Saturday, May 29, 2010

Minto Road Race information

Comox Cup #2 Minto Road Race presented by Mtn City Cycles
When: June 13
Where: Cumberland
This race is pretty much always decided on Boulder Hill. After very gradually climbing for a couple kilometres on each lap, riders are confronted with a relatively short and steep hill. When someone feels like inflicting pain, they attack on Boulder. The pack usually blows apart as if a grenade were thrown in its midst.
Like last year, the race finishes on the top of Boulder Hill. Have fun boys and girls!
Distance: A 8 laps (72km), B 6 Laps (54km), C 3 Laps (27km) at 9.0km per lap. 
rsvp at the facebook page here or email me at Doug_Merrick@hotmail if you are a out-of-towner
and more information about how to get there and costs can be found on the FB page or to the right in the 2010 Race Bible
Ride on

Club bits and Pieces

Hi Everyone
The minto road race is two weeks away on June 13, so mark your calendars and please let me know if you can bring a volunteer.
Local club riders recently went down to Washington state and competed in the Mutual of Emunclaw stage race. Highlights are Jordan Duncan winning the Cat4 TT and the Cat4 overall race. And Mark Grant beating the US national champ for his age in the time trial as well. For a full report please see the local paper sometime this coming week.
Local riders are also competing in the Victoria Cycling festival which includes the bear mtn HC, the Sooke-Port Renfrew-Sooke Road race, and the Bastion Square Criterium. For pictures please see here.
Next week club riders will be over at the Westside classic!
Mountain City Cycles is sponsoring the next road race (Minto RR), so feel free to drop by and thank them for there upcoming support!
And for all your energy gel needs that cant be found at bike shops (ie. Gu energy gels) go to Extreme Runners for all the energy gel madness. Mention you are part of the club and thank them for there support!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tsolum River Road Race Report

Hi All
The Comox Valley Cycle Club kicked off the 2010 Race Season with sunny skies on the Tsolum River Road race course this past Sunday on May 16. Local and out of town riders for a total of 39 riders (15 A, 12 B. 10 C) with a great turnout of 16 volunteers to help put on the race.
After a attack filled 72.5km road race for the A's including; breakaways, solo's, and counterattacks. Local cyclist John Van der Vliet sprinted to the win followed by Aaron Dusseault (Russ-Hays of Victoria) and then Tom Malcylski (Victoria) in a time of 1.53.05. After the race John Van der Vliet was heard as saying he was surprised of the win due to just getting over Bronchitis.

In the B category after another attacked filled race of 51.8km did last years C series winner, and John Van der Vliets son, Jake Van der Vliet take the win with a sprint finish followed closely by Sig Isaac and Paul Sidlick. Perhaps it should be the Van der Blurs?

In the C category race of 31.1km did new club racers Mike Brown, Aaron Prain, James Grant, and bother Mark Grant go for the win followed by fellow learn to race clinic riders Rurik hubner, Leslie Dargie, Crystal Dargie, and Kip Keylock. The clubs first paracyclist, Simon Harrington finished the race after Kip followed closely by young junior Brodie Hay.

A big thanks to Black's Cycle for Sponsoring this road race, all the volunteers who made this race possible,Quality foods for providing drinks and refreshments, Tim Hortons for providing bagels, Carmen Wakeling of Eatmore Sprouts and Greens for organizing all the food/beverages and for providing sprouts to go with the bagels.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Club Kit and May Meeting Minutes

Hi Everyone
If you want to order club clothing ACT FAST! and click here. The deadline is Sat. May 15th. There will be two Order Drop-off dates. Monday May 10, 5:30-6p.m. at Vanier Sports Centre to Linda or Chuck at the Race Clinic or Sat. May 15 at Peter’s
(1970 6th St. East Courtenay) from 4-6 pm.
May's club meeting minutes. Usual business for the executive.
This years first time trial on May 5 had an amazing 32 rider turnout for the Headquarters loop. Results here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Time Trials start Wednesday

Just to remind you that the Umteenth Annual Comox Valley Cycle Club Time Trial Series begins next Wednesday evening, 5 May, 6 p.m. on the Headquarters Road out-and-back. Registration opens at 5:30 near the bridge at the corner of Headquarters and Rennison. See ya all there.