Hey hey hey everyone- we had a pretty solid training week last week. We’re gonna turn it up a little bit this next week with slightly longer and harder rides, as well as harder exercises during strength training with Dani.

Meetings!! If you have a meeting scheduled with Ben and me, please come prepared to talk about some goals for the spring season- we’re ok with ideas that are outside the box! Now is the time for us to know what you all want to do, because we have tons of time to prepare physically, mentally, and logistically.

Lights!! Once again, everybody bring lights! I don’t want anybody to face no lights consequences, but there’s no hiding it once we’re out and it’s dark. I’m a generally observant person, Ben even more so, and your bike is glaringly dark when it has no lights. It’s not like you’re gonna somehow, magically, sneak by unnoticed. You will NOT ride outside if you don’t bring lights this week. Ben and I will make you do a trainer workout.

Practice this week:

Tuesday– 4:30PM-6:30pm. Road Bikes. Endurance. Training w Dani after.

Wednesday– 3:45 & 4:30 – 6:30pm. Road Bikes. Endurance. Training w Dani after.

Thursday– 4:30PM – 6:30pm. Road Bikes. Endurance. Training w Dani after.

Saturday– 2 plans:

  1. Meet 7, leave 7:30, back around noon: Kaileen, Izzie, Caleb, Max , Sam, Nathaniel, Izaac, Myles, Quinn, Rogan, Colombi, Oliver, Sotelo
  2.  Meet at 7:30, leave at 8AM. Back around 11:00: (everybody else)

Sunday

  1. Meet 7, leave 7:30, back around noon: Kaileen, Izzie, Caleb, Max, Sam, Nathaniel, Izaac, Myles, Quinn, Rogan, Colombi, Oliver, Sotelo
  2.  Meet at 7:30, leave at 8AM. Back around 11:00: (everybody else)

Dress for SUCCESS (warmth)!! Lastly, dress warm! Winter is here. If you need clothing, ask me! Generally, you should start a ride feeling a little bit chilly, then as you start to pedal you’ll warm up. Also, Tucson is tough because we’ll start rides and it’ll be 35 degrees, and when we get home it’ll be 70 degrees. Cycling clothing is made so that you can take it off or put it on as the weather changes. Arm and leg warmers, for example, you can strip off and stuff into your pockets as the day warms up.

As a rule of thumb:

  • Below 60 degrees, wear arm warmers and a baselayer. (I wear leg warmers or tights below 60. I don’t mess around with cold knees)
  • Below 55, add a vest and gloves.
  • Below 50, definitely put on leg warmers.
  • Below 45, a “neck sock” or “buff” is really nice
  • Below 40, trade the vest for a full length windbreaker or thermal (fleece lined) jacket.

There is a lot of wiggle room for personal comfort and differences, but certain things (like your knees) can be seriously damaged by the cold even if you feel “tough” enough to not wear leg warmers. Winter riding can be really fun and beautiful, but it’s no good if you’re freezing your buns off. If you feel like one thing is always cold, like your feet, let me know and I can give you some suggestions for staying comfy.

9 Responses to “Week of Dec 2”

  1. Rebecca Sotelo

    Good morning, Ethan has not yet received a spring schedule to speculate. Is there somewhere online where we can access that or should he ask you for one? Thank you

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    • Max Cronyn

      Hey Rebecca, I’ll email that to you or give a hard copy to Ethan tomorrow. Thanks for checking

      Reply
  2. kelly

    Coaches, I combed my emails and cannot find a calendar. Would like to also set up a meeting with you guys and brennan. thanks.

    Reply
    • Max Cronyn

      Hey Judy, thanks for checking. I was just texting Sam that he and Max will be in the earlier group- I updated the post for em. Oversight on my part. Sorry!

      Reply
  3. Caleb

    I will not be able to make it to practice today because I have to retake a math test that I was absent for. I will be there the rest of the days.

    Reply
  4. Caleb

    I will not be at practice today because I need to work on a couple final projects for school.

    Reply

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