Fall/Winter Indoor Training – Update 2

Fall/Winter Indoor Training – Update 2

Hi Riders,

Here’s a nutshell of the winter program:

This Thursday, November 14th, is a “test ride” at One Ten Cycles for the first 20 people that respond (I believe it holds approx 20 riders, and one of the purposes of this test ride is to figure out exactly how many riders we can accommodate).

The ride will start at 5:15 pm.  I’ll be there at 4:30 or so in order to help everyone get settled in.

So if you’re interested, please let me know.
Bob

Fall/Winter Indoor Training – Update 2

Fall/Winter Training Update

Here’s the latest update on fall/winter training…

Even though we’re not completely firmed up, I wanted to announce that the shop we’re hoping to utilize is One Ten Cycles, on Hwy 62/110 in Mendota Heights.  Their address is 1040 Dakota Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

Tom (owner) is very anxious to have us there this winter and is working on his basement to prepare it for us.  I expect to take a ‘final’ walk through it this weekend.  At that time I hope to come back to you with a firm plan.

The biggest issue we’ll have with One Ten is space.  The basement area we’ll have available is significantly smaller than what we had at Penn/Freewheel, and this is why I asked for a show of interest last week.  I don’t know the exact space available yet (I will be able to measure when I go through it this weekend), but I’m guessing we’ll max out at 20 – 25 riders, significantly less than the 35 – 40 we could squeeze in at Penn/Freewheel.

With regard to riding time, the shop closes at 7:00 (as opposed to 8:00 at Penn/Freewheel), so this will necessitate us starting earlier.  I’m sorry for those of you who this earlier start time will affect.  Once we get to the point of firming up the rider roster, please keep this in mind.

Thanks for your support and for your continued patience.  Hopefully, my walk through this weekend looks positive and that we can get started ASAP!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Final Afton Hill Training Session * June 6

Final Afton Hill Training Session * June 6

Our Spring ’19 session of Afton hill training wraps up Thursday, June 6. It’s been a great year of climbing, and I hope you can join us for our final ride until the fall.

As always, we’ll meet in front of Selma’s Ice Cream at 5:25 for a brief pre-ride meeting. We’ll then do a quick warmup then head to the hill for repeats.

If you can’t be there right at 5:30, no sweat. We’ll be on the hill until about 7:00, so come when you can.

I look forward to seeing you in Afton!

Afton Hill Training * This Afternoon!

Afton Hill Training * This Afternoon!

Hi riders,

Afton Hill Training Session #6 is today (May 23)!!!! I hope you can join us for another quality evening on the hills. The forecast calls for a cool evening, but it will be dry with light winds, so a very nice night is in store!

As always, the start time is 5:30. Please be on your bike and in front of Selma’s Ice Cream at 5:25 for a brief pre-ride. We then head out for a short warm up then onto the hills. As always, if you can’t get to Afton right at 5:30, no worries. Get there when you can and join us on the hill.

These rides are open to all riders and all abilities. We do hill repeats, so nobody gets left behind. So come to ride and invite all your cycling friends.

We’re nearly to the end of our Spring Hill Climbs (2 more weeks), so take advantage of the evening and come ride!

Please contact me with questions.

See you this afternoon!

Hill Climbs

Afton Hill Training * Today!!!!!

Hi Riders,

Afton Hill Training Session #4 is today (May 9)!!!!  I hope you can join us for another quality evening on the hills.  Once again, the forecast calls for a cool evening, but it looks to be dry.  Plus, the north wind should help push us up the hill, so please join us!

Details:

  • Start time:  5:30 pm.  Be on your bike and in front of Selma’s Ice Cream at 5:25 for a brief pre-ride.  We then head out for a short warm up then onto the hills.  As always, if you can’t get to Afton right at 5:30, no worries.  Get there when you can and join us on the hill. 
  • These rides are open to all riders and all abilities.  We do hill repeats, so nobody gets left behind.  So come to ride and invite all your cycling friends.
  • Ride any bike; road bike, MTB, gravel, ‘cross, TT, any bike works.

Take advantage of every dry day and every opportunity to improve your climbing.  Please contact me with questions.

See you this afternoon!

Afton Hill Training Session #3 * Thurs, May 2 (Tomorrow)!

Hi Riders,

Please plan to join us tomorrow in Afton for Hill Training Session #3.  The forecast calls for a cool and dry evening, so be sure to join us!

Details:

  • Start time:  5:30 SHARP.  Be on your bike and in front of Selma’s Ice Cream at 5:25 for pre-ride instructions.  We then head out for a short warm up then onto the hills.  As always, if you can’t get to Afton right at 5:30, no worries.  Get there when you can and join us on the hill. 
  • These rides are open to all riders and all abilities.  We do hill repeats, so nobody gets left behind.  So come to ride and invite all your cycling friends.
  • Ride any bike; road bike, MTB, gravel, ‘cross, TT, any bike works.

Races and events are just around the corner for everybody, so take advantage of every opportunity to improve your climbing.  Please contact me with questions.

See you tomorrow!

Afton Hill Climbing

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