Team Mission and Vision

Terrascape is a bicycle racing club, based in Calgary, developing and supporting cycling and its moral values in the community at large.

To be recognized in the Alberta cycling community as a racing club which:
*Creates a team culture that supports each members’ goal attainment,
*Is dedicated to supporting our high performance racers, and establishing a team infrastructure that meets the training needs of the club, and
*Demonstrates commitment to the organization of superb cycling events, promoting fair play and sportsmanship throughout Alberta.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

XTerra ATB Financial off-road triathlon, after the race

Beautiful day for racing in Canmore, although it was a bit cold in the morning.. My friend Steve picked me up at the campground and we both headed out to T1 to set up the bike. With T1 ready we drove to T2 to set up our running shoes, cap and glasses.. Pre-race meeting completed and we were getting on the bus to head down the the Quary lake.
Swimming was good, although I wasn't as fast as I wanted too (22min for 1,000mts), out of the water running to my bike my heart rate started to climb up !! I am so glad that I was wearing my jersey underneath my wetsuit, because otherwise it would have been a nightmare to put it on while I was still wet !! It took me forever to put on my gloves (will never attempt to put on gloves with my hands wet again, not worthy). Off I went on my bike for 1hour and 40min for 22ks, lots of climbing and technical downhills. I was feeling really good on the bike and was chasing down Adrian (another terrascaper) all the way (couldn't get him though, and he was only 5 min ahead) darn, I was so sure I was going to get him !! anyway, finished the bike and with my running shoes on off I go again to chase him down in the run. The trail running is a bit different, and at Canmore with all the climbing and loose terrain for the downhill it was tough to keep up the speed.. Finished the 8ks in 45min and I was completely spent..
Another great race to keep me motivated to train more and try to get faster !!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

XTerra ATB Financial off-road triathlon

Few more days to train and tapper before heading out to Canmore for the XTerra triathlon. 1000mts swim on the lake, 22k of MTB and 8k of trail run.... yeap, that is the full distance tri course set up for 2011 and I am ready for the chalenge.
Really llooking forward to this race since the MTB course is the upper section of the 24hrs course and two laps will honestly feel like nothing after riding that course for 24 hours straight just a few weeks ago.
I was debating whether or not to use my ss, but I think that if I want to have legs for the run I'd better ride my geared bike.... Will write next week my experience on this race, and let you know how my ss specialized s works 29er is coming along (I hope to have it ready for Bow80ish..)