Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Krista Ruby rocks the track for LaBici in 2010

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Here is Krista doing a Madison workout at the Forest City Velodrome. This girl travels to London weekly to practice and make sure she is on the top of her game. That is a lot of travelling and a lot of asking friends and family in London for a nights stay. That is what it takes to be the best and it won't take her long with this kind of commitment to training, her time in traffic, extra money spent on gas and effort it takes just to get to the track. Proud to have her back racing for us in 2010!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Brian Lee...... Baby!



Forget about Bruce Lee, Tommy Lee, Jet Li..........we have Brian Lee!! POW! Brian is a great team mate and one of the nicest guys in the peloton. We are proud to have you back in 2010! Watch out for Brian and the entire LaBicicletta M1 Elite team this year......we have put together a quite the squad! Check out the picture above. That guy barely holding Brian's wheel rides for us too! He's pretty mean on a cross bike and he is rippin in up in Europe right now! Do you recognize him?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Greetings from the sunshine state!


Paul Rea wanted me to pass this on to all the club members and staff at la Bici on his behalf while he is away enjoying the Florida weather!!

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rippin it up!

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Have you been by laBicicletta recently? The store is quite a bit different now and we will be working on making it a whole lot nicer in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for a grand re-opening in the new year. On this video I actually have extremely rare footage of Heath doing manual labor!! Enjoy!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Kyle Rupay - Track update



I got word that Mr Kyle Rupay had quite the race on Saturday night down in London.
Kyle raced in the open age group and did well. He fought hard and never gave an inch.
He took a third, another third and missed the final 145 lap feature by one place in his semi final.(7th)
He was the youngest to get that far.

Here is the quote from the press release.

"In the semi final things began to heat up as some Juniors were sprinkled in by their performance in the heats. Young racer Kyle Rupay from Peterborough, soon became a crowd favourite. Kyle dangled off the back of the first Semi and continued to show guts and determination as lap after lap he got dropped and caught back on when the pace slowed. Although Kyle didn’t make it to the Final, he was always on the radar of the fans who appreciated his effort."

Next race is the Ont. Madison Championships on Dec. 12th.

Great job big man!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Training Camp

LaBiciSquadra

March Break Training Camp
March 15th – 21st 2010
- $500 per person with 2 to a room
- $600 with a ride there and back
- Single rooms available
- Rooms with Kitchenette available
- Free breakfast every morning
- Rides lead by experienced cyclists
- Training camp is open to all levels
- Where? - Elkin, North Carolina
- 12 hour drive door to door from T.O
- Hotel is 25mins from Stone Mountain and the Blue Ridge parkway.
- Expect the weather to be between 12-19 degrees
- 20+ riders in 2009
- Email : Ed at real.deal@rogers.com
- Or call Ed at 905-251-8810

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guess who's back? Mr David Jack!!


We are very proud to announce that David jack will be returning to race on our M1 squad next year. He is an extremely talented time trialist with an extensive cycling back round and we know David will be looking to regain his form from a few years back and when he does Ontario.....watch out!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Check out Boonens bike!!

Want to know what bike were racing next year
videoThat red thing of beauty that Tornado Tom seems to like : ) I made my choice guys!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

LaBicicletta Elite Team 2010

We are working very hard behind the scenes this off-season to make sure we are the top team in Ontario next year. In order to make a run at Provincial and National titles in all the age categories you need some serious talent and I'm proud to say we secured some of the top riders in the province to add to our already stacked roster for 2010. Here is our latest recruit

Mr Dave Viney

Dave is a perfectionist who knows how to win. He is the 4x Master(50+) National Champ, Current Florida state TT, RR and Crit Champion (55+) and has won Ontario Titles in both the RR and the TT. I think this guy is the fastest 60 yr old on the planet and we are extremely proud to have him on the M1 Elite team in 2010!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Are you training hard enough?

