Bicycle Classic Century Ride TrainingAug 20th, 2009 | By Eli | Category: Ride Information
The BCC will have a group riding in, and training for, the Buffalo Bicycle Classic century ride on September 13. See http://www.buffalobicycleclassic.com/ to register for the ride.We will be riding together informally and not as an official team. People can go at their own pace for both the ride and training, but we anticipate having a “fast” and a “slower” group for those who want to ride together. The rides can be abbreviated by anyone training for the 70-mile or 50-mile rides.
The training will include: 1) the normal club rides on Tuesday and Thursday; and 2) special longer rides on Sundays – 8/16, 8/23, and 8/30. The century training schedule is based on a roadbikerider.com formula that calls for a ride that is 75% of the goal mileage (100 miles) three weeks before the ride and then tapering down 40% the next weekend and 40% again the last weekend before the race. The schedule is: 8/23 – 75 miles; 8/30 – 45 miles; and 9/6 – 25 miles. Weekday rides should be very light the week before the Buff Classic. You could ride with the club on Tues. and Thurs, but drop out early to keep your mileage under 10 miles.
The 8/23 ride will start in Hygiene at the coffee shop. The two other weekend training rides will start at Amantes in North Boulder. Come at 7:30 for coffee and the rides leave at 8 am.
See http://www.buffalobicycleclassic.com/ for route maps.