President's Update: Time Trials, Turkey Trots, Camping Weekends

Hey everyone! So many updates, save the dates and shout outs I can barely even control my use of exclamation marks!!(!!!!!) Last weekend was the culmination of many pros in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. The race looked grueling, hot, long, windy, muggy and painful...but that's what we love about racing! Sort of. The coverage was great and the race played out with many twists along the way. We would like to introduce everyone to our quarterly time trial program! The purpose of this is to track your time on a consistent course over an extended period of time. It starts this Sunday with the run...check the Facebook page for event details. Swim - 500 yd time trial. We will pos

Mammoth Gran Fondo race report: It was EPIC!

After a week of training with CTS at altitude which including two infamous climbs (Rock Creek and Tioga Pass), we enjoyed the Mammoth Gran Fondo. Over the entire week, we rode over 250 miles with over 20,000 feet of climbing. The Mammoth Gran Fondo was fun, challenging, and breathtaking! With a start and finish elevation of 8,074 feet and 6,643 feet of total climbing. Although there's plenty of uphill climbs on this very scenic route, they are nicely spaced-out with long, fast descents (including some speeds around 51 mph) in between to recharge you for the next one. I was shooting for a sub-6 hour time this year, but I finished with a 6:42 time with 6:26 of riding time... (I will blame the

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