This is how it's done

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Here is our Krista Ruby showing you all how it's done and why "she" is at the top of her game and "you" are struggling to keep up every season. If you can't push yourself on the trainer you won't be able to do it on the road. Here she is holding 470+ watts for a full minute at the end of a very hard interval. Oh.... and she hit an all time high heart rate too!! That is what training with another person is all about, you can't hide or quit and you get a way better workout because they are right there staring at you!!! Great work Krista!! For another video of Krista please visit www.realdealcoaching.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr Phil

A big congrats goes out to Phil Palmer who came in second place last weekend at the Barrie cross at Hardwood hills. Great job big guy!!! Now Phil raced M3 which is a bit surprising considering I have a spot open for him on our M1 team???? but I'm sure there is a fantastic explanation why he was sand baggin (and still didn't win) : ) Can't wait to hear all about it dude!!

For all the results visits www.ontariocycling.org

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Baby

LaBicisquadra was a start up cycling club in 2009 and we really felt the club was a great success and we are hoping to build on that success in 2010. We would like to continue growing our membership by providing our members with an amazing club with great benefits and great events. Like with most clubs the members are what make a club, great people make a great club and we would like you to tell as many great people as you can about what we are trying to build here.

There are many benefits to joining LaBiciSquadra and here is one more........

- All of our indoor training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights will be FREE for club and team members! $10 a night to all non-members.

Stay tuned....

Friday, November 6, 2009

TEAM BIKE




There are a few models to choose from but this is my vote for the team bike.

And these could be the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on my feet!

I AM SPECIALIZED



Guess who has a new bike sponsor? Thats right.... LaBicicletta will be proudly racing Specialized bikes next year. Check out all there amazing bikes and gear at www.specialized.com

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!


Live it up and dress up today while out on the bike!!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Indoor training at the shop


Last year we trained at the shop every Tuesday and Thursday night and we are going to do the same thing this off-season. The indoor classes are open to anyone who is looking for a great workout and would like to train with the team. Most nights go for about an hour with the odd night going an extra half hour. The training sessions are led by one of our team members and please expect to be pushed a bit.
Sessions cost $10 and you have to make sure to reserve a space each night.
Stay tuned for start date and time......

Monday, October 19, 2009

Krista takes us to the track!!


Hey everyone,
Our very own Krista Ruby knows her way around a velodrome, you know why? shes on the national track team!! This fine young lady would like to show you around and help you enjoy a wonderful time at the Forest City Velodrome. If you've never been this is a can't miss event!

She has provided some dates

Sunday November 1st ......... 13 spots available.
Sunday November 22nd ........ 14 spots available.
Sunday November 29th ........ 14 spots available.
Saturday December 5th ........ 14 spots available.
Saturday December 12th ........ 14 spots available.
Saturday December 19th ........ 14 spots available
Email me at real.deal@rogers.com for more info and check out http://www.forestcityvelodrome.ca/ for all the details about the track

Sunday, October 18, 2009

LaBicicletta Racing 2010

Expect a few changes to the race team folks. We are looking to ramp things up and really move forward with a bigger and better product in 2010. With the M1 and S1-2 teams rosters very close to being set we will be moving our focus on trying to put together the best possible team to represent us in all the other categories now. Please submit your resume to Ed Veal at real.deal@rogers.com.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Durham Classic


For all of you who decided to skip this little race.............Great call!
It was a perfect day, sunny, cool, a little wind and I decided instead of enjoy these beautiful conditions and ride on perfect clean roads to try my first cyclo-cross race. Well it was an experience I'll tell you that. Here are some pics to give you an idea of just how muddy this course was (and it got worse and worse every lap)


If you want a laugh, check out my results http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/77oca09_1.html
Not everyone wearing our colors shit the bed yesterday, A big Congrats to Johnathan Wilby who came 4th in M1 and Rick Meloff who was 4th in M2

Mike Garrigan - 7th Cyclo Cross Nationals



Here is a great pic of Mike Garrigan leading out the first lap of the Canadian National cyclo-cross championships. Mike led the entire first lap until the bike pit when he had to swap out bikes, made back a few spots and finished 7th overall. Congrats Mike!! We are very proud to have you racing for us!!
Here is a link to Canadian Cyclist and there race report http://www.canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=17669







