RTC Riding Update 20th February 2014

Two rides again this week, leaving at 5am & 6am, so please be at Coffee Club North Lakes by 4.50 or 5.50am, ready to leave on time. For those new to the club, we then come back to Coffee Club & enjoy a social chat & coffee (after the run off the bike of course!). If it’s raining, I’ll put a message on Facebook early – I will cancel the official RTC rides if considered too wet (for safety reasons). Some members may still ride & will put a comment on their own facebook page. These are not official club rides but join in the conversation (and the ride!) if you wish to

SAFETY FIRST – please remember to obey all road rules, including stopping at red lights & stop signs. The penalty for not obeying road rules is 20 push ups – which must be performed when you get back to the coffee club. I ask all ride leaders & everyone on the ride to take this seriously. The positive recognition for doing the right thing is we all enjoy our rides more and motorists are more pleasant towards us !!

RIDE A – (5am) – its GBs special…. 2 loops of Dayboro Rd / Winn Rd.  Approx 130ks. If your program says more, then add on Sandgate loop

RIDE B – (6am) – thru Strathpine, out Eatons Xing Rd, right onto Mt Samson Rd to Dayboro, home via Dayboro Rd . Approx 80ks

RIDE C – (6am) – Hamilton Rd loop, approx 70-80ks

RIDE D (6am) – normal Sandgate loop, approx 60-70ks

RIDE E (6am) – normal Sandgate loop, home via Elizabeth Ave. Approx 50-60ks   ***Note: this group is designed for those who are stepping up from the beginner group, not for faster riders***

SHORT / BEGINNER (shorter distance, ave speed 20+ k/hr) – Woody Point / Redcliffe loop. Approx 40-50ks   ***Note: speed will depend on slowest rider, group stays together***

JUNIORS – you have a “mystery” flats ride, approx 80ksNOTES RE: RIDES

Your Saturday ride is an LSD (long steady/slow distance) ride – it isn’t meant      to be high intensity (unless you are required to do efforts or a fast TT)

Mooloolaba athletes – you should be past your “hills” training now, and it  would also be worthwhile including some race pace TT efforts (eg, 20ks) in your long ride


* PRE IM DINNER – this Sat at 6pm at Murrumba Downs Tavern. Come along as we wish our NZ athletes & Melbourne athletes all the best for the races. We also welcome back IM Wisconsin, Wales & Busso. If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP on our RTC Social fb page, or email me at julesdillon@ bigpond.com

* GOOD LUCK to everyone racing this weekend

Quote for the week

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. (Conrad Hilton)

Have a great weekend . . . train safe & stay upright  🙂

Regards . . . Jules

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