COTR 2014: Ronde Van Hogwarts (and BPG GP Look Back)

Has anyone seen or have Corey Maciver’s Black Giro Savant helmet with a light mount on top of it after last weekend’s race.  If you do….can you please let me know.  He misses it and so does his brain.

With only TWO races left all you awesome cross racers are already thinking about; the end game.  Series points.  Pre-race Rumble. Double points at the final.  Battles with your buddies.  Getting a few more of your friends out to race.  Next year’s bikes.  SSCXWC2015.  The MFG race in Seattle the first weekend of December.  “Epic Battles”. Photo of the year.  What will be the series prize. How to keep the rubber side down.  Wattage. Tire selection.  Skill.  Podiums.  Last-not-lapped.  First SS.  Holeshots.  Power sections. Post Race Phillips. Will there be a T Shirt.  No brakes left.  Run Ups.  Off camber.  Wafels.  Pizza Truck.  And of course…how to increase your odds for the Zed Wheels and the Naked frame (only one way…..race the last two races!!).

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While you are thinking about ALL these things and more check these out:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/palleus/sets/72157649114678705/

Ronde Van Hogwarts at Shawnigan Lake School 

Register BEFORE 7:00 on Saturday night for less paper work.  Less $$.  Easier day-of-race.  http://www.crossontherock.com/races/2014race6/ 

A few things to remember:

  • Kids race is at 12:20.  NOT 12:45.
  • Expert Women are racing again with the Expert Men.  2:15 (but for 45-50 minutes)
  • Do not.  And I repeat.  DO NOT ride your bike across any playing field or “nice” grass area at Shawnigan Lake School.  We will DQ you.  If you have not yet raced….so we can’t DQ you….you will be not allowed to race.  Respect for the Venue.
  • No bike shoes in the club house.
  • We are REALLY lucky to be able to use this AMAZING venue for our cross series.  It only takes 1 bad COTR’er to ruin it for everyone.  Don’t be a bad COTR’er!

Also:

  • The pizza trailer will be there again.
  • Coffee from Drumroaster
  • Muffins from the school 

Registration is in the Rugby Club House again.  Check the season race bible for more information with regards to directions, parking, venue etc.

Binab Property Group GP – the look back.

Norm’s Notes:

There are only a few times in the 54 COTR races that I can honestly say I enjoyed EVERY second of a race.  Racing is HARD.  It is supposed to be HARD.  But when you have a HUGE smile on your face (even if it does not show through the mud or it is mostly “internal”) racing is amazing!  Amazing is how I felt about the race, venue, course and atmosphere last Sunday at Western Speedway.  A true coming together of a great and unique community we have built together on Vancouver Island.  A homecoming.  I am really looking forward to the last two rounds of this year’s COTR series!

Notes from Race Director Roland:

It’s good to be back and Western Speedway later in the season when there is some rain and some mud. We mixed the course up a bit this year and the changes got a lot of positive response. The 50 wide start was gone, but we added some new sections. The mud behaved in unexpected ways, some was slippery, some deep and sticky, some like quicksand. This course is destroyer of brakes, and a destroyer of bottom brackets. Get your maintenance done before Sunday.

Roland’s big “Thanks to”:

Huge thanks to our event sponsors Jason Binab & all the guys from Trek Bikes Victoria – Bill, Troy, Scott, Mitch, Regan.

Getting the flyover setup is a huge amount of work. Thanks to Scott, Curtis, Cam, Richard, Laura, Glenowyn, & Warren.

All our day of setup / teardown volunteers: Richard, Nathaniel, Sylvia, Cam, Scott, Drew, Joele, Jen, Erik, Eric, Holly, Glenowyn, Lief, Pete, Jenine, Jon

Our registration crew: Deb & Linda

Timing: Christyna (as always), Joele, Laura, Alex, Ed, Camille, Deb, Simon

Results: Katie, Sylvia.

Baby sitting: Holly & Tarryn

DJ Sean, Announcer Bill, bartender Sabrina and first aid Martina.

I know I missed a lot of you who just pitched in on the day — thank you as well And thanks to Norm who somehow keeps this whole thing going. 

