Riding again, Thursday, 1/30, 6:00PM at Chef's Corner South End, 208 Flynn Avenue

Hey everybody-

So last week was one of my monthly dalliances into the grim underbelly of stationary bicycle racing, otherwise known as goldsprints, locally known as Mad Dashes here in the fine city of Burlington.

Beers were drank, thresholds were tested, and rivalries were created and decided all in an atmosphere of loud music and bright lights over at ArtsRiot. If you're bummed out to have missed it, fear not- we'll be back with more dashes in February, March, and April. Keep an eye out here for dates.

But for now, it's back to a little long-form training over at Chef's Corner. Last time we were there, Steve B. and I took on Angels, with lots of climbing and, we agreed, the very best "recovery" (I'm sorry, but 100+ RPM isn't a recovery for me, no matter how low the resistance) footage of all of the Sufferfest videos. It is France? Spain? Just somewhere in the Pyrenees?

Oh yeah, and "bonus" sprints at the end.

What will it be this week? Let's let the Wheel decide.

Bring: your bike, your trainer/rollers, your  towel.

Location: 208 Flynn Avenue, in the brick Buildings on the right before the railroad tracks.

Time: Setup around 6:00 and start riding by 6:30. Rides generally go and hour to an hour and a half.

See you there,



Don't forget! Mad Dashes Tonight at ArtsRiot!

I rode my rollers this morning for an hour between 5 and 6 AM.

Know why?

Because it was my shot at getting a workout in today, that's why.

Because tonight, instead of setting up Sufferfest and spinning the Wheel of Pain, I'll be setting up a laptop and rollers so that we can RACE bikes inside down at ArtsRiot on Pine Street.

Sign-in starts at 7:30 and we'll start racing at 8:00. Everybody does a 250 meter sprint against somebody, then we'll do some grudge matches and challenges, if anybody is so inclined, then we'll start running people off by time and distributing prizes from Switchback, Old Spokes Home, Maglianero, and Lazer helmets!

Event page here.

It will be a blast!

We'll be back at Chef's Corner South End for another VTIndoor ride next week on 1/30. Stay tuned for details!


Riding again this week! Thursday, January 16, 6:00PM at Chef's Corner South End, 208 Flynn Avenue in Burlington

Hey everybody!

Great ride last week. Myself, one familiar face, and three new ones is a pretty excellent turnout in my mind given that I announced the ride less than 24 hours before it happened.

Let's do it again this week, but bigger.

Come on down to Chef's Corner South End on Thursday night. Turn down Flynn Avenue from Pine Street and head into the complex of brick buildings on your right. If you cross the railroad tracks you've gone too far. Once you come into the parking lot, turn right and you'll be looking at a wooden walkway between two of the buildings. Up that walkway and on the left will put you in Sufferlandria, I mean, Chef's Corner.

Show up around 6:00 to set up and we'll start riding by 6:30. Rides go from an hour to no more than two hours. Do as much or as little as you want.

This is a FREE ride. Bring yourself, your bike, your trainer/rollers and a towel.

And, as per usual, the Wheel of Pain decides the ride!

Also, this is your last ride to get in shape for Mad Dashes on Thursday, January 23rd over at ArtsRiot. You're off the hook for Sufferfest that night, but I expect to see you all there to race!



FREE Indoor Riding Tonight! Chef's Corner, 208 Flynn Avenue, 5:30-8:30 PM

Hi everybody!

Things have been crazy, what with the holidays, getting Mad Dashes roller racing back off the ground, and the rest of life in general.

Thanks to VTIndoor rider Paul H, we have space to ride- it's at Chef's Corner at 208 Flynn Avenue. This is the big cluster of brick buildings on Flynn before you cross the railroad tracks- I am told it used to be a chocolate factory.

Anyway, come on in any time after 5, I'll probably be there by 5:30, and we'll try to set up and be riding by 6 or so. Bring a towel, bike, trainer. Thanks to Chef's corner, this is now a FREE event. No money necessary.

This will be a regular ride on Thursday nights, so plan on it for future Thursdays as well. I'll update the calendar soon. See you there, Matt