I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving week.  Although I’m sure many family plans had to be altered from more traditional celebrating and visiting, the theme remains for being thankful to all we have.  Family, friends and health certainly come to mind first but I’m also thankful to what the bicycle has brought to my life.

The bike has given me plenty to be thankful for.  It’s allowed me to see the world from a unique perspective.  There’s a scope of landscape not viewable from the window of a fast moving car and there’s a range of views not available from my very limited pedestrian capabilities.   It’s seemingly somewhere in the vast compromise of the two that the bike offers that unique vantage point.

So, let’s get back to it!  We’ve had some good fall weather so a reminder to bring with you the mandatory outer jacket/vest layer to all practices.  Since we return to the clubhouse often after dark, the sudden temperature drops mean necessary clothing options.  We have plenty of extra clothes so, please ask a coach to help you search the bins for that perfect fitting item.

Speaking of night riding, we also have been reminding all of you the importance of effective lights on your bike.  You must remember to ensure that the lights are fully charged for each practice.  Think of it similar to your phones.  Keep organized and on top of this so that we are safe and visible on the trails and roads.

This is the last week to get your clothing order submitted with Voler.  We still have all the Voler samples to try on at the clubhouse so if you haven’t already I suggest you get an idea of the item and size you’d like. All parents should have received via email a credit that goes towards the purchase.  Any questions on that contact Sean.  Here is the link;


We’ve had some interest and suggestions to take a Saturday to climb up Mount Lemmon, so it you haven’t had a chance to add this to your bucket list, here’s a great opportunity on Dec 12.  Here is the new practice schedule;


Lastly, we are looking forward to seeing everyone on December 13th for the El Grupo Swap Meet.  If you know any vendors who may want to unload some merchandize then please encourage them to reserve their tent.  Can’t wait to see everyone at practice!!