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Team Ride – Tour de Sponsors

February 11, 2012
8:30 amto1:30 pm

Lets ride to several of our sponsors and show them some love.

Meet at Niles and be ready to roll out at 08:30.s

Distance will not be great

I do want to get photos at each location. We will visit, in no particular order:



Hughes Allmart



Rain will cancel




Team Ride

February 4, 2012
8:30 amto1:30 pm

Ride from The Cyclepros

‘B’ group departs at 08:30 and the ‘A’ s roll out at 08:40. Or we can split in to Category groups. Lets see who turns up.

My suggestion is another roll out to the Wente RR course plus some extra loops to get a decent distance in.

And good luck to all those who are racing at Knights Ferry




Board Meeting

February 6, 2012
6:15 pmto7:30 pm

The Team Board of Directors will be meeting ahead of the regular monthly team meeting at Mission Coffees.

Team members are welcome to attend.


Team Meeting

February 6, 2012
7:30 pmto9:00 pm
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Team meeting begins at 19:30, and we will discuss all the usual stuff.

Please make a purchase when you get there.

TNT – Thursday, Jan. 26

I’m bringing the forms, please try to arrive before 6:30pm

- 6:30pm paceline warm-up for 6 laps (18mph on lap 1, then 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23+mph on the last lap). Pull longer if you feel stronger, sit on if this is too much.
- two technique sprints (light gearing, looking ahead, in the drops, centered on the bike with a good form – driving the bike forward)
- ten sprints from corner four to the line (long and into the wind, lead it out if you feel great, follow a wheel if you can, come off a wheel if you are good!)
- intermission with tight 180 degree turns to prepare for Cherry Pie Crit (skills drill, not a speed drill)
- ten more sprints from corner four to the line (modifiers – more if you have more, less if you want to save your mojo)

See you there, Larry

Team Ride – Sports Basement to Spectrum

January 28, 2012
8:15 amto1:31 pm

Spectrum Ride Route from Sports Basement.

Total distance 64 miles, average speed for the ride will be between 19 and 21 mph, 2240 feet

Meeting place is the Sports Basement at 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale. We depart Sports Basement at 08:30 ABSOLUTE LATEST. We will ride to miss the official ride start at the Starbucks at Hollenbeck and Homestead in Sunnyvale
1677 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This is the official ride start, which will depart at 09:00 SHARP

All groups will leave together. This ride is an unregulated ride, so if you are dropped, you will have to navigate on your own.

R    Lawrence Expressway (go 2 ½ miles south)
R    Homestead (stop at Starbucks) Continue to
R    Foothill Expwy
L    Page Mill Road
R    Old Page Mill Road.
R    Page Mill Road
under HW280
R    Arastradero
L    Alpine    (STOP sign – generally obeyed!)
R    Portola Road.
Sprint!    for “Town of Woodside” sign
L    Portola Road
R    HW 84
L    Canada Road – generally eases up for a while to allow a bit of a regroup, but get back on quickly!
Sprint!    Rectangular electronic sign just short of junction with HW 92.
U    Electronic sign (if dropped, turn round when you want – so you can join back in”)
Canada Road going back is usually, but not always easier, – people like to chat
L    HW 84    in Woodside
R    Whiskey Hill Road
L    Sand Hill Road (Oh no – the hill)
Sand Hill Road down the other side caution!    over HW280
sprint!    Sand Hill Road to the top of the hill
R    Junipero Serra
L    Junipero Serra, straight becomes Alpine
Sprint!    just before Page Mill Road?
Straight Foothill Expwy, cruise and disband
L    Homestead road to Starbucks and regroup.
Retrace to Sports Basement via Homestead and Left on Lawrence up to Arqes, where left on then right on Santa Trinita to SB.

Team Ride – Castro V to Berkeley Hills

January 21, 2012
8:30 amto1:30 pm

Team, below is the route for this ride.

Castro Valley to the Berkeley Hills RR course

‘B’ Group departs at 08:30, ‘A’ Group departs at 08:40
65 miles and 4000 feet vertical approximately. All climbs to be at a noodle pace.
Meet at the Peet’s Coffee on the corner of Castro Valley Blvd and Redwood Road
20439 Redwood Road

Left out of shopping center onto Redwood Road (slow climb to the top)
Right on to Pinehurst
Right on to Canyon Road and ride in to Moraga
Left at Moraga Way, which becomes
Camino Pablo. Pass under Highway 24 and continue.
Camino Pablo becomes San Pablo Dam Road.

We are now on the RR / TT course.

North on San Pablo Dam Road.

RR and TT start area to be indicated
Right at Castro Ranch Road
Right at Alhambra
Right on Bear Creek Road.

Climb the “Three Bears”. Pay attention to gradients and gearing.

The RR race finish line is at the top of the first climb.
The TT Finish Line is at the top of the 3rd climb.

The RR feed zone is on the second climb.

Continue until the junction of Bear Creek and Camino Pablo, to complete one lap.

Turn Left on to Camino Pablo, heading south. Pass under highway 24 again. Camino Pablo becomes Moraga Way.
Right on Canyon Road
Left at Pinehurst
Left at Redwood
Right into shopping Center

TNT – January 12, 2012

- 6:30pm six lap warm-up building speed as we go
modifiers – pull longer if you feel strong, pull short or sit at the back if not feeling as strong
- 2 form sprints, small chain ring, good technique, no pulled muscles
- split into two groups, first group gets a head start, points race #1 – sprints every lap for 8 laps (5, 3, 2, 1 point)
modifiers – feeling good? try to win every sprint. Need to race smarter? try scoring 2nd or 3rd every sprint. Tired? Sit on a draft as long as you can.
- Holding your position in the field, also known as miss and out training – 3 laps SLOWLY asa group
- split into two groups, first group gets a head start, points race #1 – sprints every lap for 8 laps (5, 3, 2, 1 point)
- cooldown

See you tomorrow. Larry