Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 West Prince Sprint Triathlon - Results

It was a chilly and intermittenly rainy day, but 24 participants didn't let that stop them from having a great day.

You can see a full breakdown of the times including start and finish times for each leg to calculate transition times here,

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cycling comentator goes all euro football announcer

Can't decide which is more epic, the ride or the announcer, in either case, it's a great clip.

Monday, May 13, 2013

2013 Ride of Silence


On May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

The Charlottetown Ride of Silence will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm. Meet at the Provincial Government Offices Parking Lot (Adjacent the Victoria Park Bike Lane). Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. First 50 people get Ride of Silence t-shirt.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ah ah ah ah, stayin alive...

Came across this link today.  Great info there about how to ride in traffic and not die (always a good plan)

1) Ride on the road.
2) Know and follow the rules.
3) Integrate in the intersections.
4) Ride Big.
5) Communicate.
6) Be mindful of your surroundings.
7) Understand how traffic flows.
8) Want respect? Act respectably.
9) Let it go: don’t escalate harassment.
10) Keep it fun!

I haven't elaborated on these but the original article has a great explanation on each of these and is well worth a read.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Now here's an idea!

I think this is an awesome idea, just don't go to fast, I suspect endos happen pretty easily in this thing.