Archives for August 2014

Sunday Briefing 7.20am! Weekend Rides w/e 31st August 2014

Saturday

Long Ride

Ride leader: Announced on the morning

35km short ride

Normal Course

Ride Leader: Graham Colebrook

Sunday

Phase 2 Bethells interval, Phase 1 Peak interval 104km

There are no set Ride leaders for the bunches on Sunday.  Please check out our “Road to Taupo” post to see the reasoning behind the rides planned up until Taupo.
Short Ride

If you would prefer a shorter ride there will be a group doing Rec Ride Course A

Last Friday of the Month – Bar 159

The Last Friday of the month this Friday means drinks at Bar 159 from 6pm.

Friday 29th August, 2014

Its time to brag about your winter training!!

Come along to Bar 159 from 6pm Friday Night for a couple of drinks with the rest of the DoC crew.

Bar 159
Lincoln Road
Henderson 0610
New Zealand

Sunday Briefing 7.20am! Weekend Rides w/e 24th August 2014

Saturday

Long Ride

Saturday Long Ride D: 45.98km

Ride leader:- Announced on day
35km short ride
Ride leader: Sheryl Blewett

Sunday

Long Ride

There are no set Ride leaders for the bunches on Sunday.  Please check out our “Road to Taupo” post to see the reasoning behind the rides planned up until Taupo.
Short Ride

If you would prefer a shorter ride there will be a group doing Rec Ride Course A

Road to Taupo

Wednesday 6th August AvantiPlus Waitakere hosted our briefing for the road map to Taupo.  Here are the details of the discussion on the night.

First, a couple of points to take note of.

  • The Sunday ride groups will be split according to goal time around Taupo
  • Just doing the Sunday ride is not a guarantee of your goal time, your own training needs to take place during the week to compliment this.
  • The Sunday rides are BUNCH RIDES and the aim is to ride as a bunch (Click Here to Read Bunch Ride Rules)
  • Lists will be on the window every Sunday to give you an idea of the groups and who the other riders are.  Please put your name on your planned goal time list.
  • There will be no nominated ride leaders for Sunday rides.  Groups will be self monitoring and riders should take note of who they are riding with and look after each other in the bunch.
  • If the bunch you are riding with is too quick on a day.  Tell someone you are dropping back to the next bunch and join the slower group who will be riding the same course.
  • Make sure you know where the ride is going or a few people in your group know before you leave.  Bunches need to follow the route mapped out. (see last point)

If you need more notes on bunch riding and road riding in general check out the Knowledge Hub

The Idea Behind the Rides to Taupo

The rides leading up to Taupo have been designed with the following in mind.  The rides are colour coded to the notes below.  This is a basic explanation of a build up in a training program to race day. [Read more…]

Sunday Briefing 7.20am! Weekend Rides w/e 17th August 2014

Saturday

Long Ride

Saturday Long ride C

Ride Leader :  Royce Barker
35km Ride Normal Ride
Ride Leader: Bernadette Mark

Sunday

Briefing at 7.20am and leaving the store at 7.30am. 

Helensville and Back Phase 1

The new bunches have started up.  Briefing will explain the bunches at 7.20am