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Omloop von MidWeek!

Locally here in Toronto, the MidWeek Cycling Club does yeoman service to the cycle racing community by running a popular Tuesday night crit series. It's very well run, with an early "B" race and a later, faster "A" race. In addition they run an excellent "Learn to Race" program, which eases in the newbs and helps keep the crash carnage to a minimum. (I took that course before I started racing, which helped immensely; I later stole a lot of their drills & ideas on handling and dealing with contact, and taught the same stuff to new members of the Dark Horse Flyers.)

Last season I only got out to one MW race, but this year we have tried to schedule particular nights (every two weeks) to get the DHF team out and race it together. Meet at High Park, then roll out to the course about 15 km away; makes a good warmup.) Last Tuesday was the first of these. Too bad it was such a crappy night. It had rained all day; windy and cold (around 6°C); the forecast …

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