The 2011 St. George - Ancaster winner on his way to - well, winning.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Epic. Day. Never before and hopefully never again will we race our bicycles in the conditions we just rode in. A Blizzard!!!
Temps were feeling like -3 with the windchill and the snow was coming down sideways which stung our faces and froze our hands & feet. A race day to never forget.
In the end (like always with this little club of ours) we battled the elements and ended up winning the St. George-Ancaster 35km distance with Jody coming in 1st place overall. Win Paris-Ancaster next year, Jody?
Some of us dealt with mechanicals, from no shifting into The Granny for Stitt to Destroyed Derailleurs for Cam. The impending final climb to the finish was a bit tougher for these guys.
Big thanks to Muller for snapping a couple of pics (for proof!) and driving us around. Finally getting into that toasty warm van was the best feeling I had all day!
It will never get any worse than yesterday for bike racing for a bunch of guys who pay their own money to do it. :)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The year is 2005 and my buddy Marty has just convinced me to sign-up for my first race - Paris to Ancaster.
Straight up, it is a bitch! Windy open-roads, muddy, mud slides, and a climb like nothing I had seen before.
That aside, Mart introduces me to Mike and Deaner, two fantastic future teammates and a huge reason I keep racing today - my teammates.
Here's to another year of racing as we kick off the season this Sunday.