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Good read and I think I feel about the same about most of the season. It was a lot of fun but somehow, the year before seemed a little more funerer.

My crystal ball doesn't look so promising for the coming season. With costs going up in Toronto and that whole mess in Ottawa, I think there may be fewer events but then again, maybe turn-out will be that much better... :skep:
 

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garage monster said:
My crystal ball doesn't look so promising for the coming season. With costs going up in Toronto and that whole mess in Ottawa, I think there may be fewer events but then again, maybe turn-out will be that much better... :skep:
Doubt it as well.

Speaking of fun... do we have the date for the Monstercross training event?? It is after all the most important date on the Ontario cycling calender.
 

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Enduramil said:
Speaking of fun... do we have the date for the Monstercross training event?? It is after all the most important date on the Ontario cycling calender.
Given that there might be more holes this year in the OCA CX calendar, I think we'll have a few more choices.

That being said, that's in the Fall. For Spring, I'm trying to piece together a Butter Tart Tour (yes, a road ride, probably in the 100-160 km range). The rules would be simple: aside from water, all your feeds must consist of butter tarts you buy along the route. Pecans or walnuts would be optional. :)
 

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Jouko said:
Did someone say road bikes and butter tarts? That is enough to pull me out of lurk mode...please elaborate, Marc. :)
At a reasonable distance from Monster Mansion, there are no less than four of the best butter tart emporiums in Ontario. Stitching them together into a route that allows timely degustation is the tricky part. Points of interest (ie. butter tarts), in order, would be Carlisle, Moffat, Valens and Flamborough. Picking a suitable date is another tricky matter. :)
 

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Picking a date sooner than later will improve one's chances of participation. This is all based on an assumptive receipt of invitation to any such possible event.

garage monster said:
Picking a suitable date is another tricky matter. :)
To keep at least partially on topic, the OCA has graciusly granted me my M3 licence for CX (and road) in 2011. I did apply for an M2 but it was declined. Apparently there are forms and committees I can work at/with if I were to feel strongly about deserving to race in such a lofty category. Too much work.

Now all I have to do is survive the XC season in order to have my first go at 'cross. :)
 

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I didn't enjoy the few races I did this season as much as past seasons (not that I raced that much in the past either). The Durham race was bloody awesome though. I loved the course...something for everyone, and I think the perfect mix of terrain to level the playing field for roadies vs. mtbers.

The fee's were a sore spot for me. Especially if circumstances require day-off. It was just too much for me to make a last minute call. It would be cool if there were more options like for the OCUP's where its a more formalized series where you could pre-purchase an entire series of events or something, for a discounted rate.

I plan to do a little racing this year, but will all be dependent if I get "all raced out" in mtb season. By the time the falls comes around I am usually ready for some feel good type of stuff, like Dundas Monster cross rides and such.
 

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//www.singletrackworld.com/2011/03/shimanos-new-cx70-cyclocross-groupset said:
As for hydraulic STI disc brakes and levers? We'll have to wait until 2013 for them then… We hope so, anyway. Shimano is saying nothing at all on the matter…
2013 at the earliest? Weak.
 

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Jouko said:
Picking a date sooner than later will improve one's chances of participation. This is all based on an assumptive receipt of invitation to any such possible event.
I'm looking at weekends in March that aren't the Bike Show because once April rolls around, I'm booked solid until almost Xmas. Suggestions are welcome and the more, the merrier. :)

PS, the spots are full-service bake shops and while butter tart consumption is STRONGLY encouraged, it's not actually necessary. ;)
 

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Suggestions? The weekend of March 19-20 (either day) looks good.

garage monster said:
I'm looking at weekends in March that aren't the Bike Show because once April rolls around, I'm booked solid until almost Xmas. Suggestions are welcome and the more, the merrier. :)

PS, the spots are full-service bake shops and while butter tart consumption is STRONGLY encouraged, it's not actually necessary. ;)
 
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