Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mickey Stokotelny - Pop Sidwell November 20, 2010

Pool Closure:

Annual Fall Pool Cleaning:

Thursday, August 25, 2011 Last Swim of the 2010/2011 swim year.
Saturday, September 17, 2011 First swim of the 2011/2012 swim year.

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Mid-Can Triathletes

Congratulations to Merv Cavers, Bob Groff, & Carrie Smith who have represented Mid-Can at Triathlon's this summer. Merv Cavers, Bob Groff, & Carrie Smith competed in the Pinawa Free Spirit Triathlon July 3, 2011; and Merv Cavers & Carrie Smith competed in Kenora on July 24, 2011, and in Riding Mountain on August 13, 2011. All 3 won first place in all their events.

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New Membership Package To Come

A package with the upcoming years membership forms will be emailed shortly.

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Bike, Blade, & Walk Schedule During Pool Closure:

Saturdays (Aug 27, Sept 3 & 10) @ 9:00 am @ Birds Hill Park

Meet at east beach parking lot. (No Provincial Park Pass Required again this year).
After the bike,skate, walk we can swim in the lake and then have breakfast at G'News in Oakbank.

Tuesdays (Aug 23 & 30, Sept 6 & 13) @ 7:00 pm @ St. Norbert Community Centre Parking lot

We'll skate/bike Pembina Hwy, Turnbull Drive & Red River Drive and back.

Thursdays ( Sept 1, 8 & 15) @ 7:00 pm @ St. Norbert Community Centre Parking lot.

We'll skate/bike Pembina Hwy, Turnbull Drive & Red River Drive and back.

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Hard Ass Bicycle Seats

Beginner cyclists often prefer a soft oversized bicycle saddle. On the other hand, more experienced cyclists find that on longer rides a harder saddle is more efficient as it allows more power transmission to the pedals. It actually becomes more comfortable. Tom Lynch from Western Statue & Ornaments has created the "Hard Ass Saddle". The Hard Ass saddle is made from the finest concrete, and offers a rugged, spartan alternative that can help restore the hardy pioneer spirit that made this great nation. Thanks to its titanium rails it weighs only 1849 gms. The saddle has a weight limit - it should not used by riders weighing less than 200 lbs. The saddle costs a mere $399.99. If you are interested talk to Tom, he can usually be found in lane 3.

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The SWARM (South Winnipeg Association of Riding Maniacs) invites you to join our Sunday Morning Bike Rides. We meet every Sunday morning and ride for about 2 hours. Several of us are planning our century ride on Sunday September 4th. We'll ride from Winnipeg to West Hawk Lake - 100 miles. If you want to ride with us, let
me know, or check out our blog.

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See you in the pool: