Week of October 20th

I hope a fun weekend was enjoyed by everyone.


Thank you all for coming out to kidicall mass. It was a great event and very important to us and how we do, what we do.


For the next coming weeks– PLEASE BRING LIGHTS!!! It is going to be getting darker earlier so, please plan accordingly.


We have another High School MTB race this weekend and I want everyone to be able to enjoy the competition. These workouts will also help us get ready for a great Spring Road Racing campaign.


Training Plan


Last week we pulled back a touch as the Phoenix race took a bit out of us. It was very hot and I wanted to make sure that we were fully recovered before putting in any more work. That is also why I decided to take Sunday off. This hopefully has us now fully recovered and ready to prepare for a great weekend of racing.


Tuesday– LT intervals.

Wednesday — Endurance ride

Thursday– One 10 minute MTB race at Himmel Park.


Saturday– Shawn and Veronique will be in town to ride the shoot out with those of you that do.


Colin, Julia and Jesse will be in town to lead the C ride.


Sunday– Middle Schoolers if you want to ride again, bug your coaches and have ideas.


HS’ers will then be leaving early Saturday morning.



Genea is taking the ACT on Saturday and needs a ride to Havasu. Is anyone planning on leaving later to get to the race that could drive her up?


Please respond to this post with your favorite night before a race meal.




Want to learn how to adjust your shifting?


Well then you’re in luck.  I, Colin, will be hosting mechanics workshops on a semi regular to regular basis on Fridays starting at 4pm.  The regularity of these workshops will depend on interest and attendance.  I was hoping to do a two part series starting next Friday the 24th at 4pm with a workshop on rear shifting!


Then on Friday the 31st at 4pm I will continue the series with a workshop on front shifting.


Please respond if you plan on attending and make sure to say which workshops you will be attending.  <3

This Weekend



C Team ride— 7 amstart.


Old Man Shoot Out– 6:15am

Big Boy– 6:30am

With Madera if you like


Kidicall Mass– Noon at Peter Howell Elementary


This will make for a long day.


I will make plenty of food for everyone at my house after the morning rides.


Please do what you can to recover from this. Eat and drink well all day and get to bed early.




MTB skill clinic with Shawn

7am start at the clubhouse

2 hours in duration

Anyone who wants to go is invited. I strongly encourage many of you to go, Newben, Genea, Leila, Isabel, Sam, and anybody else including middle schoolers.


Other High School racers. I have left this open as Saturday will be a long day.


I wanted to give you the option.


If you want to go on a bike ride with friends–GREAT. A fun MTB ride would be best.


Kyle will be going to Fantasy Island with some folks if you wanted to ask him about that.



It’s not always about who is the strongest, and that is why bike racing is beautiful.


Looking Ahead

We have two high school races left. We are doing well and I would like us to finish strong, so that we are motivated to move into the road season with good feelings.   Wednesday the 15th– 5x 8min Lt or Steady State intervals. I want to tax the aerobic system but not the muscular… Read more »

Details – McDowell MTB event

We are hoping to LEAVE at 10am from the clubhouse on Saturday.Please arrive up to 30 minutes before to help pack up.  We would like to have everyone pack a lunch – and we will have sandwich supplies to make a lunch for the ride in advance, as needed. This way we can all eat… Read more »

Thursday October 9th

Mountain bike fun day.   Starr Pass will be the destination.   8:30am start from the clubhouse.   This should be a fun ride. No drilling it. Working again on flow. Wait for everyone and try things twice if you need to.   Have fun!!!!!

Week of October 6th

First lets high light some of accomplishments of this past weekend:   At the Tour of the White Mountains an Epic Rides mountain bike race:   Madison won the Junior female 35 mile race in a time of 3 hours and 41 min. Kajema won the the Junior male 50 mile race in a time of… Read more »

Week of September 29th

Thank you everyone, rider and parents, for another great High School mountain bike race experience. It would be impossible to do it without the help of all the parents and supporters, or the politeness and support from the youth riders.   This is the only team that I want to coach. I am so very… Read more »

Weekend of the 27th and 28th

High School MTB racers –  Leaving time on Saturday morning: 8am   The drive takes 5 hours, so we should be at the race at 1pm. This gives us time to pre-ride, and to build camp.   Weather: Seems like wet and cold. Pack intelligently. Have WOOL SOCKS!!   I will bring some extra large… Read more »