COTR Series 2014

Sunday Sept 14 – Cumberland. Coal Cross DONE
Sunday Sept 28 – Victoria. Possible New Venue
DONE
Monday Oct 13 – Bowen. Kona Kup.  Provincial Championships
DONE
Sunday Oct 19 – Farmer Bills.  Port Albern
i DONE
Sunday Nov 2 – Speedway. Binab Property Group GP
DONE
Sunday Nov 9 – Shawnigan Lake School. Ronde Von Hogwarts
Sunday Nov 23 – Arbutus Meadows.  My Little Pony Cross.  Series Final

COTR 2014: Can we break the record?

GET PUMPED UP!!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2x69-59b8
and this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/palleus/sets/72157636581221863/
and this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/reganpringleshoots/sets/72157636622294524/

3 weekends of COTR Series races left for 2014.  3 races done.  3 to go.
3 things for this week.

#1.  Sunday.

Turn your clock back.  Get an extra hour of sleep.  Or you will arrive for your race 1 hour early and we will NOT be ready or set up for you yet…..’cause our clocks are going back!

#2. WE ARE GOING FOR A RECORD

The Binab GP is currently tied for the BIGGEST COTR race EVER at 270 racers. 

So far this year we have had 445 people race at least one of our races this year.  Our goal….and it is a BIG one….is to BREAK our racer count at the Binab GP.

We want to go for it.  Be a part of the record! 

Register here:  http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=730

From race director Roland (with three more important items):

Binab Property Group GP – The most important stuff

First: The most important part, set your clock back an hour. You don’t want to show up at the wrong time.

Second: The Expert Women’s race has been moved to 2:15 with the Expert Men’s race. 

Third: This is either good news or bad news. The most polarizing feature on the course is gone. The 50 wide start is no more. I was out there tonight and there is a large mound of dirt blocking half of the starting grid. Back to a normal 8 wide start.

The Course

I posted the course map on Facebook earlier in the week. I made a few tweaks for this year. The motocross track has been split into two sections. The steep climb to the back corner of the motocross track is back in. After a far too dry race last year, hopefully mud will be back in too. The flyover has moved, and now it’s a ride over / walk under as you enter the venue. Please setup your team tents near the flyover. (Added by Norm) the FAMOUS/IMFAMOUS 50 wide start is a NO-GO this year because of a MASSIVE pile of dirt in the way.  Hopefully that unique feature will be back next year.

Prizes

I had cool custom prizes made for everybody who gets on the podium. Let’s just hope they arrive in time. Fedex is telling me the custom engraved CotR pint glasses will arrive Oct 31/2014. Still waiting to hear when the custom water-jet cut skull medals will be ready. I know, I’m cutting it close, but I really want to hand out something unique. Lets just hope I’m not handing out IOUs. (Update: They arrived! See sweet photos on Facebook and Instagram)

Food

Westshore Motocross will be running their concession with hot drinks and hot food. Confirmed  as well is everybody’s favorite waffle maker, Renaat from Wannawafel. There might even be some beer if we get the license sorted out in time. (Beer!)

Expert Women

We decided (through experience) that there are just too many people on course and the timing is too tricky for the 3rd start of the day, so we’ve moved Expert Women to the Expert Men’s 2:15 pm start. 1 minute behind. The race will still be 45minutes. This is a trial run, so let us know how it goes. I’m designing the course to be nice and wide, so no need to aggressive passing.

Also of note:
LOTS of Free Parking!!

#3. COTR Race #4.  The AFTER PARTY!

We have long acknowledged that the photos document the action and the action is captured in photos.  Two of our best action capturers are having a show Sunday night to cap off your COTR weekend in Victoria. 

Just wondering if you could let people know about the art show that will be happening as an after party for the Western Speedway race this Sunday, the event details are on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/727567780655217/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

BONUS STUFF

·         Did anyone get the Cycling BC newsletter yesterday?  We were snubbed (again).

·         Drew is catching up from his weekend at SSCXWC2014 doing budget stuff for his real job.  As soon as we have any information on SSXCWC2015 we will let you know. 

