Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Charlotte is once again leading (with the help of her Champion Support Crew and Coaches) the Ciociaro Kids Bike Clinics at the awesome Ciociaro Club 1.3k Track in Essex County. Full info below on what is a great opportunity for kids aged 5 to 16 to learn bike skills and have fun!


• Every other Thursday night at the Ciociaro Club Outdoor Track
• Open to kids aged 5 – 16
• Mandatory equipment: helmet, bike, and sense of adventure!
• 1hr sessions: 5:00 – 6:00pm
• Registration at 4:45pm before each session
Dates: June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28, August 11
• Last session (Aug 11): Free pizza party for kids, parents, & coaches
• Free Youth Racing Opportunities (1-2 laps) on alternate Thursdays at track: May 12, 26, Jun 9, 23, July 7, 21, Aug 4, 18. Medal for all finishers. Details at: www.bikethebruce.com


• Multi volunteer coaches (& looking for MORE – please contact me!).
• Kids split into groups appropriate to age and ability.
• Kids under 12 require a parent to remain on-site at all times.
• Meet other kids who also love cycling.
• Learn how to take care of your bike & equipment.
• Learn how to ride safely in a group on a closed-to-traffic track.
• Practice cornering, climbing & descending a hill, riding in a “pace-line”, and manuevering around obstacles.
• Learn how to properly warm up and cool down for a bike workout.
• Prepare for optional racing opportunities at our Thursday night Race Series.
• Stay for delicious Ciociaro thin-crust pizza and drinks after!

Show up ready for 4:45pm and prepare to have FUN!

Contact Person:
Charlotte Loaring  ( charlotte@loaringphysio.com )


Monday, May 30, 2011

BBQ Rules

My wonderful wife just passed this chain forward on to me…on the eve of our 3rd Wedding Anniversary.  I sure am a lucky man to have such an amazing wife!  I will have to do an end of summer update to report if any of the below rules are broken :)

We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - drink in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.

Here comes the important part:
More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another drink while he flips the meat.

Important again:

More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauce and brings them to the table.

(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:
Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed her 'night off,' and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

T-Minus One Week…


Friday, April 22, 2011

Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy

Monday, October 4, 2010

Run For The Cure Guelph 2010

...through the eyes and youth of Annika Loaring...and from the wings, strength, courage, and spirit of Elena Loaring:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The fastest marathon on Canadian soil was run this morning in perfect conditions at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Kenneth Mungara, of Kenya, ran 2:07:58, the fastest marathon ever run on Canadian soil.  Speed River's Reid Coolaet ran 6" under the Canadian Olympic A standard...a huge PB of 2:11:23...the 5th fastest marathon run by a Canadian, and the fastest marathon run by a Canadian in 24 years.  Speed River's Eric Gillis also set a huge PB, stopping the clock at 2:12:08.  Sharon Cherop, of Kenya, won the women’s event in a very fast time of 2:22:42….almost 6’ faster than any women has run a marathon on Canadian soil.

Congrats to LPC's Helen Robertson for completing her first marathon…and under her goal time.  And it was another inspiring performance by Margaret Wojtowicz in the half mary.

I had a blast capturing footage ‘on the fly’ from my GoPro camera that was mounted on the handlebar of my road bike.  Mike Hay and I had an amazing 50k bike ride….riding almost the entire course.  Here is some awesome footage of the men’s race…focusing on Guelph’s Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy 65th Dad :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RTC invade col de watson

5 reps up col de watson…off to the jungle…

and edited Audrey Meadows by Ian Donald:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

RTC invade Audrey Meadows

RTC August 5th Bike at Audrew Meadows (1k sub-division loop). Unedited footage of "meat" portions of main set.

Warning: no soundtrack and might be very boring for many…perhaps Ian Donald…a man of many talents…will edit this into a spectacular piece?

The Squad: AH, AQ, ID, RP, TB, TL.
Coach: JL (filling in for CT while he is in Europe coaching the Nat Team)
The session: WU: 30' ez. PS: 5 loops of paceline and cornering. MS: 1 loop hard, 1 ez, 2 hard, 2 ez, 3 hard, 3 ez. CD: 30' ez.

The pace was “On” during the “hard”…a “harder” pace than intended..which usually ends up being the case when you put a bunch of motivated young guns on a 1k crit course.  All in all, a good session after a solid 5k swim, short session with some “meat’, that will help simulate the gong show first couple k in Kelowna.  More meat tomorrow :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010