Posted on February 6th, 2013
Congratulations to Peter Disera for an excellent performance in his first cyclocross world championships. Peter had a great cyclocross season, capturing the Provincial title, the National title, and grabbing a spot on the National team for Louisville. The Junior race was early, with snowy frozen conditions. Peter had a strong race, finishing as top Canadian in 19th place. Great finish to the season!
Posted on October 14th, 2012
Cycle Solutions/Angry Johnny’s Cycling Club has joined forces with Superfly Racing to present an exciting weekend of racing at Albion Hills Conservation on October 20th and 21st.
Sean Ruppel is working on some great ideas for two new courses (1 for Saturday and 1 for Sunday) which will include a “Spiral of Death” and a mid course “Stairway to Hell” as well as a great mix of fun-fast rolling Albion terrain.
- We have gels for the first 150 registrants for Saturday and 150 for Sunday too courtesy of Louis Garneau!
- We will have bike wash available for 2012! And washrooms, no porta-potties here!
- Great prizes as always from our sponsors: Cycle Solutions, Louis Garneau, Norco, Octto, Upper Cut Meats
- Expert timing provided by “Accurate” Al Hawley
- BBQ available Saturday courtesy of Upper Cut Meats/CSAJCC and Sean’s Famous homemade Chili available Sunday
- KIDS CX SKILLS COURSE!!!! Both days.
- Expo Area Space still available for Saturday and Sunday
See ontariocycling.org for more details
Posted on September 18th, 2012
CSAJ is putting on a cross race, two days of cyclocross racing, and the dates are set: October 20th and 21st 2012.
Event details here: CSAJ Albion Cyclocross Race
OCA calendar here: All Race Schedules – October 2012
Posted on April 9th, 2011
Angry Johnnys / Cycle Solutions race team gets off to a flying start with a win at the 2011 season opener Tour of Pelham.
Sunny skies and 10 degs greeted the 130+ riders as they gathered at Brock University to set off on a challenging 36km sprint around the rolling back roads and vineyards of Niagara. The first selection of the day came early about 250m from the start as we turned on to Power House Rd a hard pack dirt road that climbs straight to the top of the escarpment. After that hard effort and a muddy slip and slide through the single track of Two Bridges Trail a small select group of 8 emerged from the woods and charged up the gravel embankment on to Deced Rd.
The group contained Nathan Chown and Warren Tilbrook – Handlebars, Ben Perry – Rocky Mt , Ted Ingram – Angry Johnny’s/Cycle Solutions, Preston Wagler and Ty Wagler – 3 Rox Racing, Brandon Etzl and Justin Zotti – Planet Energy, a long look back confirmed that we had a solid gap. I yelled up to Nathan ,that we were clear with 8 riders, as he set tempo and turned west down a rough farm lane.
It was all hands to the oars as we held 34 – 36 Km/H , hopefully stout enough to keep anyone from bridging up to us , on the asphalt till we turned on to McSherry Rd at the 10 km mark. Nathan, sensing the lull, moved to the front as the paved road narrowed and headed down my favourite part of the course, the “chute” – a 30m plunge down the escarpment. I hopped on his wheel trying to get a clear view around him to the wheel grabbing mud puddles and ruts ahead as we careened down the sides of the chute hopping back and forth over the central rut.
Now the fun starts. We 8 have a solid lead at this point so now the attacks start. Softly at first just enough to see who is quick to chase and who lags. When the move happens it is so subtle I can see it now only with the help of 20/20 hindsight. Over the crest of a hill through a section of rollers Nathan, 3rd wheel, flicks his left elbow, his team mate Warren attacks sharply from the rear, gapping the group. We chased back hard, Nathan still tucked in 3rd wheel, when the lull happens as we finally cover the 1st attack Nathan lights off the real attack.The move was so successful only Ben Perry and team mate Warren Tilbrook ever got close to him.
Nathan Chown – Handlebars – 36km in 1:12 – 30Km/H Avg., Ben Perry – Rocky Mt – 1:12.52, Warren Tilbrook – Handlebars – 1:13, Ted Ingram – Angry Johnny’s/Cycle Solutions – 1:14.55, Preston Wagler – 3 Rox Racing – 1:14.56
Today marked 20 years of racing for me and I had an awesome day – made the break and then sat back and watched as the aggressive attacking and tactical finesse made Tour of Pelham one of the most interesting races I’ve done in years. Great to see more young riders at the front. 4th Overall equals my 2008 finish and, by being the only 40+ to make it in to the 8 man break I won 40+ literally by a country mile. Could not have asked for a nicer day, Tim and his crew at Lake to Lake events did an awesome job. Police at the major intersections and lots of marshalls made for a very safe and fun event. See you there in 2012.
