Friday, January 9, 2009


(Scott, Carson -still with his summer racing tan!-, Joseph and Greg setting up for "the ride")

It pays to be on the Mad Dog team! We've scored a sponsorship from Elevate to use the compu-trainer room. It is some awesome indoor training. It has 8 spots for our bikes and we can actually ride/race with each other on various courses. Stats such as distance, position, speed, watts are displayed on the screen for all 8 riders. It even allows you to draft when you get close to the next guy! It also displays the course you are riding with climbs descents etc. You even get real flats! I went to the first session Tuesday, got 38 mingutes into it and flatted! No one had thought to bring a pump so I was done. I came back for the thursday session and had an excellent workout. I am still sore. You just work harder when everyone sees your stats on the screen. You've got to be brave to slack off (or have a great excuse). My average and max heart rates were comparable to ICUP race levels. I can't wait for the next session!
(Keith riding next to me with a view of the screen)

1 comment:

KanyonKris said...

I did one session at Elevate with the Utah Velo Club - it was fun. I'm considering joining Mad Dog just for the Elevate training.