Friday, October 30, 2009
2009 USA Cyclocross World Championships Team Member
The Who: Open to anyone, tailored for beginners-intermediate Cyclocross riders.
The What: Cyclocross Training Camp focusing on proper Cyclocross skills and Technique for racing and riding Cyclocross.
The When: Beginning November 6th on the FLC Campus at 3:30-5:30, and concludes in Dolores on November 8th at the Cyclocross race.
The Where: Camp will be held on the Fort Lewis Campus and in Dolores on Sunday, November 8th.
Camp description- The Cyclocross Camp will begin on November 6 and go through November 8th. Open to all levels of ability, but specifically for beginner to intermediate riders that are interested in racing Cyclocross and learning good technique and training principles specifically for Cyclocross.
Camp will cover basic skills and advanced techniques for Cyclocross racing and riding. The camp is spread out over 3 days of training and practice. Proper technique for Cyclocross mounts, dismounts, run ups, cornering technique, and Cyclocross race starts. Included in the camp will be a generalized training program for intermediate riders from the camps end date through the regional Cyclocross racing season to national Championships in December. Also included in the plan are Cyclocross Race Day preparation plans, recovery tips, bike set up tips for Cyclocross and more. The final day of the camp will be held in Dolores to cover the pre-race warm up routine and preparation. Camp fee does not include race entry fee into Dolores CX Race on November 8th.
Cost: The cost of the Cyclocross Camp is $100 and is limited to 20 riders to keep a quality riding and learning experience. Register here: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9557
Contact: Please contact Matt Shriver, FLC Cycling Coach at email@example.com or (970) 946-5570.
Friday Nov, 6th Meet on FLC Campus. Football Field Parking lot Starts at 3:30 and concludes at 5:30(Dark). Basic Technique and proper form will be covered. Receive Training Plan and Cyclocross tips packet.
Saturday, Nov. 7th Meet on FLC Campus in Football Field Lot at 10:00 am. Advanced Technique covered. Training session with learned technique. Concludes at 12:00 pm.
Sunday, Nov 8th Meet in Dolores, CO at 11:30 am. Pre-ride CX Course and go over your race plan. Warm up and prep for CX race. RACE! End camp at the Dolores Brewery with race party!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Well, I was at the 4th checkpoint at 2:30pm, with 80 miles and about 3700' of climbing to do in 4.5hrs. It was going to be close. Except for about 20 miles of climbing, it was mostly mild downhill and wind behind. I was doing the math head games all the way home. At 6pm, after 11 hours in the saddle and 1 hour off the bike at checkpoints, I had 21 miles to go. The wind had died a bit and the slope leveled off somewhat - so 21 mph for an hour was going to be tough. As 7pm approached, it was too dark to see the odometer, so I just had to crank it out and hope for the best. I pulled in to the finish at 6:57! Sore knees, sore back, tweaked hamstring - but goal accomplished!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
2008 Olympian, Todd Wells, shared his time and expertise with Ciclistas on Friday to tweek the Dolores CX course. The Specialized mountain bike and cyclocross racer added some twists and turns to the course from last year. It will include sand and stairs, a spiral section, a trip through the pavilion, and a few more drops off the levy to break up the long straight. Big thanks to Todd for his help and John Gilbert for making it happen.