May 30, 2014

Training Friday May 30

Today we were excited to welcome Megan to our group ride. She had trained with Mrs. Froh earlier in the spring around her tennis schedule, but this was her first long ride with the group. We rode to Mystic. It was a beautiful day. Megan powered up the final hills as if she had done it before!

May 29, 2014

June 15 Team Time Trial Route

This is the 10 mile route for the team time trial we are doing on June 15 in Durham, CT.

May 28, 2014

Local Skills Training

Mrs. Froh and Trent did some local skills training today and finished it off with a little climb up Gallup Hill.

May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Ride

We did a quick easy 14 mile loop today and then joined the Ledyard Memorial Day parade with the LHS marching band. Nice day out there!

May 24, 2014

Mrs. Froh Wins 2 Golds at CT Masters Games

On May 18, club adviser Mrs. Froh placed 1st in both the women's masters 20k and 40k criteriums in New Britain, CT.  Congratulations!!

May 23, 2014

Training - Friday - May 23

We did a quick ride after school. We rode a pretty good overall average pace of 17.7 mph.

May 21, 2014

Steven's First Ride

Track season has ended and Steven has rejoined the peloton! Megan will be joining us on Friday :) Good times! We have 3 more riders planning to join us in June. Keeping it rolling!

Today's ride was one focused on pace lines, but in a larger group. We were a much larger team today and that changed the dynamics for the better, but certainly required adjustments for each rider to accommodate the tight team pace and goals.

We stopped at Mystic Cycle Centre for a couple of quick tunes. Thank you MCC! Alex found a pair of shorts and X has his Christmas present picked out, a sick snow-mountain bike with massive tires.

We paced it hard on a loop through Mystic and Stonington, and then ended the ride with a little competition. As we turned onto Gallup Hill Rd, the call was for anyone to attack. X attacked immediately up the first of many hills. He rode off the front over the first too big ones and never looked back. Mr. Jannke chased him to no avail. Then Steven and Gianni attacked Mr. Jannke and left him hobbling home. X powered on and could not be caught: a brilliant solo effort. Gianni and Steven's collaboration ended on the final climb, when Steven jammed a gear. Gianni caught X for a final sprint finish between the two.

May 17, 2014

Ride with the Charles W. Morgan

LHS cycling rode down to Mystic to watch the launch of the 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, its first in 73 years. We followed it all the way to Groton Long Point. It was a once in a lifetime experience and the weather was magical.

May 14, 2014

Ride - Wednesday - May 15

Rode down to Mystic today. Saw the C. W. Morgan floating off the lift dock. Nice to see her back in the water!

May 13, 2014

Bike Show/Swap Meet June 7

We plan to make a trip to Wetherfield on June 7 for this bike show/swap. We will learn about bike maintenance, changing flats, etc. We'll see if there is equipment riders can purchase and we'll take a ride in a different part of CT. Mark your calendars.

May 11, 2014

Fabulous Day of Training at Ninigret Park in Rhode Island

We headed to Rhode Island today to train on the criterium track at Ninigret Park. Thanks to Mrs. Froh's experience at the park and with racing in general she was able to teach the boys so many new skills. They practiced cornering, pace lines, sprints, breaks, cornering in the drops, and of course working as a team. This closed circuit environment proved to be a perfect training ground, which we will utilize more often. Again, a big shout out to Mrs. Froh for treating us to an amazing experience. Check out the photos below (click on an image for a larger view).

May 10, 2014

Folks on Spokes Loop in Milford, CT

Mr. Jannke did a solo ride today in Milford, CT. It was a long 44 miles riding solo in the wind. He's trying to get in shape to keep up with the kids!

May 8, 2014

Ride - Wednesday - May 7

Fun ride yesterday. We rode a very fast, flat pace line for much of the first half (18+ mph) and then charged hard up the Pequot Trail and Gallup Hill (1.2k vertical). We worked very well as a team on the flats and everyone tackled the big hills at the end at their own max pace. This was a fabulous ride as you could really see the form coming together!

May 3, 2014

Ride - Friday - May 2

We visited Noank and the Mystic Cycle Centre. Gallup Hill was a long fun way to finish up!

May 1, 2014

Friday's Ride

We are riding to Mystic tomorrow.....60 degree temps and no rain!!! See you all at the tennis courts, ready to roll at 2:30.