Our race series has added a few more co-sponsoring clubs for 2023: VR7 Colorado Cycling Team, Reynolds Roofing and Stem Cider Racing. Give the members of these clubs a big thank you when you see them helping with set up, break down, race BBQ's and course sweeping.
Be sure to visit and thank Barrels and Bottles Brewery located on South Golden Road below the race course. They will be a supportive sponsor for prizes AND a free drink (beer or otherwise) each race night with the presentation of your race number!
Lastly, Groove Subaru has generously agreed to sponsor the entry fee's for ALL junior and women participants at the P2P Training Race Series this year. Contact Anna-Lisa for the discount codes prior to online registration at 303-562-4924. If you miss this step, be sure to let her know at the race venue so we can promptly reimburse you.
The Antelope Stampede occurred on Aug 12, 2023 and once again had fantastic weather conditions. August in western Nebraska can get hot but we were blessed with low to mid-80's at the peak of the day. Like last year, our event was very family friendly with activities for the whole family. All racers were treated with a free post race bbq and refreshments and a nice shower at Gotte Parks Municiple Pool.
Antelope Stampede GPS Map Course Links:
The gravel nationals preview ride was blessed with cooler temperatures but also higher winds. Dust and fun were part of the day. After it was all said and done, our participants experienced the course and all its glory!
Peak to Peak Indoor Training Series Fall, Winter & Spring Training Sessions:
The Fall, Winter and Spring Training Series will focus on a variety of efforts and systems. All training sessions will enjoy nice warmup with brief intervals to open things up a bit. I suspect many are doing group rides or riding harder on the weekends with less attention paid to control of effort and technique. Essentially, most of you are racing your buddies. As such, having less time to devote to training during the work-week, using that time to increase or maintain your technique, build specificity and target specific systems is of immense benefit.
The indoor Peak to Peak Training Series will be sold on TrainingPeaks.com where you will be able to purchase a variety of packages. Once a package is purchased, your workouts will be available for you to use on almost any virtual cycling platform from Zwift, TrainerRoad and more at your convenience, or, at the scheduled group workout time. We are experimenting with online communication platforms now to use during scheduled training sessions. One will be chosen to offer more of an inclusive feeling during the virtual-at home training experience. If you already have a coach and/or TrainingPeaks.com access, your coach will not change but the workouts for the series will be automatically added to your current training calendar. If you don't have a Training Peaks.com account, we can help you set one up and register for the series of your choosing.
I know most "Zwifters" come for the racing, but this training series will be in a controlled environment that is based on percentages of your current functional training power (FTP) - so make sure that is updated before you begin. If you wish to repeat the standardized Zwift FTP test on your own, I would not oppose it. If, however, you have done a few harder Zwift group rides, your FTP might have already updated itself. All riders will be kept together with the ride leader unless you stop pedaling and the efforts you make will be at your level of fitness, not anyone else's. There may be an occasion when you are up for a workout and just want to spin along with the group (as a matter of fact, you will catch me doing that as I am now leading 2 classes a day).
If you are interested in joining our Zwift club and doing our workout series, the following requirements need to be met: 1.) you need to have a paid Zwift membership; 2.) you need to follow me (Jon Heidemann/P2P/VR7/Stages); 3.) you have to notify me that you would like to join the club either by text/phone, FB Messenger or email with your Zwift name (so that I can find you). Once I have your request, I will send you an invite. After all that - you will log on to Zwift within 30 minutes or less of the training session time and it should be listed on one of the tiles in the top row of your ride menu. Click that and go!
Training and Regional Development Camps:
3-day off season and race season training camps are in the planning stages for 2023 and 2024 using roads in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska with focus on nutrition, body balance for cycling,, equipment maintenance, on-road repair, cue sheet & gps tricks, technique, etc - date to be determined.
Coaching: Coach Jon has available athlete slots for the 2022 season. Contact him directly via this website, the contact info accessible via the banner above or in the following "About" section.
About Peak to Peak Training Systems Jon Heidemann's Peak to Peak Training Systems offers camps, seminars & clinics, races, training race series, bike fitting, testing and athlete/team consults. If interested in any of these services, please email at email@example.com or call me at 303-913-3954 to set up a time. I am completely mobile and am willing to meet you anywhere it is convenient for you. Home? Office? Coffee shop? Tap room? You name it, I can make it. P2P's primary focus is to coach, train, educate and support each athlete's ability to become the best cycling athlete possible whether that be competitive or non-competitive, road & off-road, cyclist or multi-sport athlete. I offer the following professional services from the experience & education almost 30 years as a cyclist, professional coach, team director, camp manager, talent identifier in junior, amateur and professional cycling, as well as a husband and father to 4 spectacular girls
* Coaching programs for all levels of cycling athletes - competitive or non-competitive
* Multi-user training programs popular with clubs and teams
* Clinics for road, mountain, cross, gravel and time-trials
* Cycling Training Camps
* Road Cycling Training Races
* Performance Field Testing in lab or on the road: power, heart rate, lactate threshold zones
If you are interested in any of the above services, contact me to discuss details or set up a appointment.