DB West Vancouver
TEN WEEKS TO THE TEST - XC RACING CLINIC
Posted: Apr 13 2011 in Events
It’s ten weeks until the Test of Metal and if you, like many of us, have been spending more time on the ski slopes than on the trails this winter we’ve got the solution. Join Pat Doyle in an intensive 10 week training course run by Different Bikes to get in your top cycling shape for the Test of Metal. (This will be a great course for any of the Hell of a Series Races, including the Nimby 50 - which DB is a presenting sponsor of!)
For those of you who don’t know Pat, he joined Different Bikes recently as Assistant Manager. Pat has lots of racing experience from the Trans Rockies to the BC Bike Race to the Test of Metal. Pat can help you train smart so you can have fun in the Test and kick butt.
The 10 weeks will see a series of rides with increasing intensity. You will learn new bike handling skills to help you on the rolling roots of Jack’s, the drops of the Powerhouse Plunge and the ups and downs of Crumpet Woods. We’ll teach you how to eat and hydrate properly to keep those dreaded abductor cramps from happening as you race down the Rip. We’ll also teach you some basic trail side mechanics so you can fix that flat and get back on the bike before anyone notices. We will show you all the gear you need to carry with you to get you through the race. And finally, we will go over racing technique – what to do at the beginning, what to do in the trails, whether to raise one or both hands as you cross the finish line.
We’ll be starting at different locations through the 10 weeks of training. On the first ride on Thursday April 14th meet at Different Bikes in North Vancouver at 6:30 pm. Bring your mountain bike and get ready for some fun. All skill levels welcome.
Give us a call at 604 925-2453 or drop by our West Van store anytime to sign up.Read more DB West Vancouver Store Blogs »