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General Discussion / Cross On The Rock: Farmer Bill's Cattle X-ing
« Last post by DougDoyle on October 21, 2014, 09:00:33 AM »
It had all the elements of a  Belgian National Championship with wind, rain, mud, cows and tractors. Spectators too. Not only were the racers dodging cow-patties, they were also avoiding volleys of marshmallows and being tempted by jello-shot hand ups. A crew of Island Racing Club cyclo-cross racers left the balmy and sunny atmosphere of Victoria this last Sunday and crossed into the valley of shadows and rain, into a cyclo-cross perfect storm to compete at the farm - a working farm, replete with critters, farm equipment, rolling, undulating hills and a barn to ride through.

Intermediate Women: First to race and with hardly any time to warm up, Shannon continued her domination of the intermediate women by taking 1st in the four lap circuit in 41:06 with  the closest competitor 0:48 behind. She kept her prey in sight and then opened up a major can of whoopness to drop the race leader with two laps to go. She's fast-tracking up to the pinnacle of series standing leader in no time.   

Paul Brend  mixed it up in a style only he can deliver in the Masters Men category (40 - 54) with a solid 11th place and time of 59:29 over 6 laps and 36 racers. That category is fast and furious considering the Normon Thibault is racing this age group.   The fury of his pedaling power chewed the course up and all the while one could hear him "Excuseer Mij" and "Kom met mij mee!" as he passed hapless mud-sopping age-groupers while guzzling a fine Belgian brew. In the interminable words of Firmin Van Kerrebroeck, "Vind je het leuk?"

The Expert Men....the last race of the event....the prime attraction...the premier showing of Vancouver Island and beyond cyclo-cross stallions competed in  6 laps over a very slippery, exceptionally muddy, cow-patty infused degraded course ( thanks to Mr Brend's exceptional power in the rear wheel gouging out ruts) saw Curtis Schlossberger hold his own on this challenging venue for 15th  57:45 and in my opinion, garnering the award for the most muddy of the bike and rider category as well as a solid "That deserved a two hose wash-down! pat on the back"

In the Geritol category (55+) with a field of 9 racers and directly before nap-time, I competed 6 laps in 1:00:34 in an effort to beat my competitors to the bike washing station. I was able to avoid the surging pack and my ebbing energy by gulping jello-shots and marshmallows to fuel me to my prize: stopping.

I want to thank Paul for bringing the IRC tent and to the 4 cinder blocks that kept it from flying away.

Our sponsor Straight Up Cycling was there with prizing and representing all that is good about cycling! Well done!

All in all, a well organized race with great people and perfect cyclo-cross weather. Come out to the next Cross on the Rock race November 2, 2014 Western Speed Way! Come out and play, volunteer, drink beer and eat Frites! Or maybe do it all.
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General Discussion / Kon Kup Provincial Championships Cyclo-Cross
« Last post by DougDoyle on October 15, 2014, 05:26:44 AM »
Well done IRC!

Cyclo Cross Provincial Champs Kona Kup, Nanaimo Oct 13/14:

Masters Women 35+ Cristin Schlossberger - 1st!!!!

Masters Women 45+ Shannon Baerg - 1st!!!!

Masters Men 35+ Mr Cristin - 15th

Masters Men 55+ Derek Tripp - 6th
 Douglas Charles Kingsford Doyle - NOR

....and a huge shout out to Paul 'Stimpy' Brend: Master Timer/Lapp Checker for the entire event
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General Discussion / Re: Joke of The Day
« Last post by DougDoyle on June 13, 2014, 11:07:14 AM »
Something I'll be doing tonight:
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General Discussion / IRC Racing at the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series
« Last post by DougDoyle on June 11, 2014, 03:43:22 AM »
From Trevor:

In case anyone is interested, here is what IRC supported racers did on the weekend.

Time Trial
Curtis Schlossherger 5th in Cat 3
Megan Rathwell 7th overall in Cat 1/2/3 Women
Jordan Landolt 6th overall in Cat Men

Road Race
Cat 3/4/Masters
Paul Taylor 11th overall
Curtis Schlossberger 19th overall
Both finishing a very tough race with the lead group.

Elite Men
                Jordan Landolt 13th overall, 2:04 back of the leaders, and ahead of a lot of very strong guys.

Elite Women
                Megan Rathwell 1st Place Provincial Road Race Champion!!

Bastion Square Grand Prix
Trevor Orme 7th in Cat 4/Cit/U19/17 with one really cool prime, and a few laps of glory bahaha
Paul Taylor 8th overall in Cat3/Masters
Curtis Schlossberger 18th overall in Cat 3/Masters
   Both finishing will lead pack in another hotly contested fast race
Megan Rathwell 5th overall
Shannon Baerg valiant effort in a very fast race that ended with more DNFs than there were finishers
Jordan Landolt one of the very last guys to get dropped by an incredibly fast group of guys.

Kudos to everyone way to represent!!
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General Discussion / Joke of The Day
« Last post by DougDoyle on June 10, 2014, 11:31:28 AM »
What is the difference between a small hotel and a pair of Lycra cycling shorts? You have guessed it: No ballroom.
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General Discussion / Re: Giro d'Italia
« Last post by DougDoyle on May 19, 2014, 04:46:33 PM »
Evans - maglia rosa continues May 18th.
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General Discussion / Giro d'Italia
« Last post by DougDoyle on May 17, 2014, 04:01:09 AM »
Steephill.tv has ongoing great coverage for the Giro - http://www.steephill.tv/giro-d-italia/.....
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General Discussion / Re: New forum!
« Last post by DougDoyle on May 17, 2014, 03:51:33 AM »
Thanks for setting this up Steve! Now I can clutter up the forum with unnecessary, bland and boring posts.
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Rides / Weekly ride...
« Last post by stevebarr on May 06, 2014, 11:29:22 AM »
Every Saturday, 9:15 at Straight Up Cycles on Quadra
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General Discussion / Welcome to the rebuilt IRC forum
« Last post by stevebarr on April 28, 2014, 05:12:49 AM »
Any ideas on how to better use the forum? Post It
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