Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Family Training

Our 17yr. old nephew, Ryan was in town from Evergreen, CO. He's very active playing hockey , ultimate frisbee, running cross country and marathons.

We wanted a fresh face to test out the CompuTrainers and give us input from someone that isn't a cyclist. Here is Ryan warming up before class.

I will spare you the rest of the class details but this guy has some fitness! I'm chalking it up to altitude (my pride:) but the reality of it is he's super fit!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Training Begins for triathletes

A group of local triathletes began winter training at the Speed Shop on this brutally cold and windy Sunday morning.

This athletes will be training together all winter for three hours on
Sunday mornings beginning at 8a.m.
If you would like to be on their substitute list email kelleyacres@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday Night Crew at the Pre Turkey Burner

Looking pretty relaxed

The intensity is building

T-man is glad it's over

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday Night Worlds

The local Tuesday Night Training Ride has moved to "Kelley Acres" Speed Shop for the winter

Friday, October 31, 2008

Frederick Pedalers Give CT a Whirl

**Disclosure**I never claimed to be a good videographer.

Here is some bad video of a few Frederick Pedalers trying out the Multi Rider CompuTrainer Class.

Check out the chili pepper lights in the back of the room

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Milo wants to go to CT class!

Check out Phil Billy's kitten Milo. He wants to go to CT class too!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Free Multi Rider CT Classes

The "guinea pig" sessions have been very successful. We have received some very helpful and constructive feedback. Check out http://www.kelleyacres.net/ for information on upcoming free classes and the fall schedule.

Resting in between sessions

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Tribe tests the CompuTrainer

A few members of The Frederick Triathlon Club recently took the opportunity to experience an introductory CompuTrainer session at "Kelley Acres".
The first session included Tribe members Michele Trdina, Lisa Houck, Lucas McCollum and 5 other riders. They became true "guinea pigs" because the computer that had been working moments before class decided not to cooperate. The good news is that CompuTrainers work in "manual" mode which allow the rider to adjust wattage manually from handset display. While we were troubleshooting the computer the riders were coached through a series of 5 minute intervals increasing watts after each interval. Being able to experience the CompuTrainer in manual mode is great for specific interval training.
Tribe members Mike Matney, Dave Miller and Lucas attended the second session along with 5 other cyclists. Lucas had been in contact earlier in the week to arrange to attend both sessions. He was finishing his final block of training to be ready for the mother of all Ironman competitions, Hawaii. With this in mind and the computer back in action. It was decided to bring a 19.7 mile section of the Kona Course to CompuTrainer Class. During the ride the class was coached through a pyramid interval session.

Lucas finished first!
Dave Miller reported "What a session! The ladder really stressed all of us and there was an abundant amount of sweat produced during the session. The Kona course itself had a few interesting climbs and one sweet downhill which was really cool. As expected, Lucas came in first finishing this segment in a little over 54 min, avg speed of 21.6. But, several of the cyclists weren’t too far behind.
My overall first impressions are positive. I really liked the multi-rider session and all the stats that the Compu Trainer produces. It definitely was a step up from just using the Spinerval DVDs on my trainer in my basement. Plus having an actual course with a sense of resistence adjustment according to my abilities/physical makeup definitely adds to the realism and ability to gage one’s self."

The "guinea pig" sessions provided very helpful feedback on the CompuTrainers, the facility and the classes. Many thanks to The Tribe for their input.

Over the next two weeks we will be setting up class schedules and arranging for group training sessions for the fall and winter.

For additional information contact Chris Kelley at 301.788.4631 or kelleyacres@gmail.com

“Kelley Acres” CompuTrainer Center is owned and operated by Chris and Fred Kelley.
Chris is a USCF Category 1 Cyclist and races for HPC powered by Altarum (
www.hpcracing.com). She is also
District Time Trial Champion and Master’s Criterium Champion as well as a USCF Coaching License and Coaches for HPC of Reston (www.hpcoaching.com).
Fred is a former frame builder and owned Alpine Cycles. An accomplished cyclist in his own right Fred is also a District Time Trial Champion and has many victories on the road.

Friday, August 29, 2008


CompuTrainer Classes at "Kelley Acres" - stay tuned for info on free introductory classes

ATTENTION: Elite Athletes, Club Racers and Recreational Cyclists!!

“Kelley Acres” CompuTrainer Classes allow for eight riders to share the road and train together. Experience a new, exciting, and technically superior method of indoor group bike training like never before! High quality training that is FUN!! Improve your cycling power 20-30% and your speed by 2 to 4mph.

What is a CompuTrainer?
A CompuTrainer is a precision bicycle ergometer measuring wattage, heart rate, and cadence. More powerful than other electronic bike trainers, CompuTrainer has a peak power rating in excess of 1500 Watts to simulate road grades up to 15%. Unique technical features include rolling resistance calibration and electronic inertia guarantee it’s accuracy and authentic biomechanical simulation.

What is a CompuTrainer (CT) Class?
A CT Class enables athletes to ride on a virtual course with varying terrain which very closely simulates outdoor riding. Each athlete brings their own bicycle to the class and set it up on the CompuTrainer. During the class, athletes are free to ride the course as hard or easy as they desire. Just like on the road and no one is left behind! The fastest and slowest can stay together and feed off each other’s energy.

How does it work?
Once set up, up to eight athletes face a large projection screen where the CompuTrainer “MultiRider” software is displays rider’s data, including name, % grade, position, placing, how far in front or behind the next rider, distance, speed, and power (watts). A two dimensional profile of the course is displayed a long the top of the screen.

What do I need to bring to class?
Bring your bike, shoes, towel, a water bottle and heart rate monitor.

How long is a class?

Classes run 60 - 90 minutes

*Please arrive 30 minutes before class to get set up properly for your first class.

Call Chris Kelley at 301.788.4631 or email kelleyacres@gmail.com for more information and to be put on "Kelley Acres" CT Group List.

Stay tuned for information on FREE introductory classes and the fall session schedule with registration on

USA Triathlon rely on CompuTrainer to test and train their national athletes.