Thursday 02/21 – PRACTICE CANCELLED

Hey all.

Apologies for the late notice. Due to the crappy weather, practice is cancelled today.

I will be at the clubhouse at 4:00pm if anyone would like to work on their bikes!

More info about the weekend rides will be posted today or tomorrow.

Ben

Wednesday Ride

Valley riders– 3:45 and 4:30 start times. We are going to go back to work

 

24 Hour riders– 4:30 only. We are going to go on a cruise on our road bikes.

 

Nick King that you for asking for the clarification

What a weekend and more to come

Really where do I start?

 

6 teams on the podium and three wins at the 24 Hour Race.

 

An incredibly fine, helpful and wonderful showing of support and love from all the parents who came to the event to help.

 

Handlers who got every kid to the start on time and ready to go. Lights that worked every time. Food that was tasty and warm all event.

 

Really the village that is El Grupo and what you guys all put together to make the event work is just beautiful. It is why its my favorite event of the year. Never do we depend on each other in quite the same way. I just really appreciate how it always brings us all together in that special way. Thank you to all.

 

But there was more!!!

 

Valley of the Sun Road bike stage race

 

Morgan brought a crew of 5 boys to the race and they all learned that they can compete on the national stage. Each rider had a result that reminded them that they can be as good as they dream.

 

Ethan Overson won the Cat 2 GC and road race, while every other young man had at least a top 20 finish in stacked fields of the nations best.

 

We all can compete at the highest of levels if we let ourselves believe, dream and trust.

 

Training Plan

 

Tuesday– Recovery day. Clean your bike day, and understand how we move forward day

 

Wednesday– Valley riders– Road bikes with some work 3:45 and 4:30 start times

24 Hour riders– recovery ride

 

Thursday– Sunday. It looks like it is going to be very cold and wet. There are going to be many game time decisions made to work around the weather.

 

Saturday– Depending on what we decide it might be a late start and then going to McCains loop to practice the TBC time trial, or it might be brave the cold, as we all did at the 24, and shoot out.

 

Sunday– Depending on what we do on Saturday might be TBC practice, or it might be something else.

Tuesday Practice

I will post a lot more information tomorrow.   I too am tired after an amazing weekend.   Tuesday Practice— Rolling out, stretching and recovering from the weekend of racing. With Dani and Daniela.   Yes mandatory– You only get faster when you rest and let the work soak in. And so we will.

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24 Hour Race venue parking

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24 Hour race notes

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24 Hour Gear List

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Lets let the racing begin

This week really gets the Spring Season started. I am very excited for things to really get moving.   In the next few days there is going to be a lot of information coming at everyone in regards to the 24 Hour Race so please be on the look out.   Training Plan   Tuesday—… Read more »