Thursday, October 8, 2009

FOR SALE



I thought I would help a friend in need and post a few sale items. If there is interest please do not email me, the store, or this website. CONTACT : andrewhunt_@hotmail.com


For anyone else who wants to use this site to sell things...........bugger off!! : )



1.) White Giro TT helmet Size : Medium 56-59cm


2.) Specialized Try Spoke wheels : Decals Removed. Fast and true Wheels. 12-25 shimano ultegra cassette. Lots of life left on cassette and tires


3.)LG TT helmet. Size : Medium 55cm -59cm


4.)Canadian nation Team Jersey 2009 : Brand New with tags Size : #3 LG sizing or Small


5.) Planet Energy Long-sleeve 2009 : Brand New with tags Size: Medium


6.) Planet Energy Short Sleeve 2009 : Brand New with tags Size: Small


7.)Shimano shoes R300 2008 175 Brand New, Never custom Molded size 45 Never worn


8.) Shimano shoes R310s 2009 175 Brand New Never custom Molded size 44.5 Never worn. Right shoe missing replaceable right ratchet buckle but comes with brand new Shimano cleats


9.) Dura-Ace SRM 2009 Wireless $3000Used for 4months. In perfect working order and great shape.2009 SRM wireless Shimano DURA-ACE 10 speed 08. Crank 172.5 mm. New still in the box. comes with : Sunnto Heart rate strap and wireless speed sensor, crank 39-53 Shimano 10 speed 08. black computer, wire for downloading to computer, SRM software, universal charger------

Monday, October 5, 2009

Erin Bale - 2nd place at the Squeezer


That's our Erin Bale (blue shirt) up there on the podium collecting his second place medal at the Liberty Bicycles Squeezer. This monster of a man was muddied from head to toe or he would have been in his Bici kit for whole world to see (Right Erin?) Congats dude!!

Here is a link to the race report and full results http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/news1/newslisting.php?id=2368

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Club Challenge



For those of you who haven't been on the OCA website recently here is a link to the final standings for the 2009 seasons club challenge!!
http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/road_club_challenge_points_sept_29_1.pdf

Thanks to everyone who trained hard and rode hard last year wearing our colors!! Next year we win it all!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Paulo Telisman



Here is a picture from Paul's trip to Italy recently. He sent me a picture of his bike (whoopy do!) and one of him and some crazy Italian background( Yawn! ) but when I saw this one I knew I had to post it. Here is Paul and his beautiful 94yr old grandma! What a cutie! Thanks for the pics dude! and thanks for being an amazing team mate the last two years! Not only have you been a great team mate you have helped the shop and the club immensely and I'm not sure if you know how much we appreciate it! I have tried to no avail to keep Paul racing with us next year but I'm going to keep trying. He says he needs a break and I say............(well lets leave it at that) When you see Paul give him a hard time and make sure to give him your two sense on his little retirement. Please let him know he is loved and needed on our team and has a spot on it next year if he changes his mind.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Canada's best! - Michael Barry



Congratulations to Canada's own Michael Barry!!! He finished 18th at the World championships held this past weekend!! Not only was he the top canuck he was also the top North American rider. Michael has some strong ties to the shop and this past spring was very generous and donated a signed team Columbia jersey to auction off to help support the Ontario youth cup. His Dad (Michael Barry Sr)also was a huge help donating tons of his time to putting on our very successful HELL OF THE NORTH race.

The Barry's are truly a class act and congrats to Micheal Jr for being Canada's best!!

For a post race interview click here for a link to Pedal Magazine http://www.pedalmag.com/index.php?module=Section&action=viewdetail&item_id=16773

Friday, September 25, 2009

Venice Beach


Hey everyone it's Ed reporting from beautiful Venice beach California. The weather here is incredible and the riding here makes the weather look like shit!! Get it? (The riding
is better than the weather and the weather is...incredible!)
Ya...I know....I'll stop, anyways just wanted to rub it in that I'm away getting a great tan and riding along the ocean most nights..... that's all!

