Maine Cyclocross Camp 2012
Since last year was so much fun! We are back for a multi-week cyclocross training camp. This will be quite comprehensive and is open to all from beginner to expert level riders. Based on feedback from last year, we will have some regional “guest” racers doing part of this instruction, and will cover all aspect of Cyclocross including:
3 and 4 Lap Course Inspections/warm ups, Dismounts, Remounts, Barriers, Stairs, Off Camber terrain, Sand Pits, Run-ups, Small hills, Body positions on the bike, Bunny hops and jumping/riding barriers, Course Tactics, Team Racing Tactics, pack riding on courses, Wheel and Bike Pit support, Pit bike exchanges (Riders and Pit staff), CX Time Trials Training for Cyclocross, including heart rate and power measurements, Cyclocross equipment/clothing selection, Weather issues and adaptations (racing on snow and in rain/mud), race preparation logistics for an individual racer (what do I bring to the race)? Race start sprints (strategies) and the “hole shot”, surface conditions and adaptations, and many other aspect of CX that I have learned in the 30+ years of racing cyclocross across the USA.
Paul Weiss will run these in Southern Maine at different locations that will be announce each week. We will include both the 2 Maine Race Course Venues (Pinelands, New Gloucester and East End, Portland) in these camps. Each week we will focus on selected topics from (above). Paul will also add on several hot topics of interest. You are always welcome to ask questions on any aspect of cyclocross. Also, some folks just want to train for a few hours, and you are welcome to do that, while other focus on skills. We will be setting up some tape mazes and barriers on a few of the weeks and also doing some trail courses/training races.
Paul will send out emails each week with an agenda and location. Locations and times will vary to fit into my schedule. Once per week, mostly later afternoons but might do a morning or 2. Most sessions will last 1.5-2 hours. This is an unofficial camp, please ride at your own discretion and risk. Also be considerate of others using the parks we use, and stay off any ball fields or nice grass areas during muddy conditions.
If you want to be on the Maine CX email list, contact Paul Weiss
Cost: Free or optional Food, Beverage or equipment donations!