As usual the season flew by. Montrose is going to be a blast as always and especially nice with the weather that the Cup has ordered up. Once it’s over, and still fresh in your head, lay out your annual training plan (ATP) as the first step in realizing your potential next year.
The first phase of importance is the transition phase, which is easy because it consists largely of nothing! Taking time off the bike can feel odd though after such a sudden STOP. Your body craves it and your mind misses it. Hang in there because while it can take some time to process this phase of your training is an important part of the equation. It’s good to be active, including some cycling, but let your mind and body take a break from the grind and just have fun. More on that here.
The 2015 ChiCrossCup has once again been a blast! Thanks to everyone out there who is reading what we love to write about. The coaches at Training Bible Cycling have experience in all disciplines and specialize in taking the time and tools at your disposal and helping you get the most out of the effort you put in. Shoot us a note, set, repeat and better than ever…
See you Sunday.
TRAINING BIBLE CYCLING
2015 Melas Park Basin Racin Pics, Vids, and Race Reports
Since we couldn’t race today, please share your pics/vids of what you did on your CX day off. On the bike, off the bike, whatever… Just please keep it PG-13 or less.
2015 Melas CX-Basin Racin’ Preview
UPDATE: Due to the significant amount of heavy, wet snow the Chicagoland area received on Saturday and freezing temperatures forecast for all day Sunday… the Melas CX Basin Racin’ event is CANCELLED. Details are forthcoming so please check your inbox.
- #MelasCX and more here. Preliminary staging will be posted here.
- Chris Henning and Ted Berger (Northbrook Garner Bicycle Club and Flatlandia) take us racin’ through the basin.
- Parking: There is no parking at Melas Park. We need to keep the lot clear for the locals using the dog park.
- Parking will be at Multi Pack Solutions @1804 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL which is behind (to the north of) Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. Registration and S/F are adjacent to the Multi Pack lot. There is a pedestrian gate to access Melas Park from the Multi Pack lot. The Multi Pack lot is located to the West of the Melas Park entrance, just east of S. Arthur Ave.
- Team Trailers. Please e-mail Chris Henning if you’re planning on bringing out a trailer, he will try and coordinate a setup location for you.
- Food truck: The Chicago Pizza Boss food truck will be onsite serving brick-oven pizzas.
- Warm Ups: Please stay off the ball fields while warming up and if you do use the walking paths please making sure to yield to any pedestrians / other park users.
- Speaking of cars, no parking on the grass – anywhere. There is plenty of parking available. This includes team vehicles intending on dropping off team tent and compound equipment.
- Park rules: Sorry, we don’t make them but we do have to follow them… no alcohol allowed. Please be respectful of the park.
- Dog Park: Unfortunately you must have a membership to get inside the fenced dog park which is available from either Mt. Prospect or Arlington Heights and unfortunately they don’t sell daily passes. Dog park membership
- Breakdown: Please help tearing down the course after the Cat 4/5 race.
- Weather: It’s going to be chilly on Sunday, so please bundle up and bring appropriate clothing for before, during, and after your race(s)!
- Cleaning up: The race does not have access to a hose. There is a self-serve car wash (Z Auto Wash) just west of the Bosch lot @ 820 S Arthur Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 less than a half mile away.
- No kids race this weekend.
- Volunteering: Melas CX is still looking for a few volunteers spots to be filled. Volunteers race for free & lunch is provided. Please sign-up here.
- The Course: Similar to last year. Same tough hill(s) getting out of the Basin. Please remember the course might change based on conditions encountered during setup.