UPDATE as of this April 2nd morning:
Update: Ok we are going to scrap the skills on Friday. There is nowhere safe or without snow to properly run them. If we can head out Saturday we will incorporate them into the start of the ride. We will cover off a little theory, strategize on how to get Rob a girlfriend then socialize. Bring beer, wine or whatever your poison. See everyone Friday at 6:30
When: Friday April 3
Where: TBD (based on how many people show interest)
Format: We will spend approximately an hour in a discussion format base-lining everyone on the basics of doing training rides with groups. After the lecture style stuff, weather permitting, we will head to a local soccer field and do a half hour of slow skills that will get you comfortable riding close to other riders. You will therefore need to come to the session with your bikes and be ready to ride. Everyone will be asked to show their ABA license to demonstrate that you have insurance. If you can’t demonstrate this you won’t be able to do the skills. We will touch on the race stuff a little but that will be for a different session and with someone that has way more race experience than I do.
Who should come: Anyone who has not had experience riding in groups. This includes all you fast dudes from other athletic disciplines.
By April third everyone should have suffered through the Retreat Road Rumble TT and we will have divided people up into training groups. Remember its early season so don’t get hung up on what group you’re in. If you can’t get to the official ride go out and do it on your own and send the data to Trev.
We will then head out on Saturday April 4 in our designated groups to practice our group riding. These will not be physical training rides but rides to practice our skills on how to ride safely in a group. If you can’t do these things at a slower speed then you will be a hazard at higher speeds.
Lastly we will need volunteers from the CAT 1/2/3 groups to lead the Saturday rides. If possible you should come to the Friday session to add your expertise to the discussion and to ensure we are all singing from the same song sheet.
Let me know if you’re interested via the Blog. I will keep update accordingly.
Address is 32 Rosery Pl NW; phone 403-282-2108