Check out www.realdealcoaching.blogspot.com for a few pics from muscle beach last night

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cyclo-cross season is here!!


Its time to put away your dream bike for a different model and rip up the grass and mud cyclocross style!! This high paced style will have you red lined and on the verge of death. Your cardio better be up to snuff or you will be spit out the back before the starter yells GO!


There are races every weekend starting.....last weekend!


Check out http://www.ontariocycling.org/ for all the details

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ontario Provincial Time Trial

LaBicicletta/JLindberg has two provincial TT champs!! Congratulations to Merrill Collins and Krista Ruby who both won gold last weekend!!

Our teams results are as follows.....

Merrill Collins 1st Elite Women
Krista Ruby 1st Junior Women
Darko Ficko 3rd Elite Men
Phil Palmer 4th Master 2
Kyle Rupay 8th Cadet
David Jack 9th Master 1
Neil Hendry 11th Master 1
Frank Stillo 18th Elite men
Dene Rogers 25th Master 1
Lorne Anderson 26th Master 1

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tour of University Heights

TOUR OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH

LaBicicletta is a proud sponsor on the Ontario Youth Cup and we ask that all of our team and club members make an effort to come out and support one of its events

For more info on this event http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_doc/calendar/tour_of_university_heights_updated_tech_guide_v2.pdf

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Neil Hendry Wins at Green Mountain

That's right folks!! Our very own Neil Hendry went down to Vermont and won the Green Mountain stage race in the 50+ cat!! Not only is Neil a bull on a road bike he is also a great guy and an amazing team mate, he deserves this win and everyone from the team and the shop are proud to see him wearing the LaBicicletta/JLindberg team colors while standing up on top of the podium!!

Click the link to view the race results http://www.velocityresults.net/results/232/gmsr-gc

Photos to follow

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cross Season




Its cross season folks!! That means knobby tires and V-brakes baby!! If you want to extend your racing season a bit check out the local Ontario Cross scene. Its growing fast and its a blast!!


Drop by the shop and see Heath if your interested in a new ride, then once your done kickin the shit out of it drop it off and have Lorne or Tony bring it back to life.
Visit http://www.labicicletta.com/ for more info

Monday, August 31, 2009

LaBiciSquadra "The Bike Team"


Dear Club Members,


As the end of the cycling season rolls around we here at LaBiciSquadra would like to know what you think of the club and the job we did after a full season in existence. Like any start up project there definitely have been a few growing pains and we would like a bit of feedback on what in your eyes we can do to improve. We really do want to provide a great club for you and strive to meet and exceed your needs for next year. Please take a few moments to drop me a line at real.deal@rogers.com and tell me what you liked, disliked and what we should improve on for next year.


Thanks


Ed Veal




Thursday, August 27, 2009

15km Championship TT


Ficko wins!

We had an amazing turnout tonight for our 15km championship TT. 26 riders made it out tonight to try and take home the gold. The course had to be re-routed and shortened a bit but that didn't stop anyone from giving their all trying to take the title. With a north wind pushing the field home to the finish it was an extremely fast night with little or no places to make up time. If you didn't hammer the uphill start you would need to push more than a 58 tooth front chain ring to keep up with our winner. With the provincial TT only 2 weeks away, Darko Ficko came out tonight and showed everyone he is in fine form and ready to rip the heavy weight belt from around Ryan Roth's waist.

Gold goes to Darko Ficko with a 48.6 avg speed on the 12.5 km course and a time of 15.26. Silver goes to IIija Petrovski with a 48.3 km avg and a time of 15:31 and the bronze goes to Ed Veal with an average speed of 48kms an hour and 12 seconds behind with a time of 15:38. Bryan Wolfe had the fastest 15km TT of the entire season and has a medal to prove it but..... was 5 seconds off the podium tonight! Oh ya.....check out Merrill's time too, I see a few provincial golds in this line up!!

Congratulations guys and good luck at the provincial TT!!

