May Long Weekend
For some of us the weekend started off with a damp 40km time trial on Thursday evening. Typically our 40km distances see a lower than average turn out. Combined with the wet weather I was quite surprised to have 12 riders out to challenge themselves. While the weather held off and only rained at the finish line for a short bit while the riders were all out on course the road itself was quite wet with everyone finishing soaked through. While most of us found it challenging to maintain our pace on the second lap two riders managed to increase their speed with Lee and Nadia both knocking more than twenty seconds off their second splits.
Saturday morning saw our first of many MIVA Diva rides with 20 riders getting out and stretching their legs.
Sunday morning saw the annual Westwood Lake Triathlon. If anyone knows where results can be found be please post them in the MIVA group.
Sunday also saw racers taking to the beautiful roads around Cherry Point. New to Nanaimo Craig Gibson took first place followed by Liam Sullivan in the B Race. In the youth Category Jack Mace took third place against some tough youngsters from around the island.
In upcoming events Tuesday night we have our regularly scheduled Aquarius Marine Crit. As usual we will be looking for marshalls to help out on the corners.
Tuesday will also be the first Hill climb training ride of the MIVA Divas meeting down on Maxey road at 6:30pm
Thursday May will be a 20km time trial on Nanaimo River Road. Please pre-register with your estimated times to help build the start list.
Other upcoming events to keep in mind
Wednesday May 22 Track racing at the Victoria Velodrome as part of the Victoria Cycling Leagues race schedule
June 2 - Cowichan Valley Sue Wells Ride for ALS —This ride is organized by Cycle Therapy Bikes and is graciously and generously sponsored by the Red Arrow Brewing Company. In fact the ride will finish up at the Red Arrow Brewing Company where every participant will be provided with a ticket for the fantastic BBQ (Hamburger or Chicken Burger or Vege Burger plus two salads!) prepared by Just Jakes. Every participant gets their choice of a glass of Red Arrow beer or a glass of cider or a glass of wine!