Spring has sprung us forward
2021 Spring & Day Light Savings has sprung us forward a hour, we are once again blessed with longer days. I definitely look forward to having some extra time to ride in the sunshine and minimize a little trainer time. Ironically, I was thinking this very thought as a spring blizzard was rolling into the front range of Colorado & the western panhandle of Nebraska. 24" of snow later, I am putting off my gravel riding another week or two. I have 2 miles of melting snow drifts and mud on dirt road to drive each evening I return home on and let me tell you - I'm amazed every time I pull into my farm yard in my truck and not on foot. I guess when that road dries out, the gravel bike will come off the trainer...first world problems, right?
Racing is slowly clawing its way to the surface again, and rather slowly I might add. Who knows how it all will progress through 2021. The covid era is a hard one to navigate but am praying that we eventually get back to our perception of normal activity and living. Our athletes have already made it to some competitions this year. Unfortunately not all events are back on the schedule for 2021. Quebec's Tour de Abitibi for UCI juniors, for example, is once again cancelled until 2022 (praying this gets back up & going)!
Our Golden Colorado training race series at CSP is tentatively prepping to come back to life this year with a later than usual start date and only 8 scheduled races. AND we hope to finally get our inaugural Antelope Stampede Classic in the books in September -- fingers crossed.
So with events slowly coming back on-line -- ehm -- back on the calendar, there is more motivation for our athletes to train with more clarity and focus. This is something I can whole-heartedly appreciate.
Every event is a gift, folks. They were difficult to do and manage before the covid era - and now, they are even harder. If and when you register for that next event, thank the promoter, sponsors, officials and volunteers in any way you can think of.
Something to think about.....
Coach Jon and Anna-Lisa were hopeful that we would be able to continue to promote all the events we so dearly love this year. The summer P2P Training Race Series, the USA Cycling Rocky Mountain Regional Road Junior Talent ID & Abitibi Regional Team Selection Camps as well as our first gravel race, The Antelope Stampede scheduled for September 2020 in Kimball, Nebraska have all been cancelled.
We don't feel that offering these events during the ongoing pandemic with all the added public health and safety requirements is respectful of our current situation in America, Colorado, Nebraska, to our volunteers and athletic participants. Further, we strongly feel that by continuing to offer our events, our integrity and the spirit of our sport, of our particular events and of ourselves personally would be an act of recklessness and selfish behavior. We care about our participants health, safety and longevity and are not willing to risk that. There is just too much about this virus we don't know yet. And to make a bet that our staff and participants won't be exposed to it during our events is just not worth it.
We look forward to the future and to the possibility that 2021 will be the year we can resume all the events and involvement in competitive cycling we have missed out on in 2020. If we are able to resume a normal year in 2121, each event will be a celebration in simple normalcy. I will ensure there will be a special competition or prime, or sprint line that celebrates our return and maintenance of normalcy. Such a simple thing, yet so complicated and valuable.
Antelope Stampede GPS Map Course Links:
Coach Jon looks forward to directing the Team USA Juniors at the 52nd edition of the Tour L'Abitibi Nations Cup Stage Race in Canada in 2021. Sadly, there won't be a 2020 edition but our hopes to be there next year are high.
Training and Talent ID Camps:
All training camps are on hold for 2020, but look for Junior Talent ID Road Camps and gravel based camps next year. Coach Jon is designing a 3-day gravel training camp 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 - date to be determined.
Coaching: Coach Jon has available athlete slots for the 2021 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.