I want to thank everyone for their time, commitment, and attitude this past weekend in Sierra Vista. I really appreciate how much everyone supports and helps the team in all facets. From the kitchen, to the coaching to the wrenching—–THank you.
Also I want to thank everyone for how they handled the disappointment about not being able to race. I really liked that everyone was upset and was really wanting to race. I really like that attitude. But more importantly I appreciate how you all understood that it was an uncontrollable and we had no power to change the situation. The league had made a decision as best they could and no matter, that was the decision. All we could do was support it, even if we were upset. So thank you all for being eager but balanced enough to not get too upset.
For the race series they are talking through what they are going to do. The options are to just race the next two and call it a four race series or to add another race. I am highly in favor of making it a four race series. For El Grupo in particular each race cost approx. $3,000. $ 2,000 just in registration, then food, gas, and some coach pay. So we have not budgeted this year to have another race. I should know by tomorrow night after a conference call.
We know we have two races left. We know we want to be at our best for them. Many of us also have extra time this week, so I am going to try and take advantage of that time and do fun stuff with you all.
There are a lot of moving parts to this post so please read carefully and ask questions if you need.
We are going to be looking for a fitness bump this week. We were going to look for one anyways, but since we did not have the race, I am going to make this week even harder.
Tuesday— If you ride the Old Man shoot out or the Big Kid then I want you to ride the Tuesday Morning Ride. 6:30 am start. After the ride, we are going to ride extra, and some in the dirt. So be ready for a three hour ride. The Morning ride is very race specific and intense and should take care of our intervals.
If you don’t ride the shoot outs and want to ride in the morning or don’t want to ride the morning ride then there will be a coach to ride with you all at 6:30 am. You then will find some dirt to ride in, do your intervals, and ride for approx. 2-3 hours. This is road bikes.
If you are in school or just want to ride in the afternoon at the regular time, then practice will be at 4:30 starting. We will do under–over intervals on our Mountain bikes.
Wednesday— Those of you not in school. There is going to be an adventure ride out at Redington Pass. You will leave the clubhouse at 8:30am. Be on bikes by 9:30. Ride till 12:30. Be back at the car by 12:30 and home by 1:30pm. This is such a beautiful ride and so worth it. I want to put good hard volume into the legs, so please if you can, do this one.
Afternoon Trail ride– 4:30 only. Mountain bike.
Jack and Unai Ron Alvarez is available to ride with you guys. Please email him.
Thursday— Sorry no morning practice on this day. Coaches have a meeting.
3pm. afternoon start. Over— under interals. Road bikes.
Volunteers on Thursday. I am going to start early to get kids home earlier. I hope this is ok.
The weekend weather is looking interesting. We will make some decisions later in the week as we see what is going to happen.
Saturday— Old Man 6:15
Big Kid– 6:30
B and C ride start at 7 am
Sunday— Sweetwater meeting at 8:30 returning by 12:30 1 pm.