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SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM MIVA

Written By on December 25, 2011

Please accept our wishes for a great festive season and safe riding during the holiday. We hope that you receive presents that will enhance your cycling experience. Make sure that you eat and drink in moderation or you may end up like this!   Get out on your bike during the holiday but take a brief rest from that insane training schedule!.

THE STEEPEST STREET IN THE WORLD

Written By on December 20, 2011

Most of our readers live within cycling distance of a really steep hill, usually not more than a few hundred metres long. We are not talking here about the awesome climbs in the Alps, the Pyrenees or the Rockies, that drag on for many kilometres at average grades of seven to n9ne percent or the short killers in Belgium that kick up to twenty percent plus, or even local hills in Nanaimo (Calder Road has a maximum gradient of twenty-six percent ) or the English Lake District Passes (Hardknott Pass has a short section of thirty percent on Honister Pass? Read More

THURSDAY TRAINER SESSION

Written By on December 19, 2011

For those hardy souls who are still training hard during the Christmas season, there will be a Thursday “Sufferfest session in Peter McCaffery’s garage, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Big screen, lots of great music and a FAN. Limited room so email first: pakamac@gmail.com, or call 250 244 1779

THE ELECTRIC SCOOTER MENACE

Written By on December 17, 2011

Most readers will have noticed the increasing presence of electric scooters, on our roads, bike paths and sidewalks too!  Many of you may have had an unpleasant encounter with one of these vehicles, usually ridden by people who haven’t been on a two wheeled vehicle of any sort in years. When buying one of these scooters, consumers are given a brief demonstration in how to use the brake, accelerator and alarm system, they hand over their money and they are free to take to the roads – at speeds of up to 32kph, and more if they have been able? Read More

BARGAIN MIVA CLOTHING

Written By on December 15, 2011

The club has a few items of 2011 clothing left. As 2012 will see new sponsors and a new design for the jerseys, the 2011 remaining stock is being offered to club members at a considerable discount. Jerseys – 2XL, 2L,3S, 2XS  $30.00 Bibs – 2XS   $35.00 Jackets – 1XXL, 2XL,  $50.00 Shorts – 1S  $30.00 Winter vest – 1XL  $40.00 The regular club price for clothing was already a real bargain but these close-out prices are an absolute steal!    

MIVA THURSDAY NIGHT TRAINER SESSION

Written By on December 12, 2011

This week’s 7.30pm – 9.30pm trainer session at Pleasant Valley School is CANCELLED due to a schedule conflict with a school activity. Please note that the next session will be in the new year, on January 6th. same time and location. Sorry if this is an inconvenience. Suggest you put on your lights and fenders and go out for 100km ride instead.

ROADIES MEET TRI. GUYS ON THE SATURDAY CLUB RIDE

Written By on December 11, 2011

Compared with the roadies and tri guys in most other Canadian cities, Nanaimo cyclists of both persuasions tend to get on very well. MIVA criterium series this year saw representatives of both groups riding together and after the time trials, there could be observed a welcome camaraderie. Here is a video highlighting the usual attitude of triathletes and road racers towards each other!

NANAIMO SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS AWARDS FOR 2012

Written By on December 10, 2011

2012 Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards Get the recognition your athletes, coaches, volunteers and your sport deserves. Submit your nominations now! December 15, 2011 deadline The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards recognize local athletes, officials and sport administrators who have garnered local, regional, provincial, or national attention for their athletic accomplishments.  In addition to consideration of their athletic achievements, the awards honour individuals who have made their sport and/or community a better place by; volunteering in their community, maintaining their commitment to academics, considered a role model and displaying leadership qualities. They have also displayed through their achievements the significant role that? Read More

2012 Clothing Order Form

Written By on December 9, 2011

MIVA CLOTHING ORDER FORM All orders should be put in a sealed envelope and left at Oak Bay Bikes or Frontrunners or mailed to 101-6224 Pleasant Ridge Place, Nanaimo, BC. V9T 0B3 by NOVEMBER 1STaccompanied by cheque for required amount and made out to MIVA. Order form is on following page. Here is the sizing chart: Please check your measurements carefully before ordering as we want you to have the best possible fit. SIZING CHART all measurements in centimetres JERSEY CLUB CUT FRONT LENGTH BACK LENGTH ARM PIT TO ARM PIT XXS 58 70 44 XS 59 71 47 S? Read More

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CYCLISTS AND BIKE RIDERS

Written By on December 9, 2011

There is a not-too-subtle distinction between those of us who refer to ourselves as “Cyclists” and all the rest, who simply call themselves “Bike riders”. Here, for those who don’t get the distinction, is the definitive explanation. (thanks to Jim Glover for sending this.)