No more Oldest Man Shoot Out

We have been kindly asked to not participate with this ride anymore.


At this time I think we should respectfully adhere to the desires of some on that ride.


Moving forward please have a conversation with the coaches who are in town about this weekend.


I think many of you are ready to try the Oldest Man, and if you are not, here is my proposition.


Lets start yet another ride on that same route. 7 minutes before the Old Man. We could have coaches, parents and supporters join us that maybe also get dropped on the Old Man, but that want a good ride. If this group starts with this advantage I think they would not catch the Oldest Man, but then they could get to the bridge before the Old Man, and then maybe try and jump in with the Old Man.


That is my attempt at a compromise. All please comment about what you think might be best, acknowledging that the Oldest Man is off the table.

Week of April 16th and looking ahead to Whiskey

This is it. The end of the season is before us. All the work you have put in will now be put on show. All the mornings you woke up early, all the nights you cut short, all the little sacrifices you made through out the season will now come back to grant you the strength and ability to participate in the hardest races of the year.


Gila Riders– An email has been sent to all of you by Daniela, please read it carefully and be ready for a great trip.


Training Plan 


Tuesday– Gila riders– pre race spin with one A mtn to keep you loose.

Whiskey riders– Endurance MTB

Gila Cat 3 boys– we are driving out


Wednesday– Gila riders– you all are in the van driving

Whiskey– 4:30 only. MTB endurance


Thursday– Only Whiskey riders left in town. Endurance road ride.


Saturday– C team ride. 6:30am start

Shoot out– NO MORE OLDEST MAN SHOOT OUT. Your choices are Big Boy at 6:30 or Early/Old Man at 6:15 ONLY. Or you do Colin’s C team ride. No exceptions!


Sunday– Are any coaches around who can lead a good mtb ride? Please respond. I would love to get them out for a solid big ride. They then will have the week easy, next week.

Week of April 9th

Thank you everyone who came out to the Scavenger Hunt. I really hope everyone had a good time.


Training Plan


I have noticed quite a few tired faces the last couple of days and I want to be very careful to not cook you all before such big events. I truly want you all to compete at the level that you hope to.


I am going to be conservative this week with the plan, I am confident that if you have put the time in, that you are ready to go, and if you have not, then there is not enough time anyways.


Again there will be a few plans so please read:


Tuesday– If you are riding Gila or Bonelli. Then you are off. I would suggest you come to the clubhouse and clean and prep your race bikes.

If you are doing Whiskey then I am going to keep you riding this week, and then give you next week as the break week. So Whiskey riders you are on a MTB endurance ride.


Wednesday– Bonelli riders– chill mtb day

Gila Endurance on TT bikes

Whiskey– 4:30 only mtb endurance


Thursday– Bonelli you are all in the car driving.

Gila– Recovery day. May the taper begin

Whiskey– Road bike endurance ride


Friday– Bonelli riders pre ride the course with some openers.


Saturday– C Team ride. 7am

Gila– This is your last big day, feel good and fast

Whiskey– If you ride shoot out then, shoot out


One more thing, this weekend is the State Championship Road race in Duncan, Arizona. There are only juniors signed up the 13/14 boys category, so I was thinking about inviting a few of you. Caden James, Estevan, Leonardo, Nathanial, Thorstan. Did I miss a 13/14 boy? If I did, you are welcome to go. We could drive to Duncan on Friday after school, then race on Saturday and be back for Saturday Dinner. Boys please tell me ASAP if you would like to go.


Gila riders– If you are a Cat 3 men, then we will be leaving on Tuesday mid day. I would like to leave at 1pm, so that you all have a chance to ride into town.

If you are a women or cat 4 man then we are going to leave on Wednesday, hopefully mid day as well, so that you can do the same thing.


If you ride into town, then you get to ride half of the TT course and shake out the legs.


Whiskey riders– I want to encourage you all to leave Friday morning, thus missing the whole day of school. We want to leave the clubhouse at 8am.


For both Gila and Whiskey I will put a blog post together and email with more information, I just wanted to get this first bit out. I have been talking with all drivers and coaches about this, and I wanted to get everyone talking about it.

Sunday April 8th and Ride Times

Cyclovia and Rides.   Two rides– Road ride with Max heading to Mt Lemmon. Shorter day. We are going to start to taper after this to Gila. This is only if you are going to Gila   MTB ride– Shorter day. Starr Pass.  2 ish hours.   8:30 am start times for the two.  … Read more »

Week of April 2nd

It sure was nice to be home for a weekend. I really appreciated my bed, the shoot out, and just getting to ride. I hope you all feel the same way and are excited for the last few races of the season.   There a kids going to many different races coming up so please… Read more »

Easter Sunday and Flanders

Easter Sunday. Please if this is family day, honor that and enjoy the day.   8am leaving the clubhouse for Mt Lemmon. I will be riding out and returning to the clubhouse by 11am. After that it is a family day for me with mariachi at the downtown cathedral with my in laws.   If… Read more »

Week of March 26th

Thank you team, coaches and parents. These have been a very busy last few weeks. I can’t thank you all enough for putting the time in.   The recent results I think prove it has all been worth it. It takes a lot of courage and commitment to do well and those lessons transfer to… Read more »

Mountain bike race, White Tanks

White Tank Mountain bike race. This was the site of the last High school mountain bike race.   El Grupo kids signed up: Mitchell, Caleb, Jesus, Brayden, Caden, Eve, Oliver, Mostyn, Jordan, Max and Sam Bevier   You can see where you signed up here:   All boys go off at approx. 10:30am and girls… Read more »

Thank you, and more to come

Thank you parents, coaches and supporters. As a team we provided more volunteers on Sunday than any other organization. I think that is fantastic. I really appreciate and thank all of you for your time and help. I know you are all busy and your support it what allows all the racers and your kids… Read more »

Families have things to do

Families.   Please feel encouraged to leave the race whenever you like tomorrow.   I know you all only have so much time, so please, after your kids race, feel encouraged to leave.   I will be driving a van up in the morning, however there will not be coaches riding kids home.   So… Read more »