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Team905 Cycling Team is dedicated to providing cyclist an opportunity to be involved in a competitive, but also community focused cycling team. Our objective is to remain active while contributing to an eco-friendly life style and providing unique visibility to local businesses that support our team. We will be respectful to our fellow cyclist and citizens in an effort to grow awareness about cycling benefits, physically, mentally, and environmentally.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Team905 Website is on The Move!

Team905 website is on the move. We are very excited to announce our partnership with has built great brand recognition and following, which fits well with the brand recognition Team905 has established over the last 3 years. The shared commitment and passion for an active life style made the decision to combine our efforts easy.

The new site will have more of a website look and feel rather than a blog with a new style, new authors, and expanded content.  We will provide more multimedia offerings in terms of video reviews and photography along with written content.  What we cover will still mainly be focused on all disciplines of running and cycling (and multisport) in terms of gear and racing.  The expanded breadth of content that will come with the addition of two new authors, will give a much broader range of experience, knowledge, and insight.  Through each of our networks, we also hope to leverage contacts to share guest posts from time to time.  We are excited for this to translate into wider ranging content and an appeal to many readers.

Rest assured, Team905 will continue to have a dedicated web presence with all the team updates and news that we’ve provided in the past. Our goal in this transition is to provide a wider breadth of content for both and Team905 visitors!
We are currently building the new website design, with a soft launch planned for late-November.  The current timeline is to do a full launch of the new website at the start of January 2014.

Who are the authors?

Dan Dakin is the former Editor of Canadian Cycling Magazine.  Dan has a long history as a professional journalist, writer, and athlete.  He is a cyclist (road, mountain, cyclocross), runner, and multi-sport competitor.  He has years of experience testing the heck out of all sorts of gear and is excited help build  Dan will bring his killer multimedia expertise to and is sure to enhance your experience while visiting our humble abode.

Kent Keeler is responsible for the existing content on, and Kent will continue doing what he does.  Running as far as possible, riding bikes in the meantime, and sharing thoughts on some of the best gear and races around.  Kent is excited to share the reins in hopes that his infant website can grow into a bigger, better adolescence.

Jamie Schuman is currently the team director and a racer for Team 905, based out of the Niagara Region. The new site will also be the home of Team905 and their existing web presence that Jamie has built.  Team905 competes in a variety of racing disciplines, encompassing all of the sports we focus on at  Team905 is also proud of their community involvement with events like their annual Kids Build a Bike event, and other charity work.  Jamie’s background and knowledge will round out the core of the content on the new and improved site.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We Need More Cowbell VII Cross - Team Race Report

Team905 Cycling powered by Steelmark Business Services kicked off the 2013 Ontario Cup Cyclocross season Sunday in St. Catharines.

The Niagara-based cycling team had five riders in the various fields at the season-opening We Need More Cowbell VII Cross 2013 held at Burgoyne Woods and finished the day with four one win, two Top 5s and a Top 10. The course was relatively flat with a few unique obstacles that made it more challenging.

Jamie negotiating barriers

In the top Masters 1 field, Jamie Schuman rode to fifth place Sunday, finishing two minutes behind the winner, Robert Holmgren. Schuman also had the second-fastest lap of the day for his field, completing the opening loop just one second slower than Holmgren. Fellow Team905 rider Steve DeBoer finished 13th in the Master 1 race.

"It looks like the Masters 1 field is going to be deep and fast this year," said Schuman. "I was both excited and nervous to kick-off the OCup CX season on home turf. It was great to get the official season started after a long summer of training."

Making his debut in the Over-35 masters category, Dan Dakin took the win in the Master 3 division.

Dan on the podium
"I'm happy to start the season with a win," said Dakin, who plans to upgrade to Master 2 before the next Ontario Cup race in two weeks. "I know the competition will be significantly more difficult in M2, but I'm looking forward to the challenge."

In the Master 2 race, local Brock University professor Stephen Cheung finished 8th, two and a half minutes behind the winner. Cheung also finished fifth at a cyclocross race in Buffalo three weeks ago.

The M2 race was combined with the Senior 3 field including Team905 rider Robin Watt. He had upgraded from the lower Senior 4 in the off-season and finished fifth in his debut.

"It felt great to start the new season. Starting with a faster group this year I wasn't sure what to expect, but it seems I fit in well with the group and I made the right decision on the upgrade," he said. "I have new rivals to compete against and improvements I can make throughout the season."

Robin being chased
Stephen at the triples

The Ontario Cup season now takes two weeks off before Race No. 2, which will be held Oct. 6 at Firemen's Park in Niagara Falls. The event is organized by local cyclocross racer Jeff Moote.

"Jeff lays out a great course and I'm excited to race it," said Watt.

In a doubleheader weekend at the Firemen's Park cyclocross event last year, Dakin had a win and a second in Senior 4, Watt had a win and a third in the same field, Chueng had a fifth and an 11th in Master 2, Schuman had a third and DeBoer had a fifth and an 11th in Master 1.

Team905 Results
We Need More Cowbell VII Cross 2013
Ontario Cup Cyclocross No. 1
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Master 1 Men - Jamie Schuman, 5th; Steve DeBoer, 13th
Master 2 Men - Stephen Cheung, 8th;
Master 3 Men - Dan Dakin, 1st
Senior 3 Men - Rob Watt, 5th

Stephen Talking Over Training

Stephen spent some time with Canadian Cycling Magazines Andrew Randell to discuss the impacts of over training.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WNY ‘cross Kick-off @ Buffalo Ski Club: Stephen Cheung Race Report

That was an insanely hot and hard race @ Buffalo Ski Club this Saturday. Really good 2.6km course with lots of flow, power pitches, slalom descent, a never ending climb halfway up the hill (~70m climbing per lap), then through a forest with steep muddy pitches, then a fast muddy slalom descent straight back down. 

Thanks to the border and also Antje needing a visa, we missed the 10:00h race but we got to ride the 11:20h (45 min) S4 race for no results and starting 1 min behind everyone. I still managed to catch all but the top 5 and would've had the 4th place.

Then we had 30 min to recover before S1/2 and S3 60 min race. Got lapped by 3 of the S1 including Chown but surprised myself with 6th/24 in S3, about 15s behind a top 5. Last two times climbing I was just starting to have my back seize up but luckily no cramping up. Luckily getting lapped meant only 7 instead of 8 laps, and a total of 12 laps and 130 min of CX racing. So incredibly hot that it made my chamber fun in comparison!

Overall a great day of racing and gave me tons of confidence for the season!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall Mountain Bike Racing in Niagara!

We're looking forward to fall mountain biking racing returning to the Niagara Region in 2013. Even the cross guys are talking about it!

Click on the image below to find out more!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Chickpea Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a great source of protein for a quick post ride snack and also satisfies that sweet tooth.

1 1/4 cups of canned chickpeas, well rinsed and dried
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 + 2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 350F degrees
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Ensure all chickpeas are fully processed.
Add chocolate chips and stir into mixture.
With wet hands, form 1 1/2" balls and place on non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until a golden brown of your choice.