COTR Series 2014

Sunday Sept 14 – Cumberland. Coal Cross DONE
Sunday Sept 28 – Victoria. Possible New Venue DONE
Monday Oct 13 – Bowen. Kona Kup.  Provincial Championships DONE
Sunday Oct 19 – Farmer Bills.  Port Alberni DONE
Sunday Nov 2 – Speedway. Binab Property Group GP
Sunday Nov 9 – Shawnigan Lake School. Ronde Von Hogwarts
Sunday Nov 23 – Arbutus Meadows.  My Little Pony Cross.  Series Final

 

COTR 2014: Always worth it to go over the HUMP.

A few milestones at the last race as both Derek Steel and Roland Rabien hit the 50 races mark for COTR races!!  That is a lot of mud, safety pins, laundry and smiles.

FARMER BILLS

Normally the doughnut would be the highlight of the day.  With amazing racing at Farmer Bill’s on an almost completely different course……the doughnut would get 2nd place.

Photos from Patrick Burnham here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/palleus/sets/72157648468245890/

Belgian cross racers have as many descriptions for mud as Inuit have for snow.  Farmer Bills was “muddy”.  But the mud was not thick.  It did not jam the drive train or accumulate on the frame….the grass on the other hand did.  I wonder what the Belgians would call those conditions? 

From LEE when I asked him about his race. “Big crash and a flat….it was going to be my race of the series”.

Thanks from Lee to:
Farmer Bill
Farmer Billy
Rose and Keith Bruner
Mike Parcher
Bryce Blake
Brent and Rhonda Dame
Pascale Houde

Also thanks to our crew of timers, Joele, Joanna, Paul, Sylvia and Christina.  Of course also Roland.

We had GREAT prizes from Cycles Lambert for most of the categories.  For Beginner’s we had prizes from Straight Up Cycling who also supplied the CASH for 1st place in the Expert races.  Our Super Masters enjoyed special prizes organized by Jack Mar of:

1st Prize – 2 nights stay in Otter House Beach Cabin – Owner. Operators ,Jack & Nadine Mar, www.otterhouse.ca
2nd Prize – 2 nights at Taku Resort in a seaside cabin – Lynden McMartin, General Manager, Taku Resort, www.takuresort.com
3rd Prize – 1 night at Whiskey Point Resort – Nancy Cook, Resort Manager, whiskeypoint.com

As well as Coffee Donations: Ride Coffee (Roasted on Quadra Island by Aroma Specialty Coffee Roasters – Distributed by Island Cycle, Owner, Jack Mar

Super Cool to see some first time podium people last Sunday.  Leading the crew was Brechin Nowak in the U15/Beginner category with his 1st. Kieren Nilsen in 3rd in the same category. Ken Olson and Joel Lutz making their first podiums in Masters Men.  Doug Doyle taking his first win in 20 races in the Super Masters. Derek Steel 2nd in Super Masters at age 71! Derrill Shuttleworth making his first series race podium in Super Masters.  A good mix up on the podium and taking some solid points in the process for the series.

WE ARE GOING FOR A RECORD

The Binab GP is currently tied for the BIGGEST COTR race EVER at 270 racers. 

So far this year we have had 445 people race at least one of our races this year.  Our goal….and it is a BIG one….is to BREAK our racer count at the Binab GP.

What does that mean?

It means you have to come out and race!  And you have to bring your friends to race.  And Sean Cruickshank has to race.  And John Fokkema and all the LEGENDS have to get on their bikes.  Everyone has to bring a beginner (Or someone that has raced before…or their grandma to get on a cx bike) and everyone need to come out.

Be a part of the record!  We want to go for it.

(FULL PREVIEW COMING NEXT WEEK)

What you can expect:
As Roland say’s, “Sticking with the winning formula”

  • Custom made prizes
  • Waffles
  • Fireworks
  • Beer (hopefully)

Register here:  http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=730

Heads up…..we will have to tweak the schedule in our record breaking attempt to have the Expert categories race at the same time….heads up.

