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!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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
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
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 email@example.com
- Or call Ed at 905-251-8810
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
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
For all the results visits www.ontariocycling.org
Monday, November 9, 2009
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.
Friday, November 6, 2009
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!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
If you want a laugh, check out my results http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/77oca09_1.html
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
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
Thanks to everyone who trained hard and rode hard last year wearing our colors!! Next year we win it all!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
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
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
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
Friday, September 18, 2009
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
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
Click the link to view the race results http://www.velocityresults.net/results/232/gmsr-gc
Photos to follow
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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.
Midweek CC http://www.midweekclub.ca/
LaBiciSquadra CC http://www.labicisquadra.blogspot.com/
TNTT Times http://www.timetrialtimes.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Come out, get on film and and be apart of our documentary!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
6 pm - Aurora Starbucks for a ride 8:30 pm Aurora Keg for an after ride beer
Monday, August 17, 2009
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
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
Thursday, August 6, 2009
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
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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
Thanks to Bob Haufler for doing the timing and doing it well!! Keep up the good work!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Don't care I'll leave it up to whoever shows!! See you tonight!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
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
Timekeepers: Bob Haufler at the finish, Judy Veal at the split.
Cumulative results and updates: http://timetrialtimes.blogspot.com/