Monday, March 2, 2009

Time to Commit

First the schedule:
March 4 and 8-no class
March 11 and 15-Boot Camp
From here things should go back to normal

Second a recap of yesterday's amazing outdoor ride. We meet here at the store yesterday to a somewhat cloudy day. All 15 of us were so excited to be outside instead of stuck on a trainer. We rode through Cherry Creek State Park and racked up 21 miles over a few leisurely hours. We only had two minor mechanical problems that held us up for a little while. What a great way to end the weekend.

Its that time of year where races and events still have room for you to sign up and are generally $10 to $30 cheaper since you are signing up early. I would like to see each of you choose at least one event this summer. There are so many different kinds to choose from: bike rides, tri's, du's, and running. The best place to look for events is on or ask your girlfriends which races they have done and enjoyed.

Here's my input. Last year was my first year in triathlon. I did the Danskin, Tri for the Cure, My Way or The Tri Way, Dip and Dash, Rattlesnake, and I volunteered for the Du Wop (now being called the Colorado Wild Women Duathlon). All these races/events were so much fun. I learned how a event like this runs in addition to learning about myself as an athlete and a person.

The Venus de Miles ride is the only all women's ride in Colorado. If enough people committed, we could sign up as a team and ride together. Each person can choose which distance (35 miles, 50 miles, or 65 miles) to ride. Here's the info:

Date: August 30th
Starting Place: Prospect Park in Longmont
Benefactor: Greenhouse Scholarship Program
Cost: until 4/15 $68, 4/16 to 8/26 $79, day of $100

If I can get 20 women to commit to this ride, I will create a team and everyone can sign up on on their own. Deadline to commit is March 20th. After that date, I will set up our team. We can make this our big event of the year. (This could be the one event that you commit yourself to)

Speaking of events, I am working on this summer's ride schedule. I have the Beginner/Wednesday group all set up with mini clinics and short rides starting from Bicycle Village Aurora. There are a few chances to practice the bike to run transition for our triathletes.

For the Intermediate/Advanced group, I am in the process of planning a few trips to ride with our Saturday Group Ride at the Boulder store, going to see the colors change at the end of season near Vail, and organizing a weekend ride retreat with Patricia who has offered her cabin for use. More details to follow on all these activities.

So during your break from spin class, enjoy this nice weather by getting out on your bike.



1 comment:

Michelle Bell said...

Hey Andrea-
I signed up for Venus de Miles and a couple others so far!


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