Active For Recovery Ride
Gainesville/Hawthorne Trail Alert
Temporary closures will occur on sections of the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail during June, July, and August for repaving, road shoulder stabilization, tree root removal, and other surface improvements. Please use caution on the trail and watch for closed sections. In most instances, trail users will be able to pass the sections under construction by walking on foot around the area.
$1000 Bike and $10 Body
by Coach K
Does this sound familiar? We all know the guy who is constantly buying newer and lighter weight parts for his bike as if it was the Magic Elixir, but not doing any work on his own fitness or biomechanics. I know this from my own experience. Years ago, when my training was drinking beer and smoking cigars, I learned this lesson. I was living in the West Indies, and went out for morning rides in the hills by the ocean. I was feeling pretty bad assed on my nifty 18 speed bike (hot stuff in the 90s). At some point, I happened to look back and saw some local guy coming up the hill. So I thought, I will just shift away and leave him way back in the dust. So I started shifting and pumping, and looked back and WTF, he was getting closer. So I was now doing serious huffing and puffing and out of gears to shift and things are getting worse. Then it happened. The guy passed me while riding some basic 3 speed. BUT he had legs the size of tree trunks developed from years of riding up and down these hills on his simple bike. He waved and said good morning and I just weakly waved back. CRUSHED.
Moral of the story -- It ain’t the bike.
So make sure that you are putting the same time and money into making YOU a better athlete as you are putting into your bike.
Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
Go to the Members Area to get the GCC discount code for this event!
17th Annual Senior Games Time Trials
Time trials for the 17th Annual Senior Games will be held at the Auto-Plus Raceway on Friday, September 29th at 10:00 am. Anyone 50+ (by December 31, 2017) can enter. See how you compare to others in your age group in either a 5K or 10K or both. Win a big shiny medal or a ribbon! The top five competitors in each age group are eligible for the State Championships in Clearwater in early December.
This is not a qualifying year for the National Senior Games, which are held every other year. GCC had some competitors in the National Games in Birmingham this year who did pretty well.
The cost is $15 for the first event and $5 for each additional event. To register go to http://www.gainesvillesportscommission.com