Twice a year we do a Time Trial. at the beginning and end of the season. The idea is to see just how fast you are over 10 km and if you improve over the season.
We spend a lot of time teaching how to safely ride in a Group environment and we know that some of you are a lot quicker than the Groups you are currently in. Hopefully you're learning lots and are thinking about going up a Group or two? You might be happy where you are, and that's completely fine by the way.
Well, the Time Trial will help you, and us, figure out where you are capable of going.
We'll ride out to the Brandt house on the 734 and start the TT there. Starting at Group One we will line you up, give you a number and then every 15 seconds we will send you down the 734 for 5 KM, turnaround and come back as fast as you can. That's it! No paceline, no group riding, just you and your bike!
Some of you are going to be very surprised with just how fast you can be. Last year we had a Group 2 rider finish in the top three!
So get ready to let your inner speed demon loose! The weather looks pretty good, a bit hot, but light winds.
Meet at the Turvey Centre. Ride briefing at 6:20 and on the road by 6:30. I will monitor the weather and if at all doubtful I will post a Go/ No Go at 4pm.
The weather looks fabulous for tomorrow. We will be returning to the Turvey Centre and using Hwy 6 and the 734 to continue learning how to ride together.
At the Icebreaker triathlon last weekend I was horrified at the poor cornering skills demonstrated by the competitors. I stood by a traffic cone at the turnaround and out of the 100 or so cyclists I saw 2 that were able to corner correctly. So I'm bringing traffic cones with me tomorrow and we'll have you do some drills as you ride.
YouTube is your friend. This one is about general cornering. The one thing I want you to remember above all else is to " Look where you want to go" ,keep your head up and don't look at your wheels, trust me you'll know if they are not there!
Ride briefing at 6:20, riding by 6:30.Remember your blinkies!