So. I’ve heard from volunteer coaches and parents alike, that the old-man shootout is harder than normal. That’s unfortunate because
Here’s your chance for a good ride tomorrow. Show up at 6:00am, leave at 6:30am for the B-ride. The more people that show up, the faster the ride will be. If you’ve been getting dropped on the old-man the last few weeks, heres an opportunity for you to have a super solid Saturday ride.
HOWEVER, LET THIS BE A WARNING: If you’re killing everyone on the B-ride, OR if you’re making it around on the shootout, OR if you’ve been doing the big-boy for months, you’re not allowed to downgrade. No old-man shootout ‘just because you feel like it.’ That’s how we get the community upset with us for pushing the pace on group rides. Instead, learn to ride well and hide in the group on the shootout.
SO. High schoolers who regularly do the old-man: you’re welcome on the B-ride. Middle schoolers: you’re required to do the B-ride.
Those who typically do the B-ride or are new, please show up at 6:00am, leaving at 6:30am.
See you all tomorrow morning!!
Hope everyone has had a good couple weeks, post bike camp. If you’re back from vacation, we’re stoked to have you.
We’re essentially 3 weeks out from the majority of the team going to Durango, which means one thing: Show up. It sucks to get up there out of shape. Time to show up and ride.
Focus this week on being positive. Yeah, we know it’s hot. Complaining about it it doesn’t make it less hot, it just makes you less happy. In the words of the great Judith Keller (Max’s mum), “Either change the situation or change your attitude. ” The situation (temperature) is out of your control. So lets focus on attitude.
Tuesday, July 9: Clubhouse cleanup/Bike maintenance day – 9:30am-11:30am
Show up and get help fixing your bike. Here is your chance to make sure everything is working. Please plan on staying for the full 2 hours to help us clean up the clubhouse.
Wednesday, July 10: Short track races – 5:30pm meet – 6:00pm leave – back by 8:00pm
Thursday, July 11: Road ride – meet 6:00am – leave 6:30am – back by 9:30am
Saturday, July 13: Shootout (Old man 5:45 leave, Big boy 6:00am), B/C rides LEAVING at 6:30am – back by 10:00am
Sunday, July 14: MTB ride ride – meet 6:00am – leave 6:30am – back by 9:30am
First off, many apologies for the lack of communication this last week. Max and I were in rural Utah and thought we’d have reception, but had none. Serious thanks to Morgan for helping organize practices while we were gone.
Hopefully everyone had a relaxing last week post bike camp. This month we are going to increase our riding compared to June.
Tuesday: 6:00am meet, 6:30am leave, back by 9:00am – mountain bikes!
Wednesday: Short Track at 36th St. 5:30pm Meet, 6:00pm leave, back by 8:00pm (come early if you want to work on your bike — I’ll be there at 4:00pm)
Thursday: 6:00am meet, 6:30am leave, back by 9:00am – Road bikes – If you’re new to the team, talk to Max or I about getting a road bike on Tuesday or Wednesday!
Friday: Cross Training 6:30am-8:00am – Arrive at 6:15am
Saturday: Road Bikes! High Schoolers who regularly do the shootout can do the shootout. All others (new riders and others) do a fun ride with Max and I.
Old Man: Starts at 5:45am
Big Boy: Starts at 6:00am
All Others: Start at 6:30am – Arrive at 6:00am – Back at 10:30am
Sunday: MTB ride – Driving somewhere fun. Meet 6:00am – Leave 6:30am – Back by 11:30am
For those who are training for MTB Nats or other races (Myles), I will email you a training plan this afternoon!
THE MTB RIDE IS ON FOR SUNDAY. Thanks to parents and volunteers for helping us out with this one. Starr Pass – Meeting 6:00am, leaving 6:30am – Back by 9:30am Morgan is the ride leader here. We will have Nick King, Sarah, Hannah, and Joel assisting with the ride as well! Coaches: go wherever in… Read more »
Hey All! Apologies for the late post, I was in transit to Utah. In regards to this weekends riding schedule: Because Max and I are out of town for the next week, we’re gonna have a weird schedule. Please keep an eye on the blog to stay updated. Saturday 06/22 – No Ride. If you… Read more »
Hey! Bike camp is in it’s final week. Here is the practice schedule for the week: Tuesday: Cross Training 6:00am-7:00am Wednesday: Short track – 5:30pm meet – 6:00pm leave – 8:00pm return Thursday: Cross Training 6:00am-7:00am Friday: Cross Training 6:00am-7:00am Weekend ride schedule will be up later this week. Likely a road ride Saturday and… Read more »
HEY! It’s been brought to my attention that tomorrow is Fathers day. If you want to spend time with your family, please do. For this reason, I’m gonna just do a skills ride on MTB’s tomorrow. Meet: 6:00 Leave: 6:30 Back by: 8:30 See some of you in the AM.
Hey! Firstly: I’d like to welcome all the kids who are now joining us on El Grupo! For those on the team now, please take care to welcome them to the ‘family’ and get to know them. Secondly: El Grupo is one heck of a privilege. If you don’t want to be on this team,… Read more »
Hey! Post first week of bike camp, we’re gonna cancel the organized rides on Saturday. Enjoy your Saturday and go on a ride with your friends or family. If you would like to do the shootout on Saturday (and normally do), feel free, but there will be no organized coaches out, so we don’t encourage… Read more »
Hey! TO CLARIFY: LEMMON RIDE (JUNE 2) TOMORROW MEETS AT 6:00AM, LEAVES AT 6:30 We’re stoked to get Bike Camp going this week! Thanks to all who are helping out. If you weren’t at the clubhouse cleanup/expectations meeting, expect an email with the details of the job. Please read it! For the weekdays in June,… Read more »