28.1.09

22.1.09

Cancer and Exercise....

Check This Out! Terry, from one of my spin classes e-mailed me this(e-mail and link below):

CLICK HERE for the Video

"I wrote, narrated and produced the items, with material from a cross-country trip that was staggered throughout last year. What the CCS wanted was a series of short videos, each one dealing with a particular cancer, researcher and someone who's benefitted from that research area. They're all approximately 3 minutes in length, so there's not a lot of complicated detail. Rather, they're meant to be a stimulus for discussion and questions. They're also meant to help focus fundraising, i.e., if there's a potential donor who's interested in, for example, ovarian cancer, they can play that segment on a laptop or drop it into a PowerPoint presentation for a specific reference that won't eat up a lot of time.
It was my final project in my contract with the CCS and now that I'm on the hunt for work, it's rather handy to have something like this easily available on the 'net as a work reference. It was also a fascinating trip across the country. We've all heard various conspiracy theories over the years of how there's really a cure for cancer out there that's being held back. First of all, there are more than 200 types and what has worked to either cure or control one type does nothing for other types. Secondly, on this trip, I met a lot of researchers who are incredibly committed (check out Dr. Mark Nachtigal in the ovarian cancer segment) who had strong personal reasons for trying to find cures. These people have no interest in holding back progress. Also, I met a lot of wonderful people who are helping in their own way (i.e., the four sisters involved as volunteers in the clinical trials segment). Without sounding mushy, this process made me very proud to be a Canadian.
As to exercise, the one you'll want to check out is "Life After Cancer: Making Exercise the New Normal". You might also want to check out "Scoring Goals For Cancer Control" which tells the story of Toronto Maple Leaf Jason Blake. As your girlfriend deals with children, she might be interested in "Retinoblastoma: A Family's Story"

Cheers,

Terry

21.1.09

Break it Down Baby! Who's doing what, and when...

Just thought you would all find this pretty interesting....

19.1.09

What'cha ya'll think? Custom BCC Colorway....

So, I got a Color Scheme sent to me for my New Bike. Thoughts Anyone?



Cheers,

Dan.

15.1.09

Testing....1,2,3.... Testing....

Dave Silcox has set up his Computrainer (CT) at Lation Fitness Studios (LFS) at Kingston Rd and Victoria Park Ave. The CT will ensure that you get the most out of you pre season power and endurance training and testing. The CT will not only provide a base line Lactate Threshold (LT) approximation but will also allow you to monitor your progress under supervision in a clean, and pleasant environment. If you have been to Watts Up and have your LT numbers the CT set up at LFS is perfect for your early season indoor training. If you have not been to Watts Up see Dave's earlier post. CT is loaded with many real courses to allow you to actually ride a specific profile such as Ironman Lake Placid or IMC as well as a few TT courses for a real LT head banger. Call LFS today at 416 698 9971 to book an appt with Dave. 1st time Complementary second and 3d follow up tests $180.00 inclusive for non LFS members (10% of fee goes to the BCC). Lation Fitness Studios is a proud supporter of BCC.

9.1.09

4 Week Sunday Spin Session Starting January 18th 2009

Hey all, if you are interested in spinning for 2 hours on a Sunday Morning, click on the Picture Below:

Watts Up?

After several invitations and a pre-launch tour of the brilliantly laid out and squeaky clean facility I finally did the 1PM training ride at Watts Up on January 8, 09. Watts Up is in a a class that I call "the next generation of boutique training facilities". To quote their comprehensive web site "WattsUp Cycling is Toronto's first individualized power-based cycling program within a group environment. WattsUp Cycling is a science-backed, performance-based training program focused on improving your performance...however you measure performance". And you can bet your calloused butt it is the truth.

Located in an industrial warehouse off of O'Connor Ave., Watts Up is set up with 24 Computrainers (CTs) in 3 rows of 8 all hooked up to lap tops loaded with CTs proprietary 3D software. This type of commitment to your success deserves to be taken seriously.

Gone are the days of sitting on your fancy steed, secured to the trainer hammering away while the family shakes it's collective head and wonders whether the sweat drenched mad person grunting wildly in the basement has at long last lost it totally. Watts Up is a serious place where serious cyclists and tri-geeks can pursue their 2 wheeled passion in a supportive environment, under supervision and with professional guidance. The coaching and testing is done by competent and experienced athletes that actually care about you.

