October 12 - 18 Weekly Update

Keep Riding Long and Hilly

Your next big event is likely months away, meaning you’ve got some wiggle room to shorten workouts, skip a few. But be wary of breaking your workout habit altogether. It can happen easily this time of year.

You’ve created a habit of daily (or almost daily) workouts. So don’t break that habit. New habits are hard to establish. Working out is a healthy habit to have. Cherish it. You’re better to do something short in your usual workout time block than to skip it completely.

You still need some longer moderate intensity riding each week too. Plan for one long ride and one hilly ride, much like we have planned each weekend. As long as our roads are dry, and the temperatures are staying near 0° and warmer, we’ll keep the weekend rides going as long as possible. We had an impressive group of 10 riders out this past Saturday!

Year-End Wrap Up Party Friday November 9

Your club executive is planning the club’s Year-End Wrap-Up Party at the Capilano Community League Hall, 10810-54 Street. We’ll need volunteers  to help with set up and tear down.

Come help us put together all the details at our October Club Meeting on Monday, October 22.

Roger’s Harvest Ride Only a Week Away

Sunday, October 21, we’re meeting at the Waskahegan staging area just off RR210 at 11:00 am. Any off-road capable bike will do for some trail riding through the Blackfoot Grazing Reserve. The club will provide post-ride snacks in the staging area picnic shelter at about 1:30pm, after the ride.

Don’t have an off-road capable bike? Borrow one of the club’s ‘cross bikes. Contact club President Ed Heacock president@velocitycyclingclub.ca to prearrange pickup before ride day.

This is a low-key club-only event this year.

Weekly Ride Schedule Summary

One long ride. One hilly ride. We’ve got your big rides covered if you join us this weekend (and the weather cooperates).

Saturday departs from Colchester Elementary at 11am and heads south and east. (Please note that Coach Kevin will miss this Saturday’s ride – I’m out in Banff, figuring out if it’s bike or ski weather in the mountains!)

The Sunday Ride meets at 11am in the parking lot of The Enjoy Centre.

The Midweek Cyclocross Race has completed its series for the season. But if you’re still racing ‘cross I encourage you to find your own midweek circuit to practice your skills.

 

 

Self-discipline means doing what you SHOULD do rather than what you WANT to do.