Pre-Tour Training

Pre-Tour Training

We decided early in the year that we were going to do a supported ride this summer from West Glacier, Montana to Banff to Jasper, Alberta. That trip starts right out with a huge day, 4500’ of climbing over 70 miles. (And actually, 4,000’ come in just one 12 mile... Read more...
Join us on a training ride

Join us on a training ride

Our training has begun in earnest. We have been spinning 2-3 times during each week and getting out every weekend day we can. This past Saturday we rode 47 miles to Vashon Island’s lighthouse and back from our Capitol Hill home. On Sunday, after volunteering for... Read more...
The Training Begins

The Training Begins

OMG! What have we committed ourselves to? Four thousand miles is more than we rode the last two years put together! We’re just starting to set up our training plan but already have a few strategies in place. While we have a great fitness center included in our... Read more...
RAMROD Training

RAMROD Training

This season we decided to make RAMROD (July 28) our major goal. Being a month later than STP, it allows us to start training later in the season with possibly better weather. Given the 155 mile, 10,000 foot elevation gain, it requires training one long, hilly ride per... Read more...
2003 Training Season

2003 Training Season

Our goal this season was to do a one-day STP faster than 20 mph average. We figured that was possible since we’d been around 19 last year. But we also decided to get some help in making that goal a reality. We hired a coach. Thomas Chappel is a bright, fun,... Read more...
2002 Training Schedule

2002 Training Schedule

Although this schedule stops with the STP, we won’t. We’ll keep training for another Ride Across Washington (RAW). Bold indicates commercial rides. Their links are included in the Comments column. Italics means Evergreen Tandem Club rides. Date Ride Est. Miles Actual... Read more...