Well, good ole’ Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter or something like that ”“ so you might as well get used to it and just get outside for some training. Damn that Phil.

 

Guys ”“ PLEASE USE THE POLL when you are coming to a workout ”“ or if you aren’t. It is EXTREMELY helpful in our planning and we do watch it for lack of participation, what rides/runs get better attendance, etc. We really appreciate your help here 🙂

 

VOTE ON OUR WEEKEND POLL HERE

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Saturday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Algonkian Park Trail Run, Sterling, VA

Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ W&OD Trail, Reston, VA

Saturday Cycling Technique Clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks, Arlington, VA

Saturday Bike Maintenance Clinic ”“ 4:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks, Arlington VA

Sunday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Endurance Athlete Center, Falls Church, VA

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Saturday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Algonkian Park Trail Run, Sterling, VA

 

We will run east along the Potomac Heritage Trail (PHT), which is the course for the North Face Endurance Challenge in April.  This is the first time we’ve done a team run at this trail and it should be beautiful. All runs will be out and back, so folks can run whatever distance they like.  It should go without saying, but prepare to be self-sufficient and buddy up.  Cell coverage is spotty.

 

 

When:  Sunday, 9:00 AM

Leader:  Marti Howar

Where:   Algonkian Park

Street Address:  Algonkian Park Shelter 4, Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Google Map Link:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Algonkian+Park+Shelter+4/@39.061378,-77.380779,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b63a0998941927:0x67269c76938c1b5a

 

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Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ W&OD Trail, Reston, VA
We will be starting from The Bike Lane store in Reston.  The store is open for bathrooms, bag storage, last minute needs etc.   The trail ride option will roll out in small groups from 9 am on…this will be an out and back so you can really do as much or as little as you’d like. Max four hours on everyone’s schedule. There is also a shop ride leaving at 9am that goes through Reston Neighborhoods. This should be reserved as an option for our faster folks. Criteria – it’s around 30 +/- miles, has some good hills and holds about a 17 mph pace. Those that can hold a B pace are welcome.Team Z Leaders and Sags will be doing the trail ride!  

 

 

AWOL:  David Hurley

Leaders:   Jen Fier, Jeff McIntyre

Sags:   Linda Dunn, Chris Wolf

Where:   The Bike Lane at The Reston Town Center

Address:   11943 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA

Google Map Link:  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=reston+town+center,+reston,+va+the+bike+lane&hl=en&cd=1&ei=-1MWTO3rE5KWyASc4_XuBA&sig2=OrOl310Il0VAtHVfEYxKmQ&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=15548497034476617431&ved=0CFIQpQY&hq=reston+town+center,+reston,+va+the+bike+lane&hnear=&ll=38.960009,-77.359564&spn=0.006841,0.02105&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A  

 

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Saturday Cycling Technique Clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks, Arlington, VA

 

This clinic is a lecture-based session with a live example and a power point presentation.  We will talk about the pedal stroke, and generally how to “use” your bike. We’ll address posture, a bit more on bike fit, climbing, and descending.  We’ll also address gear selection, dropped chains, and panic stops.  We will teach you about the common drills that you will experience during your bike workouts including spin ups, Single Leg Drill, Big Gear Low Cadence, etc.  This clinic is intended for the newer cyclists but all are welcome to attend if you wish.

 

 

Where:   Arlington Oaks

Leader:  Coach Ed

Address:   4490 N. Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22203

Google Map:  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.000475c06f8844b568dfa&t=h&z=16

 

 

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Saturday Bike Maintenance Clinic ”“ 4:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks, Arlington VA

 

The Bike Maintenance Clinic is not intended to provide detailed instructions on how to build or tune a bike. It is intended for you to learn basic safety checks, how to clean and maintain your bike, how to remove and replace wheels, and how to properly change a flat tire.  We will talk about what you should carry with you on bike rides, and where to carry it. We will also address what you need to buy to maintain your bike (or what substitutes you have at home that will work just fine for now!).  We will teach you additional tricks such as how to ride your chain back on to the bike when you drop it. We will teach you some basic adjustments for gears (fix ghost shifting) and brakes.

BRING WITH YOU:   (Only if you have them, come anyway if you have nothing! Bring what you can if you have some things but not all!) Your saddlebag, tire levers, pump, and your front wheel. Please, if you can, CLEAN your front wheel using soap, water, and/or Windex/etc.  We will actually TEACH YOU and let you PRACTICE changing a flat with our help and feedback. If your tire is not cleaned, you will get dirt on yourself, your clothes, the carpet, and us.Where:   Arlington Oaks

 

 

Leader:  Coach Ed

Address:   4490 N. Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22203

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.000475c06f8844b568dfa&t=h&z=16

 

 

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Sunday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Endurance Athlete Center, Falls Church, VA

 

Same time, same place as previous EAC runs. We’ll enjoy Falls Church while getting those miles in.

 

 

When:   Sunday, 9:00 AM

Leader:   Ed

Where:   Endurance Athlete Center

Address:   510 West Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA

Google Map:  https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=510+West+Annandale+Road,+Falls+Church,+VA&aq=&sll=38.852542,-77.181702&sspn=1.082296,2.741089&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=510+W+Annandale+Rd,+Falls+Church,+Virginia+22046&ll=38.880961,-77.173698&spn=0.00887,0.021415&z=16&output=classic&dg=brw