Happy 2022!

The 2022 season is here!  Cyclo-cross in North America is wrapping up and visions of road racing are quickly setting upon us.  Winter sports here in Colorado are in full swing with alpine and nordic skiers loving life!  It seems all my athletes are actively embracing snow sports now with most of them doing nordic and a handful snowboarding & two-planking.  I fully support their interest in snow sports as a supportive activity to training for cycling.

Snow sports place a high emphasis on control, balance and movement - which are significant skills for any athlete - most especially cyclists.  My athletes are finishing up the build phase of their functional movement programs this month prior to moving into the season-long maintenance phase, so snow sport activity provides some fantastic real-world emphasis on functional movements.  And if you are doing nordic skiing, you are also building and maintaining that aerobic system.

 

Congratulations are in order!

P2P athlete Jack Bardi has signed with the Canadian UCI continental squad X-Speed United Cycling Team.  He will be racing in Europe for the month of March with additional stints likely in May and August.   Jack has put in a lot of training and preparation since I took him on as an athlete following his participation in the Rocky Mtn Regional Talent ID Jr Cycling Road Camp in Golden, CO years ago.  Beyond fast, Jack's approach to cycling is always professional: prepared, self-sufficient, low maintenance, high performance.  As a team member, he upholds the target goals of the team before his own.  We look forward to his first foray into European Continental road racing and wish him all the luck, speed and success one could hope for!

 

2022 Junior Coaching & Camps

I am announcing a handful of junior cycling camps to be announced for 2022.  I aim to offer a couple of camps, each aimed at different levels and interests of cycling: beginners to include a multi-disciplined exposure of opportunity targeting elementary children; newly experienced road cyclists with 6 months to 4 years of experience racing on the road; regional talent identification & regional team selection to attend the Tour of L'Abitibi in Canada.  The dates for these camps are currently undetermined, but we are attempting to fit them in our already busy schedule.   Stay tuned.

 

Speaking of loving all things cycling, I'd like to promote a touring company owned by a good friend of mine: Mr. Ken Whelpdale's Labici Adventures.  This fantastic touring company is located in beautiful Mallorca, Spain.  Ken has been in the professional and international cycling scene since the late 90s. A keen cyclist and brilliant mechanic in his own right, he continues to be director of logistical operations for Team USA and has been for several Olympic Games and World Championships teams. Ken's uncompromised level of detail in planning trips, schedules, routes, equipment needs, lodging & meals combined with a fantastic sense of simple yet enjoyable encounters will lead you to the finest week of riding bikes in Mallorca you will ever experience.  Check out his website, get in touch with him & have the time of your life in Mallorca!   Oh, and take me with you when you go.

 

The P2P Training Race Series at CSP was a tremendous success with record participation numbers 8 out the 10 races we offered.  The feedback we received was incredible, mostly highlighting the fantastic social atmosphere coupled with friendly low pressure competition.   We have already started planning the 2022 series with the following 12 dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 .   

The Antelope Stampede gravel ride was a first year success with a handful of adjustments to be made prior to next years much larger event.  We have even discussed adding a spring gravel event in May before our Training Race Series at CSP, but the decision has not been finalized!  

Grass-roots level youth day camps & open discipline youth races are being created and targeted at smaller rural towns and communities that share limited resources, industry support and are heavily influenced by a singular industry such as agriculture, mining or energy production. All kids love bikes and I am working to keep them engaged with the bike into and throughout adulthood. 

Team Direction:  Coach Jon looks forward to hopefully directing the a team of juniors at the 52nd edition of the Tour L'Abitibi Nations Cup Stage Race in Canada in 2022. Not sure if it will be for USA Cycling or not, but fingers crossed I will be there for the next edition.

 

Training and Talent ID Camps:

3-day gravel training camps are in the planning stages for early 2022 using roads in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska with focus on nutrition, body balance for gravel riding, equipment maintenance, on-road repair, cue sheet & gps tricks, technique, etc - date to be determined.

Road Talent ID & Race Selection Camps for juniors are back on the table for 2022, depending on the direction Covid-19 takes and its affects on races in specific local & international municipalities.  

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 intel.p2ptrainingsystems@hotmail.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.

 

Jon Heidemann

intel@p2ptrainingsystems@hotmail.com

303-913-3954