Thursday, October 23, 2014

Food at race #5

The team will have bagels in the am and sandwiches for lunch under the team tents. Bring water! There is no water on-site.

Drew

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Final HS MTB Practice and final race info

Team,

Practice Tuesday 21 Oct 5 to 7 PM at the regular Red Butte/Nat History Museum location. There may be goodies or prizes for this last official practice. 

Race #5
One more race to go next Saturday Oct 25 and it is in beautiful sunny Saint George!  This course is slightly more technical than previous races but you are all ready for it. All our student athletes are eligible to race in Saint George next weekend (no qualification needed).  

Any racer who attends the State Champs race and stays through the finish of the last wave will receive a prize compliments of our sponsors! The SLC Composite team is in second place by only 160 points so let's get out and race!  

The final dinner and awards banquet will be held at the Dixie Convention Center on Saturday evening.  

Scoring
We have several students in contention for overall awards. The top 10% of the category plus two are awarded in the overall standings at the award banquet.  For for example, 58 JV girls have raced.  10% is 6 girls plus 2 is 8 so awards will be given to the top 8 JV girls. Remember, when computing your overall series points, your lowest scoring race (or the one you didn't attend) is dropped and there is a bonus of up to 50 points for racing this last race.  Additionally, if you raced all the races, you are awarded 25 bonus points.  These point bonuses may mix things up a bit!  

Camping
Drew and Lucy will be camping at the race venue.  There is no campground there, just a dirt area so be prepared if you are going to camp with us.  

Help wanted
We need help hauling gear back and forth to the race.  If you can take or bring one of the big tents or a table, let us know.  Also, we need parents to bring breakfast or lunch food. Team will reimburse so please bring your receipt.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

HS MTB practice 16 October 2014


The 2014 SLC Conglomerate Team

East HS
Judge HS
AMES
City Academy
Highland HS
West HS
Rowland Hall




Race #4 up at Snowbasin was so epic yesterday!  Everyone raced hard and there were a lot of personal bests out on the course!  The energy all of you show and your incredible accomplishments out on the course put huge smiles on all of your coaches faces.  The SLC Composite Team had a strong performance on Saturday which resulted in a 1st place finish for them in Division #2!


This week starts our winding down process.  For some of you this was your last race of the season and for others you will be out of town with the upcoming UEA weekend.  Practice this week will be on Thursday only.  The location will be at Red Butte Garden trailhead.  The training ride will be our standard out and back to Bob Sled.  Please dress warmly.  We have two new MTB riders who might join us from East HS that want to see what all of this MTB racing is about.  Please help me in welcoming them on Thursday!

-If you are going to the State Championship race in St. George UT on 25 October and you have room for an extra student please let me know.  Isaac Sargent and Josh Gioviel need transportation to/from the race venue.

-If you have a loaner bike and you are done for the season please clean the bike and coordinate with me to return it back to the team.
-Coach Lucy and Drew will be camping out in St George for the race.  Give us a shout if you would like to join us.

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Practice schedule

Thursday 16 October
Time:  5:00pm-7:00pm
Location:  Red Butte Garden TH (Google maps:  Interseticon of Wakara Way & Colorow Rd)

Ride Leaders:
1)  Drew Jordan
2) Lucy Jordan
3)  Ally Barton

Sunday, October 5, 2014

HS MTB practice 7,9,11 Oct and race #4 Information

Lots of important information so I will keep it very brief.

1) Big shout out to all the parents who signed up as volunteers to help make race #3 possible!  Our three teams were the focus group for race #3 and we greatly exceeded our obligation.

2) No practice on Tuesday 7 October.  Get ahead of the homework curve and be ready for Thursday practice.

3) Practice Thursday 9 October will be at Trailside Park in Park City UT.  5:00pm-7:30pm. Team pictures will be taken at 6:00pm. Please make sure you are wearing your team jersey and team socks.  Pizza party at park 7:00pm-7:30pm.  Google maps plug in the following intersection (Trailside Drive & Silver Summit Parkway, Park City UT)

3a) This is an RSVP event! Parents and siblings are invited.  In order to coordinate transportation and quantity of food to order RSVP no later than 7:00pm Tuesday 7 October.  (drewcycle@gmail.com). When you reply please indicate if you will need a ride. (Sugarhouse SHOPKO depart/return 4:30pm/8:30pm).

3b) Adults and students who can provide transportation please reply and let me know how many students/bikes you are able to transport.

4) Race #4 requires a special waiver to race at the ski resort.  This form must be signed by an adult and submitted prior to racing.  The league director has sent you an electronic version of this waiver form so check your spam folder.  Hard copies of the waiver will be at the race venue.

5) Race #4 flyer link: 
http://www.utahmtb.org/wp-content/uploads/snowbasin-race-flyer3.pdf

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Great practice videos

Tuesday night the diehards came out after the rain for one interval hard practice on the steep single track up Red Butte Canyon. Galen and Rachel met our challenge of cleaning each of the steep uphill sections.

Collin captured some short videos of the downhill section. Each video is less than 10 seconds long. You can click on bottom right of the video to make it full screen.

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Charissa

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  Finn

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Daniyar

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 Thomas

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Ben

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 Lia

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 Rachel

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Galen

Thursday's practice will be pre-riding the Round Valley race course. We'll take it easy to rest our legs for the race on Saturday.