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Thursday, March 22, 2012

LPP #4 and what's next.

I kept waiting to get some photos of the last race before I did a write-up, but low and behold, the person whose pics I was waiting for, did a write up on the Steelwool blog! Makes my life that much easier.

I would like to say thank everyone who came out and rode/race of the last few months, those who helped out (Brad, Erica, Marty, Tanya and Chris stand out), those you came out to watch, and the people who helped spread the word. These races will be back next year for sure, and any suggestions for formats and venues would be appreciated.

That said, keep an eye on this spot, My friends and I have a few events simmering for this spring and summer! Who would like to see these events happen:

-Human powered drag races (bike sprints) during Westfest
-A flat-track oval race (cutter-style) Based on the Little 500
-Mountain bike technical time trial (2 km of hella-hard trail, timed) in downtown Hull
-A 110-ish gravel grinder north of Buckingham, Quebec
-Late night mountain bike race
-An 8 or 12 hour race (or both).

More details to come.

Until then,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Trail report: looking good for tonight!

From Larry:

"I was surprised to find such amazing conditions for snow bikes at Kanata Lakes this morning. One good inch of snow on top of hard ice base. Beautiful making first tracks and so much fun on icy spots where you least expect it! Did two loops around outback from K2. Conditions will probably be superb by sundown as the snow layer should bond to the icy base."

If you were waffling, stop. Ride.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Race tomorrow!

Hey all, just to make it clear, the race is tomorrow, the 10th of March starting at 8. Please be there by 7 30 to sign up; I'd like one race to start on time!

As for the conditions, expect hard and fast. Icy too where the cover was/is thin. Good times!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

One Week to Kanata! Volunteers and stuff wanted

It's one week to the grand finale(and bush party) for LPP's first snow race series. The course has been set, finish line decided and party space chosen. As already mentioned the race starts at 8. the start line is accessible from the K2 entrance and then you go straight in and cross over the swamp via the foot bridge. The start area will be just a bit past the bridge on your right if the bridge is at your back. The course itself uses parts of M-Line, Porcupine, Rock Hopper and South Dogsled, just to give you a hint...

Now all we need is a bit of help and some things to make the work load lighter. First off, does any one have an hibachi, or a portable, coal burning bbq? we could use it for cooking, warming water and as a general heat source. Speaking of heat, does anyone have some wood to spare? I know, I know, we are in the middle of the woods, but it IS an conservation area, and there is no guarantee that there will be any ample supply of fuel lying around. Some torches would be great too, again for heat but for light as well.

If we could get a couple of people to be race warrens that would be great too. The track is a figure 8, and we need two people to direct folks onto whatever loop they are going onto next. The other thing I would like is a couple of people to come out on Saturday morning or Friday night with snow shoes and walk the course once with me, partly to pack it down a bit, but really to help me make a very passing lanes for racers, since the course is pretty narrow.

If you want to help, or offer stuff, you will get to race for free, and be given copious amounts of beer and wieners. Oh and much thanks.

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See you next week!