Tuesday, April 21, 2009

P2A Cont'd

Here are a couple more photos of the deceivingly nice-looking day. I was uncomfortable enough just spectating and taking pictures. Great Job guys! The two spectators staying warm in the wagon agree (they're just wondering where their buddy Justin is hiding.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Paris - Ancaster

Ancaster. Yesterday, many of us were tested like never before. Paris, Ontario to Ancaster, Ontario is predominately an easterly direction and the wind yesterday was OUT OF THE EAST by at least 35km/h. This provided for an extremely exhausting day for all racers. Many of us bonked before the dreaded uphill finish and which made it even more painful (you can tell by the body positions and looks on our faces) but in the end, like the troopers we are, all Black Fly's finished and are much stronger by doing so. Great effort lads! Can't wait to do the 35km St.George to Ancaster next year?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Icebreaker 2009 Podiums

Black Fly Racing - 2nd place, Team Challenge!

Dean - 2nd place, Men 40-49 and our old teammate, Keith in 3rd

Denis - 1st Place, Men 30-39

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Icebreaker

Durham Forest. What started out to be a very cold morning ended up being a fairly warm day - thanks to the sun. I think all of us were overdressed because of the early chilliness and during the race we were trying to peel off some extra layers when we could. The course had it's snow and ice patches requiring some extra patience and skill but overall it was pretty "floaty".

The Black Fly's were out in full force today bringing home lots of early season hardware: Our 5 person team came in 2nd overall, Dean finished 2nd in Men 40-49, and Denis won his Men 30-39 category. We also welcomed Ian into our team and he kicked some butt today even after racing in the Tour of Pelham the day before. Good job fellas! For the full results, click here.

Clockwise from the top:
  1. Derrick and Drew before the start.
  2. Dean, Marty, Justin and Ian enjoying the sun after the race.
  3. Marty, Drew, Denis, Dean and Jody are ready to race!
  4. Marty finishing.
  5. The Vanderhoek's
  6. Jody finishes (on a cross bike!)
  7. Ian looking at the end.
  8. The Hurricane is blowing through!
  9. Post race chat with Dean, Marty and Jody.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Roster update

We added a few more guys to the team this spring. Ian will be joining us for a few MTB events this year and Jody will be with us at the Icebreaker tomorrow. Welcome aboard gentlemen!

Now this fellow on the right was tough to negotiate with. He had some pretty specific requests in his contract - warm milk in his bottles, extra-extra-extra small jersey, matching bib, lots of nap time - you get the idea. But I think we'll keep him.