BONUS STUFF

A little article about Nationals but really just talking about difficulty of cross courses.  COTR talked about: http://bit.ly/1yuna1i.

Did you see this short edit from the start of F.B.’s Intermediate men’s race: http://instagram.com/p/uZgFEKIF9H/

COTR Series 2014
Sunday Sept 14 – Cumberland. Coal Cross DONE
Sunday Sept 28 – Victoria. Possible New Venue DONE
Monday Oct 13 – Bowen. Kona Kup.  Provincial Championships DONE
Sunday Oct 19 – Farmer Bills.  Port Alberni DONE
Sunday Nov 2 – Speedway. Binab Property Group GP
Sunday Nov 9 – Shawnigan Lake School. Ronde Von Hogwarts
Sunday Nov 23 – Arbutus Meadows.  My Little Pony Cross.  Series Final

COTR 2014: Coal Cross 2014 and the night before Coal Cross 2014.

Every year we start organizing the Cross on the Rock Series early. EARLY…as in about a week after the series ends and sometimes even during the series we are organizing for the next year. Every year it seems we are pushing at the end to get information out….to find up the details….to get it dialed in for you guys. This year is an exception. We are even LATER. This is mostly because my business, Frontrunners-Nanaimo, moved locations after 15 years to a new shop on Bowen Road. Stefan and I have been working our butts off getting things built, organized, destroyed, packed, stored, packed again, moved and open. We are “in” but the shop is not “finished”. Tonight I should be up bolting things to the wall with Stefan but instead I am dialing in the last things of the series with Curtis, Lisa, Mark and Roland for this weekend. To make up for it everyone that races COTR needs to come into the new Frontrunners in Nanaimo (#1-1825 Bowen Road) and buy something during the cross season. That would make Stefan happy and make up for me not being there tonight.

Onto the NEWS….and there is a LOT of it!! (Race information. Series Change etc.)

This weekend is the SEASON Opener for our 9th COTR season.

There are 3 things you need to do in the next few days:

1). Get a license with Cycling BC. The one you need is the $45 BC Citizen License. That will cover you for all of our COTR events including Provincial Championships this year. The UCI one is the one you want if you are racing National Championships. The “Club Associate Membership” will NOT do for you. If you don’t want to buy a license…no problem. You just pay $10 extra per event to race…..and you can still pay.

2) Check your bike over….check it over again…check your tires….check your chain…check your brakes….have it dialed.

3) REGISTER. This has proven to be the hardest part but don’t worry….it takes only a few minutes and you have a LOT of minutes between now and Saturday Night when we will cut registration off. 
Register for all 6 races before September 13th at 7:00pm and receive $10 off the series for Beginner Categories and $20 off the series for Intermediate, Masters, Open and Expert Categories. Discount will be displayed in the payment summary as individual discounts off each event.

Register for the Series! or Register for Coal Cross!

It all starts in Cumberland 

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SATURDAY NIGHT.
The first ever Waverly Cross Crit. See attached poster!! Race start at 5:30. The course is ON and OFF road so Cross Tires are MANDATORY! Two categories: Open Men. Open Women. Must be over 18 years to play.

Book a night in the Riding Fool Hostel and then get ready for…..

SUNDAY. COTR #1. Coal Cross.

How many times have we raced in Cumberland now…….it never disappoints! Last year was a MONSOON. Opening up the series with one of the wettest races in COTR history. This year the weather looks….well…nice. More like 2 years ago. Long sleeve skin suits NOT needed!

Super Lap……for the EXPERT MEN’S race only to try it out for this race. Super Lap is a 15-20 second short cut that a racer can take ONCE during the race. They can not take it on the FIRST or the LAST lap. Other than that they can take it at any time. It is a strategic move. Shake and Bake. Bridge up. …..use it for what ever. IF a racer takes a Super Lap more than once….they get added on 3:00 to their time. So be careful. There will be someone keeping track of who goes through but it is only their job to record numbers….not to tell riders who has one left or has not used them. No information given.

