Wednesday night crit

Ok so it sounds like there is some energy to get out there. Here is what would need to happen though to make this work:

Leave the clubhouse at 4:15pm. It takes about on hour in traffic to get out there. Plus we have to pack the bikes up on the tailor and cars then unload.

Get to the course at 5:15pm. This gives us time to sign up and warm up.

Race all juniors at 6pm for 20 minutes.

Then wait until 7pm for the next race.

Race for half hour.

Pack up cars bikes and the like we leave at after 8pm.

Get back to clubhouse at 8:45pm.

Riders return home after 9pm.

Does this sound about right?

Is this totally worth it to you riders—please respond?

Or do we get just as good a work out with our 1 and half hour ride/ race?– this question again proposed to the riders?

You guys tell me.

The race course

Race results from last week can be found here:

The Race season is On

Great weekend again everyone. I want to say one more time how proud I am of this team. You all make my efforts with you come back 100%.

This coming week: Another building week in our training. Our next big team goal is the Tucson Bicycle Classic stage race held on the 18th of March to the 20th. It is a three stage race with a time trial on day 1 Friday, a Road race on day 2 Saturday , and a circuit race on day 3 Sunday. This is the 25 annual event and more info can be found at . I really want us as a team to show up big at this race and really show any out of towners that we here in town have a fast group of Juniors. I have a long term goal of one year winning every Junior division possible.

So to get ready for this:

Tuesday: Recovery Ride. We are all tired from this weekend and need to get our legs moving again for a hard week.

Wednesday: Points Race. No joke beat up on your friends fun time racing.

Thursday: 36th Repeats. 1 minute long efforts.

Saturday: Shoot Out– just to the Mission. A good group ride opener for the racing team of this weekend.

Sunday: Team group ride McCains loop twice.

Some of you ie Logan, Lizzy, Donovan, Nathan, Tyler, D-Son, Newgan, and David will be racing on Sunday at the Tumacacori road race. The hardest one day race in Arizona. More info to come on this. However all and any race info can be found at

See you soon!

Day 1 Time Trial start

One of my favorite pics of all time. Max and Logan winning the Circuit race of the TBC off the front


But first we race the hills of Tumacacori

U of A Crit Photos!!!!!

To view the album on Kathleen’s photo site click HERE.

To view and tag yourself on the El Grupo Facebook page click HERE.

Congratulations to everyone! What a terrific, wildly successful “day at the races!”

The Universe was right

I am so proud of our whole team. For everything. I could not be a prouder coach. Thank you so much all parents, riders, and supports. I am a very fortunate man. I wish I could take you all up the mountain tomorrow but again we must listen to the “universe”. No ride tomorrow.  Enjoy… Read more »

UofA Crit – Here we come!

If you don’t know already, the “universe” decided it was not the right time for El Grupo to travel to Mexico.  A number of factors were involved in us being home for the rest of the weekend, one of the major ones being that what the immigration information on the worldwideweb says and what Mexican… Read more »

Epic Rides Kona 24-Hour Race Photo Album is Now Posted!

A complete photo album is posted on my web site HERE. The album has many captions that tell the story of your weekend. If there are any corrections, please let me know. Later tonight, I will post a separate reduced album on Facebook so you can tag yourself. Congratulations to each and every one of… Read more »

Mexico trip – Thursday!

As if we hadn’t done enough already in February…We will be leaving this coming Thursday, Feb 24th for our annual trip to the Olympic Training Center in Hermosillo, Mexico. Below you will find when we meet, what to bring, and some answers for those questions that parents most likely have. Let’s start with that. You… Read more »


Ignacio always gives the play-by-play, but it is my turn. Why? Because for the first time I got to experience for myself what I have been “making” youth riders do for years. I rode in the 24 hours in Old Pueblo mountain bike event this past weekend as part of one of the four 5-person… Read more »

Directions to 24 hour event

Please visit the event website: for complete directions. Basically, you are taking Oracle Rd north almost to the town of Oracle. You are turning left onto Willow Springs road just before you get to Oracle. This is a DIRT ROAD which was in good condition the last time we drove, and should be unless… Read more »