If you don’t know already, the “universe” decided it was not the right time for El Grupo to travel to Mexico.  A number of factors were involved in us being home for the rest of the weekend, one of the major ones being that what the immigration information on the worldwideweb says and what Mexican officials say are two different things. We made the best of a frustrating experience, getting a chance to eat real Mexican tacos and to ride the Tumacacori race course (coming up next weekend!).

And what we have gained: an AWESOME opportunity for EVERYONE to race in the U of A Crit THIS SATURDAY! This is a perfect race for those who have never tried a race, or even seen one, because it is right in our backyard and all about cheering each other on to do our personal best. We have already signed up the majority of you, and if you are not signed up yet, we can still do that tomorrow morning before the race.

Here are the details: Meet at the clubhouse at 8am sharp (leave at 8:15am) tomorrow, Saturday, February 26th. We will ride over to the race course, just north of the U of A mall at Cherry & 1st (roughly). Juniors aged 10-14 race at 9:20am for 20 minutes; juniors 15-18 race at 9:50am for 20 minutes. Men Cat 3/4 (in which Richard, Alex, Nathan, Logan and Donovan will all race) race at 12:10pm for 35 minutes.

This is as SPECTATOR FRIENDLY as it gets as you will get to see all riders lap around the figure 8 road course numerous times, all while cheering them on with others.

All are welcome to come back to our house for food and rest in between the juniors and Cat 3/4 race, and to enjoy each others’ company.

Here is the race website for more info.

 

If we learned anything from yesterday’s experience it is that we are above all else WE ARE A TEAM: we make sacrifices for one another and we stick together when the going gets tough. We are looking forward to seeing you all ride and have fun tomorrow.

7 Responses to “UofA Crit – Here we come!”

  1. Jade

    Is this something I am doing? If so, what do I need to do to get/be ready?

  2. daniela

    Yes Jade. You will be racing. Be at the clubhouse at the said 8am time. With your team jersey on and riding clothes. We will then head over to the start and do some practice laps. Also bring a bag a change of clothes so that after the race you can change and then cheer on your teammates in the afternoon. Oh and wear your El Grupo T shirt.

  3. Lizzy

    Looks like the “Universe” just wants us to win every category this year. 🙂

  4. Jade

    Ok, sounds good!!! Nippy was trying to get me to do it anyways. He stopped by my house to give me the info today. I also told him about the mexico thing.

  5. keenan

    (Keenan) Hey i cant race tomorrow because i don’t think I’m ready to do all of the sharp turns really fast, that kinda scares me also I’m still kinda feeling a little shaky from Wednesday when I crashed. Sorry we will however be their around 9 to cheer on our teammates. Can’t wait!

  6. ben

    i also think that i may not be ready to race. i am not yet comfortable with turning that fast, and i have not been riding to long anyway. would it be acceptable if me and Keenan were able to drop at 9 because i have a thing to o in the morning with my grandfather. sorry

  7. ben

    i also think that i may not be ready to race. i am not yet comfortable with turning that fast, and i have not been riding to long anyway. would it be acceptable if me and Keenan were able to drop at 9 because i have a thing to o in the morning with my grandfather. sorry -ben