Month: November 2013

Crank the Shield 2014 – 8 Reasons I Signed up .

I was so psyched to hear that Superfly Racing is bringing back the first, the original , the best MTB Stage Race in Ontario, CRANK THE SHIELD

I won the first one, Just sayin’  but even without my (only?) claim to fame I would be back for the awesome adventures that this race offers every single day . The race is so much more then the bike race though as the sponsors and crew do such a great job with the accommodations , transport and meals/festivities.  Anyone who has done the race will agree that it is an amazing 3 day party in Northern Ontario, with some great bike racing thrown in. 

8 Reasons I am going ?

1.       Convenient “lollipop” format as 2012 = no shuttles
2.      Committing to a goal now gives me motivation to train all winter and into September!
3.       Kicking Horse coffee in the morning & beer every night … Enough said. 
4.       New Singletrack added to day 2 = more skids, flicks and jumping for photographers
5.      Great New Redesigned jerseys/shorts = everyone gets extra day smelling great !
6.       As in 2012,  increased rain resistance through trail work and routing
7.      All athletes compete on same course, at same start in Ontario’s only stage race

8.   10% off Reg. Sale Until December 1st .  Visit Crank Reg. Page

 

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Trips Around the World ( 8 Reasons I am Going to Crank the Shield 2014 )

I was so psyched to hear that Superfly Racing is bringing back the first, the original , the best MTB Stage Race in Ontario, CRANK THE SHIELD

I won the first one, Just sayin’  but even without my (only?) claim to fame I would be back for the awesome adventures that this race offers every single day . The race is so much more then the bike race though as the sponsors and crew do such a great job with the accommodations , transport and meals/festivities.  Anyone who has done the race will agree that it is an amazing 3 day party in Northern Ontario, with some great bike racing thrown in. 

8 Reasons I am going ?

1.       Convenient “lollipop” format as 2012 = no shuttles
2.      Committing to a goal now gives me motivation to train all winter and into September!
3.       Kicking Horse coffee in the morning & beer every night … Enough said. 
4.       New Singletrack added to day 2 = more skids, flicks and jumping for photographers
5.      Great New Redesigned jerseys/shorts = everyone gets extra day smelling great !
6.       As in 2012,  increased rain resistance through trail work and routing
7.      All athletes compete on same course, at same start in Ontario’s only stage race

8.   10% off Reg. Sale Until December 1st .  Visit Crank Reg. Page

 

Not Selling anything ( For Sale Page updated, tons of great stuff from friends / clients / enemies )

Check out the for-sale link above (or here)

lots of bikes , wheels, power taps , compex, spiro, tires (26inch fans rejoice!) , grips , skis , snowshoes

Also if looking for skill sessions I am at Joyride ALL next Monday.
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given the spirit of this weekend (Snow/Cold/Wet at Horseshoe/Hardwood Cx 2013)

Big Weekend racing cross at home in the snow and rain and moderate cold .

Saturday Real Deal Cx in Horseshoe Valley, Ontario (I won this one !!!! )
  *** Watson post about Making Cross Races/courses made for good/exciting racing***

Real Deal Cx Classic Results Canadian Cyclist
Pedal Mag Results

 

Sunday Hardwood Cyclocross in Oro , Ontario  (I was third behind Watson and PeteyD)

The fair weather cyclist on my shoulder is trying to tell not to race today…but @swabag, @peterglassford need some reason to go fast #fast
— Pete D (@Petey__D) November 10, 2013



Peter Kraiker Facebook GalleryIncluding this one of my suffer face vs. Chown
Canadian  Cyclist Report Hardwood Cx 2013
Canadian Cyclist Results Hardwood Cx 2013

PedalMag Results / Story

 I was able to hold off the peters in SoTario.
— Andrew Watson (@swabag) November 10, 2013

Hardwood Devo Gold Program

Team Hardwood/Trek Announces the Addition of the Gold Coaching Program for 2014

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November 05, 2013 (Barrie, ON) – Team Hardwood/Trek is pleased to announce the addition of the Gold coaching program for 2014. Designed specifically for athletes entering the Cadet Expert Category of the Ontario Cup Race Series.

In keeping with our mission of providing top level coaching to all the athletes in each of our programs, we are excited to announce that Peter Glassford will take on the role of coach for the athletes selected to this program. Peter will bring a very unique skill set to the athletes he will coach. He has combined his years of experience as a professional mountain bike racer with the Trek Canada race team, with a passion for coaching and professional development to become a highly respected NCCP Level 3 mountain bike coach.

For specific program details and more information on how to apply, please contact Rob Fex, rob@totalrecallcanada.com. Application deadline is Friday November 22, 2013 at 5 pm.

Team Hardwood/Trek is one of Ontario’s oldest and most successful mountain bike development programs. As a true Active for Life program our families and our NCCP certified coaches work together to not only develop good athletes, but great citizens as well. Our motto is, Riding is Fun, Racing is Fun, Friends are for Life.

So is it just about the money? ( Hardwood Devo Gold Program Anounced )

Team Hardwood/Trek Announces the Addition of the Gold Coaching Program for 2014

release by Team Hardwood/Trek

November 05, 2013 (Barrie, ON) – Team Hardwood/Trek is pleased to announce the addition of the Gold coaching program for 2014. Designed specifically for athletes entering the Cadet Expert Category of the Ontario Cup Race Series.
In keeping with our mission of providing top level coaching to all the athletes in each of our programs, we are excited to announce that Peter Glassford will take on the role of coach for the athletes selected to this program. Peter will bring a very unique skill set to the athletes he will coach. He has combined his years of experience as a professional mountain bike racer with the Trek Canada race team, with a passion for coaching and professional development to become a highly respected NCCP Level 3 mountain bike coach.
For specific program details and more information on how to apply, please contact Rob Fex, rob@totalrecallcanada.com. Application deadline is Friday November 22, 2013 at 5 pm.
Team Hardwood/Trek is one of Ontario’s oldest and most successful mountain bike development programs. As a true Active for Life program our families and our NCCP certified coaches work together to not only develop good athletes, but great citizens as well. Our motto is, Riding is Fun, Racing is Fun, Friends are for Life.

Not Selling Anything ( Trek Fall Blowout this weekend in Toronto )

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Trek Bicycle Store of Toronto is having a Final fall Clearance show this Saturday, Great chance to get an awesome bike at a great price!! Still a couple of the Team's Limited addition bikes left!!

9am on Nov 9th at Trek Toronto

check out the trek blowout this weekend in TOronto .

Get some rad bikes , rad deals , Ya nadda I Mean ? f

I Think this One is Pretty Good ( NEPCX Cycle-Smart 2013 )

Weekend of racing in East Hampton for the Cylesmart UCI Cyclocross Weekend
Solid weekend. Lots of Canadians up front and I rolled in the 20’s both days (23/28th) coming from a good start on day 1 and holding and moving from pretty far back on day 2. Fun times. 

Canandian Cyclist Results

Here is a runup shot of me from Day 1, with my 
new Bro Jake Wells from the No-Tubes Team trying
to get around my road block . (NoTubes Kenny PhotoCred)

Live streaming for the race http://t.co/1FAyT1fBbx
— Cycle-Smart Intl. CX (@CycleSmartCX) November 1, 2013