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Sunday, April 26 - Saturday, May 3, 2015

Spring Training Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Va,

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Weather at the last camp weather was fantastic with nearly perfect weather and cool temps. The first week in April is a reliable weather week with temps ranging from the 60's to mid 70s and lots of sunshine.   We have many routes ranging from 30 miles with very little climbing to typical Blue Ridge riding with grades from gentle to 8% surfaces are excellent.

New for 2015 TBD *Send suggestions to myself and T.K. : We will hold a group discussion.

Josh and Tom will have ANT+ head units from SRM and Garmin for those who are considering getting training data recorders.

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What to bring:

Clothes:  The temperature is expected to be 60-70ish with cool mornings, and clear, sunny days. Just

              in case it rains bring a rain cape, booties and weatherproof riding gloves in addition to

              your regular riding gear.  A second pair of riding shoes and hiking boots is a good idea.

Tools:    Bring the basics. I will supply a pro-work stand.

Bicycle:  Bring one spare tyre and 4 tubes in addition to your regular gear.  We are about

              30 miles from the nearest bike shop.  Roads are VERY nice and mostly glass

               free.

Food:      Bring your favorite on the bike energy food.  The country side is scenic, hilly and

               beautiful, however it is also rural.  Country stores are few and far between.  Two

               large water bottles or a Camelback and energy bars are recommended for every

               ride. We will have two planned gourmet dinners, all breakfast and lunches provided.

Other:   Favorite snacks, big pillow for lounging, soda, board games, frisbee

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GREAT FOOD! Breakfast 7:30 am - Light breakfast. Muffins, cereal, homemade jams, coffee, bannana bread.*There is a large refrigerator to store perishables. Lunch - Sumptuous cuban beans and rice and light lunch is provided. We like a casual approach. Sandwhich makings, chips and soups lots of great food to choose from. Dinner – Regroup at 7:00pm for dinner in town on your own (except Sunday and Friday). Sunday, Coach Josh will prepare a seared salmon over exquisite greens and warm goat cheese with balsamic vinaigrette. Friday is Tom’s day to shine as the reigning BBQ king and I am sure we all will fight for his chicken and ribs.
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DRAFT DAILY SCHEDULE BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

General Daily Agenda:

Sunday, April 26
Noon - Arrive late morning, check in with the owners and get a room key. Get settled, find a friend and go for a short easy ride. Queue sheets will be available.

8:00pm Group Dinner: Grilled Salmon, Salad, and Bread
9:00pm  Plan rides for tomorrow.

Monday, April 27
7:00 - 7:30am  Group stretch in the common area 
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Riders leave in groups. Today's options include either an 84 mile big ride in the mtns or a shorter rolling 45 mile river route. The long option has about 4,000ft of climbing on rolling grades and some typical parkway climbs of 4% to 6%. After the ride, group lunch, fittings, performance analysis, naps and more. This is a perfect time to talk about your season, how to be a better rider and improve your cycling. 7:00 PM  Regroup for dinner in town on your own.

Tuesday, April 29
7:00 - 7:30 Group stretch in the common area 
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Riders leave in groups. Options today include a GREAT rolling 52 miles ride through classic rural farmlands. Many opportunities for gentle hills and fast rolling valleys. Shorter options today also. After the ride, group lunch, fittings, performance analysis, naps and more. This is a perfect time to talk about your season, how to be a better rider and improve your cycling.

7:00 PM Regroup for dinner in town.

Wednesday, April 39
7:00 - 7:30 Group stretch in the common area
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Riders leave in groups. Two Gap Ride! Today we ride 65 miles ride with approximately 3,000ft of climbing up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The ride ends with the seemingly forever Wintergreen descent - your reward for hard work today. On the way back we pass the Blue Pig BBQ - stop for lunch! Alternate routes include shorter options and an easy river ride. 
After the ride, group lunch, fittings, performance analysis, naps and more. This is a perfect time to talk about your season, how to be a better rider and improve your cycling.

7:00 PMRegroup for dinner in town.

Thursday, April 30
7:00 - 7:30 Group stretch in the common area
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Riders leave in groups. Today is "adventure" day. We will take roads less traveled. Bring your camera to capture the views. Distance will be approximately 55 miles with longer and shorter options.  
After the ride, group lunch, fittings, performance analysis, naps and more. This is a perfect time to talk about your season, how to be a better rider and improve your cycling.

7:00 PM Regroup for dinner in town

Friday, May 1
7:00 - 7:30 Group Stretch in the common area
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Riders leave in groups. Today is a fairly flat ride with an ice creme stop :) The group will gather and everyone ride along the valley and loop into the budding countryside. This is a GREAT ride with lots of brisk pacelines and broad backs to draft :)
After the ride, group lunch, fittings, performance analysis, naps and more. This is a perfect time to talk about your season, how to be a better rider and improve your cycling.

 8:00 PM BBQ dinner with the King of Sauce Tom Kellogg (ribs, chicken)

Saturday, May 2
7:00 - 7:30 Group stretch in the common area
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast and prepare to depart camp

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Josh and Tom are available before during and after camp for professional consultation. Please let us know in advance what you have in mind. Send email to Coach Josh or to Tom Kellogg                 

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