Finish First Last Team ET
1G Darko Ficko LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 15:26.0
2S Ilija Petrovski Wheels of Bloor 15:31.0
3B Ed Veal LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 15:38.0
4Best ET Bryan Wolff LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 15:43.0
5 Peter Morse Jet Fuel Coffee 16:05.0
6 Neil Hendry LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 16:26.0
7 Heath Cockburn LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 16:44.0
8 Merrill Collins LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 16:46.0
9 Rod McEwen MCOR 16:51.
10 Dave Frake Midweek 16:53.0
11 Bob Tomsic Norco 17:08.0
12 Peter Kofman Coach Chris 17:14.0
13 Jamie Smith Ciclowerks 17:16.0
14 Frank Stillo LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 17:17.0
15 Mike Steed Norco 17:31.0
16 Joel Cash Wheels of Bloor 17:37.0
17 Steve Pasquill Bicycles + 17:37.0
18 Christiane Knobbe MCOR 17:45.0
19 Marc Cascella Lapdogs 17:48.0
20 Gerard Martineau Above Threshold 17:49.0
21 David Chong Lapdogs 18:20.0
22 Marco Salvati Midweek 18:25.0
23 Charles Gordon Dark Horse Flyer 19:09.0
24 Ayesha Rollinson Trek 19:10.0
25 Mandy Mayo LaBicicletta/Jlindberg 20:53.0
26 Charles Magyar Midweek 21:37.0

Time keeper - Bob Haufler Film Crew - Paul Eekhoff Chef - Merv Veal

We would really like to thank everyone who came out and gave it their all this year. Without you there is no TNTT and we really appreciate the effort you put in and support you give it by showing up and making it what it is. I would also like to thank our sponsors, the Midweek cycling club and LaBiciSquadra cycling club. We will be looking for a title sponsor next year to help out our clubs so if your interested in supporting local cycling or know someone who is please contact me about our 2010 series. The best part of this whole experience was I got to meet some great new people! This season I had a blast running the event and a big part of that was partnering up with Mr Bob Haufler! We are going to keep this thing rolling and are pumped about doing it again next year. So stay tuned to our websites and blogs for info on next season, the off season, coaching and training and what events we will have coming your way for 2010!Next week Bob will be holding our 40km championship TT.

RealDealCoaching http://www.realdealcoaching.blogspot.com/
Midweek CC http://www.midweekclub.ca/
LaBiciSquadra CC http://www.labicisquadra.blogspot.com/
TNTT Times http://www.timetrialtimes.blogspot.com/

TNTT - 15 km Championship



The TNTT 15km championship is..............TONIGHT!!!! We will crown the season champion afterwards and have a BBQ to celebrate an amazing season of cycling in the GTA. Please come out even if it is your first TT of the season, bring a friend, a family member to cheer you on, everyone is welcome and then enjoy and burger or sausage on us afterwards.


We have medals for the top three time trialists in the 15km TT and then next week we will be having a 40km championship to get things ramped up before the provincial time trial Sept 13th.

Get your TT bike measured before provincials


Peter Hurley will be at LaBicicletta on Sept 5th measuring TT bikes before the Provincial time trial the following weekend. If you want to see if your bike is legal or not and have time to make the necessary adjustments a week in advance please stop by the shop. Peter will be there from 3pm till 5pm.


For directions check out the website http://www.labicicletta.com/

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Midweek Tuesday Night Crit

Its the last Midweek of the year, if your able...... try to make an appearance and a few of us can go out for a beer afterwards to celebrate a great season. I will be there tonight with a camera attached to the bike and a helmet cam as well trying to capture some amazing race footage.

Come out, get on film and and be apart of our documentary!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Orillia Sprint Triathlon


I can't run or swim but a solid 33km TT got me a 4th place trophy yesterday. Who knew an over weight sprinter could switch to triathlons so easily? Here is the link to the results http://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.php?lang=eng&racecode=44476


Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Dirty Dozen

Another great turn out last night! Here are a few shots of the group on our way to meet up with two others who got to the parking lot a bit late. They weren't the only ones either, there were a few late comers who missed out last night. From now on just call me to let me know your on your way 905-251-8810. We can do a short loop and come back to the parking lot or you can call me to find out where we are to meet up with us. Thanks to everyone who came out, it was a great ride and a great group of people!




