Road Racing Ain’t Done Yet

Provided by Carol Mayne

Hello Road Racers….

Just a reminder to all those riders who compete in Road events…’tis sad, but true, that the 2009 season is rapidly drawing to a close.  Hard to believe that we’ve been racing on Alberta roads (or in other exciting places, like Saskatchewan, or BC, or Oregon…) since April (or even earlier).  That said, however:  racing ain’t done yet!!  There’s still 32 days (as of today, Aug. 12th) to go and during this time, a variety of racing opportunities still await.   Don’t pare down your training and “competitive spirit” too much, at least for the next short while….

Be sure to check out – and sign up for…

Alberta Provincial Road Race Championships – hosted by bicisport.  Details are [here] sign on with Karelo before 4:00pm, Saturday, Aug. 15.

Speed Theory Three-Race Omnium Event – a road race, a crit and the Alberta Provincial Time Trial Championship – all contested on vehicle free highways!  This is an opportunity not to be missed.  Details are [here] sign on with Karelo, by noon, Friday, August 21.

Masters’ Provincial Road Race Championship – hosted by Calgary Crankmasters.  For those of you who hold a Masters’ designation on your license, come out and contest this race, held in the community of Crossfield.  Medals await…Details [here] sign on with Karelo before before 6:00pm, Saturday, Aug. 29.

The wrap-up event of the Season:  the 30th running of the Mt. Norquay Alberta Provincial Hill Climb Championship, Sunday, September 13, 2009.  Andy and I are still in the midst of creating and adding to the Mt. Norquay Hill Climb site.  If you want a preliminary view, or even if you’re curious about the Hill Climb records, to date, check it out at  http://norquayclimb.blogspot.com/    Stay tuned for the tech guide and registration details (plus other nifty “hill climb” tidbits that we decide to add…).

Looking forward to seeing you at the races….

Carol

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