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* The weekday Excel In Cycling indoor workouts at LifeCenter Plus for the weeks of Christmas and New Years will NOT occur on Wednesdays. They will instead take place on Tuesday 12/23 and 12/30. These workouts will be in the back of the building in the same venue as our Saturday morning workouts. And we'll get these workouts started at 6 PM instead of 7 PM.    


* It's Fixie time. Get that fixie and join our fixie group for some great rides. Make sure to have your fixie equipped as you would a X-bike: at least 28c tires and all-weather type brake pads are very important. We'll be riding a a combination of asphalt, gravel, dirt, mud and cinder,  so be prepared.  Fixies are NOT a must,  but if you are riding a geared bike I will put you in a single gear for the duration of the ride to get you equalized with the rest of the group, and to familiarize you with single gear riding. Now be aware that we are doing way more off-road fixie riding this season, this to work on bike handling, balance, body english ....and it's just plain FUN. 

 

The Sunday Dec. 14 ride will meet at LifeCenter Plus parking area at 10 AM. We will do Bike Trail, earthen trail & RR ballast on this ride.  


The ride for Dec. 21 will go on the road to Mohican with nearly all of the ride on dirt and gravel. Start time will be 10 AM as usual. For directions: Coming from Akron area take 77 south to 21 South toward Massillon then pick up Rt 585 towards wooster, aka (akron rd). Once in Wooster take OH 3 to Loudonville. Stay on Rt 3 through town past Mohican adventures etc. till you get to the State Park camping entrance. The park is on the right but the trailhead is on the left. Pull in there and you'll see a big gravel parking lot which is the main trailhead. We'll ride from there. As for anyone coming from Medina/Cleveland area it's best to take 71 south to rt 250 (Ashland) and then proceed south to Rt 89 which will take you to rt 95 then you'll pick up rt 60 south which takes you to Loudonville to pick up Rt3 and cross town to the trailhead. Beer and pizza will be our reward post ride. 


For more information about fixed gear riding click on the link below:         

                                  FIXED GEAR TRAINING

* American Dirt is just 6 months away. My route is up and ready.   Click on the American Dirt logo at the bottom of the page if you'd like to make a donation to the cause. Thanks so much to all of you who have already make donations. I'm very humbled by your generosity. Also coming up is an Art Show of my sports-art and scenic-art photography at Stu Freedman's 43 Furnace Street Art Gallery in Akron on Saturday December 13th. Sales will be used to further fund my American Dirt project. More info to come. 


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* Excel In Cycling Indoors will again take place at Lifecenter Plus in Hudson. The workout times and venues are the same as last season: Wednesdays at 7 PM in the main gym, and Saturdays at 9 AM in the back of the facility. Check my Indoor Cycling Page for more info on the indoor workouts. 

Click on the link below for more info on winter training in general: 

                   INSIGHTS REGARDING WINTER CYCLE TRAINING

 

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