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Any race report from the Winterlude tri?

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Lots of good company at 2's Company (Tim Scapillato)
Port and Portugal - Presentation (Fernando Sendao)
Upcoming Ottawa Area Races via Raceclicks.com (Graham Acreman)
Timepiece advice (David B)
CycleFitCHICKS 2016 Registration: EARLY BIRD rate (CycleFitCHICKS- Women's Cycling Club)
Injuries! (adam climie)
WINTER CYCLING DESTINATIONS (manny agulnik)
Giant Ottawa is Hiring (Lino Durante)
For Sale: Garmin Forerunner 225 (Black/Red) (Ryan Short)
For Sale: Garmin Forerunner 310xt (Ryan Short)
For Sale: Argon 18 Gallium (Ryan Short)
For Sale: Giant Defy Advanced carbon frameset, siz (Julian Labrin)
For Sale: Garmin Forerunner 910XT (Richard Elkington)

 
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 Richard Elkington        Ottawa 



 

1. LOTS OF GOOD COMPANY AT 2'S COMPANY
 Tim Scapillato   (General Comments)
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The first running of the 2's Company Duathlon is in the books, and by all accounts it was a great success. Nineteen teams arrived at the start line at Wesley Clover Parks on a relatively mild February morning. Some were there for the snowshoe run only, while the others were there to participate in the full snowshoe/run duathlon.

This unique event is new to the Ottawa race calendar, but it is expected to become a permanent fixture in years to come, if the positive feedback from participants is any indication.

Participants ran the events in teams of two, with a twist: one runner was blindfolded, while the other guided. None of the participants had previously run blindfolded, few had guided, and not many had run on snowshoes. To add to the challenge, the conditions were less than ideal. There was as much grass as snow and ice on the trail in the equestrian park field. So imagine running blindfolded, on snowshoes, through a field in conditions that would challenge a sighted, experience snowshoer. That takes courage and determination. And everyone completed the challenge, in one piece.

In the transition zone, the partners switched roles, with the guide donning the blindfold for the run portion. Several blind or visually impaired members of the Won With One triathlon team also competed with their guides. Needless to say, there was no role reversal in the transition zone for these teams!

The run portion was a little easier than the snowshoe trek, but still tricky navigating over patches of ice, semi-frozen mud, and rough terrain on a double out-and-back course.

The event raised funds for the Won With One (WWO) triathlon team of blind and visually impaired (BVI) triathletes. The WWO team is part of The Tandem Project (TTP), a national not-for-profit organization that shapes unique experiences, fosters extraordinary partnerships and inspires epic accomplishments that change the lives of people who are blind and sighted. TTP operates the Won with One Triathlon Team program, which provides opportunities and resources for people who are blind to realize their dreams as athletes along with the aid of a sighted guide.

Participants in the 2's Company Duathlon got a taste of what it's like to guide a visually impaired athlete, and also what it's like for a BVI athlete to put their trust in a guide. It's a powerful combination and the results are life-changing, for both the guides and the athletes.

Next year's event will be even bigger and better, so plan to be a part of it. In the meantime, if you want to be part of something amazing, life-changing and rewarding, consider getting involved with The Tandem Project. You can get more information at www.thetandemproject.org.

Many thanks to Dayna Chicoine of Aegle Events for a lot of time and hard work in organizing this event. We also appreciate the support of our sponsors: Wesley Clover Parks, ZoomPhoto, Running Room, Kanata Nordic, Sports4, TechnoSport and Mad Trapper.


 
Tim Scapillato
timscap@yahoo.com
www.timscap.com

 Rudy Says: Interesting

2. PORT AND PORTUGAL - PRESENTATION
 Fernando Sendao   (General Comments)
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Snow and -20 wearing you down a little? How does cycling in +25 and sunshine sound in March? Pretty good, doesn't it? Well - imagine Portugal in June!

OK Cycles is pleased to host a presentation by Sendao Excursions about riding in the northern part of the country. You'll cover the Atlantic to the border with Spain, and up to Portugal's only National Park.

