Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cheers To a Great Ride!

I did't get a chance to cheers all of you last night after that great ride, so this one's for you. "Cheers" GO CTS GO!

Over to Hanover

Just whan you think you have seen it all, here comes
Hanover Freeride MTB park - Ontario. There can never be too many places to ride. Scheduled to open mid summer Hanover Freeride Mountain Bike Park will offer 20 features, a dirt jump park and 3 and a half trails. The new park is expect to make an impact on the mountain biking community with; dirt jump competition this summer, a new approach on a dual slalom race and freeride competitions. We may just need to plan a road-trip to go cack-it-out.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Night Lights - Night Rides

Starting tonight and running through to the end of September, every Friday night at Line 7/8 CTS will have night rides. 9:45pm Start. I would love to be there for every one, but do to the resent addiction to the family I will be unable to make most of the night rides. Maybe if I'm really good I might be able to make some by August. Thus, If anyone need a sweet set of lights to try a night ride for the first time, just let me know. Trust me, you will LOVE it! If you are going out for a night ride, send an email out to the club. Just to make sure you will not be going alone.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Bike Survived!

In the aftermath of the Midland Tornado, I hope all my CTS brothers and sisters are OK. Please let us Know if all is well. My thoughts go out to Marlon's Mother, whose neighborhood took the brunt of the storm's damage. On the plus side, there might be a lot more obstacles to ride in Copeland Forest.

Monday, June 21, 2010

CTS Awards

The CTS riders choice awards are here. At this years CTS banquet (Sept. 12th 2010) you will decide who wins. Nominations start Sept. 1st, nominate the rider you think deserves the award from the list below and why. 1.The Endo - For best crash. 2.The Stay Down - For the most crashes in a season. 3.The Golden Sippy-Cup - Rookie of the year best new rider of the season. 4.The CTS spirit - For the best Canceling of shit. 5.The Gear-up - For the most improvement in a season. 6.The Invisible Rider - For the most missed rides of a season. 7.The Ouch - For best cut or bruise photo. (Send those photos in) Plus Bonus Awards for all the fun $#!% that goes down this season (Some trophys not shown for added suspense)

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Favorite Thing

Fill-it-Up & Philip-Down

Hey, look at me... I can fly. way to giver boys. We now have two new contenders for crash of the year after this weeks ride. Denis & Phil. Phil had a nice fall off the log drop as you can see from the photo above and Denis smashed his shoulder off the right of the skinny bridge 10 min in to the ride. GO CTS GO!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Performance Benchmark

The taste of blood fills my senses and sweet pours down my face . I look to see if my legs are still there or if they have been replaced with sacks of led. Then I realize it, I'm at the top. I just climbed over a kilometre of rooty, rocky, twisty single track; the rubber just kept rolling. I was clipped in the whole time, my feet never hit the dirt once. This same section of trail is notorious for zapping the energy out of riders and stalling momentum dead on one of the roots. This little piece of 'trail hell' is perfect for gaging my performance throughout the season. It's like the marks on a thermometer, I know how hot I am by how far I make it up. Every few weeks we will take on this climb, and every time I tell myself "I will make it farther then last time ." Now here I am at the top and I didn't even know it. As the oxygen returns to my lungs a feeling of euphoria over comes me, I feel so alive. Totally aware of my environment, for a brief moment I'm one with the forest. I wish it could last forever, but then I remember "hey, I get to go down hill now... Yesssss!"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Buckwallow Trip

Hey guys, we are thinking about a Buckwallow ride Sunday June 27 early morning. Let's check with the wives.
Buckwallow Cycling Center

Please leave a comment if you would like to come.

