Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time to get stronger! Come train with PTCoach Ruder

It is time to get serious about my goals. Want to see, roll, experience what Power Team Coaching can bring for you? Come and roll with me on part of my personal training program. All you need to do is show up. Want more lets talk. call or text 913-523-3696

Here we go READY GO!
Starting in May every-other Wednesday night I/we will do the Lone Elm Short track series.
Meets every-other Wednesday starting May 7th. Register today for Lone Elm Please read flyer for start times. Click the hyper-link above.
The other Wednesdays we will do the Bates City BBQ Hill ride starting May 14th. ride starts promptly at 6:30pm, late you are chasing!

Starting in May every-other Thursday night we will do the SPIN! Pizza Road ride from the Lenexa SPIN! Pizza Location, starting May 8th. Not your roll through the park ride!
The other Thursdays we will ride the SPIN! Pizza MTB ride at Shawnee Mission Park starting May 15th. Both rides start staging at 6:00pm we roll at 6:30pm promptly.

Put this into your training calendar today!
Wednesday May 7th, 21st, June 4th, 18th, July 2nd, 16th Lone Elm Short track MTB series
Thursday May 8th, 22nd June 5th, 19th, July 3rd, 17th Road ride from the Lenexa SPIN! Pizza Location,

Wednesday May 14th, 28th, June 11th, 25th, July 9th, 23rd Bates City BBQ Hill ride
Thursday May 15th, 29th, June 12th, 26th, July 10th, 24th  SPIN! Pizza MTB ride at Shawnee Mission Park.
One day is MTB and the other is Road bike.
Can not make them all but want to get started come when you can. Want to reach your goals get with me soon before your off the back.

Want a faster, relaxed casual or a recovery ride? Also starting in May! Monday's Join me GripNRip and GO! Racing as we kick off Cinco de mayo May 5th with the Opening day of the SPIN! Pizza Rides from the Overland Park location. May 5th. Every Monday we will be there having a great time riding our bikes and enjoying all the goodies from SPIN! Pizza.

I hope I will be rolling with YOU soon.
Until we meet on the road.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To Test or not to Test?

In recent weeks a buzz about instituting drug testing at the local level of cycling events has created a petition and the sale of a T-shirt all to show support for testing in our area. First I agree testing can be a good thing. Some of the issues with said testing is the cost associated. Many feel the cost should not be part of the discussion but in reality it is. Based on the figures we know it costs:

  1. $1,750 USADA would show up to one race and test 3 participants.
  2. $3,500 USADA would show up to two different races and test 3 participants at each race.
Ill do a little math for you. for the 6 people who would be tested it costs YOU and me $583.3333333, yes to test those 6 people. That is just the test. Based on the rules associated with testing the promoter must provide the appropriate area for the test to be conducted. No actual figures for this but an added expense. 
So where do we go from here. If we are going to test we should test them all right. Who do you exclude? 

We all want to see our sport grow in our local community, I know I do. Get a thousand signatures on the petition being cycled around. I signed it. Those thousand donate $3.00 and lets start a program to get more people on bikes and racing. Sell a thousand t-shirts at $20! Ask the local guys who are trying to keep programs alive what $3500 will buy. Want to build a trail? Want to have better race venues and events? Over a period of 5 years to test 30 people that would amount to $17,500! And that is if the costs do not go up. Want to know what can be accomplished with that? I have a few ideas and we would all be better off than trying to chase down those who chose to cheat.

I know many will not agree and that is OK. I know I will catch some smack and that is OK! I like to ride all my bicycles in many different environments and the first is to have FUN and share my passion for the sport.

I hope to see you or ride with you soon!
Coach Ruder