HELP WELCOME: As always these races do NOT put themselves on. If you can help with Registration, Timing (experience is an asset), Set up, tear down, course monitor….please e-mail Curtis at saundersdiaz@hotmail.com You don’t have to help for the WHOLE DAY so we can split it up a bit if needed/wanted.

COTR 2014—Series Change. Take NOTE.

Complications have arisen with our race in Ladysmith so we are returning to Farmer Bills. Loved my many! Ladysmith hopes to return in 2015.

Sunday Sept 14 – Cumberland. Coal Cross
Sunday Sept 28 – Victoria. Possible New Venue
Monday Oct 13 – Bowen. Kona Kup. Provincial Championships
Sunday Oct 19 – Farmer Bills. Port Alberni*Venue/Race Change.
Sunday Nov 2 – Speedway. Binab Property Group GP
Sunday Nov 9 – Shawnigan Lake School. Ronde Von Hogwarts
Sunday Nov 23 – Arbutus Meadows. My Little Pony Cross. Series Final

New Category – Master Men 55+

Masters Men 55+ will now have their own category and own start time, 1 minute after the Expert Women and two minutes before the Masters Men 40 – 54.

Cross Club-Victoria

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The Victoria Wednesday Nighters start THIS WEDNESDAY. Check the poster out below. This is the oldest cross series in BC that has been running since…..2003 (will have to confirm that year/date)

Weekly CX Rides on Vancouver Island.
I know there are MORE rides out there but I have only received notice of 1.5 of them so far.

Trail Bikes in Courtenay has a weekly ride at 5:45.
M.I.V.A. has a (maybe) weekly clinic/short race…but the details are not readily available so dig around on their FB page and their Web site and maybe drop them a note…in Nanaimo.

Anyone else have anything going on at their Bike shop? If not….you should!

Series is Organized by the Cross Council:
With the following cycling clubs: MIVA, VICC, Trail Bicycles-Eatmore Sprouts Cycling Team, Cowichan Cycling Cartel, ASS and Pro City Racing club

Supported by:
Oak Bay Bikes in Victoria, Westshore and Nanaimo
Trail Bikes in Courtenay
Experience cycles in Duncan
Cowichan Cycles in Duncan
Cycle Therapy in Duncan
Frontrunners in Nanaimo
Straight Up Cycles in Victoria
Dodge City Cycles in Cumberland
Ozzie’s Cycles in Port Alberni
Trek Bikes Victoria / Pro City Racing in Victoria

Sponsored by in 2014:
Pearl Izumi
Rumble
Oak Bay Bikes Nanaimo
Cycles Lambert
Phillips Brewery
Shimano
Frontrunners
Nutcase
Naked
Kona
The Howard Johnston Nanaimo and Elk Lake
Zed Wheels
Trek Bikes Victoria. Pro City Racing
Orange Sport Supply
Riverway Dental (Youth Category Sponsors)
Quadra Island Cycling Coalition (QUICC) (55+ Men’s Category Sponsors)
Outdoor Addictions and Island Cycles (Quadra Island) (55+ Men’s Category Sponsors)

 

 

COTR 2013: September News (#it’sonlikedonkeykong(Call out to Jimmy Fallon))

HOT COTR TOPICS

Before we get into the Veggies and potatoes of this Newsletter I really want to give a shout to Jim Pearson. Jim has been involved with cycling on Vancouver Island through Avia West, Parkside and Pacific Shores for years and years. He has donated prizes. Helped with accommodations. Supported teams. Been lead or support sponsor. He has done a LOT for COTR. The economic downturn has really effected the Pearson’s and their business. We want to say “Thank You” for all the support they have given our community over the years.

It was great to see many of our COTR racers getting their last of the summer fitness goals and base training done at the MOMAR race in Cumberland last weekend. I like to get my whole race base done in one day too! It was a great event with a great after party. Cumberland hosting two awesome events in 2 weekends!

CHANGES THIS YEAR TO THE SERIES

Sharp eyes reading over the series guide will spot a number of changes to this year’s series. For those that do not pay as much attention as the super-fans I will summarize them here.

