Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Practice still on for today

From the weather radar, it looks like skies are clearing so tonight's practice is still on for 5:30 at City Creek. Bring a rain jacket just in case. Watch here for last minute update or cancellation.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Aug 27 and Aug 29 practices meet at City Creek

This week's practice meeting location will be at the hairpin turn where Bonneville Blvd crosses City Creek in City Creek Canyon.   Meet at the small gravel parking area to the east of the reservoir where the Bonneville Shoreline Trail comes down to the paved road.

The trail is steep from the get-go, so come prepared to burn some lung capacity.  Climb, climb, climb.

Two practices this week
5:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, Aug 27 and 29.

Everyone is expected to be there. If you can not make it please notify Coach Drew.

There will be no practice on Saturday because it is a holiday weekend. Enjoy.

You can click on the map below and pan over to Salt Lake City to find the meeting place for this week.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fwd: SLC Conglomerate Practice RSVP 24 Aug....The good and the Bad!


1)  Parents coaches and students...... Great practice today!  We broke up in to three groups and everyone explored the trails in Corner Canyon (CC Ride Picture attachment) which is down in Draper UT.  Everybody rode for three hours stopping only occasionally!  Great effort and cadio build today.  Remember the first race is less than one month away!

2)  The good news is that everyone had so much fun in Corner Canyon (Happy photo attachment) that we are going to go ride it again on Saturday the 24th of August.  The ride details are listed below.  Please RSVP for this ride by Wednesday evening at 9PM so that we can coordinate our coaching staff to ensure that all student ride levels present have a ride leader.

Saturday August 24th 10:00am - 1:00pm:

Practice in Draper at at the Corner Canyon equestrian center trail head.

1266 E 13400 S Draper, UT 84020

Shuttles will leave the Sugarhouse SHOPKO at 9:15am and return at 2:00pm.

Ride Leaders:
1)  Drew Jordan
2)  Collin Bywaters
3)  Rachel Clayson
3)  Jesse Dekrey
4)  Leonard Carapezza

3)The bad news is that all of our student athletes except for City Academy students will be starting school this week (Sad photo attachment).  This means new school clothes, new locker combos to remember, and tons of homework!!!!!!  Since most of you are starting up this week we have decided to cancel practice Tuesday and Thursday.  Take this opportunity to settle in to your academics and come out to practice on Saturday ready to tear up the trails for three hours.  Please remember that if your student is partaking in the carpool option $1-$2 would really help our upperclassman who have limited funds that are driving down to Draper and back.

4)  As a student athlete you have many options for ride wear.  Some of our racers wear baggy shorts and some of our racers wear lycra shorts.  Please make it a point to visit your local bike shop, on-line clothing retailer or other sources to purchase a pair of ride shorts.  There is no other way to say it...... your body will thank you!  Please get in touch with me if I can be of any assistance!!!  One option we have is to purchase high end ride shorts from a local vendor.  Mr. Glen Perry who is one of our coaches has coordinated with the owners of Blackbottoms.  They produce custom ride jerseys and shorts locally here in SLC.  Mr. Perry has worked a deal with Blackbottoms to provide high-end shorts for our student athletes.  The pricing would be:

Shorts $68.50

(Add $5 for bibs)

Note: If we get a quantity higher than 12 units we start getting a price discount.  Please send me an email if you are interested in shorts for your student athlete.  If we make the minimum unit order of 6 shorts we will place an order with Blackbottoms.

5)  Mark your calendar for our student parent social on Friday 6 September from 6PM-7:30PM at the Salt Lake Regional Hospital Physical Therapy Department.  Our ride leader Mr. Collin Bywaters has coordinated with his staff to make his facilities available for our team get together.  Please plan on coming out to meet the other parents, students and coaching staff.  We will be handing out team jerseys and introducing the 2013 SLC Conglomerate team!  More info to follow on this event.

6)  Everyone have a great week and we look forward to hopefully seeing you on Saturday 24 August!!!!!!

   Drew Jordan
(801) 556-2850

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Today's practice

Interval training today.  No skills at the beginning so come ready to ride at 6 PM.  Bring water and a snack. 6 PM at the corner of Colorow Dr and Wakara Way.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Today's practice update

Reminder: practice today, Tuesday August 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.    Meet at the corner of Colorow Dr and Wakara Way. If you are late, ride up the hill on pavement toward the museum and take the FIRST LEFT on pavement. We will be doing some drills there for the first 20 minutes of practice.

Congratulations to ride leader Travis Mullen

A big shout out to our team ride leader Travis Mullen who finished in 2nd place in the Men's Open category this past weekend at the Pierre's Hole 100 MTB race. Travis finished the 100 mile course in 8H:48M!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Practices this week

Tuesday meet at 6 p.m. at Colorow Rd and Wakara Way just before you go up the hill to the Utah Museum of Natural History and Red Butte Garden. Pan over to the U on the map below to see the bike marker. We will ride until 8.

Friday meet at the Sugarhouse ShopKo parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to carpool up to Bob's Basin to the East Canyon Creek trail head near Jeremy Ranch elementary School.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Coach Drew scouting new trails for practice

... At Utah Olympic Park.

Remember, practice tomorrow 11-2' meet at ShopKo at 10:30.