Old and In the Way

Here it is, my first video ever. So you will have to cut me some slack. The camera I used is really bad. it was on its highest quality and it still got very grainy. I think it is because it is only a 4.0 mega pixel. I also need to chop the tape more as the spacing between riders is too much. Still better than many I have seen. Greg you have inspired me to do things I thought I would never do. (spend 4 hours in front of a computer cutting tape)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Burning Daylight

The next two week of riding we will have the most hours of daylight. As June 21st marks the summer solstice. What can we do with all these big long daylight hours? I'll tell ya! You can keep going and going. So lets pile it on and no-one goes home until dark!
Also the solstice marks the first 24 hour race of the year from Chico Racing here in Ontario. North America's Largest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Event! The 24 Hours of Summer Solstice at Albion Hills Conservation Area, Bolton, ON Sat-Sun, June 26 & 27, 2010. Last year Myself, Wayne, Dave, Marlon, Roland and Nick enter the event, other then a but-load of rain and mud It was a lot of fun. So if your interested go to Chico's website an check it out or even sign-up. Just make sure your team name is Cancel that $#!%

Friday, June 11, 2010

Connecticut Chapter

If you go to our members page you will come across Ed Neeb. Now you may say... "Why have I never seen this guy?" well that is because you haven't. Ed lives in New Milford Connecticut USA and is the club captain of the CTS Connecticut chapter. His group, like us, shear a passion for the single track. So, take some time and have a look at our brothers down south Old And In The Way Maybe someday we could plan a road-trip down, and Ed can give us a tour of some Connecticut trails.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cancel that $#!% Shirts

Hey everyone, here's a pic of the new CTS club T-shirt, they cost $13 each unless We order more than 20, then they're $10 each. I asked about colours and They said what ever we want, We can even change the colour of the lettering as well, which might take a day or 2 longer. The shirts are available in small up to XXXl, XXl and XXXl cost $3 more per shirt.

Live a little, ride alot,

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bad News :(

There will be no video this week :( I shoot the hole night in low rez... $#!%... You will all have to come out again next week to be in the video, sorry my bad. If anyone has some footage they can send me of past rides, maybe I can put something together.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Getting Bigger & Better

Great ride tonight boys. (I only say boys because it was only the guys out tonight we were missing our lovely CTS ladies). Tonight's ride was a new recorded for CTS, 24 riders out for one ride, and that was without 6 of our regulars. WOW! It is go good to see all the new faces, plus to get a rare glimpse of our invisible rider "Rick the Honey DeJong" who was out for his first ride of the year. Please, continue to join us, all are welcome.
The pace of tonight's ride was GREAT! even with all the newbies, we were moving, and Wayne took us down some sweet single track I have never been on. It was a perfect ride. There is nothing better then great friends and and sick single track. Keep it commin, Go CTS Go!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bike to Work

Over a hundred participants came out for Dock-to-Dock Bike to Work day this past Friday June 4th, 2010 during National Bike-to-Work Week. Participants included local schools / employers and Midland Town Councilors Pat File and Stephen Kramp. The second annual event was organized by the Midland CTS Bike Club. Dock-to-Dock is designed to increase awareness of cycling to work and promote healthy living in our community. We encourage everyone to continue biking to work even after national Bike-to-Work Week. Thank you so much for your support. Photos courtesy of kelly moss photography

Best Sticker Ever.

Need this sticker? Personalize your bike, car, toaster, or whatever. Promote Cancel that $#!% and look great doing it. I still have lots of CTS stickers. All proceeds go towards the CTS club banquet BBQ. (Sept. 12 2010) So if you haven't already, get yours today. $2 each or 3 for $5.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Backyard Extravaganza

Wayne is having Housewarming July 3rd. Using my time-machine I have taken photos of Wayne's backyard in one years time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Mountain Bike Slang Dictionary

Hammering down this half-track the engine took a quick look at his gutter bunny to see where he was, and missed seeing a death cookie. Causing him to endo hard. Making him first blood of the night and have bacon on is elbows for weeks.
Mountain bike culture is as diverse as any sport. With that comes a verity of slang. To help out the CTS / MTB newcomer I found this very cool and fun Mountain Bike Slang Dictionary. Check it out.

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