Posted on February 1st, 2011
Taylor Bruce, a junior expert downhill racer with the club, died on Sunday in a snowmobiling accident.
He is remembered and missed by many friends and teammates.
Posted on July 7th, 2010
Check out this video of Kris at Kelso Conservation Area shot earlier this season.
Posted on June 14th, 2010
AJCC had a great turn out at this weekends DH O-Cup#3. The weather got better as the weekend progressed and the course continued to dry out leading up to the race run.
The AJCC camp was the place to be both days with good food and good times being enjoyed by all. Terry Leimonis was up to his normal tricks fixing everything that moved and a couple of things that didn’t. I don’t think the race would go on if Terry wasn’t there fixing team bikes and everyone else’s as well. We are extremely lucky to have one most respected DH’ers and top mechanic rolled into one in our corner. Thanks Terry!
Newbies to the team this year made their presence known. Desmond “Pepper” Jones followed up two thirds with a second and Oscar “Pretty Boy” Andersen had his first of many podiums with a third place finish. Kris Evoy continued his strong season with a second place finish only one second out of first. Look for more from Kris as the season progresses.
Monika Luebuke placed second as did Kevin Norris, look for more strong finishes from these two as they get familiar with their new rides this season.
Look for”Big Blue” and the AJCC crew at Camp Fortune July 3-4. Hope to see you there!
Posted on June 7th, 2010
All the members of AJCC would like to congratulate team mates Kevin Mahood and Christina Alsop on the birth of their daughter, Kinley Maya Mahood. Mother and daughter are doing fine and we can’t wait to see the whole family out at the races.
Welcome to the Team!
Posted on May 5th, 2010
AJCC had an impressive turnout at the season’s first Down Hill and Super-D events, held concurrently at Kelso Conservation Area. Seven of our eight new DH riders were on hand, in their new kit and did us proud.
Mike Andruszkiw, Kelsey Krushtl, Kyle Shultz, Monika Luebke and John Fisher Jr. competed in the Super D race on Saturday with John Jr. taking 1st in the Men Under 25 category.
In the Minime category Desmond “Pepper” Jones claimed his first podium in 3rd place with Raith Woods following him in fourth. Oskar Andersen, Logan Earhart, Dan Moriarity and Elliott Watson fought it out with 36 other riders in the cadet category. Monika Luebke had a great start to the season winning the All Female. Mike Andruszkiw and Dave Seibald placed 6th and 13th respectively in Master 30-39. Shane Joachim just missed a podium with a fourth place finish in Master 40+ followed closely by Scott Sinclair in 7th. New teamates Kris Evoy and Taylor Bruce gave us strong representation in the Junior Expert category, where we previously didn’t have any riders. Kris finished 4th and Taylor a respectable 14th. John “The Fish” Fisher added another medal to his rather large collection with a 2nd place finish in Senior Expert with less than half a second separating 1st and 2nd. Steven Gauci was there to represent us in the tough Senior Elite field.
It was great to see our team bond over the weekend with new riders fitting right in. Look to see the team in action at Horseshoe on May 29-30.
Posted on April 29th, 2010
Most of our usual suspects were out on Sunday for the inaugural 2010 Ontario Cup cross country mountain bike race. As in past years, this first race was held at Mansfield Outdoor center, a sandy soiled forest that drains well in wet weather and has a distinct but relatively safe spectrum of technical riding challenges compared to many other venues (think deep sand in corners and tree-rooted climbs, not rock gardens and mud pits).
Notable results include Matt Kadey who placed second in masters sport 35-39, coming back strong from a broken ankle and consequently foreshortened season last year. It was a closely fought race with Matt losing only by seconds after accidentally unclipping on one of the final corners in the ultimate lap. John Fisher (2009 master 50-54 series leader) came fourth in his race, just 3.5 seconds off the podium. Damian Wiechula, newly arrived in the 60+ category this year, showed he needn’t have worried about the sprint-like pace of his shortened (2 laps for the old guys) race, handily winning his race with a 3 minute lead. Steve Baker, Mr. Plastiglas himself, made the podium in 3rd. Laura Grad, joining us this year came 3rd in senior sport women. Tabi Ferguson came 3rd in 40+ expert women.
Heather Gray placed second in senior elite women. Other elite CSAJ racers today were Anton Varabei (11th) and John Slaughter (33rd at his first race in this category).
There was also an interesting wager and rivalry within the CSAJ senior expert men, the lap times of whom tell an epic tale. But that’s another story…