HSMTB Coordination Notes

Riders Registered:

EL Grupo Composite Team

NewBen, Chloe, Hanes, Isabel, Kyle, Sam, Tyler


Avery– we need to fill paper work out and pay for you


Tucson High Team

Ben, Cara, Colter, Daniel, Genea, Keenan, Leila, Leo, Nick,


Gear lists were handed out yesterday. Pack smart.


Team jerseys will be provided by the team.

Shorts wear last years Blackbottoms shorts as option A, Option B is all Black, option C is this years Voler.


You must wear gloves and glasses during the race.


Departing time:

9:30am from the Clubhouse.


2pm. Arrive in Prescott at Race course.

3pm on course preriding and doing openers

4pm off course and setting up camp

5-9pm eating dinner, doing homework


Returning time:

late Sunday approx. 8pm. hopefully sooner


Cars and drivers:

Total racers– 18.

Team red van– 11 seats minus Daniela, Damiano, and me. 8 sets left.

Seats needed– 10– 11 would be best.


Kate and Bob will be driving and their car will be a quite homework car in both directions. If another parent could do this as well that would be great.


Please post if you plan on driving. We need the help.



El Grupo will be providing :

Saturday– Lunch and Dinner

Sunday– Breakfast, Lunch and after race food.


We will plan on providing food to riders. If you plan on joining us please come with enough food for yourself and your family. We as a team will plan on having enough good food for the riders.


El Grupo will be providing the kitchen and cooking equipment.


If you are not coming and want to contribute, snack foods are great. Fruit is BEST.


Information about the race can be found here:


Lookin ahead to the High School League

Thank you everyone for the enjoyable evening. I very much enjoyed myself, and it seemed like everyone else did as well.


We are five weeks out from the first race. It is go time in terms of hard training. If you want to be fast at the races. Be consistent now. Come now. Work your tail off now. Your race starts tomorrow. Not in 5 weeks.


If the races come and you have not done your work, you will know.


If you have not done your work and you love the races and then you want to work. It will be to late. It is go time now.


This is also totally true for the middle school students who have 5 weeks until the Time Trial Championships. The race starts now.


The next five weeks play out like this:

Week one: VO2 max. Intervals

Week two: VO2 max intervals. After this we should have a fitness bump that will allow us to do even better work in week 3.

Week Three: LT intervals

Week Four: Skills

Week Five: Build into the race.


The information for the league can be found here: www.arizonamtb.org


Information for the time trials can be found here: www.azcycling.com


I should have sent everyone an email who did the league last year. Please follow the instructions in this email and sign yourselves up for the league. This is the final week. Please do it this week. If you need help we have computers at the clubhouse. Please ask.


Also on the home page of the League web page there is a link if you wish to apply for a scholarship. We will need help to pay for the race season. Please everyone fill this out!!! Again if you need help ask.


Question: What must you fill out?

If you do not answer the question before Wednesday practice you will have push ups to do. It must be answered on this blog.


Practice Schedule:


Tuesday: 5x 3 min VO2 max intervals. Irvington place.

Wednesday: 5x 3 min VO2 max intervals. Trials End

3:45 and 4:30pm starts. Veronique and Colin lead the 4:30.

Thursday: Barrio Trails short track mtb races.

Saturday: Shoot Out or morning ride

5:45, 6:00 or C team at 6:15

Sunday: MTB Fun 6am start



Back to school back to Training

September 14th we want to be fast again. Lets remember that date as we prepare. For some us that is for the HSMTB race and for some us that is the Time Trial Championships.


This week is going to be a skills week. Since this is our first week of after school practice I want us to ease into the after school heat. Please plan accordingly.


Monday– Academic Hours 4-7pm

Tuesday– Mountain bike hole shot practice, park setting

Wednesday– Endurance ride.

6pm L’Abitibi Presentation by riders. One Hour.

Thursday– MTB skills day, Barrio trails

Friday– Open shop mechanical hours. 4-7pm.

Saturday– Old Man Shoot Out 5:45 am

Big Boy Shoot Out 6 am

Colin and Julia’s– 6:15 am

Sunday– MTB 6am leave the clubhouse


After this week we will have a 3 week building block, then we will have another skills week, which will put us one week away from the first race. The week before the race we will ramp into it. There is a plan!!


A team please come by early this week and clean up after yourselves. The place is mess from your L’Abitibi stuff. Please come and clean it up.


Please be aware that only those with good attendance will be allowed to race.


Please all high school students check out the league website : http://www.arizonamtb.org/

Also please be aware that there are extra costs for this. Please familiarize yourself with these.



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