  • More categories. We have added a number of series categories for the overall series rankings. Added this year: Masters women 40+ (Racing with Intermediate). Youth U13 and Youth U15 (Racing with Beginner). Youth U17 (Racing with Intermediate). If you fall within those categories but want to race “up” it is not a problem you just will not be ranked for those categories. For example if you are an over 40 women but maybe race the occasional Expert race. It is fine. Or if you are a super fast 14 year old and want to race Intermediate. Also good. You just don’t qualify for those categories but we would rather you are challenged!
  • More Points. Roland worked out a new points schedule that we will try this year. With the growth of our series we found that we had too many people ending up with 2 point per event. How are you going to prove your supremacy over your buddies if you all getting 2 points even though you “crushed” him/her? Well we have fixed that. We also gave the top finishers a few more points as we all know how hard it is to get 1st vs to get 10th…..well every place is hard to get really as this is cross….but we will try out this points schedule this year and see how it goes. Good luck!
  • Pre-Registration. We tried it last year and honestly it just makes EVERYTHING so much EASIER that we can’t deny it. Pre-Register PLEASE! It saves you a couple of bucks and it makes it a LOT easier for us. If you wait until day-of-race it just costs you ashtray change of $5 extra.

SERIES GUIDE

Now posted on the web site. This guide has ALL the information for the WHOLE series such as; Description of course, how to get there, categories, where it the closest hospital, accommodations……it should be in there!

Online: Read now.

There is some information missing for a few races later in the season so we
will update it when we have that information and let people know when it is
updated.

THIS IS YOUR SERIES

COTR has grown because people come out. They race. They have a good time. They tell their friends. Then they drag their friends out. That is how we do it. We want it to be successful. We want the women’s categories to grow. We want people to have a great time. We want to be #1 in Canada (not an actual goal but pretty cool). Come race. Have an “attitude free” good time. Tell your friends. Bring them out.

If you think something sucks. Fire me a note. If I agree with you….I will change it or fix it. Lets all work together to make this a great series and a great year. This is a Cross Co-Op and we are all members.

BEER

If you have not seen the Phillips Beer (Heist) edit:

LOOKING FOR RIDES. LOOKING FOR PICK UPS for COTR#1

  • If anyone is coming up from Shawnigan Lake area and can pick up a package for me please e-mail me (it is legit)
  • If anyone is coming from Power River or lives in Comox and can pick up Graeme Cockshedge please fire him an e-mail at: gcocksedge@hotmail.com His ferry will get in at 9:30am.

COAL CROSS IN CUMBERLAND. COTR#1. 2013. AWAITS THIS WEEKEND!!!!!

If you are like me….and I know all of you are a bit like me in some ways….this weekend is what you have been waiting for since Beban Park….WAY back last November. A new Season. A New Series. Fresh Points….all very EXCITING. We are kicking our year off at Cumberland and it is going to be AWESOME.

First of all…..the Caveman is coming. He is travelling from cross-meca all the way up to Cumberland to race our series. Sharpen your game experts….see if you can beat him.

Second of all….Demo Dave is coming. He might be racing at the other end of the competitive spectrum to the caveman….but you have to start someplace and he is coming. Big KONA truck. Tents and hopefully fireworks……maybe.

Course Description
The start chute is a long drag strip straight-away on 6th Ave. (Anti-freeze will be provided at the start line for brakestands.) Entering the park, there will be a sweeping right hand turn into an off-camber up hill and arcing down the bank towards the Evil Knievel canyon jump – WEATHER PERMITTING. (There will be an alternate time-sucking line for ninnies, sissies and road riders.) The canyon jump will be followed by a whirly whirl so Curtis can take the holeshot, bottleneck everyone, and win the first lap beer prime. After that, racers go into the woods to everybody’s favorite choose-your-own-adventure lines. Next up are the barriers and the BMX track, followed up by the sandpit of despair and onto the pump track. REPEAT.

REMINDER: Every year. Despite warning. People take the BMX track TOO FAST. They crash. Their day is done. Possibly their season is done. Practice it. Check your speed. Know your skill level.

