight.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Everythings looks good for Wednesday

Weather ... check. Course ... check. Riders ... check. Volunteers ... hopefully. We need at least 3 total (including me) to run this thing, another if we want a holder. We'll see what we get. We also need to make sure that everyone is at least a secondary member of Crankmasters and that if they are a secondary member that they do have a primary membership with another club (ABA insurance) or are an independant with the ABA.
On another note, please think about parking in town and using the ride down as a warmup or at the very least, spreading the parking our around the race site. There are a couple of places that we can park in the area and we would like to lessen the load on the residents. Please be mindful and we shouldn't have a problem in their neighbourhood with this race. All it takes is one though and it could go south on us in a hurry.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wednesday Night Meeting

Just a reminder that we are holding a meeting tomorrow night at 7pm for anyone interested in the C4 Wednesday Night Series. Also, we can collect membership forms (you have to be a primary or secondary member) at this time. We'll go over the basics and begin to get an idea who is interested in the series. If anyone is interested, it would be a good time to head out and give the road race course a try (29km loop). The meeting is at the Priddis Meeting Spot (not actually IN Priddis) at the junction of Highway 22 and 22X. To get there, head west out of the South end of town along 22X towards Bragg Creek and we will meet where Highway 22 heads south towards Turner Valley.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WNS Series Meeting May 7

Hello to everybody interested in racing in the Crankmasters Wednesday Night Series (WNS). First off, a few points pertaining to the series:

  • The series will run for 12 weeks of racing from May 14th to July 30th.
  • Events start at about 7pm so please be early to warm-up and allow us to get it organized.
  • We will alternate between TTs one week and Road Races the next.
  • We will stage most of the TTs at the same location as our Moment of Truth TT on Dunbow Road.
  • Road Race staging will be at the junction of Highways 22 and 22X near Priddis.
  • There will likely be three different divisions based on experience and ability.
  • Points will be awarded for each division and an overall series championship awarded.
  • We will require a minimum number of volunteers for the events and series points are awarded for volunteering.
  • To participate you MUST be at least a secondary claim member of Crankmasters.

This is a new initiative that we are putting together for Crankmasters and other clubs at large and is intended to introduce riders to racing as well as provide skills and racing development and hopefully provide an excellent midweek workout. Please try to attend the information meeting on Wednesday May 7th at the Priddis meeting location as it will facilitate our organization of this event and allow us to lay out the ground rules. As well, bring your bike and we'll take a cruise around the road racing course if anyone is interested.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Crankmasters presents the C4 Racing Wednesday Night Series

New for this year, Crankamasters is pleased to present out Wednesday Night Racing Series (WNS) for members of the Calgary Crankmasters Cycling Club. Membership is a must for this series but we have a convenient second tier of membership for riders from other clubs ( The series will run for 12 weeks from May 14th Through July 30th starting each night at 7pm at courses at the south end of Calgary. The program will alternate between TT and road racing each week and will utilize a variety of different formats. We expect to publish our final list of events and location in the next week or so. Stay tuned for more details.