Friday, December 17, 2010


Lots of great stuff going on at the Speed Shop as the Fall Session concludes this weekend. 

There will be random classes to get your fix before the Winter Session begins on January 3rd.  Keep an eye out for email or facebook posts.  Pre-registration is going well. There are some spots available in the Wednesday morning and evening sessions and as of this posting in the Saturday 8a.m. class.  Remember if you sign up for the full session this guarantees your spot at that time slot for 10 weeks.  If you want to split the weeks with someone this is a possiblity but one of you must pre-register to secure the spot and work out your schedule and payment amongst yourselves.  If you want to start another class all you need is 5 riders and we will figure out a time.

The juniors class is taking on some form. We have three 14yr. olds and their parents signing up for a Saturday noon class.  We have 2 spots left for either 2 juniors or a parent/junior (18 & under) combo.  Call, email or text for more information. 

Even though the Fall Session is coming to a close this weekend the Fall "Top Dog" Time Trial is definitely heating up!
Top Dog Jim W. keeps shaving away seconds every ride to hold the lead in the Men's Overall Category.  My guess is some more big dogs are coming out to play real soon. It could get interesting.  In the Men's 40+ Category  Ray T. is also cutting time off of his ride to hold the top spot.  Greg Light is sitting at the top of the Men's 50+ but with a strong showing by Ed H. this week knocking off a nice chunk of time from his previous ride he can't relax too much. Not to mention the Standings Stalkers that might show up. 
Erica "Stealth" Stieve took over the Top Dog spot this week in the Women's Overall Category.  This was her first try at the TT and has close to a 30" lead over Patty C. who is leading the Women's 40+ Category by only 14" over Christine M.  Hard working Donna PT is the Women's 50+ leader with Vicki B. only a few seconds back. 
On to the Team Competitions. After some position jockeying this week the 80+ Mixed Teams is the most popular.  Ray T. and Tsahai T. are still holding on to their top spot.  With more teams jumping in the mix in the next couple weeks this category could really heat up!
In the Women's Combined 80+ Category Patty C. and Vicki B. are leading Teresa D. and Calista P. 
It seems the Men are a little shy about teaming up in the 80+ Combined Category. Come on guys! 

Remember Wheel Base Bikes is offering up a fantastic prize for all the "Top Dogs" , a free basic bike maintanence package.  And with the weather we've been having it's going to come in handy!  Along with some other goodies from Justin's Nut Butter and "Kelley Acres" Speed Shop.   Don't forget to check the twitter (@kelleyacres) feed for up to the minute action.

Please remember when we have Time Trial Classes having your time posted is optional. 

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season from
"Kelley Acres" Speed Shop

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Session Update and More!

Winter Session Update!

The Speed Shop's busiest Fall Season so far is coming to a close on Dec. 19.  We will be offering a limited (primarily weather based) schedule from Dec. 20th - Dec. 31st.
The results are in and 80% preferred the 10 week Winter Session.  Classes will begin Jan. 3rd and end on Mar. 13.  Thank you to everyone that chimed in on the survey.  The schedule will remain bascially the same.  We will add classes based on demand,  inclement weather, and for the "Top Dog" Time Trial.  You read it right! We will be having a Winter "Top Dog" Time Trial Competition. Registration will be opening on Dec. 13th at 8p.m. at BikeReg 

Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Testing Class

Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is a key factor in your cycling arsenal. Don't worry if you have never heard of it.  Once you learn how it can enhance your workouts you will be hooked.  FTP is a function of the highest power output that can be maintained in a steady state for a period of time.   
With so many regulars coming to the Speed Shop, it's time to offer another way to train even more efficiently.  During the last week of December look for a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Testing Class.  The class is designed to determine your power zones in order to train more efficiently.    With a structured warm up, the test is done as a 20 minute time trial.  Once you have your appropriate power zones it allows you to apply them directly to each workout.  This is just another great piece of information in addition to heart rate and rate of perceived exertion (RPE). 
Classes are scheduled for Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, 2010. Registration will be at BikeReg.Com

Fall "Top Dog" Time Trial Competition
The Fall "Top Dog" Time Trial Competition will be heating up as the year comes to a close.  Right now Jim W. has maintained his lead in the Men's Overall and Patty C. in the Women's Overall Categories.   Ray T. and Patty C. are holding on to the top at the Master's 40+ .  Greg L. and Donna P. are still in the lead in the Master's 50+ .  New since the last blog update is the Combined ages 80+ Mixed Category. Tsahai T. and Ray T. have a nice lead going into the final few weeks of the competition.  There are rumblings of a few riders getting ready to take a shot at top spots. Stay tuned....
The competition ends on 12/31/2010

Check this out....Reindeer Rescue Run
This Saturday Dec. 11 is an opportunity to run for a great cause  - The Frederick Rescue Mission
~Event has 3 start times to include as many as possible: 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 at Baker Park in front of the Gazebo

~Each "loop" is about 2.5 miles with each loop ending at the Mission for breakfast. You can do 1, 2 or all 3 loops. The group will trot together at about an 11 min/mi pace
~No registration fee - just bring some nonperishable food for our food pantry or gently used clothes and shoes
~the season - prizes awarded for best costumes -
For more info contact John at

Calling all Junior Cyclists!
If you or anyone you know has a junior that has a bike and would like to try a CT class with other juniors please call, email, or text for more information. 

**Gift Certificates Available