Friday, July 9, 2010

Shop ride Sundays: Couples choices

This Sunday is the High Five Events Couples Triathlon, the 2nd race in the 2010 Texas Tri Series. I'll be out there racing in the Mixed Couples category with IM Hawaii 2009 Qualifier Shellie Thompson Oroshiba as Team MASH. A number of other well know faces around the shop, including Cassidy, Jack's sister, who is racing with Billy Harllee, and many others. Billy is already talking tough about their chances.

For those of you not racing, we have a "couple" of choices(no pun intended). The No-Drop head up Shoal Creek again, a repeat of the popular alternative ride we did just over a month ago. It's about a 24-mile roundtrip, with numerous regroup stops, suitable for everyone with basic cycling skills. If you can't change gear on a hill, or need basic cycling skills, stop by the shop and ask about the Austin Cycling Camp clinics, or chargeable one-on-one coaching from Intermediate ride leader and Tempo Multisport coach Tammy Metzger.

Tammy will be taking the remainder of the ride northwest for variable distances, here is a map for those that don't know the core route. It's a short, but hilly 20-mile route with a number of options for those that want to go further.

Just a reminder for next week(7/18), after the ride I'll be holding a triathlon transition talk, demonstration and practice session. The session is suitable for beginners, intermediates and experienced athletes, I help you learn how to get out of transition in a minute or less, really! Ever wanted to try a running mount with your shoes already on the pedals, this will be your chance.


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