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday night ride

This isn't a club only event anymore. Opening it up to the public got out 12 riders last week and we had a blast. So tonight we are doing it again! Come one come all, the more the merrier!

6 pm - Aurora Starbucks for a ride 8:30 pm Aurora Keg for an after ride beer

Monday, August 17, 2009

Performance

Check out this youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn29DvMITu4

Performance - it's the name of the game!!

Elliot lake - Collins takes the win!

Once again Merrill Collins has stood on the top step taking the win in the senior 1-2 woman cat at Elliot lake this past weekend.

For full results on this past weekends O-cup click here http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/elfinalgc_3.htm

Thursday, August 13, 2009

TNTT - August 13th

David Chong and Rob Anderson (In photo)

Tonight was as beautiful a night as we have had all year. We had 20 riders turnout to test themselves against the GTA`s best. The wind was slightly out of the south which is perfect for this Stouffville course. The problem was that there was dirt and sand from construction on one of the corners that took away from the perfect conditions. Thanks to everyone for taking it easy and not putting themselves in harms way, even with having to take it a bit easier Ilija Petrovski (Wheels of Bloor) went under the 20 minute mark posting a very solid 19:50 to take the win tonight. We had a few new faces out tonight and two of them got into the top 5, congrats to David Pierce (5th) with a 21:43 and Ryan Hodgkinson (4th) with a 21:40. Both these guys were flying their Bikesports team colors with pride making Tom back at the shop very proud!! Great job everyone!!

Results for the 14.8km TNTT - August 13th, 2009

7.5km 15km Avg
Split time Finish time Speed

1. Ilija Petrovski Wheels of Bloor 10:30 19:50 45.53
2. Peter Morse Jet Fuel Coffee 10:44 20:16 44.04
3. Dave Frake 10:57 20:48 43.40
4. Ryan Hodgkinson Bikesports 11:31 21:40 41.46
5. David Pierce Bikesports 11:29 21:43 41.45
6. Stacy Wall MCOR 12:03 22:00 40.32 (EM)
7. Justin Rogers Norco 11:30 22:00 40.32
8. Mike Steed Norco 11:38 22:09 38.74
9. Steve Pasquile 11:46 22:10 40.21
10. Matt Drenters Z-Team 11:51 22:23 40.00
11. Joel Cash Wheels of Bloor 11:50 22:45 39.57
12. Rob Anderson Coach Chris.ca 11:58 22:55 39.36
13. Greg Wellman Project Freeride 12:11 23:04 38.54
14. Gerard Martineau Above Threshold 12:02 23:21 38.25 (EM)
15. Adam Fitzsimmons Norco 11:46 23:24 38.24
16. David Chong Lap Dogs 12:13 23:25 38.14
17. Bob Haufler Midweek C.C 12:44 24:00 37.00 (EM)
18. Mandy Mayo LaBicicletta-Jlindberg 14:17 27:02 32.88 (EM)
19. Merv Veal Newmarket Eagles 15:21 29:15 30.45 (EM)
20. Chris Gruber DNF

Time keeper - Ed Veal Split times - Judy Veal


Please remember that Thursday August 27th is our end of season BBQ. We will hold the TT then have everyone back to the parking lot for a few hot dogs and burgs on us. Please bring your friends and family, everyone is welcome to join us.

Results are posted on http://www.timetrialtimes.blogspot.com/ and http://www.labicisquadra.blogspot.com/

Thanks again everyone!! I hope to see an even bigger crowd out next Thursday!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Osmosis

Check out www.realdealcoaching.blogspot.com for a laugh (at my last post not.....the fact that I want to be a coach : )

DEVIL of a ride!!



All summer long the club has been holding a "club ride" on Wednesday nights in Aurora. The turn out has been all over the map good and bad but only 3 to 5 most nights lately. In the early season when everyone was pumped to get out and ride there were a few rides where we had 9 and 10 people out all wearing our team colors!! Very cool! But the last few nights have been very weak and I'm starting to wonder where it all went wrong??


