Friday, May 25, 2012

Jordan Strachan-Reed off to ErzbergRodeo for the experience of a lifetime

Second Gear Club member and racer, Jordan Strachan-Reed of Calgary will be heading off shortly to compete at the 2012 ErzbergRodeo in Austria.  We wish him all the best and to have fun at one of the most extreme events in the world!

Jordan was part of the team that competed in the Las Vegas Endurocross a couple of weeks ago.  Read his rather comical recap proving that racing is as much about the mind as it is about talent.  I'm certain he will pull it all together over the next few years, so keep an eye on this young racer!

2012 Las Vegas GEICO EnduroCross Recap

Jordan Strachan-Reed

     Coming into the Las Vegas EnduroCross I had zero expectations for myself to win, qualify, or even finish; I was simply there to measure up to the top guys and see exactly where I was in the sport and how much more work it would take me to get to where I wanted to be in my racing career. The trip down was super long (20 hours and over 2,000kms), but my pal Lexi and I made it fly by pretty quick.  When Lexi wasn't sleeping we played cards, talked about
May, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 26-27 Hare Scramble Cancelled

Hi Folks!  As in a previous blog, we noted that we were trying to relocate the previously scheduled Invermere race to Whispering Pines (Waiparous) May 26-27.  We almost managed to have all the paperwork and approvals pushed through at last minute but unfortunately, we are missing one approval from Parks Canada for the random camping/staging area that won't be processed in time.  The effort was not a waste as we now have all of our paperwork in for each event (a few changes this year...actually MORE paperwork).  Whispering Pines will now take place on it's originally scheduled date of Sep. 22-23, 2012.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 2012 Upcoming Events: Trial & Relocated HS

May 13th is Round 2 of the A&E Racing & Marine Provincial Trials A new location on Lee Fryberger's private land near Warlow, AB (Brooks area).  Don't forget it's Mother's Day, so make sure you buy your gifts and then head on out for a few loops around 8-10 sections in the beautiful valleys/prairies of Wardlow.   Preregistration is OPEN at www.secondgearclub.com/events


Directions from Calgary: Hwy#1 East, south of Bassano turn East onto Sec#550, continue East through 4-way at Rosemany.  Cross over hwy #36, continuing east on pavement, which turns to gravel.  Turn left (north) at T-intersection at hwy #876.  Cross Steveville Bridge on the Red Deer River.  Turn right (east) approximately 500m past bridge on gravel (you will immediately cross small green bridge over creek and climb out of valley).  Turn approx 1.5 miles, turn right at RIST crossroads (small sign says TAQA NORTH 11-13-21-12w4).  Travel approx 5 miles until you hit valley floor (pink ribbon will direct you to staging area).