TBC News & Notes

Great job and Congratulations to everyone. I was very happy to hear everyone say that they left 100% out on the course. None of us than should worry about our time. Just feel good about giving it a 100%. My favorite comment I heard from a rider was, ” I don’t care what my time was, I know I left it all out there.”

Tomorrow we are meeting at the clubhouse at 5:30am. I will have all the bikes loaded up, tools packed, pumps ready. If you would like to bring snacks that sounds great.

Riders please bring a change of clothes for the afternoon and a sweatshirt in the morning as it will be cold.

The TBC website says that by 7pm times should be up, so you will have approximately one hour to see where you stand. Please be in bed early, rest well, eat a good dinner and breakfast. See you all in the morning.

El Grupo 2.0 (almost to the present)

Also thanks to all parents and coaches that came out to help today. It’s pretty great to have such a supportive crew.

TBC Info

Here we go. The biggest local race of the year. The most important in town bike race we have. I am very excited about our team’s chances this year to show up in a big way at the end of the race. I think we have a chance to put a rider on the podium of every category we are entered in. More than that though I am confident that we are all going to go out and have FUN as a TEAM!

The Orignal El Grupo team

There is a bunch of information that I need to get out, so please read this carefully.

Friday: Time Trial in McCains Loop

This is just on the other side of the Tucson Mountains and parking is at Old Tucson Studios. If you want to watch the start then you need to bring a bike to make things easy and fun.

First rider goes off at 1:30pm. I want to be out there at Noon. So we should meet at the clubhouse at 11am. So at the Clubhouse at 11am on Friday. Yes this means you need to get out of school and get all your work handed in and school things taken care of.  I can take most of the bikes out there with my car and trailer however any parent that can come and transport kids that will be very needed. We should be home by 5pm ish.

El Grupo Next Generation

The TT Ramp

Saturday: Road Race in Green Valley

13-14 start 7:15am

15-16 start 7:10am

17-18 start 9am

Cat4 women 7:05am

Cat 3 men 9:20am

We as a team with the younger riders should be in Green Valley at 6:15am. So we should leave town at 5;30am. If I can have all the bikes at the clubhouse that would make my life easy in the morning to pack up all the bikes on the trailer.

I would like to make arrangements with one parent to get the later group to the start at 8am. This way the older and cat riders do not have to wake up early for no reason.

Younger riders you can stay and cheer on your teammates if you like or you can go home if you are tired and have a ride. I will be staying and supporting the team all morning.

17-18 Boys TBC Race 2010

Sunday Fun Day: Circuit Race  by Pima CC West

Start times:

Jr 17-18 8:46
Jr 15-16 8:49
Jr 13-14 8:50

Cat 4 women 6:47am

Cat 3 men 10:25

This is the “come one come all” to watch race. It is fun and fast. I would like  to leave with the team from the clubhouse at 7:30am. That way we warm up riding to the start line. We will then stay all day to watch the races and to stand on the podium. We would like for parents to help out by being there to cheer, and bring food to share (fruit, healthy snacks, sandwiches, etc) while we all hang out to await awards. Maybe we all chip in for some eegee’s sandwiches?

Cat 4 Circuit Race 2010

Circuit race 2010 13-14 Girls

A lot more info can be found at  www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/2011files/2011Bible.pdf

I imagine that there are going to be questions so please post and ask. Also I know many of you have been working with Daniela to figure out how we are volunteering and I very much thank you all for the help.

Portland, OR – Arcata, CA

Blog time! Alright, it’s been a while but I finally have internet and a good chunk of time to get this post out. I guess I’ll start where I left off on the last post and just bring on back to where I am now. Portland, Day -1 So this was my last full day… Read more »

Most Important of All

Last weekend I had the pleasure of working with Skywalker, Emily, Keenan, Duncan and Jade. They helped me out at the El Rio Health Fair. They were incredibly great ambassadors for riding, El Grupo, and Youth in general. I want to thank you all for your hard work. This sort of out reach is as… Read more »

Great Start

What a great start to the weekend. I was lucky enough to ride the big boy shoot out today with Donovan, Nathan, Logan, Richard, and Alex. It was huge 200 deep. People from all over the country. All brushing off the rust from the winter and getting into racing shape. It was crazy pro’s, cat… Read more »

This Weekend

Saturday: For all those not riding the Shootout: We will all go the Spin Class @ O2 Modern Fitness downtown at 4pm. This is mandatory practice, but you also must bring $5 for the class. You are expected to be here, so if you have questions, please comment or better yet call Daniela 304-9682 Shootout… Read more »

Tumacacori Race Success

I call this the hardest one day race in Arizona. It is a 6 mile loop that has you climbing a climb similar to the back side of Gates Pass. The cat 4’s Alex, Nathan, Logan and Donovan each had to do this 7 times. Lizzy 5 times, D-Son and Newgan 3, Sam and David… Read more »

Days 1-7 Portland, Oregon

Well, touring is quite the easy life… especially when you’re going anywhere but I’m heading out the door as soon as I finish this post.  I just wanted to update you guys on how I’ve been for the week up here in Portland. My dad and I flew in about 2:00 pm on Thursday after… Read more »

Coach’s Desicion

This week: Wednesday: The B and C teams will be staying in town and doing the point race. By doing this we get an hour and half of hard, lactate threshold, training in. While still getting home at a normal time. The A team, Logan, Donovan and Nathan will be the only ones going to… Read more »