Author Archives: Patrick Burnham

2018 Coal City Criteriums

Written By on July 4, 2018

It was a great night for the final race of our series.  Warm and sunny, the wind died down as the race started. 15 racers took the line for the final race.  Among them were both James and Kevin, with only a single point separating them for the lead in the series they were ready to fight it out. The race started with two neutral laps at the request of senior rider Norm Thibault. With the neutral laps done the pace picked up sharply with lap times dropping to a minute and half.  The bell was rung for the first? Read More

One left to Go

Written By on June 26, 2018

We had fourteen racers turn out tonight for the second last Crit of the season. We almost cancelled tonights crit as we only had two volunteers for the corners.  At the last minute Jesse Manner stepped up and stood on the corner of Meredith and Tulsa in Iain Hays flip-flops to allow the race to go on.  As thanks Jesse along with our other two marshalls, Graeme and Autumn, have all been entered into our Draw for some sweet prizes from our Sponsors.  Prizes like an Easton EC90 wheelset or a shiny new matching set of Helmet and Shoes from? Read More

Rain Rain Stayed Away

Written By on May 31, 2018

A small (by this years standards) turn out of 17 racers for tonights 15km time trial.  The weather didn’t look promising as I could see rain around the top and back of Mount Benson before heading out to the start.  But as they say if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes.  As riders started to arrive and warm up the sun came out and the road dried up.  Not bad considering Gary Argyle who showed up at five thirty reported getting soaked at the turn around during his pre-ride/warm up. A steady headwind slowed most riders on the? Read More

Coal City Crit #5

Written By on May 23, 2018

A hot Tuesday evening following a long weekend.  I wasn’t really expecting much of a turnout.  I was pleasantly surprised when we had 16 riders show up to race.  The bunch was made up of mostly our core racers.  Everyone knew everyone else and that made this one of the most interesting and exciting races to watch so far. The race was set at 35 laps with one prime and after two neutral laps to help ease Brodie back into racing the pace picked up sharply.  On Lap 5 Lee who was out with a plan for a solid workout? Read More

Fast and Punchy

Written By on May 15, 2018

  17 riders hit the course tonight for 35 laps of fun.  The attacks were steady right from the beginning with Janna and Lazarus stretching the pack out as soon as the first two neutral laps were done.  From there on out the pace was fast with almost every rider attacking at one point or another.  Four laps in MIVA regular Iain Hay rolled up to the finish line with a puncture, fortunately Shep had a tube and was able to get him back up and running in only two and a half laps. On the 15th lap the horn? Read More

MIVA Gear Swap

Written By on February 9, 2018

Time to get rid of some gear or find that part you have been searching for?     The 2nd Annual MIVA Gear Swap is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th. It will be located at the picnic shelter at Bowen Park (Millstream Pkwy and Wall St). The sale starts at 9AM goes until 11am. Entry is free. Rain or shine – we’ll make use of the picnic shelter along with the MIVA tents.   The sale is intended to be an opportunity for MIVA members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community to sell gently used bikes and bike parts that are otherwise sitting unused in garages.  ? Read More

Cedar 12k

Written By on February 2, 2018

This Sunday February 4th the Bastion Running Club is hosting the annual Cedar 12k as part of the Vancouver Island Runners Association race series. I’ve been asked by Jim to come ride and lead the runners on course.  I’m hoping I can get at least one other person to come out and ride with me.  The more the merrier The plan would be to meet at country club 9am and ride south to school on Gould road, support the runners then ride back for coffee at starbucks. It’s likely going to be wet and raining so fenders are a plus.? Read More

2018 Membership is Live

Written By on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a merry christmas and a happy new year season filled with good food, good company and shiny new bike parts under the tree. Now it’s time to start working on goals for next year, whether that be a certain distance per week, a provincial title or just a personal best on strava. 2018 club membership is now live https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=123813 As in past years you still need to have a cycling BC membership. Since everyone signed up for a membership last year I’m sure you’ve all received the many emails they’ve sent advertising an? Read More

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