Some of the 2011 MTB Team

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Start of
Saturday Jan. 30th Practice

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 23 Practice:

Cherry Canyon with snow in the background!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Last of our January Practices

Thursday, Jan 28 - 4pm
Meet at CV Park at the corner of Honolulu & New York for an hour of slow speed cycling games and practice.

Saturday, Jan 30 - 10am till @ 1pm
Meet at the entrance to Descanso Gardens for more scenic riding in the hills.

Our first race is only a little over 1 month away, so any students who are taking part should be cycling as much and as hard as possible between now and then. Have fun, Be safe and Ride.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upcoming Practices

Tuesday, Jan, 19th; Spin class at spin studio in Montrose just west of Andersons Pet Shop; be ready to go at 3:45 - 4:45.

Thursday, Jan 21st; WEATHER PERMITTING, On-the-bike practice at CV Park 4:00 - 5:15. We will play "follow the leader" in the park.

Saturday, Jan 23rd; Weather Permitting, 10:00am - 1:00pm, meet at the entrance to Descanso for on-the-bike practice.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Practices Jan 12, 14, 16

Next week our practices will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I haven't decided for sure yet (when the days get a little longer) if we will have our on-the-bike practices on Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed.
- This Tuesday we will have an introduction to "Spinning" which is a structured cycling workout on stationary bikes. Meet at 3:45 at the spin studio in the heart of Montrose. It is near the 2200 block of Honolulu just west of Anderson's Pet shop on the south side of the street. Spinning can be fun, good cycling exercise and a great alternative for us on rainy days.
- Thursday at 4:00 I will teach some basic bicycle maintenance. It will be at Clark High School in a covered, illuminated space - I'm not sure yet exactly where, but if you show up in front of Clark we will direct you. This will be basic stuff everyone should know to do most every time they ride plus some other maintenance know-how that will be important to know sooner or later. I will make sure to teach something that even experienced mountain bikers might not know.
- Saturday at 10:00 am we will meet at the entrance to Descanso Gardens (La Canada) for an on-the-bike practice. We will ride over towards JPL to practice in the Hahamonga wash area and should be back around 1:00 pm.
See you there; comments or questions to

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Practice of 2010

First "Practice" of 2010:
Trail Maintenance in Alta Dena

Mountain Bikers need to help maintain the trails we ride on and coincidentally this is our first chance. CORBA and the Forest Service are organizing a trail work day on Saturday, Jan. 9th.
I will supervise any GUSD riders who come to help out. It is an all day activity, although you can hike back down to the road any time if you need to leave early. A late lunch will be provided to those who RSVP after the work around 2pm. Bring water and a snack to carry with you.
Meet at the entrance to Descanso at 7:15am to carpool
Or at the top of Cheney Trail Rd. in Alta Dena at 8:00 am.

See the e-mail I sent out for additional details.

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