Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Last Summer Ride


Our adventure to REI was great. We worked on drafting and speed on the way down and climbing and endurance on the way back. I'll be that is further than some of you have gone before at those speeds. See what happens with positive peer pressure...you challenge your self to improve your skills. There will be a bigger challenge this week.

Venus de Miles was great!!! We looked so good in our jerseys. I want to thank all of you who participated in the ride. I had a great time riding with all of you and want to let you know that I have enjoyed riding with you all summer long as well. I have attached a few photos. I would like to compile everyone's pictures if possible to share.

Our Last Ride for Summer 09

The second challenge will be to go the long way around Cherry Creek State Park. It is similar to what we did last week, but instead of exiting the park at the Parker side, we will turn around and go back the way we came. This is the more challenging of the two rides. The distance is between 20 and 25 miles. There are gentle hills and a few short steeper ones too. This will again be a no drop ride. We will meet at the store at 6 pm on the 2nd of September and leave by 6:10 pm. Let’s finish out our summer season by seeing how far we’ve come and how much each of us has grown this summer.

I will bring my laptop so that I can get a copy of all the pictures to compile and share with the group. Please bring any that you would like to share.

RMNP Weekend

Put September 19 and 20th on your social calendar for this summer’s last outdoor event. We are invited to Patricia’s cabin in Grand Lake and will ride in Rocky Mountain National Park. We will have an organizational breakfast meeting to figure out the details on September 12th at 7 am. We will meet and discuss the details over breakfast at the Village Inn at Southlands Mall. Please plan to be there if you would like to participate.

Now is the time to enjoy riding, leave the "training" mind set behind. We'll pick it up in November when spin classes start. Enjoy the cool fall weather, enjoy the scenery, and remember why you love to ride.

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