You're invited this Thursday, to sample some fine Port wine while listening to details, at 1737 Woodward Ave, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, @7:00.

RSVP katherine@thinktraveltoday.com

www.sendaoexcursions.com

Tico #50022147
 
Fernando Sendao
fernando@sendaoexcursions.com
www.sendaoexcursions.com

3. UPCOMING OTTAWA AREA RACES VIA RACECLICKS.COM
 Graham Acreman   (General Comments)
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Below are some of the wonderful upcoming race events in the greater Ottawa area:

Feb 13: Dion Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race
Feb 14: Winterman Marathon (marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k, 3k)
Feb 15: Frontenac Heritage Walk/Run (10k, 5k, 2k)
Feb 20: Canadian Ski Marathon (12 - 160km)
Feb 20: Mad Trapper Snowshoe Race (10k, 5k)
Feb 27: Freeze Your Buns 2 (5k)
Feb 27: Gatineau Loppet Classis Ski (51k, 27k, 15k, 5k)
Feb 28: Gatineau Loppet Freestyle Ski (51k, 27k, 10k, 5k)
Feb 28 Gatineau Loppet Snowshoe Race (10k, 5k, 2.5k)
March 6: Hypothermic Half Marathon


Raceclicks.com now lists more than 20,000 upcoming races across North America.
 
Graham Acreman
graham.acreman@raceclicks.com
RaceClicks.com

4. TIMEPIECE ADVICE
 David B   (General Comments)
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I’ve lost my awesome Garmin 310XT watch and am turning to the Trirudy community for advice on a replacement. The 310XT was almost perfect for my needs as a swim, bike, run (road and trail), and ski endurance junkie. The GPS was reasonably accurate, ANT+ connected easily to my powermeter and it was both reliable and inexpensive. Was a perfect companion for Rudy Award training and competing. The only thing I would change is the limited battery life as I am no sub-20hr ultra runner. Alas, if I could find a new one, life would be great!

I would appreciate any advice on an economical replacement device and where to find one.

Thanks,

---David
David at Brezer dot com
 
David B

5. CYCLEFITCHICKS 2016 REGISTRATION: EARLY BIRD RATE
 CycleFitCHICKS- Women's Cycling Club   (General Comments)
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http://www.cyclefitchicks.ca/registration/

CycleFitCHICKS 2016 Registration is now open.

Use this code: EARLYBIRD2016
to get a $25 rebate, til March 1, 2016


Memberships include:

All members will receive a complimentary gift from CycleFitCHICKS

-Membership card
-Club Jersey
-Insurance
-FREE 4hr Learn to Group Ride Clinic. Mandatory for all NEW club members, open to any return
member who would like to take the course as a refresher - Valued $65
-Cycling coaching Monday nights (17wks): Skills and Group rides
-Club Time Trials on Wednesday nights
-Group rides
-Club socials
-Bike tours
-Access to great club Sponsor discounts
-Fall training discounts

FUN CLUB EXTRAS

Social events
Volunteer Program
Participation Points Challenge
Strava CFC MILEAGE Challenge
Fall CFC Awards Banquet. Where all the summer fun comes together.
 
CycleFitCHICKS- Women's Cycling Club
club@cyclefitchicks.ca
www.cyclefitchicks.ca
CycleFit CHICKS Women's ONLY Road Cycling Club.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cyclefitchicks
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cyclefitchicks
Where Beginners are Wanted and Experienced Cyclist are Challenged
Location: Ottawa/Hull/Gatineau/Chelsea
Sponsored by:The CUBE gallery, LOYLY Boutique and Spa, Biscotti, Chelsea Pub, Camp Fortune, Rent-A-Bike, Full Cycle, ProCycle, Euro-Sports, Velozophie, Todd Miron-Financial Coach, Ottawa GranFondo, Isagenix, D'Aoust Training Systems, One Tooth Yoga, and Gregory K. Pang-Barriter & Solicitor.

