Category Archives: General Interest

Weekly recap

Written By on July 27, 2018

What a busy week it’s been. Sunday – The super successful and awesome MIVA DIVA ride with 39 riders participating. Monday – Our regularly scheduled House of Kiyo development Group Ride Tuesday – The Third in our Five Race series of Hill Climbs sponsored by Arrowsmith Bikes.  For this race we went down by the ocean to climb the extremely challenging Malaspina Road.  Results here Thursday – We raced our Final time trial of the season on Nanaimo River Road.  It was only 15km but it might as well have been 40 by the way I felt at the end? Read More

Miva Diva Women’s 100 Thank you’s!

Written By on July 22, 2018

The official Miva Diva Women’s 100 was truly a success from the training to the weather to the BBQ and most importantly the work of everyone behind the scenes.  There is a lot of effort that goes into an event like this so I only see fit to shout out to them.   Janna G – Thank you for having the idea of creating a central location for women to get together and ride in celebration in 2017, this just would have never started without the love and passion that you have for cycling.  Lorrie Baildham, aka my spandex bestie – Thank? Read More

MIVA 20K TT – Point to Point – Fast and Furious

Written By on July 20, 2018

WOW… MIVA/Arrowsmith Bikes debuted a 20K point to point  TT tonight, starting at the far end of Nanaimo River Road and racing east towards the Island Highway.  No turn arounds and mostly downhill so what’s not to like.   The 13 riders came away with some smokin fast times  🚴 💨.     First place James Sage averaged 45.48 km/hr … that’s POWER!   Top 3 men: James Sage                  26:23 Stephen Mohan           29:01 Matthys Redelinguys   29:38   Top 3 women: Lorrie Baildham           31:31 Tamara Zavarise          33:58 Jamie Ollson                34:24   Full results here: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=144432   Big thanks? Read More

MIVA/Arrowsmith Northwood HC #2

Written By on July 17, 2018

HOT🔥 night for the MIVA/Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb #2 up Jameson Road to the top of Northwood.   A definite lung buster for the 12 racers. Prize The winner of a sweet pair of MIVA socks was Jamie Ollson for coming within 1 second of her predicted time.  That’s impressive! Top 3 men Sean Lunny    6:48 James Sage    7:12 Joel Lutz         7:31 Top 3 women Lorrie Baildham   8:43 Jamie Ollson        8:49 Mary Hulti            9:38 See full results here: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=144282 Thanks to Patrick, Lee Zavarise for timing and Graeme Copp for holding. Next week is Malaspina Hill Climb off Hammond Bay.  See? Read More

It was a cooker!

Written By on July 13, 2018

It was a hot one last night at the MIVA/Rock City Cycles 40K TT.   With temps in the high 20’s and wind,  hydration was a factor.   Its always tricky to get the pacing right when you are doubling the distance.   Some riders were experiencing muscle cramps and others complained of legs on fire!   We had a guest from Vancouver Christian Hansen who rocked the TT even when he had a flat at the half way point.  Thinking quick he did a wheel change,  got back in the race and came in 2nd with an amazing time. Despite the heat 2? Read More

MIVA/Arrowsmith Hill Climb #1 – Witchcraft

Written By on July 10, 2018

Perfect night for the first Arrowsmith Hill Climb up to Witchcraft Lake.  Great turnout as 14 riders competed against the hill for the fastest times. Prize The winner of a sweet pair of MIVA socks was James Sage for coming within 6 seconds of his estimated time. Top 3 men James Sage 8:49 Joel Lutz   8:54 Robin Dutton 9:04   Top 3 women Lorrie Baildham 10:07 Jamie Ollson 10:25 Nadia Plamondon 11:55   Thanks to Patrick, Peter McCaffery and Lee Zavarise for timing and Graeme Copp for holding. See full results here: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=143649 More pics from Patrick at https://www.flickr.com/photos/palleus  ? Read More

Some like it HOT!

Written By on July 6, 2018

Talk about a complete opposite of last week’s 12 degrees, it was hot and humid lastnight at the MIVA /Rock City Cycles 20K TT.  The small group of riders battled a headwind on the way out to the turn around with most feeling the effects on the return.  One rider however did achieve a personal best   Congrats to: Gary Argyle   Prize The winner of a sweet pair of MIVA socks was yours truly for coming within 6 seconds of my estimated time.  I personnally thank Gary as I was trying hard to catch him!   Results Top 3? Read More

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

RCC 20K TT

Written By on June 29, 2018

Dodgey weather forecast with threatending skies kept alot of racers away but it was dry on NRR lastnight for the MIVA/Rock City Cycles 20K TT.  Although the temperature dipped to 12 degrees that didn’t stop some from achieving a personal best   Congrats to: Craig Rutherford Peter Richards Matthys Redelinguys   Prize The winner of the Rock City gift card was Peter Richards for coming within 2 seconds of his estimated time.  Way to go Peter!   Results Top 3 men: James Sage dominated in a time of 28:58 followed by Matthys Redelinguys with a speedy time of 31:46 and? Read More