Sunday, March 15, 2015

We Did It!!

The 2015 "Kelley Acres" Speed Shop Winter Session is complete!  

Thank you to everyone that came out for the weekly torture sessions.  I hope to hear lots of success stories this spring and summer as we hit the road. 

A special thank you goes out to Coach Ray and Coach Vicki.  Because of these two fine coaches we are able to keep more classes on the schedule. Having a full schedule plays a significant role in keeping people sane during the brutal winter months. Their assistance also helps us to keep the quality workouts coming.  On a sad note for the Shop, Coach Vicki will be moving to Texas in a few weeks.  She has been with the Speed Shop since the first year and a huge supporter.  Hopefully we will have a few guest appearances when she comes back to visit. 

Shout Outs!

Lucas finishing up another session in the Speed Shop this winter
Lucas McCollum has been working hard this winter. Most of you know  Lucas has been competing as an elite level triathlete with many incredible successes over the years. A  highlight from last year was when he won the 2014 Male 30-34 Duathlon National Championship in the long course.  This season Lucas will  turn his focus from multisport to road racing. He has landed a spot on the elite squad of Team Bike Doctor.  In just a few short road racing seasons Lucas has upgraded from at Category 5 to a few points shy of a Category 2.  He's been training hard this winter and looking forward to testing his legs early this spring!  

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Another shout out to a couple guys that also helped keep everyone's sanity (or insanity) in check this winter. Duncan and Mike.   These dudes kept us laughing. Lots. Truth be told these two are just a a couple of many wonderful athletes that we have the pleasure of coaching through these intense but fun workouts. This picture just captured the essence of the fun. You know when you are judging workouts by the number of headbands- something good is going to happen in the spring! 

Here is a list we put out last year and thought it might be helpful to repost.  If anyone would like me to add to this please send me an email. 

Antietam Velo Club  an inclusive competitive cycling club out of Hagerstown, MD dedicated to supporting and promoting the bike racing in the Mid-Maryland area

DC Randonneurs - bicycle rides that are long-distance, unsupported, non-competitive, and time limited

Frederick Bike Rats Google Group -a forum for fun, inclusive local group rides in Frederick email:

Frederick Pedalers -  is a non-profit volunteer-led organization that promotes bicycling in Frederick County by leading rides, conducting cycling classes and cycling outreach activities

Frederick Velo/Bike Doctor Frederick a competitve cycling club in Frederick, MD that includes road, mountain, cyclocross and downhill racing. 

Frederick Velo Yahoo Group  a race oriented group ride centered around the Tuesday Night Worlds leaving from Glade Elementary

Mid Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association - primary resource for all road racing information in the Mid Atlantic

Mid Atlantic Time Trial Series (MATTS) a fantastic series of 5 Time Trials, aka  "the race of truth", held throughout the spring and summer

Racine MultiSports family focused multi-sport endurance races 

Team Integrity Cycling  - a competitive cycling club located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

Thank you again for making this a fantastic season!  See you on the road!  Chris