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Club Championships Update

2013-07-13 |

The Annual Club Championships take place next weekend Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st. On Saturday we meet on Uxbridge Townline east of York-Durham Line at 9:00 a.m. for the road race. Then at approximately 11:00 a.m. at Kirkham’s road next to the Zoo off Meadowvale Road for the Hill Climb.

On Sunday we meet again at 9:00 a.m. at a circuit north-east of Morningside and Sheppard entrance through Water Tower gate, the circuit comprises Thornmount Drive and Venture Drive. We will have a 1 lap sprint, a 3 lap time trial and a 20 lap criterium for A, B and C groups. For the Youths will be a 1 lap sprint, a 1 lap time trial and a 5 lap criterium.

Preliminary groups are:

A – Dan (Defending champion), Roger, Ernest and Jeff

B – Chantal, Tom, Rick, Wayne and Steve

C – Joe (Defending champion), Jason, Kirk, Dennis, Egan, Samera, Clare and Julie       

Youths 10 and over – Ethan, Ema, Jakob, Summer and Brandon

Youths 9 and under – JD, Ryleigh and Olivia (Sunday only) 

Please contact me if you would like to take part and are not listed, some have mentioned they cannot make it, However there are others I have not listed because they have not shown any interest in racing so far.

Next Saturday Zoo hill climb, we may be better off parking on Rotary Drive and riding to the hill. With all the “Pandamonium” there is no legal parking anywhere near the zoo, Exception would be Lorne and Gabe to do the timing.

Next Sunday Water Tower Gate, we can park on the road but that then narrows the path for cyclists, I suggest parking on the south side of Sheppard at Home Depot and riding over, there is also a Tim’s/Wendy’s on the south side of Sheppard in case of “nature breaks required”.

2013 Club Events

2013-04-01 |

Madonna Wheelers annual Strawberry Ride is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd (Strawberry season permitting) We will have a couple of options for those who want a short easy ride about 25km in about an hour and 15 minutes, beyond that depending on turn out we can have a 50km to Stouffville and a 70km to Musselman Lake. Anyone not cycling should not arrive before 10:30a.m. if you do you can sit in the shade in the backyard with a cool drink but NO STRAWBERRIES till everyone is back.

It would be a great help if we could get an idea of numbers to cater, please confirm you will or will not be coming.

 

Madonna Wheelers annual Club Championships are scheduled for the weekend of July 20th and 21stThe Road Race and Hill Climb events will take place on Saturday, and the Sprint, Time Trial and Criterium will take place on Sunday at the Tahoe Blvd (Midweek) circuit. Be there by 9am. Hope everyone can make it out.

2013 Club Memberships Now Available ONLINE!

2013-02-22 |

For the 2013 season, the OCA has implimented an online registration form.
All members must register using this new form.

Payments for club dues, OCA insurance, Citizen Permits and UCI Licences will be made through this form.

You can find it, along with other registration info on our new Membership page!

Club Championships - This Weekend

2012-07-25 |

Reminder club championships this weekend Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th

As some competitors realign themselves the categories look like this –

A – Dan Thompson, Derek de Gannes, Clint Thompson, James Meloche and Steve Hamilton (I will skip the road race to take care of a safety issue)

B – Wayne Henry, Tom Ducharme, Jeff Archbold, Mark Thompson, Peter Hein and Chantal Thompson. (Tom is out of town Sunday and will only race Saturday)

C – Jonathan Ortepi, Bradley Thompson, Jason Ortepi, Anthony Thompson, Joe Power, Frank Ceravolo, Angelo Balis, Brad Holloway and Samera Fares.

Ladies – Clare Brown, Elf Guillemette and Sheannah Guillemette.

Seniors – Dennis des Vignes, Egan Gould-Davies and Oliver Thompson.

Youths – Jakob Meloche, Ema Archbold, Summer Sandford and Sam Orlick.

Due to the number of competitors I am estimating completion of the championships including prize presentation will be closer to 1:00 p.m. than my original noon.

Wayne has invited us to his home in Brampton for a celebration BBQ after the races on Sunday hope most of you can make it, as last year was lots of fun.

If you have any questions please email me.

Cheers,
Steve.

Club Championships - Categories

2012-07-19 |

In an effort to keep everyone competitive within their own group, I am diluting the prizes going back to only 3 deep however adding 2 categories. The new categories are:

A)     Dan Thompson, Derek de Gannes, Clint Thompson, James Meloche and Steve Hamilton.