So from now on this "isn't" a Team/Club ride. No more turning people away, telling them it is club members only. If the club isn't interested in showing up I'm going to open this ride to the people who are.


So tomorrow night we are meeting at the Starbucks on Aurora Rd and the 404 hwy (Walmart plaza) Its a great spot with lots of parking, the coffee is delicious and a new Keg restaurant just opened up for anyone wanting to go for a beer afterwards. We meet around 5:45pm and leave the lot for our ride at 6pm. The riding is incredible 5 mins away from the plaza. Great pavement, awesome climbs and quit rural roads where you can ride side by side and chat before you stomp it up the next hill.


If you own a road bike and want to ride with some really great people on a beautiful Wednesday night, show up tomorrow at 6pm, introduce yourself and come along for the ride

Thursday, August 6, 2009

TNTT - August 6th

Old photo but at least its Ed!


It was a beautiful August night but the wind just wasn't blowing the right way! After last weeks perfect conditions tonight just seemed...... SLOW!! A north wind isn't ideal on this course and the times sure reflect it, BU........T that didn't stop Ed Makarchuk from having his fastest time of the year and taking the win with a 20:35!! A crazy fast time into a head wind! Thanks to Rod McEwen for doing the timing and Judy Veal for taking care of the split times.

We will be having an end of season BBQ in the church parking lot on the 27th of August as well as our club championship 15km TT. This will be for all the marbles!! We will have medals for both categories (TT and Eddy Merckx) and Midweek and LaBiciSquadra will provide of all the food and maybe even a few cold beers! ( I said maybe : )

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight and please remember to help spread the word about our TNTT




TNTT Results - Thursday August 6th, 2009

1. Ed Makarchuk 20:35
2. Peter Kofman 21:52
3. Kerri Moretti 22:16
4. Jamie Smith 22:18
5. Greg Wellman 22:58
6. Steve Pasquill 23:10
7. Andrew Rucklidge 23:33
8. Gerard Martineau 24:03
9. Christianne Knobbe 24:25
10. Kevin Watson 24:35
11. Andrei Balalenau 25:49
12. Mandy Mayo 27:15
13. Merv Veal 30:25

Lorne Anderson - Master mechanic

Where do you take the love of your life to get fixed? Of course I mean my bike!! Lorne Anderson is the best bike mechanic around. You can trust him with everything and anything to do with bikes and cycling. We are very lucky to have you at the shop Lorne and just wanted to let you know on behalf of the team and the club we appreciate everything you do for our loved ones oops......I mean bikes!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Terra Cotta

A beautiful day, an easy race course and 200 entrants made for quite the day of racing this past Sunday. LaBicicletta was out in full force(well maybe half force) ready to take on the cycling world. After a few attempts at an early break away one finally stuck at the 4 lap mark. With a few heavy hitters in the mix I was very confident this one was going to stick. We worked together pretty good, shedding a few weak riders and gaining one who was strong enough to bridge up to the 6 of us. With one to go Darko makes his way into the mix after 3 long laps of trying to bridge up to us. Somehow after 2 years as teammates we still don't know how to ride together and use each others strengths to our advantage, we mess up the finish and take home 6th and 7th. Not the greatest finish and not the best way to enjoy a beautiful Monday morning.
The good news is Merrill once again came through with the win in the woman's senior 1-2 cat. Man does she look good as of late!! Thanks to the whole Bici crew that was in attendance, especially Neil Hendry for playing games and shutting things down while Darko and I were off the front.

Here is a link to the results http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/20090803results_tourdeterracotta.htm

Sunday, August 2, 2009

TNTT - July 30th!

Here is a link to the time trial results for last Thursdays TNTT. Bryan Wolff now has the fastest time of the year!! You know it had to be a fast night if even Derrek Ivey could go under the previous best ; )

Thanks to Bob Haufler for doing the timing and doing it well!! Keep up the good work!


http://midweekclub.ca/index.php/tntt-results-30jul2009-wolff-wins-sets-new-season-record/

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Wednesday again...

