Monday, March 29, 2010

First Heater of 2010 video

Thursday, March 18, 2010

El Paso bandit races


May June July
8,29,30 5,6,20 11,24,25

May 8

Anthony Gap Uphill Time Trial
Directions: From El Paso head west to O’hara Road (exit 162) turn right to Community College.
From Las Cruces head east to O’hara Road turn left to Community College

Ciruit Race (1 to 1½ hr after time trial)
Directions: I-10 exit 2 (Westway) go south on Vinton Rd. at the split turn left, continue to Hwy 28, turn left. Registration will be on your left in front of La Union Station Restaurant.

ALL RACES START AT 8:00 AM (time change will be notified) Fee: $12.00-15 per race. This is a non-sanctioned event. Waivers need to be signed before each event. All distances will vary slightly.

*Time Trial: Uphill, 20k, 30k
*Road Race: Cat A/B 45-50 Miles, Cat C 30 Miles
*Criterium : Cat A 45 Minutes +1 Lap, Cat B 35 Min. + 1 Lap, Cat C 30 Min

Cat A: Open Category, Juniors 16 up
Cat B: 40+ 3-4, Cat 4-5, Juniors 14
Cat C: 50+, Women, Juniors 12 under

*Race Bible will be available at each event.
*Roads are open to traffic, don’t put yourself at risk or others.

Great video from

One of those Moments from Russ Roca on Vimeo.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting Heaterized

Starting this Wednesday (with the luck of the Irish) ZVRC will begin the Heater Season. The team participates in a race pace training ride that is designed to help with developing some intensity to coincide with the endurance that has been building up for the past few months.  Below are the rules of da' HEATAH -- thanks Shane

Ride time is departure time.  To the second on the GPS.

This is a DROP Ride!!!  The intent is to simulate race effort.  We
don't wait on flats, cracked riders, or bad tactics.

Do your share.  Make friends.

If you don't know the route and are on the front...don't be surprised
if you turn around and are alone.

NO AEROBARS!  This is not anything but a safety and fairness issue.
If you feel you have to use them, cool, just not on the Heater.  If
you use them, you are on your own.

Pacelines.  If you are not totally comfortable in the paceline/
echelon, sit on the back.  Better to learn, than cause a wreck.

Effort.  If you are so cracked that you cannot ride in the paceline,
learn to ride on the back of the rotating group.  No shame in it.
When you are strong enout to pull without causing issues, come on in.
(I'll take all the help I can get).

No training ride is worth a wreck..Be careful, be courteous,
and ....have fun.  "(sort of)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Reminder for LCTT and HillsboroRR

According to NM sports online, there are 113 registered riders. If things go as usual there should be about 135 folks racing this weekend.