Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wednesday Night Series Schedule

Please go to http://www.c4racingwns.blogspot.com/ for more details

Bicisport TT

Congratulations to the Crankmasters who represented this past Sunday in sunny Strathmore. From all reports it sounded like a really good day. Combing the results I came across Carolyn Soules as second overall woman in 28:36, Jacek Kasprzyk 11th in cat 5 in 29:25, Mark Perry 19th in 30:20, Wes Zaniecki 22nd in 30:51 and Brian Beaulieu in 31:28.

Looking forward, we have the Veolcity Stage Race next weekend in Edmonton and of course I would encourage anyone who doesns't head up there to toe the line for our Breaking Away Bearspaw race on Sunday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bicisport RR Cancelled!!

They figure it will take a couple of days to dry out the dragstrip portion of the course so unfortunately the circuit race has been cancelled. The TT is still a go and the weather looks good so good luck to everyone racing on Sunday. Try and look out for the M&M van (Randy) as we should warm up together.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Early Roll Call - Velocity Stage Race

Is anyone interested in attending the Velocity Stage Race in Edmonton on May 3/4. I highly recommend it, it is definitely an A race. Let me know and we can maybe coordinate travel and accomodations. However, I won't be able to attend it myself this year.

Weather looking better

For the weekend at least. As long as we get some good sun on Saturday it should be a decent ride. I won't be racing on Saturday or Sunday but I'll drop by on Saturday to rally the troops. Not sure how many troops we'll have but if there are some we can rally. Looking forward, there is the Velocity Stage Race in Edmonton on May 3/4 as well as our Breaking Away Bearspaw race on May 4th. We'll try the Airdrie TT the next weekend and that would be an excellent opportunity to get together. Keep in touch and let us know if you'll be there Saturday and if you're going on Sunday for the TT perhaps we can organize and warm-up/cool-down together.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Roll Call - Bicisport races this coming weekend.

Time to turn the wheels in anger. We are racing this coming weekend. The Bicisport races (http://www.bicisport.com/) take place Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning in Calgary and Strathmore. I highly recommend the road race at Race City as a great introduction to ciruit racing and the Strathmore TT is 18km of fun and adventure (pain). You'll need an ABA license for the road race (http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/) but you can get a single event license for the time trial. Great races and a good start to the season. If you are attending, please leave you name as a comment to this message and we can coordinate a team effort. Looking forward we have the Velocity stage race in Edmonton on May 3/4 as well as our Bearspaw club race.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Riding in a Winter Wonderland

Doesn't look all that good for Sunday which is a shame as a number of people were looking forward to it. I expect the official notice will come out on the main site tomorrow. We have tenatively thought about trying it on May 11th instead pending some organizational details.
Thanks to everyone who came out on Wednesday, I think it was a good start. I have all your names and I'll add it to my list. What would be great and I forgot to do is to get your email adresses so if you could send it to the gmail (c4racing@gmail.com) account then I can make up an email list to send stuff out. If anyone else is interested but didn't make Wednesday, please send me your name, masters and ABA category (ie Masters A, Category 4), and email address and I'll add you to the list.
I highly encourage anyone interested in ABA racing to get your license application in as the season is just about to start and there are some good early season races. I'm not going to the Velocity Stage May 3 and 4th due to a family commitment but I would encourage anyone who is really serious about racing to consider it as it is a great early season stage race and very popular.
Enjoy some time on the trainer this weekend, its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Reminder: Race Meeting Tonight!

Tonight is the night for our inaugural meeting of the C4 Racing Team. We'll be meeting eachother, talking about this year's racing schedule, and answering any questions that you might have. Anyone interested in ABA racing is welcome, from new rookies to broken down veterans like me.
The ABA website (www.albertabicycle.ab.ca) now has details on the Bicisport GP coming up at the end of the month. I would encourage anyone interested in racing to consider this event as it is a good introduction to road racing on the Saturday and a decent TT on the Sunday and they're right in our backyward.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Calling all C4 Racers

Well, the season IS upon us, despite what the weather might think. However, onwards and upwards. We will be having a brief meeting and quick get together for all the C4 members interested in racing this year. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend from rookies and new members to the 'more mature' veterans (like me). Working together, we can make a coordinated assault on the ABA calendar and move C4 up from its 12th place team finish in 2007 (out of 49).

C4 Racing Team Meeting
7pm Wednesday, April 16th
M&M Meat Headquarters
1025-10 St SE (Inglewood)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Season is Upon Us!

Gongratulations to everyone who braved the warm and calm weather that greeted us on Sunday for the Crankmasters season opening TT. Unable to race I did get to see much of the festivities and I was impressed with how well it went on the new course. Since we're creeping into the season and I hope everyone is training hard it is time to think about getting ready to assault the ABA racing calendar with Crankmasters members. We are planning on holding an information night next Wednesday at 7pm at a location TBD for those who are racing this year and those who are interested in racing this year. Details will follow later this week and should also appear on the website (which is udergoing a dramatic facelift as we speak).
The Wednesday night series (WNS) is almost ready to launch and will start in early May with an information session followed by 12 or thirteen weeks of racing mayhem. Both the TT course and the RR course for the series will utilize the Dunbow Road location and will feature a variety of formats.
Greeting as well to our Second Claim members and hope you watch this space for information as it should be updated quite frequently from now on.

A reminder that if you are interested in ABA racing that you should get your license application in to the ABA as the season is almost upon us.

Upcoming events:
April 16 - Information meeting for the C4 Racing Team
April 20 - Season opening MTB race in Lethbridge
April 26-27 - Bicisport eason opening RR and TT right here in Calgary.
May 3-4 - Edmonton's Velocity Stage Race
see the ABA website for complete details.

Cheers, and keep the rubber side down.