How are the legs and lungs feel’n? Good? Well don’t worry...the friendly folks at Team Niklas have 5 weeks of Wednesday night suffer-fests ready for ya...go get your ice packs ready ‘cause your legs are about to be cooked!
We’ll be deviating slightly from the familiar road race menu, and will be dishing up new selections of pain with extra helpings of searing lung ;)
Starting with this coming Wednesday (July 17th), we’ve got a long-course crit/circuit race lined up. But what’s so tough about that you ask? Well, in this race, once you’ve completed the designated number of laps and are preparing to sprint for glory, be sure to keep a little extra in the tank because the “finishing straight” is actually an 8km uphill sprint (muhahhahaha!). But seriously...don’t blow up too early - that would suck.
Below is a map of the course:
View WNS Niklas Group Circuit Race - July 17, 2013 in a larger map
Here’s how the races will go down...
Each group completes X number of laps of the 2km circuit (riding clockwise), then on the bell lap turn left (heading East) up Old Banff Coach Road and pedal like hell for the next 8 km to the uphill finish line just before Artist’s View Drive.
6:30PM - “C Group” Starts. 6 laps of the circuit + uphill sprint
6:50PM - “B Group” Starts. 10 laps of the circuit + uphill sprint
7:30PM - “A Group” Starts. 16 laps of the circuit + uphill sprint
Race Start & Finish:
Race starts on Commercial Drive and finishes at Artist's View Drive.
There will be ample parking at the Springbank Middle School and Elbow Valley Elementary School parking lots. Watch out for fast moving traffic as you enter/exit the lot.
Stay tuned for details of the next race. Its gonna be seriously fast, seriously fun, and we promise it will be completely different from any WNS race you’ve done before...