B)      Wayne Henry, Tom Ducharme, Jeff Archbold and Mark Thompson.

C)      Jonathan Ortepi, Bradley Thompson, Jason Ortepi, Joe Power, Frank Ceravolo, Angelo Balis and Brad Holloway.

Ladies) Chantal Thompson, Samera Fares, Clare Brown, Elf Guillemette and Sheannah Guillemette. Ladies can choose to race A,B or C instead of their own category.

Seniors) Dennis des Vignes, Egan Gould-Davies and Oliver Thompson. Seniors can choose to race A,B or C instead of their own category.

Youths) Jakob Meloche, Ema Archbold, Summer Sandford and Sam Orlick.

 

Road Race (16km loop) – A – 3 laps, B – 2 laps – All others 1 lap.

Hill Climb (500 metres on Webb road) – All same

Sprint (2km) All same

Time Trial (3km) All same

Criterium A+B+C 20km , Seniors and Ladies 10km, Youths 5km.

 

Hope this helps keep the event a fun time for all to enjoy with a minimum of stress. If you plan to attend and your name is not included above please let me know now.

Thanks,
Steve.

Strawberry Ride - Sunday June 17th

2012-06-09 |

One week from tomorrow (Father’s Day) is the Strawberry Ride from 38 Rotary at 9:00a.m. We will have a couple of options for those who want a short easy ride about 25km in about an hour and 15 minutes, beyond that depending on turn out we can have a 50km to Stouffville and a 70km to Musselman Lake. Anyone not cycling should not arrive before 10:30a.m. if you do you can sit in the shade in the backyard with a cool drink but NO STRAWBERRIES till everyone is back.

It would be a great help if we could get an idea of numbers to cater, please confirm you will or will not be coming.

2012 Club Championships - Jul 28th & 29th

2012-04-15 |

Madonna Wheelers annual Club Championships are scheduled for the weekend of July 28th and 29th. The Road Race and Hill Climb events will take place on Saturday, July 28th, and the Sprint and Criterium will take place on Sunday at the Tahoe Blvd (Midweek) circuit. Be there by 9am. Hope everyone can make it out.

D'Ornella's Criterium Photos Online

2009-08-23 |

Thanks to Steve for passing me a CD containing Peter and Jane's most excellent photos from the D'ornella's Criterium the other week. They are now online and available for viewing in the new revamped Photos section, along with some great shots pulled from the archives from previous club championships' events.

 

Hank & Jeff off the front!

 

Dan off the front in a 4 lap break away!

D'Ornella's Criterium Recap

2009-08-09 |

The D’Ornellas criterium took place today at the end of a thunderstorm on a soaking wet course. Some planned entries backed out at the last minute (Eon D’Ornellas and Bruce Camacho among them ) however the club’s best sprinter Aubrey Bryce was there and very prominent finishing second overall and taking a couple of primes. Madonna was represented by Hank Verhoeven, Jeff Archbold, Dan Thompson and Steve Hamilton with the support of Peter, Jane and Sheannah, Elf and Arty helping marshal the course. Even though Steve got dropped after the third prime and none of our riders made the podium, we worked the race, Hank, Dan and Jeff each won a prime and Dan was in a break with one lap to go but got caught with less than half a lap remaining’ There was no question we were noticed and appreciated at a very well organized event with BBQ, P.A. system and washrooms supplied by Delta Hotel and closed roads and police provided by the town of Markham. By the way no crashes, it was a pleasure to ride with experienced, intelligent cyclists who respected each other’s safety.  Eon wanted to know who was the Madonna cyclist that won the time trial last Wednesday, nice going Derek you were of course very much noticed also.

Thanks Ken for the invite, nice job, you said you did not want us to win so hopefully we made you happy.

Three Generations... of jerseys!

2007-05-14 |

On Saturday's ride, we were lucky enough to have 3 generations of team jerseys in attendance... So we had to take a photo!

3 Generations of Jerseys

Next time we'll have to get Telly to dig out one of the even older ones... Steve even managed to find an old antique!

Bike Fit Articles by Jeff Archbold

2005-07-07 |

Madonna Wheelers' own Jeff Archbold has passed along the following two documents for all those searching for the perfect bicycle setup! The first one, titled Bicycle Fitting covers all the basics. The second one, titled Bicycle Tailoring explains the benefits of having your bicycle custom fit to match your individual riding style and technique.

Jeff originally developed this information to compliment his custom frame building hobby. He currently works as a bike fit specialist at La Bicicletta in Toronto and can be reached at 416.762.2679