Hello everyone! Nice to see some riders out today on Rob's The Last Ride shenanigans, and I trust lots were out for International Women's Day as well - it was pretty nice out until it wasn't!
The group is picking up some momentum! We had 36 people riding this week, nearly 80 have signed up, and are just about to hit 100 members in the Strava club! (Hello lurkers!)
The weather was MUCH better this week as well, with several decent days. Did you know we normally have a median temperature of 10C by this point? 10C would be nice..
Just a few notes:
Welcome Evan Acosta, due to your excellent riding you've been moved from C to B.
Moving forward the Early Bird will only apply to the "A" segment each week, typically the same person will collect both, so that's a bit too many points each week. ;)
If there are any errors, omissions, issues, concerns, or anything else, feel free to hit reply!
This email is sponsored by Ozempek(Tm), because they have a lot of money, and apparently everyone has diabetes now.
THIS WEEK IN RIDES
Claire once again is uncontested! Damian locked in the fastest overall times, but good to see Reagan and Vinko join in - Vinko claimed the KOM on Lead Foot as well!
We had a couple new riders join in this week, and while K :) cleaned up again this week, Justine no doubt had her nervous on Lead Foot, just a few seconds behind. K :) also collected the QOM on there (claiming it from Justine who had taken it a day earlier!)
On the side of the guys, I managed to pull the top time on Grinding, I was still 3 seconds off my PB time, but I think I had a wicked tailwind when I got that.. Travis was a couple seconds behind, and Adam and Jon tied for 3rd. Over on Granville Kirk snagged the fastest time, newcomer (and my neighbour) Markus tied me for 2nd, and Evan and Travis tied again for 3rd. Kevin was the Early Bird!
This field has exploded, now over 20 riders!
No Female riders out this week sadly, but two new Open riders Marc and Matt collected top spots on Grinding, but Dan has a need for speed with the time to beat on Lead Foot, and Marc and Mikael tied for 2nd! Welcome Tyler as well!
The secret times were 3:11 and 2:22 respectively, which weren't ridden.
As mentioned in the Strava group, draw prizes go to 3 random Open and 3 random Female riders from this week, with Gift Cards from Cinnaholic and Yates Coffee Bar - yummy vegan treats!!
And the winners are:
Justine Calder (she/her)
Dave Shishkoff (OOPS - redrawing)
Brandon Smith '78
I'll email you all privately!
For Week #3, I'll be giving away several items from Fort St Cycle, if you haven't checked out the prize list, there are a LOT of great items up for grabs, thanks again to all our supporters!!