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by marcel
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: Spring Series opening weekend 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Spring Series opening weekend 2018

We make the racing the bikes! Unlike last year, the roads of the Fraser Valley cleared just in time for the opening weekend of Escape Velocity's 2018 Spring Series. A hardy band of Wheelers answered the call of early season leg shredding, with Taro, Nick, Ian B, TMac, Deb, Sam and myself lining up a...
by marcel
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: Aug 13 Windsor Park VCL B race
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Aug 13 Windsor Park VCL B race

After an evening of much-needed rain, race day dawned clear and sunny. However, the recent shift in weather also brought with it a very strong, gusty wind that seemed sure to test the legs and minds of all those who lined up. Representing Victoria Wheelers were myself, Dave Trill and the irrepressib...
by marcel
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: clinchers vs. tubulars
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: clinchers vs. tubulars

I have a set of tub race wheels and have had on and off for years. The following is not what you'd call 'encouraging', but it's my honest opinion... Tubular tires are a lot of work, and if you're not racing I would say it's not worth the effort. In fact, if you don't have a pro mechanic gluing for y...
by marcel
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: VCL Caleb Pike killer Bs
Replies: 0
Views: 166

VCL Caleb Pike killer Bs

Bike racing! Temperatures in the double digits! A strange bright light in the sky! First race of the year brought a solid field of 30 or so to the B race with a strong showing from the Wheelers. Rich, Stephane, Brian, Mick, Garth, Calum, and myself took the start after some caffeine and furious stra...
by marcel
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: New Year's Eve 100k and party on Quadra Island
Replies: 0
Views: 282

New Year's Eve 100k and party on Quadra Island

Looks like I'm finally going to make it to this fine event! https://www.facebook.com/events/593680990839757/ I will probably be driving up the afternoon before since the start is fairly early, and then driving back down after the ride (sadly family commitments won't allow me to stay for the likely l...
by marcel
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Festive Five Hunny
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Festive Five Hunny

Can we do it in Phoenix?
by marcel
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: BC Road Champs Cat3
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: BC Road Champs Cat3

ianbrown wrote:covered in what I hope was mud and grit, but smelt more like farm animal excrement
Belgian toothpaste.

Great racing man.
by marcel
Sun May 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Rides & Race Reports
Topic: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT
Replies: 200
Views: 50799

Re: OBB-WHEELERS SATURDAY RIDE REPORT

Going through Saanichton was a shit show I think this is overstating it somewhat. One person got caught running the 4-way, and he immediately took responsibility for his mistake. Nobody else did anything wrong that I saw. I didn't hear exactly what was said at the second stop (of the whole group), ...
by marcel
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Penticton Masters races Apr 30/May 1
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Penticton Masters races Apr 30/May 1

Note that this event appears to have been cancelled:

http://bcmasterscycling.com/archives/3225
by marcel
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Penticton Masters races Apr 30/May 1
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Penticton Masters races Apr 30/May 1

I can't do this either. But I'm planning on the Maple Bay and Mill Bay races coming up.