6. INJURIES!
 adam climie   (General Comments)
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Are injuries hampering your training? ITB issues? Patellofemoral syndrome? Plantar fasciitis? Shin splints? Achilles tendinitis? Rotator cuff problems? Fascial Restructuring was designed specifically to treat injuries, and the imprint of adhesion that is left behind from past inflammation. It goes to the root cause of the problem, and works to correct structural imbalances that are creating painful bodywide compensation patterns. If your current therapy is not working, then you should try FR - I have helped hundreds of athletes get back to form. Please visit www.fascialrestructuringtherapy.com or email: adamclimie@shaw.ca for more details.
 
adam climie
adamclimie@shaw.ca
www.fascialrestructuringtherapy.com

7. WINTER CYCLING DESTINATIONS
 manny agulnik   (General Comments)
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EUROPE:

SARDINIA

SPAIN (ALONG THE COAST)

CROATIA

MAJORCA

Some of the cycle tour destinations that you might enjoy before spring. Write me for details at manny@thinktraveltoday.com

Congrats to all those that participated in Rick's Winterlude Tri Event

And don't forget that either four day rides from Ottawa to Kennebunkport
qualifies as an alternative event to Rideau Lakes for a TriRudy award.

Dates are either June 2nd to 6th or July 21st to 25th.

Fully supported. Luggage moved daily. Four nights accommodation with breakfasts and three dinners. Fifth day back on the bus. PLUS, this tour is NOT a race! Ride 160 to 170 km per day and 116 km on day four to get to the Atlantic Ocean.

www.okcycletours.com

Columbia. March 13th. seven days total time with five days of guided and supported cycling in one of the most diverse countries in the world.

We can arrange custom tours in a number of parts of Europe. Let us know what and where you want to cycle.


 
manny agulnik
magulnik@gmail.com
www.okcycletours.com
manny
2006 City of Ottawa Bruce































Timmerman Award Winner
OkCycleTours okcycletours.com

8. GIANT OTTAWA IS HIRING
 Lino Durante   (General Comments)
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Giant Ottawa is currently looking for part-time and full-time employees. Sales experience and experience as a bicycle mechanic are an asset but not required. Please apply within at 1162 Bank Street, or, contact us at ridelife@giantottawa.ca.
 
Lino Durante
durantel@yahoo.com
www.giantottawa.ca

9. FOR SALE: GARMIN FORERUNNER 225 (BLACK/RED)
 Ryan Short   (For Sale/Rent)
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Garmin Forerunner 225 with wrist-based heart rate monitor. Maybe used 6 times.
 
Ryan Short
ryanshort@gmail.com

10. FOR SALE: GARMIN FORERUNNER 310XT
 Ryan Short   (For Sale/Rent)
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Garmin Forerunner 310XT, great condition, with HR strap, USB dongle. $100, email me ryanshort at gmail dot com.

 
Ryan Short
ryanshort@gmail.com

11. FOR SALE: ARGON 18 GALLIUM
 Ryan Short   (For Sale/Rent)
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2012 Argon 18 Gallium, Size [54]. White with red accents. Full Ultegra 6700 [10 speed] - 53/39 with 172.5 Crank Arms. New Ultegra Cassette 12-28. Shimano WH-RS30 Wheelset. New bar tape. Pedals not included.
 
Ryan Short
ryanshort@gmail.com

12. FOR SALE: GIANT DEFY ADVANCED CARBON FRAMESET, SIZ
 Julian Labrin   (For Sale/Rent)
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Giant Defy Advanced carbon frameset, size M/L. Mint Condition - ridden for one season. Includes frame, fork, headset, seatpost, stem, and handlebar. Tire clearance up to 28mm depending on brakes. Internal cable routing for either mechanical or electronic drivetrain. Model year 2013.

MSRP $1700 USD (about $2300 CDN). Asking price: $900.

Full frameset specifications available here: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/defy.advanced.frameset/11496/56764/
 
Julian Labrin
labrinjulian@gmail.com

13. FOR SALE: GARMIN FORERUNNER 910XT
 Richard Elkington   (For Sale/Rent)
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With HR strap, USB charging cable and USB bluetooth ANT stick. Light use, great condition.
 
Richard Elkington
Ric E.