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Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby skidoorules » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:58 pm

Stickland and Woody's Offroad Ontario cross country events are back this year on the August long weekend. Last year I didn't hardly see any bma members in attendance. That was shameful. Let's not let that happen again. Poor attendance by the toronto crowd makes it hard for organizers to make money putting on these events so the local eastern Ontario contingent need to support these guys. Search Strickland Xc or woody's Xc for video of the terrain. They are great races. Entry fees are generally $50 per day. Offroad Ontario annual membership is $25 +\- where can you get more smiles per gallon. I was hooked after one race!!! There are classes for everyone. Even for those who only race the enduro series, come check out a Xc event without having to drive 4-6 hours to get there. What have you got to lose?
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby JPultz » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:36 pm

I'm planning to do these races this year. Definitely 1, hopefully 2. Also looking to get riding before hand with some of you fellas that are already racing. I'd love to set up some loops and do some practice races with a few guys that also have racing on their minds. And pick your brains about the different classes as I'm not really sure what class to enter.
Who else is planning to do a few races this year???
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby pat74 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:54 pm

I will be scheduling weekly training with a few BMA guys.
We setup a loop, race it for 2 + hours, twice a week.
Any level welcomed, will be at different locations, Larose, limerick, calabogie etc..

We have a few pretty dedicated racer coming with us every week.

Nothing better then time on your bike to get increase your skill level.
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby JPultz » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:26 pm

Cool, I'd be up for that. Are you going to post it here on the BMA forums?
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby pat74 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:55 pm

Yes
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby skidoorules » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:42 pm

I'm interested. Who is the racer or at least what level. My small practice group are mid level expert to low level pro in off-road Ontario classes.
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby pat74 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:55 pm

Right now we have confirmed

2 x Novice C
1 x Novice B
1 x Novice A
2 x Intermediate
1 x Pro

I won't give you name, come to the training session to meet them :o

Bring your group, the more the better.
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby mlevesqu » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:28 pm

Pat,

I'm likely in for a mid-week beating this year. I plan to try and ride mid-week since I no longer have significant travel in my calendar for work presently...

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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby pat74 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:23 pm

Good,I was thinking of getting every Wednesday off for riding.

Any race for you Marc in 2016?
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby mlevesqu » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:31 am

so... Weekday riding will be after work for me. Can't manage all day that often, maybe once in a while.

Racing events is likely a low possibility. We'll see...

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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby zedro » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:22 am

Considering trying a couple races maybe (novice C of course). Definitely looking forward to training sessions at Larose, the distance is manageable for after work riding. Gotta get in shape, I hate running out of gas before the bike does!
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby pat74 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:31 am

I would recommend for winter training, that at lease you are able to maintain an extensive exercise (running, spinning bike, etc..) For at least 2 hours none stop, an XC race is 2h having the stamina to sustain any intense exercise for 2h will definitely help.

Blake might have more recommendation for training, I'm in no way an expert in training, I talk just from experience.
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby bohomoto » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:46 pm

I would recommend doing something you enjoy. Skating, skiing, judo, whatever. Personally, I find spinning, treadmills and row machines really un-enjoyable. If that's what it took to be a racer, I wouldn't bother racing.

I also think that training for injury prevention is way more important than training for stamina. Stamina will help you ride for 2 hours, injury prevention will keep you riding for life.

The problem is that training for injury prevention requires a little more planning and know-how. If you want to do your own programming, I would recommend the following two books:

Becoming a Supple Leopard, by Kelly Starrett: http://www.amazon.ca/Becoming-Supple-Le ... le+leopard

The New Rules of Lifting for Life, by Schuler and Cosgrove http://www.amazon.ca/The-Rules-Lifting- ... T6WZFBESXM

I gave up on doing my own programming because its much too time-consuming to do it properly. I ended up doing the same exercises over and over, which is more likely to cause injuries than to prevent them.

The gym that I'm going to now is developing a program specifically for motorcycle riders that want to train at home. If you are interested, send me an email and I can make the necessary introductions. Besides joining a gym that specializes in movement training (rather than body building or strength training), this would be your best option.

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P.S. I wrote a blog article about gym-based training for motorcycle riders, which you can access here: http://www.humantwopointzero.com/gym-tr ... -the-flow/
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby pat74 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:08 am

Hey guys, here is a good article on training:
http://www.redbull.com/ca/en/motorsport ... 1-megawatt
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Re: Strickland and Woody's Xc

Postby bohomoto » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:00 am

That was good. I like that they throw in some science https://youtu.be/OXO2azb3_PE
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