Other TEASERS

  • 2 dozen “World’s Best” Doughnuts from the Cumberland Village Bakery (for hand ups)
  • Choose your own adventure line(s)
  • possible Evil Knievel cannon jump in the race (weather permitting)
  • whirly whirl
  • kids race refreshments sponsored by Seeds Natural Food Store
  • Coal Hills BMX concession will be open for food
  • first lap primes to be done again by Eatmore Sprouts.
  • BRING THE KIDS. The Nutcase Helmets Kids races will be happening at most of our events this year….good fun!

Also: Cumberland Community Schools Society will be setting up a tent/table to talk about their after school programs – this is the program we donated four BMX “loaner” bikes to so that kids who may not have the means to buy BMX equipment can still participate with their friends and learn new skills that keep them excited, stimulated and out of trouble! Since our donation of 4 bikes, another community member has stepped up and bought “loaner” helmets and armour. Website for Cumberland Community Schools:
http://cumberlandcommunityschools.com/

Call up’s at this race are RANDOM aside from 1 racer…..Ian Hay. We did not use his EXACT slogan for the (future) series T’Shirts BUT reading it inspired Wendy’s and my brain storming that did come up with the final slogan….T.B.A. Ian. You have the pole!

REGISTRATION for COTR

We are doing a SERIES DISCOUNT if you register for the whole series PRIOR to
this Saturday at 7:00pm.
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Links to the individual races are here:

Coal Cross – http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=466
Binab Property Group GP – http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=467
Farmer Bill’s Cattle X-ing – http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=468
Crosstoberfest – http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=469
My Little Pony Cross – http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=470
Ronde Van Hogwarts Series Championship -
http://www.raceonline.ca/events/details/?id=471

LICENSES for COTR….what you need.

Make sure you have your license in order (See guide for more information) for the series OR just bring an extra $10. The extra $10 works for ALL races EXCEPT Provincial Champs.

GUIDE to LOCAL CROSS RACES, RIDES and PRACTICES

In Victoria:
Cross Underground….if you live in Victoria and don’t know about this “practice” on Wednesday nights…you gotta get on it!

In Nanaimo:
M.I.V.A. has their practice sessions on Wednesday nights. Contact MIVA. It is usually a skills session and then a short race. Norm’s session’s: Erratic. Not on usual times or dates. Most of the times EASY. Sometimes hard. MIGHT be heading out Thursday night…..fire me an e-mail if you want to do some “training”.

In Courtenay:
Trail Bicycles in Courtenay, meet at 5:30 every Wednesday for 1-2 hours of riding.

FOR SALE
There is a classified section on our web site for any cross stuff you are selling. Wendy and I still have some stuff that needs to move. I need a new lawnmower and to pay my visa….so take a look! I am also bringing up a box of FREE stuff and other stuff for sale to the COTR#1 if you need something or just want to poke at it.

Wendy and Norm’s Carbon Cross Wheels for Sale.

1) Easton EC90SL with Challenge Limus Team Edition Tubulars. Easton
Skewers. $950

2) Easton EC90SL with Challenge Grifo 33’s (Tubular). Never been ridden.
Brand New. Easton Skewers. $1200

3) Easton EC90SLX with Dougast Typhoon Tubulars. Easton Skewers. Dura Ace
Cassette. $1000

4) FSA RD 888 K-Force Wheels with Grifo XS 32 Tubulars in White. Skewers.
Dura Ace Cassette. $1000

Series is Organized by the Cross Council:
With the following cycling clubs: MIVA, VICC, Trail Bicycles-Eatmore Sprouts
Cycling Team, Cowichan Cycling Cartel, ASS and AVR

Supported by:
Oak Bay Bikes in Victoria, Westshore and Nanaimo
Trail Bikes in Courtenay
Experience cycles in Duncan
Cowichan Cycles in Duncan
Cycle Therapy in Duncan
Frontrunners in Nanaimo
Straight Up Cycles in Victoria
Dodge City Cycles in Cumberland
Ozzie’s Cycles in Port Alberni

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Cycling BC

Normon Thibault
E-Mail: normont@islandnet.com