I am fortunate to know Peter Oyler, multisport specialist, from my Ironman days (he was usually finishing the races as I started the marathon). Peter is a coach at Watts Up and an extraordinary asset as well as a class individual. Peter invited me and made sure that I was set up and comfortable before starting us out on the most grueling section of the Ironman Canada course, Richter Pass. Throughout the 1 hour that I rode I could track everything from average wattage output (mine 210 over 1 hour) to the the distance between the 6 riders on a big screen, very cool. The CT is capable of analyzing your efficiency with Spin Scan and other bio feedback essentials that were only available in a few high performance labs until now.

Lactate threshold test is encouraged and is done on site in sterile conditions by Adam Johnston for a reasonable fee. Any serious athlete wants to know his/her numbers (it's a geek thing, don't tell your spouse, just do it). Lactate threshold is one of the best indicators that all of the pounding and time away from your kids soccer practice or ballroom dancing lessons was worth it.

Overall it was an extremely positive experience. I enjoy being with like minded fun loving but serious athletes. Riding is a passion and the ability to ride strongly is a gift that few of us understand or fully develop. Call Peter Oyler at 416 750 3888 and arrange a free introductory ride then call me and share your experience.

Dave Silcox
Silcox insurance
416 543 4372

5.1.09

Friday Night Long Ride....at the Toronto Athletic Club(TAC)

Hey All,

One of the BCC Members, Bob Carreau has sent me this to post to all...

Quote:

"Info including start date and pricing is on the attached flyer, but basically, as I did last year it's designed to be a structured training program that is also flexible enough to suit your needs - think of a weekly group ride, just indoors! Here's the important info:

-Friday nights starting Jan 9 6-930pm
-at the lovely TAC facilities
-open to non-members
-minimum 4 class commitment
-periodized over 12 weeks split evenly among endurance/power/speed
-heart rate monitor recommended as we'll be doing some very ornery and specific drills
-will feature plyometrics again (after a resoundingly successful introduction last year!) after week 4, so you'll need to bring running shoes to class for weeks 5-12 as well as spinning shoes
- less structured than a traditional spinning class, but there will be plenty to do - let me know if you have specific goals or things you want me to focus on (especially around now as I'm designing the classes)

Other advice that may be helpful:

-you might want to bring an extra jersey to change into mid-ride
-bring on bike and post ride fuel
-bring your own tunes - we swap out the music depending on who's brought what
-coming late/leaving early is ok with me -especially if you haven't done the full 3.5 hours before - lot's of time to ease your way into it
-those of you who have any slides/photos/video of your exploits over the past year - please send or give me a copy at the first ride - I'd love to put together a motivational (aw shucks!) piece for the screens in there!
-bring at least 2 bottles"

Flyer is Below:

28.12.08

Ride Goals for 2009

Hey all,

Just thought I'd start planning the Ride Season by getting your input on "Ride Goals" for 2009. Please reply in the Comments Sections below. I want to the BCC Club Rides to accommodate as best it can. Also please do the Poll located on the TOP Right of the Site.

Here are some Ride Links Courtesy of James...

This is the best time of year to line up some goals.

June:

Ride for Heart

Tour De Grand


OR

Rideau Lakes

July:

Nothing lined up yet.....

August:

Biking for Breakfast

Tour de Creemore

September:

Ride for Karen

Highlander Cycle Tour

Also, try to ride more......

James.


Cheers,

Dan.

23.12.08

2009 Custom BCC/Garneau Bikes Now Available....

Here is a Peek at my bike for next Year Sonix 6.4 Pro(Retails for $5000):



And Here is the BCC Blue Sonix 6.4 Elite(Retails for $3400):



I'm working with Garneau to do custom Decals with a clear coat over them.... Depending on the Level of Sponsorship, We are also open to sponsors logos on the Bike! Send me an e-mail(dan@beachescycling.com) if you have any questions or know of any local businesses that would like the idea of having their Company Logo on the BCC Custom Bike.

BCC Members will receive 20% off the Retail of the Bikes.


Cheers,

Dan.

4.12.08

Successfull Beer Night... We got a lot accomplished!



Nice to see everyone out!

29.11.08

Beer Night @ Gabby's: 8:30pm - Wed Dec 3rd 2008

Hey all,

It's That Time:

Where: Gabby's 980 Kingston Rd

When: Wednesday Dec 3rd 2008 @ 8:30pm

Reason for Meeting: Talking about Bike Stuff....Drinking Beer/Pop(Scott Glazier, Dave Silcox- Coors Lite is Not a Beer)

Please let me know if you plan on making it out by Clicking on the "Comments" Section at the bottom of this Post. If you cannot attend, I will follow-up with you next week.

Thanks for all your support in making the BCC Amazing!

