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Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:59 pm

Well, here I go again. I am going to get back into a regular Saturday 7 AM schedule again. My goal is to be good and ready for the Penticton Fondo (126 K) July 8 and possibly the 160 K Ryder Fondo Aug 19.

I plan to start this weekend with 70 to 80 K and build 5 to 10 k a week, alternating flatish up the Peninsula one week and hilly out to Metchosin East Sooke the next. Once I/we get to 100 maybe 110 K, I plan on inserting some 5 k "race" pace sections 3/4 of the way into the ride. These will be planned with a specified start and end point and regroup with whomever is there. I hope to build these race pace sections by 5 K a week until we are riding 40 maybe 50 K at race pace a month before the main event.

I'll ride hills on Monday morning starting with 500 to 600 m elevation gain likely on the current Wednesday hill route and moving to other hills as the weather improves and it gets lighter in the mornings. I'd like to get to 1000 maybe 1100 m elevation gain on a typical Monday ride a month or so before the first fondo. I'll be at the foot of Caddy Bay hill at 6 AM.

I'll then ride easy on Tuesday maybe hopefully building up to being able to keep up with the last B group at some point before summer! We'll see! As I get a bit older I find I need a bit more time to recover after a hard work out.

Thursday will be the speedy threshold stuff at the UVic ring road.

I also plan on an active rest week, building for three weeks and riding easy for a week. Build and recover, build and recover, repeat!

So that is my plan, at least on this particular day. Any company is welcome. Please keep in mind these will be focused rides with training in mind. These will also be group rides with the typical TSC ethos of one for all and all for one. Everyone taking care of each other. No one will get left behind and hopefully no one will leave us behind!

All Saturday rides will leave at 7 AM from Disco Coffee on Menzies near Michigan in James Bay. Ride routes will be posted so you can meet me/us (if anyone else shows up) along the way. Here is the route for this weekend. https://www.strava.com/routes/10731174

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by Gerry L » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:39 pm

I have a vaguely similar plan to train for an event or two in June or July. Will join the ride on Saturday unless too rainy.

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 pm

Heading out to Metchosin, Gillespie on Saturday.

https://www.strava.com/routes/10797472

Leaving Disco Coffee on Menzies and Michigan at 7 AM.

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by myboys » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 am

Barton,

Hope you had a good ride. Due to illness/spouse away I couldn’t make it, but if you are going out this coming weekend, I’m in!

Mary

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:50 pm

It was a good ride indeed! A lovely mist in our faces all the practically. Next Saturday will be 85 K ride up the peninsula some way or another. I'll post the route later. Get well and ready to ride!

A couple of us will be out to do some hills tomorrow starting at 6 at the bottom of Caddy. 5 Caddy, 1 Sinclair, 3 Tolmie. Maybe see you there?

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:36 pm

For Saturday Jan 20, https://www.strava.com/routes/11299975 Increasing the distance a bit.

It'll be a nice steady pace shooting for 25 K/Hr, as few stops as possible, trying for a continuous rolling ride with a consistent kind of pace.

This is the third Saturday ride of this cylce. Next week will be an easy 50 maybe 60 K conversational pace, just a bit of a spin! Build for 3, rest for 1. Rinse and Repeat.

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by PDavis » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:11 pm

I'm planning on joining in but will leave my house at 7 and ride til I meet you likely somewhere around Caddy Bay hill.
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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by myboys » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:28 pm

Barton, are you doing waterfront first (counter clockwise)? Meet you at seven, dark, and early!

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:52 pm

counter clockwise WF.
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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:38 pm

Nice Ride! Great Weather! 5 start, all finish at the Goose. A bit quicker than previous rides. Nice! Next week I'll be doing a nice gentle 50 or 60 K avoiding hills wherever possible!

Thanks for the company and the pulls!

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by Gerry L » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:08 pm

Plan on riding tomorrow? If so where is the start?

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33 pm

Hills tomorrow. 6 AM Cadboro Bay and Sinclair.

4 Caddy (up to the deer sign just before the gentle L hand curve up Cedar Hill)
1 Sinclair (all the way to the top at an unnamed road on the left)
1 Caddy
1 Sinclair
Wait here or come back down for others then together easy pedal recovery to Mayfair and Cedar Hill.
3 Tolmie (Up the north side, down the south onto Richmond to Cedar Hill and up and over again)

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:57 pm

Today was the last ride of a three week build. Starting Saturday, active rest and recovery.

This Saturday, Jan 27: https://www.strava.com/routes/11762049

Exploring a bit, playing around, taking it easy.

The usual, leaving Discovery Coffee at 7 AM. Easy pace.

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by PDavis » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi Barton,
I'm planning on joining you tomorrow. Saw the route and just thought I'd let you know that the Johnson Street Bridge is closed all day tomorrow. Not a big deal but we'll have to change the route for the last bit of the ride.
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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:43 am

I am bailing the morning. Pretty windy out there and does not look like it is going to let up. Might try later if things settle down a bit.

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by PDavis » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:46 am

Sounds good Barton. Are you doing hills on Monday?

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by Roxanne » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:13 am

Barton, if you go out later can you post ride time if possible.
thanks Rox

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by myboys » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:16 am

Barton, it’s nutty windy at my house, too. If it calms down, And you decide to go a little later, I’m in!

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by myboys » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:08 am

Penny, come out for hills Monday! It’s fun(ish)!

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Re: Sat AM C ish Ride

Post by barton bourassa » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:53 am

I am going to head out now for a bit of a spin. Maybe see you at Good Earth at Uptown at 8:15?
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