It's about 2pm here in Victoria, BC. Theresa has just finished the 70.3 Half Ironman and is currently in the shower rinsing all the sweat and dust off her very tired legs. Conditions were pretty much perfect with negligible wind, moderate temps ( 20C) and a shaded run around the lake. The road course is spectacular. Winding, rolling, lots of shade and very, very pretty. It really is a fabulous race and today was the first time I regretted my decision to take a year off triathlon. The good news though is that there is always next year!
We won't be back until midnight tomorrow so will miss the ride. Wanda will be the Master of Ceremonies and will make sure you all get safely on your way. Frankie P has volunteered to lead G7 for Theresa, so please take it easy on her. :)
The consensus was that the route we rode last week was quite successful so I think we will do it again. Out on Hwy 11, come off at Exit A and take the 734 Brora rd to Hwy 6 and then north or south depending on the Group. Weather conditions look excellent with sunset at 9:11pm so we have lots of light. By now we should all be settled into our Groups and ready to focus a little more on quality riding, Smooth pace-lines, lots of communication and helping each other to succeed are the goals.
Next Monday, the 22nd I think we should head out to Lumsden to spend some quality time doing hill work. Hills intimidate a lot of riders so we are going to show you how to take those hills and make them work for you, not against you. For many of our newer riders we will be showing you the benefits of your little chain ring, how, why and when to shift gear and the importance of looking good despite feeling like your legs are about to fall off. We'll also cover safe descending, and the correct way to say "wheeeeeee!" when coasting downhill. These are all very important topics that bear serious discussion.
So, have a fun safe ride tomorrow. Meet at the Turvey Center, 100 Armour rd, at 6'ish. Riding by 6:30, back by 8.
I tend to be the noisy one, Theresa and the Ride Leaders are the real story.