Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

What a Fantastic 2012!  There were many great accomplishments from Speed Shop athletes and friends! There were Top Dogs and Newbies tearing it up on and off the road all over the country.   It was one of the most amazing experiences to see hard work translate into impressive victories and personal bests. Also watching athletes achieve success in other sports using pedal power as a cross training tool was awesome!
This is the inspiration that fuels the fire to keep the Speed Shop moving forward in 2013 as a place to train smart and train hard in a fun environment.

2013 Winter Build Update
Thank you to everyone that has signed up for the Winter Build.  The response has been fantastic. There are two spots available if you or anyone you know is interested please pass on this link Bike Reg  We kick off the Winter Build with the Functional Threshold Power (FTP) class starting with the Monday evening class on January 7th. This class will run each session the first week.  This class will provide an evaluation of your current fitness in order to train effectively.  For those taking the class more than once a week an alternative workout will be provided in the second class using your updated Power and Heart Rate zones. Wearing a heart rate monitor is optional but in addition to the power information can add another layer of information to help you train smarter.  It is recommended that you come to the FTP class rested in order to get an accurate evaluation.

For Those New to the Speed Shop
In addition to your bike and shoes please remember to bring a water bottle and towel (or towels if you sweat a lot). The proper trainer skewer is required. We have them available for $12 or check with your local bike shop. Cadence sensors are available to use.  Some crank magnets are compatible, some are not. We have them available for $5 if you need one.
There is a Google Group available for information regarding classes or anything relevant to the Speed Shop. The spot you have purchased is yours for the entire 10 weeks. If you are going to miss a class may want to  try to switch or it is forfeited.  The email address for this group is  If would like to join please send an email.
Only if the Speed Shop has to cancel a class due to inclement weather will the workout will be emailed to you.  If there are any questions please do not hesitate to email or call. And the most important thing ...
 Fun is mandatory! 

Thank you all the wonderful support.  Looking forward to another great winter season. 
Happy New Year!