Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Ladies Saturday ride into San Juan

Good Morning Ladies
First, I would like to say "Happy Mothers Day" to everyone and to give a shout out to all the Ladies doing Tris this weekend, you have done the training so go and have FUN...

This week we are meeting at South Mountain at 6 am ready to ride into San Juan at 6:30 am sharp. The ride into San Juan is a lot of fun and then you get the pleasure of climbing out. This ride is very challenging, so please don't get discouraged, just keep at it. Speed isn't important on this type of ride, focus on keeping your legs moving at a good even pace (cadence). On your way out remember to get as much as you can out of the downhill, so the speed can carry you at least 1/2 way up the next climb.FYI stay out of the big ring in the front on the way out.

You may ask why are we doing this type of ride so soon: There are two reasons
1. I have a time trial up to the Towers this Saturday and instead of canceling the ride altogether, I have made it a tradition for all the Ladies(new and existing) to come out and ride San Juan. Then, later on in the year we will come out and ride it again, so each of you can see how much you have grown in your cycling.
2. It's good to have a ride that is very difficult and then come back and ride that same ride and see how much better you feel. Then wounder why did I stop, or to surpass the point where you had to stop last time and just smile.(YEA)

It is supposed to be hot this weekend, so please prep your water bottles (freeze two on a slant). Also be sure to take care of your body by drinking plenty of fluids.

If you have any questions about this ride or anything else, please ask via email or phone. No question is too silly or stupid. I was told by an instructor once, that the only stupid question is the one not asked. So, please ASK and I will do my best to answer them all.

----------A note from Charlie

Hey Everyone,
First off Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers out there. This Sunday we will be riding from "The Nosh" (S.E. corner of 48Th St. & Warner) Start time is 6:00 a.m. We will ride in the Ahwatukee area & do a 3.5 - 4 mile run after the ride for anyone wanting to run. The ride route will be approx. 50 miles & will include hills, a few sprints & no stops. There Will be a second option for those not wanting to go non stop.
See you Sunday,

Have a great Week
La Verne

South Mountain
from any where in the valley, Take Central south pass McDowell, pass Southern, Pass Baseline, Pass Dobbins, follow Central all the way up into the Mountain. You will come to a guard station take a Left turn and park in the first parking lot on your Left.

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