Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The One And Only Merrill Collins!!

Just when you think she has done it all, won it all and can't impress you anymore, Merrill goes out and raises the bar again. Congratulations Merrill!! She took home the bronze medal at the Canadian national road race this past weekend and if there was 50 more metres to the finish line there is no doubt in my mind she would be standing on that top step!

Thanks again for giving it your all, destroying the competition and making/keeping LaBicicletta/JLindberg the most prestigious road team in Ontario! (Maybe even Canada!!)

Monday, June 29, 2009


I want to thank Scott Kelly from True North Cycles (Team Ontario Mechanic) for really helping me out this past Friday at Nationals. My new TT bike didn't pass inspection and the bars needed to be cut to be short enough to make my new ride legal. If Scott wasn't there to help me out I don't know what I would have done. He was cool, calm , relaxed and got me rolling again in time for my first National TT!! Thanks again for helping me out Scott!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Looking for a bike? Need a pro-bike fit? LaBicicletta's Heath Cockburn is "The Man" when it comes to BOTH!

Remember club members receive 15% off MSRP on all merchandise at the shop (Labicicletta)

Check out the website at http://www.labicicletta.com/

Monday, June 22, 2009

Preston Street Crit

Can you believe I drove to Ottawa to get thrashed by Derrek St John and the Ride with Rendall crew? Yep, that was me all alone trying to fend off the likes of St John, Fillion, Reain and Rendall plus 4 others dressed in their kit. The field was stacked and the pace was extreme.

As much as I didn't love my result, I loved the race and loved the experience. For anyone who hasn't done this one before I would highly recommend it. The prize money was high and the race is organized very well. I won $100 for 10th place! Most races don't pay out that for a podium.

Now its time to switch gears and get pumped for Nationals this weekend!!

Hope to see ALL of you out on Wednesday night!!

Start training cyclo-cross NOW!!

Gearing up for Cross this year? ready to take on a new discipline?

Rick Meloff can help you get to where you want to be in the cyclo-cross world.

Friday, June 19, 2009

TNTT- June 19th

June 19, 2009 (Unionville, ON) - On a humid and cool evening, with a slow wind (18C, 82%, NNE @ 5kph), Ed Veal won the the Midweek/Labicicletta TNTT (Thursday Night time Trial) in Unionville, Ontario. LaBicicletta's Veal was the fastest and set a new 14.8 km course record for 2009 at 19:30. It was an international event, Midweek Club welcomed Anthony Walsh from the University College of Dublin, Ireland, and Armada Racing's Chad Luedtke from Orlando, FL. Not only did Walsh win the rider from farthest, he also won the most unusual ride as he clocked a respectable 21:26 on a single speed fixed gear TT rig.

1. Ed Veal, LaBicicletta/Jlindberg, 19:30.0 , TT
2. Sam Bail, LaBicicletta/Jlindberg, 20:17.0 , TT
3. Peter Morse, Jet Fuel Coffee, 20:22.0 , TT
4. Paolo Dilecce, Wheels of Bloor, 20:36.0 , TT
5. Ed Markarchuk, Sound Solution, 20:54.0 , TT
6. Anthony Walsh, University College Dublin, 21:26.0 , TT, SS, Fixie
7. Cary Moretti, Project Freeride, 21:34.0 , TT
8. Steve Pasquill, Bicycles +, 21:52.0 , TT
9. Chad Luedtke, Armada Racing, 22:21.0 , TT
10. Marc Cascella, Lapdogs, 22:25.0 , TT
11. Joel Cash, Wheels of Bloor, 22:39.0 , TT
12. Matt Drenters, Z- Team, 22:46.0 , TT
13. Leigh Bianco, LaBicicletta/Jlindberg, 22:49.0 , TT
14. David Chong, Lapdogs, 23:42.0 , TT
15. Paul Rea, Pedal Performance, 25:09.0 , EM
16. Mandy Mayo, LaBicicletta/Jlindberg, 26:25.0 , EM
17. Merv Veal, LaBicicletta/Jlindberg, 32:23.0 , EM

Timekeeper: Bob Haufler Photographer: Mona Luedtke

Leigh Bianco

Here is Leigh rippin it up last night at the"TNTT"

Results to follow

Thursday, June 18, 2009


The Thursday Night Time Trial goes tonight in Stouffville RAIN or SHINE!!

Start line is at Elgin Mills and Kennedy Rd, parking and sign in at the church on the west hand side of Kennedy -North of Elgin Mills.

Cost is $5 First rider off at 6:45pm

The club has a new blog

Hey guys,

Our website is a little hard for me to update so I've decided we needed a blog site for our members. I'm going to use this site to communicate with you guys about our rides, race results and anything to do with our team and our club members.

I hope you enjoy!