Cheers,

24.11.08

2008 Fall/Winter BCC Kit: "Special Edition" Blk Fade

After much success with the original Jersey Design and Color Way, I have had multiple requests to do the Jersey and Bibs in a Different/Steath Color Option.

Behold... BCC "SE" Kit(By Giordana):


Please Reply on this Post under the "Comments Section" if you are interested in Getting this Special Edition Kit for your Collection.

Pricing For the Kit will be $200.

Currently, we have:

Rider, Size Jersey/Bib

Quentin Broad, Lrg/XL - PAID
Emile, Lrg/XL - PAID
Steve W., Med/Lrg - PAID
Albert N., Lrg/Med - PAID
Dave Silcox, Med/Med - PAID
Bruce M., Lrg/Med - PAID
Gord Bogden, Lrg/Lrg - PAID
Jeff Norman, Lrg/Lrg - PAID
Mike Cole, Lrg/Lrg - PAID
Demetre K, Med/Med
Dave O., Sm/Sm - PAID
Greg M., Lrg/Lrg - PAID
Bob Carreau, Med/Med - PAID
Steve Fantaske, Lrg/Lrg - PAID
Christian D., Lrg/Lrg - PAID
Brian B., XL/Lrg - PAID
Adi Murthy, Sm/Sm - PAID
Shinya Yamada, Med/Lrg - PAID
Willy Hagen, Lrg/Lrg
Kerri Lamont, Sm/Sm - PAID
Aaron Steeghs, Med/Med - PAID
Megan Towns, XS/XS - PAID
Jason Charette, Med/Med
Ron Ball, Lrg/Lrg - Half PAID


I have placed the order with limited "extras". Contact me if you're interested and are not on the list.

Cheers,

Dan.

23.11.08

Provincial Cross Championships @ Riverdale Park

BCC members in Attendance: Me, Emile, James, Jeff, Demetre

What a great event! Well Run and Really Muddy!

Enjoy the Random Pics!



More Pics and Results.

21.11.08

Sunday Nov 23rd 2008 Spin @ 7AM(Lation Fitness)

Hey all,

***OPTION 1(INDOOR RIDE, 2Hrs Spin) - Start Time 7:00AM:

Ride Leader: Dan & Dave

In order to continue cycling, BCC has Teamed up with Lation Fitness Studios to offer us the opportunity to spin indoors. If you interested in training at Lation, PLEASE CALL AND BOOK NO LATER THAN NOON ON SATURDAY. No Shows are unacceptable whether there is a waiting list or not. Computrainers will arrive soon and I plan to create a plyometrics class in January.

Lation will charge non members $20.00 per 2 hour session on Sundays (whether on a trainer or a spin bike) with 1/2 refundable if the person joins Lation on a full annual membership within 1 month of your 1st session.

For Info and to Book yourself in at a Class...Call or Drop-In the Studio.


CONTACT:
Toni Blay(President), Lation Fitness Studios(Vic Park/Kingston)
PHONE: (416)698-9971
Website:www.lationfitness.ca.

18.11.08

CANCELLED Due To Potential ICE HAZARD(and Mike Says its Too Cold)

CANCELLED - DUE TO Potential ICE HAZARD and Mike Feels Cold...;-)

Here is the Proposed Route: Escape from the Don: "400/Wilson BURN"

***NOTE***: TIME CHANGE(8:00pm)/ROUTE CHANGE

Where: Broadview/Gerrard

When: 8:00PM

Dist: 55kms+


Please Post if you plan on Coming out!

I Will Not Be Able to Make it:-(

16.11.08

Magic #3....Talk about Commitment!

Spin Class was great! We rode 60 Virtual kilometers.

Here is Peter's Synopsis(Outside Ride):

We changed the route to shorten it a bit & to better use the wind to our advantage. Instead of going up Don Mills we turned off Eglington onto Sloan & then weaved our way up thru the Don Mills area & got onto Don Mills from Graydon Hall Drive ? right at the 401. Then we went up Don Mills/Leslie to Bloomington, west to Bayview, around Lake Wilcox to Yonge St in Oak Riges, south to Stouffville SD, East to Leslie & back home.

Stats: 90.82 km from my home (we all road from home), 3hr 17 min, 27.64 average speed (lots of wind & we had to keep waiting), max speed 54.8 kph.

Up north of Hwy 7 there was 2 inches of snow on the ground & the trees were coated in snow. Very pretty. The roads were mainly clear but we did ride thru snow/slush several times & the roads up north were very wet.

I just finished washing my bike. Good ride.

How was the spinning class ?? I take it most of the club was with you getting all sweaty as they weren't out being cold & wet with us.

