Monday, September 22, 2014

Highland MTB News and Practice Schedule 9/22-9/28

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
The practice schedule for this week is updated on the team calendar at http://highlandmtb.wikispaces.com/.  Click on an event to see more info, including directions to the ride, some maps, and even trail video.

Be sure to check the schedule soon -- our first ride (and pizza party) is Tuesday (tomorrow).

RACE UPDATE
We had 10 racers compete at the Jail Trail in St. Cloud. There was some amazing effort put forth out there. In particular, congratulations are in order to Abe, who completed his race in style, Taylor who completed his first race, Ray who fought through a terrible respiratory illness all the way to the finish, and, most amazingly, to Maggie, who completed her first race, and, truly, her first mountain bike ride, wearing a smile to the finish!

Our next race is in Rochester on October 5.

NUMBER PLATES!!  Be sure to keep your number plate - you will need to reuse it at all of our races. [jf: replacements cost $25!!]

WATER BOTTLES!
We are missing a number of our gray team NOW water bottles. If you have any, please wash them and bring them to an upcoming ride so we can get the set ready for the next race.

We have a growing lost and found collection. Talk to me:
-black River's Edge Academy t shirt
-black sweatpants
-Cole's jersey (that he kindly lent to another rider)

TEAM JERSEYS! - The Team Store is Open Until Oct 1
The new store front is now up and set to close on October 1st at Midnight.  The clothing should be ready by October 29.  

Password: (see your email or contact Coach Erik)
https://www.podiumwear.com/team-storefront/highland-park-mountain-bike-team-reorder/

I will have a jersey sizing kit soon. Let me know if you'd like to try a sample jersey on for size. In general, these run a bit small. For example, I often wear a size M for a "race fit" - but in PodiumWear I need at least a size L.

TEAM COMMUNICATION
The best way to get in touch with the entire team is through our Google Groups. If you are not already signed up, use these links to join the team discussions. The best thing about these groups is that you can choose how often you get email from the groups.

Team Group - discuss anything related to the team, find rides, offer rides, post links to photos

Coaches, Ride Leaders & Parent Leaders - discuss administrative details and team planning:


You can also find us on Facebook and Google Plus at:

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hpmountainbiking/
Facebook Page (public): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Highland-Park-Mountain-Bike-Team
Gooble Plus:  https://plus.google.com (add highlandmtb@gmail.com to your sharing circle)

HIGHLAND VILLAGER STORY:

Finally, the Highland Village newspaper is running a story about us. Please contact me if you'd like to be interviewed or have a great picture or two we could send to them.