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by ghomer
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 77885

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

OBB Ride Report - July 16, 2016 The ride to Sidney happened. A group numbering in the low 20s left Sidney, anticipating a Cody Canning inspired hour of power. The former junior national MTB champ took the Lands End section with his usual verve, ushering in a steady paceline of about twelve or so rid...
by ghomer
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: VCL - Newton July 6
Replies: 0
Views: 693

VCL - Newton July 6

The penultimate Newton Heights of the VCL season brought out an eclectic mix of mountain goats and incline-averse. Also, Jordan Landholt, who is just a stud independent of terrain. Sixteen laps were on the menu, with the fireworks beginning at go time. A DJ Cunningham initiated move right off the st...
by ghomer
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 77885

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

OBB Wheelers Saturday Ride Report - June 11, 2016 Alternate Title 1: ...Or how I learned to just stop worrying and enjoy the group ride Alternate Title 2: The economist in me, and the concavity of my motivation function My goal for this ride report is twofold: To recap the ride, and to explain the b...
by ghomer
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: Race Report - Cameron Law Metchosin Road Race
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

Race Report - Cameron Law Metchosin Road Race

Saturday's Cameron Law Road Race: Not to mince words, the Metchosin road race is a race of attrition. I've yet to compete in an edition that hasn't seen the majority of the field DNF at some point during the 120km through the Metchosin hills. The race is punctuated by two significant, steep climbs e...
by ghomer
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: VCL Caleb - June 1
Replies: 0
Views: 1365

VCL Caleb - June 1

Caleb Race Report - June 1 Edition The final VCL before Victoria’s biggest cycling weekend is always a mixed bag. Predicting who will line up to contest the race is often more difficult than the race itself. One thing is for certain: those that choose race over rest are really willing to hang it all...
by ghomer
Sat May 21, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 77885

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

OBB Saturday Ride Report - May 21, 2016 Despite overcast skies, the penultimate weekend in May brought many a cyclist to the OBB parking lot for 9AM. The usual ride out to Sidney was pleasant despite the clouds, and amiable banter could be heard throughout the peleton. The Sidney pit stop gave rise ...
by ghomer
Sun May 15, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 77885

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

May 14th Saturday Ride Report It was only fitting the the Saturday ride the day before the ides of May saw betrayal on a Shakespearean scale (note the rhyming couplet). With the weekend free of stage races, the was ample racer presence on the ride. Russ Hays team members Raph, Olly, Isaac, Mitch, Ku...
by ghomer
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 77885

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

Saturday Ride Report - April 16 True to form, a mild, late Spring day brought out the throngs for another Saturday sessions, including a number of riders best described as the sketchiest sketchballs in Sketchytown, USA. It's great to have people on bikes, but if you're group-riding skills aren't wel...
by ghomer
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: Spring Series Double Header - Bradner Long and Atomic
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Spring Series Double Header - Bradner Long and Atomic

On Friday, I half-seriously hinted to Andrew Russell that a Wheeler on the podium both days would represent a successful sortie over to Vancouver for the Bradner Long and Atomic Spring Series Races. Turns out that two podiums were precisely what happened… When we arrived at Bradner for sign-in on Sa...
by ghomer
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 77885

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

Saturday Ride Report - March 26, 2016 On today's evidence, a fair number of folks must've decided that Easter, and not Christmas, is the holiday that marks the time to dust off the old bike and get riding again. Huge numbers were in attendance for the 2016's sunniest ride yet. Huge groups meandered ...