Peter

PS - Thanks again for a great riding season & a great end of season bash. You're a good guy !

14.11.08

Sunday Morning Ride: Nov 16th 2008 - 2 Options(Read Below)

Hey all,

***OPTION 1(INDOOR RIDE, 2Hrs Spin) - Start Time 7:00AM:

Ride Leader: Dan

In order to continue cycling, BCC has Teamed up with Lation Fitness Studios to offer us the opportunity to spin indoors. If you interested in training at Lation, PLEASE CALL AND BOOK NO LATER THAN NOON ON SATURDAY. No Shows are unacceptable whether there is a waiting list or not. Computrainers will arrive soon and I plan to create a plyometrics class in January.

Lation will charge non members $20.00 per 2 hour session on Sundays (whether on a trainer or a spin bike) with 1/2 refundable if the person joins Lation on a full annual membership within 1 month of your 1st session.

For Info and to Book yourself in at a Class...Call or Drop-In the Studio.


CONTACT:
Toni Blay(President), Lation Fitness Studios(Vic Park/Kingston)
PHONE: (416)698-9971
Website:www.lationfitness.ca.


***OPTION 2(OUTDOOR RIDE) - START TIME is 7:30am:

When: 7:30am

Ride Leaders: Lauri/Peter

***Cancelled if RAINING***

Here's the Route...Stouffville 85km(FALL VERSION) - Break Point Starbucks(Unionville)


Cheers,

Dan.

Great Party Everyone, Thanks for Coming out!

Just wanted to say Thanks to All for the Support! The Club would not be in existence without you all!

Congrats to Dave Neden for winning the BCC Jacket, Aussie Andrew for winning the Tires, and Dave Birch for winning the Computer, and last but not least everyone else that won something.....:-)

Cheers,

Dan.

Additional Pictures Are Now Added!!!

12.11.08

BCC End Of Season Party - 8pm Thursday November 13th 2008

So, from the looks of the poll, the Date is Set!

Where: Gabby's 980 Kingston Rd.

When: 8pm Thursday November 13th 2008

Who: Members and Spouses

Why: C'mon, you don't know by now? Drink and be Merry!


See ya'll there!

PLEASE RSVP in the "Comments Section" Below:

Cheers,

Dan.

BCC Teams Up with DC Shoes to Create....

Behold the BCC Custom Shoe by DC Shoes USA!



Cost will be $120/Pair. Please post if you would like a pair, include your size.(They Fit Small)

9.11.08

Tuesday Night Advanced Ride: Meet @ 8pm (Broadview/Gerrard)

Here is the Proposed Route: Escape from the Don: "400/Wilson BURN"

***NOTE***: TIME CHANGE(8:00pm)/ROUTE CHANGE

Where: Broadview/Gerrard

When: 8:00PM

Dist: 55kms+


Please Post if you plan on Coming out!

I Will Not Be Able to Make it:-(





Magic #10 - Winddddyy!

Welcome to Ronald, Mervin, and Richard!

It was a windy day, but sunny!

Here were my Stats:

Dst: 82km

Max: 72km/h

Avg: 27.5km/h

Calories Burned: 3100

7.11.08

Sunday Nov 9th 2008: Meet @ 7:30am Tim Hortons(Birchmount/Danforth Rd.)

Hey all,

The Basic Route is presented below... Depending on the composition of the group, the route can be extended... See you Sunday!




Where: Tim Horton, Birchmount/Danforth Rd.

When: 7:30am


Here's the Route...Stouffville 85km(FALL VERSION) - Break Point Starbucks(Unionville)


Please post to the blog at the bottom of this post if you are new to the club and/or which ride you are planning to do.


Thanks,

D.

Saturday ride

Meet at Darkhorse at 7:45 for a ride through Toronto and back to Darkhorse.  For those of you interested in doing a brick, bring your shoes and we’ll leave them at Darkhorse and go for a short run before coffee.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Jane-Lawrence

p.

hellovelo.ca

5.11.08

Thursday Nov 6th 2008 Intermediate Ride: Meet @ 8pm - Broadview/Gerrard

Here is the Proposed Route: Escape from the Don: "400/Wilson BURN"

***NOTE***: TIME CHANGE(8:00pm)/ROUTE CHANGE

Where: Broadview/Gerrard

When: 8:00PM

Dist: 55kms+


Please Post if you plan on Coming out!




Last Outdoor Thursday Ride

Leg burner hill climb repeat session.  

Meet at Darkhorse Espresso Bar at 6:30PM, bring your lights.  1/2 an hour straight of climbing and a short spin to sort your legs out.

p.