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, 29 September 2011

Flat out!! that's what CX races should be called

Flat out till you die...... that is how I would describe cycle cross races. They are high intensity races where all that matters is the endurance to go anaerobic for the duration of the race. Sharp cornering, steep hills, fast down hills, jump off the bike and cross barriers, etc. and all that done in city parks covering approx 2kms per lap.
Last night was my 4th MidWeekMayhem race and I felt really good. I started at the front with Andy and Amit and soon I was on third place (not for to long though) as two guys from Spinergy that were working together passed me and I couldn't stay on their wheels.... Then I just had to focused on maintaining my 5th place. There was this one rider sucking up my wheel for the last 2 laps, I knew I could get him in the sprint (don't ask me why, but I just knew it) so I stop looking back and concentrated in the course. The bell announcing the last lap was ringing and I kept a good pace. In the last corners I was still thinking about the guy on my wheel when all of the sudden a BowCycle dude attacked on the left and took me a few seconds to respond... I contested the attack and it was a picture finish loosing my fifth place for about 5 inches..... what a race !!! omg

1 comment:

Luke Sandham said...

Hi Terrascapers,
I'd like to join your club. What do I need to do?