Team, we are counting down the hours to departure! Middle schoolers today, high schoolers tomorrow.
All of you please be sure to bring warm clothes! It will be colder than flagstaff, 40’s at night and low 70’s during the day.
High Schoolers if you need warm cycling items for the course pre-ride, then be at the club house early tomorrow. If you did not get a chance to finish cleaning and loading your bike, then be at the clubhouse early tomorrow. If you have not checked to make sure all your camp items are still in the trailer, then be at the clubhouse early tomorrow (broken record I know)
Departure time is 8:30AM sharp. I will be there at 7:30AM for all your early bird needs.
Lets do this!
Middle School Students
We are leaving at 4pm on Friday. Please bring a good snack with you for the 3 hour car ride. I don’t want anyone sitting around super hungry in the car. It wont be fun. So please pack a good snack. Also parents if you wanted to send your kids with extra fruit and healthy snacks that would be just fine.
High School Students
We will be leaving at 8:30am on Saturday. Please make sure that your sleeping bag and mat are in the trailer before Thursday’s practice. Also bring a good snack with you in the cars, and parents feel free to supply extra healthy snacks.
I really am a broken record about this, I know. However it really makes such a huge difference.
Get your homework done.
Pack Early, remember your El Grupo Kit for the Saturday pre-ride, bring a sweatshirt, it will be fun chilly
Get to bed early as much as you can
Stay hydrated all week.
Eat well all week.
They really do add up and that is why Tyler is going to represent the USA at the World Championships. I have never know another young person who was so mindful of the little things. He never left a controllable to chance, and for many a year his teammates snickered as he did. Well we are all cheering and laughing in sheer joy now. Tyler is going to the biggest bike race that a junior can possibly go to. Well done Tyler!!
Doha worlds: Phinney, Guarnier headline U.S. team
This coming weekend we are again at elevation so be super mindful about hydration.
After your race remember to get a good post race drink and drink it while you cool down for 15 min. This will make such a good difference a day or two later.
I hope you are all getting excited.
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