August 17 - 23 Weekly Update

Cyclocross in August? You Bet!

This weekend, Shaun Adamson is running his Cycle-Smart Cyclocross Camp to get your ‘cross legs in gear. Get 2 days of instruction with a focus specifically on skills and technique that can only be demonstrated and taught in person. Skills covered will include mounting, dismounting, barriers, carrying, cornering, off-cambers, starts, course evaluation, line selection, and tire pressure.

Check out Shaun’s Facebook Event Page Cycle-Smart Alberta Cyclocross Camp. Or go register on Zone4 before it closes on August 16: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18499

Then, if you’re up for a drive to Calgary, MEC is hosting the first Cyclocross race of the season on August 25. Check the ABA website for more details: http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/calendar#aug

Interested in a Team Time Trial?

Even just for fun! Isn’t that why we race anyway?

If we want to get a team(s) entered for the Provincial TTT on August 26, then we really should have at least one or two practice workouts this week. Send me an email and let’s get it coordinated: coaching@velocitycyclingclub.ca

Monthly Club Update Meeting this Monday

We’ll meet again on Monday, August 20, 7:30 to about 9:00pm in the community boardroom at the MEC Downtown location. If you’ve got anything in particular to discuss, send Ed an email to get it on the agenda: president@velocitycyclingclub.ca

At this meeting, I’d like to confirm our Climbing Camp destination for the weekend of September 14-16.

Weekly Ride Schedule

Links to Strava routes are on our Events Calendar. Just find the date, click the event and you’ll find the description.

Saturday departs from The Grange Save-On-Foods parking lot at 10am. Head down through Nighthawk and towards Devon.

The Sunday Ride meets at 10am in the Spruce Grove Tri-Lesiure Centre parking lot for the loop north through Glory Hills.

The Tuesday City Hill Circuit departs 6:30pm from Hawrelak Park.

With the Time Trials still on our race schedule, keep up your aerobic power with Thursday’s Threshold Intervals at 6:30pm from The Garrison’s Tim Hortons.

Coach Kevin returns late Saturday …

I wonder what almost 2 weeks at altitude will buy me? Hopefully some great memories with my (basically adult) kids!

 

Winners train, losers complain.