Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

The times are going down and the watts are going up in the last couple weeks of CompuTrainer classes.  We just ended a few more runs of the "Top Dog" Time Trial this week.
I'm going to give the "Holy Smokes" Award to Cheryl S. this week.  She left the building a few hours ago and it's still steaming!  Cheryl is on top in the Women's Overall AND the 40+ category.  In the process she set a new Shop record going 16:38!  Well done!  In the Women's 50+ category Vicki B. has a firm hold on the top spot with her personal best from last week. 

Cheryl happy to have her breath back
Lucas M. remains "Top Dog" by :01 over Nate W. in the Men's Overall Category.  Ray T. fought hard to get back on top of the Men's 40+ and is now in the lead by just 4 seconds over Jim J.  Curt S. made a rare appearance and laid down the best Men's 50+ run so far this season.  Judging from his reaction I suspect he may come back again before the winter session ends.

In the Combined Age 80+ categories, Patty C. and Michele T. are leading the the ladies.  Steve W. and Ray T. are holding steay on top in the Men's.  And Cheryl S. and Ray T. have a solid lead in the Mixed.  In the Parent/Junior (Family Feud) category on 11 seconds separate Patty C. and Matt C. from Mike S. and Nathan C. 

A shout out to 16yr old Matt C. who got his hair cut and knocked another 30 seconds off his TT to be 8th in the Men's Overall.  His younger brother Nathan is on his heels. After only about 5 classes he almost cracked 17 minutes.
Full results at

What's next?
It has been asked many times the last few weeks about what to do when classes end.  The answer:  Ride Your Bike!  Get an event on the calendar.  Find a regular group ride with friends, head out on the C & O Canal, do a triathlon, road or mountain bike race, go ride your bike.  We live in one of the most beautiful areas to ride.  After all the hard work this winter you will be able to reap the benefits of better fitness. Ride! Ride! Ride!

The Speed Shop will still be here for you.  Random inclement weather classes will be held through the spring. Make sure you join the google group for upcoming events. Send an email to  to be in the loop.

Here are a few resources to help out:
USA Triathlon
Frederick Triathlon Club  is a support and social group for triathletes and multisport athletes of various abilities and ages in and around the Frederick area
Racine MultiSports Many of the local multi-sport athletes participate in Racine Multisport events. These well organized, quality events are family focused offering youth and adult categories while committed to supporting local non-profit organizations and local charities.
Frederick Pedalers  a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We offer rides of all classes in and around the area. The Pedalers are primarily a road cycling club, but we occasionally have rides on the C&O towpath or other trails around the area.
Wheel Base Bikes offering a variety of rides from the shop in Downtown Frederick
Potomac Pedalers
Frederick Bike Rats - a friendly group of people that can ride together in a challenging group send an email to to get on their ride list~but ya gotta be friendly.
On the road, mt. bike and cyclocross racing scene check out:
Mid Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association (MABRA) for regional racing information
USA Cycling   

Get Involved:
Frederick Bicycle Coalition  a member driven non-profit organization devoted to making Frederick City and County a better place to bicycle.

A special thanks to Coach Ray for inflicting pain AND all the behind the scenes help in keeping the Speed Shop running smooth. 

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