Indoor Group Ride, Thursday, 1/10, 5:45 at Maglianero Cafe (Please Note Earlier Start)

Greetings cyclists!

(If all you need to know is where, when and what, the answer is Maglianero, 47 Maple Street in Burlington, 5:45 PM to set up and the ride starts at 6:05 this week. Bring your bike, your trainer, five bucks, water and a towel. )

It's been a while since we did a longer video, so this week, lets get some miles in with "Local Hero."

I actually heard somebody say There is No Try was "easy" last week, and I wouldn't want anybody thinking we had gone slack. How does 85 minutes of race simulation sound?

Sounds pretty good. Here's what the workout looks like:

5:00 warm-up

3:00 of criterium racing

3 x 6:00 pyramids- with 2:00 rest between each pyramid

1:00 following Richie Porte at 7/10 effort
1:00 following David Millar at 7.5/10
2:00 following Fabian Cancellara at 8/10
1:00 following David Millar at 7.5/10
1:00 following Richie Porte at 7/10

5 x 3:00 road race laps with 2:00 rest between each lap. Now each lap has its own personality, with some flatland  racing, climbing, jumps or breakaways. You’ll have your chance to chase with Cadel Evans, attack with Philippe Gilbert and Vincenzo Nibali and sprint for the win against Thor Hushovd.

1 x 2:00 SPRINT! Building up over 2:00, you’re going to increase the speed as you come into the final straight in Geelong. After 75 minutes of racing, can you beat Hushovd? How does 10/10 sound to you?
More sprints! You might think you’re tough, but how would you have fared against Lemond, Bugno or Cipollini? Here’s your chance to go back in time and find out!

5:00 warm down

Given the longer run time of this video, I'll ask that anybody who can shows up as close to 5:45 as possible so we can be ready to hit "play" on the video at 6:05 instead of our usual leisurely 6:30 start. We'll try to set up in a way that leaves room for the stragglers, who are welcome to come in and set up whenever, but the train leaves the station at 6:05!

Stick one somewhere. 

And remember, if it's your first ride with us for the new year, I have one of our fabulous stickers to give to you. If you already got your free one and you'd like more, you can buy them from me for a buck a piece, with all proceeds going to fund VTIndoor.

See you there,