Thursday, January 29, 2015

A blubbery burn - race report

"Is this the A or the B race start?" she asked. A 15 year old girl about to race the Island's most technical and beer infused cx race! "I'm sorry, there's only one race." I said, "everyone starts at the same time."
But the thought remained...either we are getting soft, or we're raising a hell of a good crop of Crossers. I think it's the latter and the fact that a bunch of Teenagers came out to race the Blubber Burn Classic says something about our community. Great to have you out there, but...please don't crash

Mark Curbwizard bunny hopping the barrier. ©Nick Kupiak
A brief race report and more photos from Nick Kupiak after the jump.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Blubber Burn Classic - Stuckylife Semiprestige Series Wrap

The epic off-road, skinny-tire showdown returns. 

12 noon
Hartland MTB Park

Click through for event details!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Stuckylife Semiprestioge #2 - New Years Day "CX Time Trial"

Ronde Two

Semiprestige New Years Day CX TT
THURSDAY Jan 1st, 2014
- Coffee at 11:45, leave at 12 noon
- Group ride to TT course
- $5 entry
-Technical off-road time trial, best served cold with a CX bicycle.

For our second installment of the 2015 Stuckylife Semiprestige, we have a crafted a 2.5 km point-to-point course in the wilds of Vancouver Island. 
Expect a largely singletrack route, featuring techy rock sections, lung-searing double track, a mud bog, and power-sapping pea gravel. 

We will be leading a no-drop ride to the top-secret race course, leaving from Broad Street Cycles at 12 noon. Show up a few minutes early for coffee and bullshit.

Pack a bag with warm clothes and trail-side hydration (Rum & eggnog anyone?) as it may get chilly waiting for your start time. Lights for the ride home are probably a good idea, too.

We will register and seed riders at the trail head. The time trial will be run in two segments. Each rider will complete the segment in a consecutive order. A two minute gap will separate runs. After all racers have finished their first run, we will reverse the direction of the course and send you all back along the same course for run #2. The winner will be the rider who finishes both segments in the lowest combined time.

We hope to provide enough time between the group-ride to the trail-head and your race start for a few practice laps. In the meantime, get out this weekend and get that shit dialed!

Expect each lap to take about 10-15 min. depending on ability level. We will likely be rolling back into downtown by 4-4:30pm.

Want some insight into what went down last year? Check out Geoff Robson's imagery HERE.

If you can't make the 12noon group ride out to the race, meet us here: at 12:45 on Jan 1st. 

Parking available!

We will ride up Highland Rd. to the race start from here.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rides: A Foggy Goldstream Heights with Fabian Merino

Another solid post courtesy of Broad Street Cycle was posted to the Rides Journal this past week. Featuring a ton of fog, some creepy ascents, and a spectral dog, Goldstream Heights was even weirder than usual with Fabian Merino.

Check it:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Stuckylife Semiprestige Underground CX Race Returns!

It is with great pleasure that we present the second-annual Stuckylife Semiprestige Winter Cyclocross Series. 
Presented by the good people at Broad Street Cycles, our three-race, unsanctioned cross series will bring some late season grassroots racing to the Van Island CX community.
The first event, a DIY riff on a classic cross race will offer 45min of lung-burning excitement, and a social Sunday afternoon. 

Semiprestige CX Race

SUNDAY NOV 30th, 2013


-A & B race

-$10 entry

-All abilities, bikes and ages welcome. Spectating encouraged!

Case your back wheel on the barrier, and cross through for event details: