Author Archives: Patrick Burnham

Hot Cross Bunnies

Written By on November 12, 2017

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Less than one week away from the big day.  The final race of the season is coming up. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to volunteer with course set up/operations day of/clean up on Sunday. If you haven’t heard, we’re still looking for volunteers to help out with set up Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, manual back up timing and course marshalls as well as course clean up on Sunday. If you’re available to help out, please let us know here on WebscorerClick here to register   Also long time member Janna wanted me to let everyone know? Read More

Winding down(sorta)

Written By on August 13, 2017

Last week was a busy one. First we had the hugely successful second running of the Midsummers Cross Race at Diver Lake Park.  An amazing event.  Despite the heat and smoke we had a great turn out, lots of volunteers to make set up a breeze leaving plenty of time for racers to pre-ride the course.  Also a huge turn out of racers with 113 taking the line and kicking up dust.  That number includes the Zoom Zooms and the Half lappers that made sure Norm warmed up for his race He had to to drop that Megaphone because they? Read More

Midsummers Cross and Hill Climbs

Written By on August 7, 2017

Crits and time trials are done, but the season is far from over. Wednesday night we are hosting the Mid Summers Cross race in Diver Lake park.  Entries are limited with only five spots left in the A race(at 5pm Monday afternoon)  If you’re interested nows the time to sign up //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js We’re still looking for help Tuesday evening around five pm to walk the course and rake up pine cones/move big branches etc… to prep the course.  I had a quick look around this afternoon and it’s not too bad.  Four or five people with rakes and gloves and? Read More

July 25 Final Coal City Criterium

Written By on July 25, 2017

A hot sunny night for the final crit. We had 14 racers take the line.  With it being the final race 40 laps were on the board.  After two neutral laps they were off with Harry getting out front pushing the pace and trying for an early break.  The pack reeled him in fairly quickly though.  13 laps in the bell was wrung for the first prime and Doug Merrick showed he was the thirstiest taking the sprint by over ten seconds on the rest of the pack.  He didn’t let up though and continued to push the pace staying? Read More

Final Crit and TT

Written By on July 24, 2017

This week marks the mid point of our season as we run our last Criterium and Time Trial of the season. Come out tomorrow night and cheer as racers fight it out one last time.  While first place in the series is going to strong man James Sage; the fight for third could be close with Mark Wieler, Chris Cameron and Kevin Park with in 3 points of each other. Thursday nights Time trial is a 40km event, and while James Sage has the series locked up for the men(Did we mention he’s been training pretty hard this year) he? Read More

MIVA Womens 100k July 23

Written By on July 21, 2017

We’re really excited to see so much interest and we’re thrilled to be joining the thousands of other women around the world riding 100kms. Here are a few additional details:   1) Start Time – We’ve decided to split the 8:30AM start group into two and merge the two 9AM starters into that group. Please arrive at least 10min before your start time to sign-on. Sign-on is at White Sails Brewing located at 125 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H9.   2) Late Registration – It’s not too late! Anyone who hasn’t registered for the event can do so on Sunday? Read More

MIVA/Coal City Crit #13 Points Crit

Written By on July 18, 2017

A perfect night for a bike race.  Tonight we had 16 riders take the line for a 40 lap points Crit.  With sprints and points every 5 laps Norms suggestion of 39 neutral laps was quickly forgotten as he shot off the front on lap 3.  The pack quickly reeled him in and lined up for the first sprint which was taken by James sage followed by John Lam with the junior rider from Comox, Connor McGrady, taking the third spot. Chris James and John would cover the majority of the remaining sprints making it a close race. The lap? Read More

June 27 Coal City Crit

Written By on June 27, 2017

The fight for second place is going to be a tight one as only five points separate the next five riders in the standings.  With four races left and double points in the final it’s possible for these five to work together and shut down James Sage who has been great form and willingness to suffer at the front of the pack this season. We are still looking for volunteers to come out and marshall the corners tonight.  If you’re available please let us know by signing up online here We’ve got some pretty sweet draw prizes lined up and? Read More

The Windy Crit

Written By on June 20, 2017

While many of the riders were thankful it wasn’t another points crit, the headwind coming down the finishing straight over the finish line had me wishing otherwise. It was a fast race tonight with riders taking advantage of the tailwind up the back straight to push the pace into the top corner on Meredith and Tulsa before the headwind forced the pack into a paceline over the line.  Ten laps into the race just as promised by Phil the was sounded for the first prime.  James Sage must have been the only one who remembered Phils comment and attacked into? Read More

The Best Interval Workout in Town

Written By on June 13, 2017

Tonights Criterium was a points race.  With riders sprinting for points or just to hang on every five laps everyone was feeling the burn by the end of the race. LAP TIMES tonight for the most part were slower than the usual races on this course, but when you consider the amount of acceleration needed to cut 20 seconds off of 1km lap you can see just how hard they were working out there. It was also nice to see local RCMP out patrolling the course and assisting our marshalls with the occasional difficult motorist during our race. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js? Read More