Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stage 1

Stage 1 will be held at the Bikes-Not-Bombs Hub in Jamaica Plain on Tuesday Feb 15 at 6:30AM.

This stage will feature a good warmup, and then we jump right into the pain with "Fight Club" from thesufferfest.com.

All "competitors" should bring;

-a bike (duh)
-a trainer
-bottle and towel, if thats your jam
-a $5 bill to donate to BNB for hosting the event. (optional)

Whats the workout?

Im so glad you asked...

Fight Club is scrappy, messy, and unpredictable. Like a real bike race, you’re working hard to stay with the leaders, while fending off attacks and doing your best to make the race by attacking as well. This is the only cycling workout video featuring officially licensed footage from the UCI 2009 Road World Championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland. You’ll be racing with – and against – Cancellara, Evans, Kolobnev, Cunego, Gilbert, Wiggins, Martin and more!
Workout Details
The Fight Club workout was designed to build power over longer durations, while increasing leg-speed through 23 (!) unannounced ‘attacks’ that will challenge you to accelerate and then recover while still making a massive effort. And to make you wish you never heard of The Sufferfest. But we won’t take that personally. Here’s what you’ll get over the roughly 60 minutes:
  • 5 minutes warm-up featuring video footage from a ride along the Yaara river in Melbourne, Australia from Ride By Shooting.
  • Five ‘laps’ of racing, featuring footage from the UCI 2009 World Championship Time Trial and Road Race:
    • 1st lap:
      • 6:00 of tempo riding, with a few attacks to break up the field
      • 1:00 recovery
    • 2nd – 5th lap:
      • 4:00 time trial effort (with more attacks!)
      • 2:30 climbing (with even more surprise attacks!)
      • 3:00 recovery (no attacks – we’re cruel, but not that cruel), featuring footage from Cyclefilm’s descent of the Col du Glandon
  • 5 minute warm-down featuring some footage from the UCI Artistic Cycling championships. It’s really got to be seen to be believed.

We should wrap up around 8am.  

Presented by Bikes-not-Bombs and Cambridge Bicycle

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