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Team Ride #10 – Tour of the Dead End Canyons

November 24, 2012
8:15 amto1:15 pm

Saturday November 24th

‘A’ Group 8:30 SHARP   ‘B’ Tempo Group 8:40    ‘C’ Development Group 08:45

66 miles F-4/5 (3,500 ft) ‘C’ Group will do a shorter ride.

Team Ride #10 – Tour of the Dead End Canyons

The Race Team will split into groups.

The ‘A’ group is invitation only. The ‘B’ group is for all other team members who can maintain a good tempo and guests. The ‘C’ Group is for development riders and those not ready for the ‘B’ group.

An exploration of little used roads coz they don’t go anywhere, except UP.

All race team members are requested to wear their team uniform.

Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping. Minimal regroups

Start from the Niles Parking Lot next to Niles Plaza Park, on Niles Boulevard, opposite ‘H’ street.

 

Garry Birch    (925) 556-1564 or (925) 819-0247  garry_b94568@yahoo.com

Race Team ride #9 – The Turkey ride

November 22, 2012
9:00 amto11:00 am

Thursday November 22nd          Unregulated

09:00                                        35 miles or 47miles F-1

Race Team ride #9 – The Turkey ride

Join in one the longest running riding traditions in the Bay area.

This ride can be MASSIVE, last years good weather brought out

Over 400 participants! Goes south from Danville to Dublin,

Camino Tassajara, Blackhawk and Danville

All race team members are requested to wear their

team uniform. Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping.

Start from the California Pedlar in Danville at 495 Hartz Avenue OR Garry’s house (I will be leaving at 08:30 sharp)

 

Garry Birch    (925) 556-1564 or (925) 819-0247  garry_b94568@yahoo.com

Team Ride #8 – Redwood Road, Pinehurst Road, Moraga, Danville

November 17, 2012
8:15 amto12:15 pm

Saturday November 17th                                     Tempo / LSD ride

‘A’ Group 8:30 SHARP   ‘B’ Tempo Group 8:40    ‘C’ Development Group 08:45

65 miles F-3 3,500 ft) ‘C’ Group will do a shorter ride

Team Ride #8 – Redwood Road, Pinehurst Road, Moraga, Danville

The Race Team will split into groups.

The ‘A’ group is invitation only. The ‘B’ group is for all other team members who can maintain a good tempo and guests. The ‘C’ Group is for development riders and those not ready for the ‘B’ group.

We head out over Palomares to Castro Valley, then climb Redwood and Pinehurst, Moraga, St. Mary’s, to Walnut Creek and then south to back to Fremont. The ‘C’ group route may be amended to be shorter.

All race team members are requested to wear their team uniform.

Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping. Minimal regroups

Start from the Niles Parking Lot next to Niles Plaza Park, on Niles Boulevard, opposite ‘H’ street.

 

Garry Birch    (925) 556-1564 or (925) 819-0247    garry_b94568@yahoo.com

Team Ride #7 – Cross Road, Patterson Pass Road, Livermore

November 10, 2012
8:15 amto1:15 pm

Saturday November 10th                        Tempo / LSD ride

‘A’ Group 8:30 SHARP   ‘B’ Tempo Group 8:40    ‘C’ Development Group 08:45

70 miles F-3 (1860 ft) ‘C’ Group will do a shorter ride

Team Ride #7 – Cross Road, Patterson Pass Road, Livermore

The Race Team will split into groups.

The ‘A’ group is invitation only. The ‘B’ group is for all other team members who can maintain a good tempo and guests. The ‘C’ Group is for development riders and those not ready for the ‘B’ group.

We head out to the hills via Pleasanton, Vineyard and make a CCW loop of the lower Altamont hills via Cross road, Patterson Pass Road and Altamont Pass Roads

All race team members are requested to wear their team uniform.

Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping. Minimal regroups

Start from the Niles Parking Lot next to Niles Plaza Park, on Niles Boulevard, opposite ‘H’ street.

 

Garry Birch    (925) 556-1564 or (925) 819-0247    garry_b94568@yahoo.com

Sunday November 4th – Time Trial Race

November 4, 2012
8:15 amto11:19 am

Sunday November 4th                            Time Trial Race

All Team members and guests are invited.

Depart Niles at 08:30. Start order of field will be set on the morning at the start line.

Race Team Ride #6 – Calaveras Road Time Trial RACE

The intention is for members to race and gage where their fitness is. Hopefully we can do at least two more TT tests before the racing season gets seriously under way.

Ride out thru Niles Canyon, make a warm up effort on the Poggio (Foothill Road bump at Sunol, cross over to Sunol Pleasanton road at the footbridge and head back to the start, warmed up and ready to race.

You can ride your regular road bike or TT bike.

Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping. Minimal regroups.

Start from Niles Parking Lot on Niles Boulevard, Cross Street is ‘H’ Street

 

Garry Birch    (925) 556-1564 or (925) 819-0247 garry_b94568@yahoo.com

Race Team Ride #5 – Del Valle

November 3, 2012
8:15 amto12:32 pm

Saturday November 3rd                Tempo ride

‘A’ Group 8:30 SHARP   ‘B’ Tempo Group 8:40    ‘C’ Development Group 08:45                     55 miles F-3

Race Team Ride #5 – Del Valle

This is the first ride where we are splitting the Race Team rides in to groups.

The ‘A’ group is invitation only. The ‘B’ group is for all other team members who can maintain a good tempo and guests. The ‘C’ Group is for development riders and those not ready for the ‘B’ group.

We will ride out thru Niles Canyon to Pleasanton. From the top of the hill above Del Valle, there are options to turn around there or descend to the lake for extra mileage and vertical feet.

All race team members are requested to wear their team uniform.

Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping. Minimal regroups.

Start from Niles Parking Lot on Niles Boulevard, Cross Street is ‘H’ Street

 

Garry Birch    (925) 556-1564 or (925) 819-0247 garry_b94568@yahoo.com

TNT Nov 1

Since April we have been getting out on the roads on the first Thursday of the month. We’ll do so again this week.
6:15pm sign-in and socialize
6:30pm (sharp) departure
- lights mandatory
- split into two groups (hard and easy – all riders will wait for others in group)
- Cherry/ Boyce/ Cushing Parkway south
- right on Fremont
- right on Landing
- one off-road loop http://app.strava.com/segments/676466 – if dry and ridable
- if muddy then we will stay in the Gateway Industrial Park
- depending on timing we will either head back or do a team exericse to the south before heading back

See you there! Larry

TNT Oct 25

TNT plans for Oct 25

socialize and sign-in prior to 6:15pm
six laps winter warm-up (6 laps together, one lap ballistic)
two techinque sprints (small ring, head up, in the drops, concentrate on starting in a straight line (core!))
fifteen laps scratch race- “ride away if you can” – BUT, know that riders may be on your wheel!
- this drill may drop riders, so either find a draft, do your own thing, or wait for riders to take a lap on you then jumnp on
2 lap “threaded paceline” – slow speed
same scratch race until 7:50pm
cool down & outta there!

Lar