Capital City Cycles

Sastre Retires

Posted in opinion, Road by capitalcitycycles on September 17, 2011

Carlos Sastre announced on Thursday that he wast retiring from professional cycling. Carlos was a wicked climber and won the Tour de France in 2008. He took the Mountains classification in the 2000 Vuelta along with a host of stage victories in the three grand tours. In his prime, Carlos was a baddass!

It’s sad to see him go, but his form has not been great in the past couple of years and many like myself, kept waiting for him to have a comeback. I still think he could have done something and he showed glimpses of his old form in the Vuelta a Espania this summer. The guy is only 36 and he was urged by family and friends to keep riding for another season but according to Velonews  he does not want cycling to become a financial thing for him. I don’t really know what that means. Perhaps it means that he simply does not have the passion for it anymore. If that is the case he was certainly right in calling it quits. Whatever the reason, the little guy will be missed and we thank him for his contribution to the sport.

Product Review: Kryptonite U-Lock Skins

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 16, 2011

My lock  is pink now!

Tuesday Night Ride Followed by Movies

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 16, 2011

So we’ve rented up the Victoria Events Centre  to watch some videos (road, cross, bmx, mtb) on the big screen!

Next Tuesday the 20th we will be meeting at the shop for a ride at 6:30 (a fairly mellow loop, all are welcome) followed up by some films at the Event Centre at 8pm.

There will be beer, and talking and merriment!

If anyone has any videos that they would like shown, please let us know in advance, and we’ll see what we can do.

Cross on the Rock

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 10, 2011

The cross season is underway!! Check out www.crossontherock.com for any and all info that you might need.  Coal  cross is tomorrow, and always seems to be one of the favorite stops on the calendar.  It’s gonna be a hot cross race!

Stuckylife.com are at it again!

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 10, 2011

An end-of-season unsanctioned bicycle race across South Vancouver Island’s best & burliest roads.

Equal parts rural alley cat, team time trial and randonnee, the inaugural event tasks teams of 3 riders with linking up multiple checkpoint controls over a 100km+ route.
$5.00/ rider entry fee
10am start
9:15am registration
Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay, Victoria
Sunday, Septmeber 25th 2011
Teams
Teams of 3. All riders in a team must hit every checkpoint together. Finish as a team. If all 3 team members complete the race on single speed/ fixed, they finish in a separate category. Pre-register at parker.bloom@gmail.com, or at 9:15 day-of.
Route
The checkpoints will remain unspecified until registration on the day of the event.
Riders will be handed a manifest outlining the checkpoints’ locations, as well as the order they must be completed in.
Expect to rider over 100km. With hills.
Checkpoints
There will be manned checkpoints signing teams in as they pass through.
Feed stations will be provided, with opportunity to get (free) food and water.
Equipment
Road bikes are highly recommended. As is lots of water, and a stash of food. There will be some nutrition freely available at various checkpoints.
From Parker over at stuckylife!  This should be interesting!

Josh!

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 3, 2011

Grizzzz!

Rifflandia Mags Are Here!

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 3, 2011

We are proud to support Rifflandia once again this year, and are super stoked to see the new mags.  Mr. Longshanks and the whole team have once again outdone themselves.

We will be offering tons of great deals for Rifflandia goers, as well as a draw to win a new Felt Cafe!  Come by and check out the mag for more details.

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Catharine Pendrel Takes Gold at the Worlds!

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 3, 2011

Amazing job!

BC Track Championships Start Today!

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on September 2, 2011

Check out the schedule and info here.  It’s going to be super fun for both spectators and racers, so go check it out and support the ‘drome!   Just watch out for badgers

Posted in Uncategorized by capitalcitycycles on August 24, 2011