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.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

CX season just started on Sep 1st with MidWeekMayhem series !!!

What can I say.... pre-rode the course for about 3 or 4 laps (yes there were about 2kms long) and even doing that and been aware of the course got lost for a bit on lap one and crashed on lap three.. Anyway, the race was a lot of fun (more than 70 riders lining up on B). I was in the front with an eye on Andy on my left and Amit right beside him. I knew we had to sprint off in order to take the first downhill without anybody around... I managed to get to the first corner on 8th place and hammer to stay ahead.
Off the bike to jump the first barrier and there was a bit of traffic as riders were trying to get back on their bikes.. With only three steep hills in the course it was tough to get away. I think that it was in the second downhill when I missed a turn and got a bit off track, but soon someone was yelling at me and got me back on the right direction.
As I was riding in the front and Amit missed one corner when we got to the finish line to complete lap 1 we were stop for a few seconds as a penalty for cutting corners (isn't that unfair???). Back on the race I was trying to stay right behind Andy and Amit who were the only riders from the same team working together, it was an amazing teamwork show put on by these two Bike-Bros guys.
Second lap and I was still felling good with Jeff Neilson cheering me on the top on the hill !!. on lap three as I was yelling at Amit and Andy in front of me to go hard, my front tire slided and bang I was on the ground.... tried to get on the bike as soon as possible, but my chain was off and it cost me losing Amit and Andy for about 10-20 seconds/
As I was finishing lap three I heard the bell for the last lap (and God I was happy to see the end....), I decided to close the gap with Andy and Amit and tried to go flat out for the last five minutes, finishing 5th overall and getting my first point on a CX race !!! can't wait for next Tuesday./

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