Sunday we enjoyed our second weekend excursion to ride the Arizona Trail in the southerly direction from the Gabe Zimmerman Trail Head. The out and back route gave spectacular views and offered fast, flowy terrain; a perfect recipe to get ready for NICA.
It’s finally here. After a year hiatus from the pandemic, we are on the brink of racing the NICA series again this weekend. Our first event in Flagstaff should launch the series in style. As a ‘South’ team, we will compete only on Sunday for the Northern races. We plan to leave on Saturday at 9am sharp. Don’t forget that all van occupants will need a mask.
We are really fortunate to have Shannon Scott (Myles and Daniel’s mother) volunteer to run the kitchen on site at the races. She’s created a signup Genius to help coordinate the much needed and appreciated help in that area.
Here is the week of practices leading to this weekend’s NICA event.
I know this list was sent out by Coach Ignacio but I’ll add the packing list here;
Camping Stuff Hygiene
Sleeping bag tooth brush
sleeping mat tooth paste
tent/ if you are not in the group tents sunscreen
headlamp hand towel/washcloth
The team has many tents, mats, Camping Clothes
and sleeping bags. Just ask for one. Toque/ beanie/ winterhat
jeans/ pants 1
long sleeve shirts 1
Riding Clothes socks 3
Team Jersey 1 wool socks 2
High school jersey 1 bandana 2
Base layer 1 t-shirts 2
arm warmers 1 rain coat 1
vest/ riding jacket 1 Sweatshirt 1
long finger gloves 1 under pants x
team /riding shorts 2 Shorts 1
helmet 1 Team t-shirt 1
sunglasses 1 big warm jacket 1
riding hat- optional
Bike shoes 1
Wool Socks 2 Riding needs
2 spare tubes
Eating Stuffs cell phone tire levers
insulated mug–YES 1 multi tool w/ chain tool
Pump or CO2
Always prepare for wet and cold
Bring extra clothes to stay very warm. If you get Cold your body has to “waste” energy trying to warm up. This is bad for racing, so bring enough to stay warm.
I will bring very large communal tents.
Leaving: 9am from Clubhouse Saturday
Return: Late on Sunday evening
HSMTB Rules: You must wear gloves and eye protection. You have to fix your own flats.