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Cycling with Barb Morris!

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PerformanceBarb

It's all about the bike! I have the best time coaching and riding, being social and competitive. Bringing people together, sharing the experience as I share my experience. Bringing together bike and body for life! Oh, and I like wine, chocolate, coffee, good food and fun times.

Starts Wednesday Oct 2!

 Register here; http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=44339&stype=41&prodid=10273

It’s a very exciting time of the year, thinking of possibilities for your next adventures.  Become a master of your sport!

Watts on Wednesday will focus on your Power Profile;  from 1 minute to 60 minutes, building the engine, taking the process approach to VO2 training.


One of the things that struck me, watching the US rider Chloe Dygert win by over a minute (she trains on a Wattbike) was that her strength is high over the distance, and it made me think that we may be imposing limitations on ourselves by our thinking.  Are we being letting our age for example, define what we can do and how much it’s possible to improve? We will go into this program with the mindset of doing something we haven’t done before.  

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Time Trial World Champion Chloe Dygert finishes a WattBike session.

3 months starts Oct. 2, 6:00 – 6:15 pm $350

Training camp or Tour?

Late March to early April, a time when many use the words Training Camp to designate their intention at that time of year. Could it be that it’s an opportunity to Tour, to do daily volume and climbing, in preparation for spring? That could be the Spring Series, the Pacific Populaire, or another Tour such as the Haute, the Trans, the Dolomiti!

Or could it be that you just want to get out of town and trade grey skies for blue sky, same old (Richmond loop, again?) for new roads and car drivers for no cars, or very few cars?

What is your priority? Time, value, experience? There are still many rides I haven’t done, just as many that I have, and I can’t stay away from Girona. What I have enjoyed going back a 3rd time is the knowledge of the area combined with the memories of the people on the rides, knowing that there are still so many more to explore while enjoying riding and sharing those that I have done.

What do you think of this view, this sky?

Join us for an amazing ride in Girona and Banyoles, Spain. 10 days that begin on March 23 through to April 2nd. 10 days of riding, easy recovery day is built in and there is so much for a non riding partner to do as well.

Take it to the top! Check out that sky again.

Compare with other tours and contact hellenwheels379@gmail.com to reserve for 5 days in Girona in super nice apartments or hotel, then 5 days at the famous, Rocacorba Cycling hotel. All rides are guided (with a local xpro or local wealth of knowledge), rental bikes of top quality (included, discount with your own bike). We will treat you to the sights and sounds of this historic area, you’ll get so much more than offered elsewhere.

$2950 CAD for 10 nights, single supplement +, meals for first 5 days optional, included for 5 days at Rocacorba Cycling Hotel.

Ride the Rocacorba!

Limited number of spots available, reserve now, $400 deposit to hold your reservation and dream of the rides you’ll be doing in the spring!

Register to reserve a saddle now!

For TNT (Tuesday Night Training)    Register TNT starting October 8th, 10 weeks; 6 – 7:15 pm. For explosive results!

For Watts Up on Wednesday Register   Watts up! begins October 2nd, 12 weeks; 6 – 7:15 pm. For stamina and technique.

TNT – for explosive results!

Tuesday Night Training starts on October 8th, for 10 weeks. Registration link below;

When you pay attention to a skill, you will improve. This 10 week; 1hr 15 min. class will provide you with the specific training that will get you to the finish line fast! Gain strength and explosive power. Your 5 second sprint, your 30 second and 60 second power output.

Learn the tips that will line you up for the sprint for the Spring series, Tuesday or any criterium you take on in 2020 AND it will help your cyclocross riding. 10 weeks;  6pm-7:15 .  $300 October 8 – Dec 10.

Limited bike seats, small class for big results. 

Wattbike classes take place at Rep1 Fitness on Broadway

Wattbike workout! Power it up.

It’s not too early….. to think about next year!

Limited Wednesday wattbike seats for the October to December ‘Watt’s Up’, class
  • NEW, class is 1hr 15 min. for stamina and strength training. Your coach guides you through an organized, progressive program that is described and explained to you. What, why and when.

Fall schedule for indoor biking – 12 weeks Oct. 2 – Dec. 18th. Click on the link below to register;

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=44339&stype=41&prodid=10273
Focus on strength – build your maximum wattage output for added power to the pedal!

Wattbike feedback provides your best pedal stroke, Coach Barb provides your best position feedback.

High intensity, interval training provides best stamina and speed.

Hill is (not) a four letter word!

3 months Wednesday 6pm, leaving from Kitsilano or Stanley Park
June 5 – August 21
$275 plus tax

Limited capacity, register now!
http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=44339&stype=41&prodid=10272

NOTE: Provincial RIDE license REQUIRED; $60 https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/cycling-bc-2019-annual-membership-license

“…take time to perfect your technique, become the most efficient hill climber you can be. Train in your zone, learn how to make the 25% grade, the hairpin descents.”
coach Barb

Reaching for the top!

WTNT – world Tuesday night training .

6pm Tuesday, starting March 5th.    at Rep1Fitness

Zip like Zoe! Coach Zoe has laid out a 7 week training plan for you to take on Tuesday or Thursday night criteriums and make them even more fun.  3 x winner of the summer series, she will take you through a workout designed to create power for when and where it will count. Along the way, you’ll learn how to race them, tips on positioning and what to do in the last lap, the last corner, the final sprint! Bring your training zones with you to workout on the wattbike; max power, FTP, both wattage and HR. 60 min. $210

Click here to register . Link

Zip like Zoe!

Hill is not a four letter word!

It’s that time of year! Thinking of your 2019 cycling plans and planning for them. And the steps you’ll take to make them happen. 

The annual summer climbing, fondo preparation, road riding, group training is coming up, registration link below.

Start your hill climbing prowess performance in April through August and you’ll find that hill is NOT a four letter word.
You’ll love ’em, get over them and spend time with them over 17 weeks.
Perfect your technique, your ability for climbing and descending. For cornering and … having fun on hills!
Various start locations; 6pm

Join the club! 4 months, 1.5-2 hrs . $375 +gst Click on the link below to register. Early bird discount available now.

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=44339&stype=41&prodid=10269

Note that a Cycling BC license is required for insurance purposes. Provincial Ride/Race is good for any time you ride, including events; fondo, populaire’s etc. Go to https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/cycling-bc-2019-annual-membership-license

Watts on Wednesday! starts Oct 10

$275
*NEW, class is 1hr 15 min. for skills, stamina and strength training. 6:00 to 7:15pm
Fall schedule for indoor biking – 10 weeks Oct. – Dec.
Focus on strength – build your maximum wattage output for added power to the pedal!
Practice your technique – for optimum power transfer
Stamina – fatigue resistance training
High intensity, interval training . HIIT
Wattbike

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