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Sponsor's Corner

Flat Tire Repair Clinic

Posted  April 13, 2012  by  WCC Administrator

  Do you want to learn more about fixing a flat tire on your bike? We are offering FREE flat repair clinics. Clinics will run on the following Saturday mornings starting at 9:30 am: April 28th May 12th May 26th June 9th June 23rd July 7th July 21st April 28th May 12th May 26th June […]

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Training

Volume 2: In-Season Strength Training – Necessary or Not?

Posted  April 11, 2012  by  Kelly Ellis

The debate to strength train or not during the competition phase of training is one that is very controversial. In fact, one of your favourite WCC Race Team members and yours truly enjoyed a friendly debate over it just the other day. There does not seem to be a simple black and white answer but […]

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Sponsor's Corner

King Street Cycles

Posted  April 11, 2012  by  WCC Administrator

Our 2012 Demo Days are fast approaching! Come check out new 2012 Norco and Rocky Mountain bikes, and actually put them through their paces on your favorite trails. This is your chance to actually see how the latest offerings from Rocky Mountain and Norco ride on real trails, not just pedaled around a parking lot. […]

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Race Report

WCC Wins S4 Good Friday Road Race

Posted  April 8, 2012  by  WCC Administrator

Westover-Strabane April 6, 2012 By Gaelen Merrit Alarm went off at 6 am sharp. I jumped into my race kit, made a fruit smoothie, and Tom arrived right on time at 6:15. Short drive and one Tim’s stop later and we were at the Flamborough race track. We met Adam, Blake, Kelly, Alain, and a […]

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MTB

Making Unauthorized Trail Changes

Posted  April 7, 2012  by  WCC Administrator

The unusually early onset of the trail riding season of 2012, has also brought the nuisance of the self appointed “helpers”.  Some people probably mean well by wanting to “tidy up” the trails, but end up doing wrong things, like removing or dumbing down the natural features/obstacles. A typical example is the recent removal of the ”tight to squeeze […]

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Join the Pool of Trail Helpers!

Posted  April 1, 2012  by  WCC Administrator

While bigger Hydrocut Trail building/improvement projects are done on the 4-5 official Trail Days in a season, the regular trail maintenance is done by periodic outings of the maintenance crew mebers. These are usually smaller projects done in the evenings or weekends. Occasionally we look for a few helping hands, by sending out emails to potential […]

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MTB

Hydrocut Trail Day – April 14th

Posted  April 1, 2012  by  WCC Administrator

We are kick starting a glorious new season of trail improvement projects with reworking the Adam’s Run trail. Some sections of this trail will be rearranged in a similar way Frankenstein was changed in 2009. This will result in a longer, faster and more interesting Adam’s Run. We are looking for volunteers to join us […]

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Nutrition

Volume 1: Just the bits and bites – it’s the beginning!

Posted  March 31, 2012  by  Kelly Ellis

It is time to come out from hibernation on the trainer in the basement and get outside on the roads and trails. Many cyclists take the pre-season to start to ramp up their training for aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and power in anticipation of more specific training in the coming weeks and months with their […]

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WCC Trails are open for riding!

Posted  March 29, 2012  by  Brent Ellis

The trails are in amazing shape for the end of March.  Thank-you to Igor and Craig for cleaning up the trails for us eager spring riders.  Hopefully I did not miss recognizing any other trail volunteers that have been helping out.  If I did my apologies. For those of you that have been on the trails […]

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Injury Prevention

Volume 1: Do Cyclists Get Injuries?

Posted  March 28, 2012  by  Kelly Ellis

Believe it or not cyclists are prone to many overuse injuries often targeting the lower back, hips, knees and feet. There is almost nothing more frustrating than missing a ride with the WCC due to an injury so you need to take precautions to avoid problems that will take you off the road, or add discomfort […]

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