With the close of our Audax season, we were left with the question of “what’s next on the Team Moose cycling docket”? Well, the World UltraCycling Association (WUCA) was holding a RAAM qualifier 12/24 race 17 August in North Carolina. Why not this? So Team Moose was off to the races. The 12-hour race sounded just about right.
Maloys Country Store located right smack between Eastman and Rhine Georgia is one of the true remaining country stores in the State. We are fortunate to have this jewel along our bike route. It’s getting hot. Take a seat and sit a spell, you will be glad you did.
Jordan Cheyne’s latest article in the Zwift Insider covers the Team Moose failed 600K attempt. The link is here for anyone interested in reading it.
Team Moose went deep into the attic and dug out some old vintage video footage then added a touch of new for our latest MooseTown release, “One more PBP.” As we struggle to qualify Perhaps the title should be “Please let there be one more PBP.
The train ran off the tracks in Gainesville during the 600K qualifier. The bottom line is my recurring heat issue resurfaced and I went down at the 180-mile mark. Connie made it to the 250-mile rest area but the night deprivation took its toll and she abandoned here.
There is no pity party going on at team Moose Hq. We are re-evaluating and will be up and running again soon. Wait! Is that a Georgia 600 K coming up in May? Stay tuned.
Zwift is a wonderful tool allowing one the flexibility to keep the exercise train moving forward. After yesterday’s Team Moose outdoor ride. We wondered aloud where we would be in our training plan had we not discovered Zwift and fortunate enough to have Peak Form Coaching provide the coaching. The answer, of course, is nowhere near where we are today.
The PBP excitement is growing as more and more PBP posts are surfacing on the web. Posts from around the world highlighting rider’s preparations for the August finale. If you haven’t already, take the time to enjoy the short video below by Damon Peacock, a renowned PBP filmmaker. He reviews PBP material from 2007, 2011, and 2015.
A good weekend all around. The Gainesville 400K went over without any major hitches and it looks like the PBP registration process will have room for those who rode at least one Brevet last year. It’s happening. Perfect weather and the 400Km Brevet is in the books. One more to go.
Now that Team Moose has successfully navigated through the Pre-registration process preparations have started again. A new Garmin mount has the 130 Edge out of the wind where it is also much easier to read. Now we are looking for ways to get the lighting sytem out from on the end of the boom where it currently slightly blocks our view. Construction of the all important custom designed Team Moose shipping boxes is in progress while we still need to get moving on the passports.
Things are going well, but we have a long, long way to go. The Peak Form Training is producing results well beyond our expectations. This is what Pro Racer Jordan Cheyne stated in his latest Zwift Insider update:
“WHAT I’VE LEARNED: RECUMBENT RIDERS ARE CYCLISTS LIKE THE REST OF US”
Which of course is music to all of us riding on the “darkside”. Read his entire report here.