And you know what that means right? The club meets at the Starbucks at the 404 hwy and Aurora Rd for 6pm. These rides are around two to two and a half hours in length and we change up the route every week. Last week we road Weston Rd tonight I'm thinking we go......

Don't care I'll leave it up to whoever shows!! See you tonight!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Provincial Road Race


This past weekends provincial RR was brutal! The weather gods were not happy and the entire day was a mess of rain and t-storms. I don't know all the results but I do know Neil Hendry had a great day and I do know Merrill Collins is the 2009 Provincial road race champion!!


Congrats to everyone who stuck it out and finished, you should be proud because it was one hell of a day!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

TNTT- July 16th


Tonight our fastest was one of our steadfast regulars, Wheels of Bloor’s own Paolo Dilecce.
A beautiful evening, but unfortunately there was a crash. One of our riders suffered a skewer failure and went down, we are saddened to report. In good spirits on the way to the ER, one of our regulars Mr Paul Rea, seemed in a bit of pain but toughed it out only later to find out he had a hairline fracture in his right scapula( ouch!!!) We are happy to report his beautiful custom painted Colnago is in good spirits as well and survived the crash. ER doc (and 2008 M2 provincial TT champ) Bryan Wolff happened to be riding by and helped out. The 6 DNF’s include 5 riders who stopped to help out.
The Crash did not slow the remainder too much. We were pleased to welcome some new faces.
Weather was cloudy, 26C, wins WSW at 17kph.
Finish First Last Team ET
1 Paolo Dilecce Wheels of Bloor 20:21.0
2 Dave Frake Midweek 20:51.0
3 Andrew Stewart Project Freeride 21:24.0
4 Bob Tomsic Norco 21:41.0
5 Derek de Gannes Above Threshold 21:59.0
6 Mike Medeiros Independent 22:16.0
7 Mike Steed Norco 22:40.0
8 Joel Cash Wheels of Bloor 23:06.0
9 Ayesha Rollinson Trek Toronto 24:20.0
10 David Anthony Jet Fuel Coffee 25:25.0
11 Woody Marrouch Above Threshold 26:11.0
12 Kimberly Arsenault Independent 27:23.0
13 Merv Veal Independent DNF
14 Charles Magyar Midweek DNF
15 Paul Rea La Bicicletta/Jlindberg DNF
16 Simon Knowles Independent DNF
17 Adrian Leon Brampton DNF
18 Chris Freeland La Bicicletta/Jlindberg DNF
SplitsFirst Last Team ET
1 Paolo Dilecce Wheels of Bloor 10:50.0
2 Dave Frake Midweek 11:10.0
3 Bob Tomsic Norco 11:23.0
4 Andrew Stewart Project Freeride 11:27.0
5 Derek de Gannes Above Threshold 11:41.
Mike Medeiros Independent 11:50.0
7 Joel Cash Wheels of Bloor 12:02.0
8 Mike Steed Norco 12:04.0
9 Chris Freeland La Bicicletta/JLindberg 12:10.0
10 Adrian Leon Brampton 12:30.0
11 Simon Knowles Independent 12:52.0
12 Ayesha Rollinson Trek Toronto 13:05.0
13 Paul Rea La Bicicletta/JLindberg 13:10.0
14 David Anthony Jet Fuel Coffee 13:24.0
15 Woody Marrouch Above Threshold 13:43.0
16 Kimberly Arsenault Independent 14:31.0
17 Charles Magyar Midweek 14:47.0
18 Merv Veal Independent 15:54.0

Timekeepers: Bob Haufler at the finish, Judy Veal at the split.
Cumulative results and updates: http://timetrialtimes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Peterborough ITT


Not a bad day for those dressed in Bici colors, a lot of the crew had good results! Here is a pic that former a LaBicicletta team member (Mr Chris Atkins) messed with and sent my way.
Everyone is a comedian!
Congrats to Leigh Bianco on her 2nd place finish, Frank Stillo on his 3rd place finish, David Jack was 4th, Phil Palmer was 8th and of course the fish brothers snagged 2nd and 3rd.