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Hains Pt. Mornings
CREATED: 03/01/09 by mosered REPLIES: 809
lieutenantmudd's ravatar lieutenantmudd    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 68
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/06/10 6:09 PM

No tourists, little to no traffic. Ohio Drive is still one way by the baseball fields, but traffic was light enough that it didn't really matter.

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/12/10 8:03 PM

Anybody going out on Tuesday- 4/13? Looking to get in some Zone 6 sucking a wheel until all I have left is Zone 0. How's the turnout been?

vinkadog    JOINED: 1/4/10    POSTS: 15
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/12/10 8:22 PM

NTP-er here, thinking about my first Tuesday AM ride at Hains Point tomorrow (4/13). Will there be anyone slow out there to keep me company? The posts so far on this thread sound....fast.

Thanks!
Marta

clcohen's ravatar clcohen    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 92
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/12/10 9:16 PM

I'll be there, on a red/black cervelo. I'm also slow. - Carol

siehndel's ravatar siehndel    JOINED: 11/25/05    POSTS: 1061
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/12/10 10:03 PM

I can't make it tomorrow but hopefully Eric will be there and able to explain the workout to everyone before you start. It doesn't matter how fast you ride; you'll still get the same benefit of a great workout by coming out to these rides.

Not everyone is as fast as the fast group so don't be intimidated to ask any questions here on the forum or on the ride tomorrow. We're working hard to try and improve options for athletes of all speeds/abilities/experience. Our goal is to make all workouts accessible to everyone so please come out and join us!

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1736
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/12/10 10:42 PM

I'm definitely "B" group but will likely go. This ride is a good way, as with track workouts, to build speed.

pserfass's ravatar pserfass    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 432
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/12/10 10:56 PM

I'm scheduled for a zone 2 slow burn after Cherry Blossom. Andy, that means you're doing the lead outs!

slowtwitchva's ravatar slowtwitchva    JOINED: 2/18/10    POSTS: 207
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/13/10 2:37 PM

I usually hit up haines point in the AMs before work. I'm the guy on the ancient Silver Felt S25 yelling at people for driving too fast. I also like to call out golfers when I see them take a mulligan and try to get away before they can see who said it... Its the little things in life that I enjoy...

pserfass's ravatar pserfass    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 432
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/14/10 11:40 PM

See you out there in the morning. Another zone 2 day

slowtwitchva's ravatar slowtwitchva    JOINED: 2/18/10    POSTS: 207
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 9:52 AM

What pace do you guy typically ride at? I would love to get involved in some group rides!

siehndel's ravatar siehndel    JOINED: 11/25/05    POSTS: 1061
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 10:00 AM

In an ideal world, there is a big enough group on hand that 2-3 different pace groups are represented. I think we're getting close to that point on most days although I haven't been able to make it for a while so don't know for sure.

Please come on out. When the group meets up, let them know you're new to the group and find out what workout people are going to do. If you get dropped off the back, that's okay. That happened to me for about 2 summers. It still happens sometimes. But... you get a killer session in and before you know it, you'll be the one dropping people.

Also, if you're not sure about riding in a group/peleton/paceline, ask for some tips. It took me a while to get the hang of it before someone explained it to me.

Good luck!

AndyJB444's ravatar AndyJB444    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 401
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 10:31 AM

The more the merrier!

Some of us in the faster group (P-Serfass, and Phil) typically like to crank it up gradually from around 24mph to 30+ going around the point, and then recover at around 20 normally down the out and back and then to the gate. Others (myself, included!), like to sit in and enjoy the draft and try to hang for as long as possible. If dropped, there is a great opportunity to rejoin the group by u-turning early on the out and back section and catching back on the train!

Other paced groups also tend to form for those not necessarily trying to make their friends cry/puke.

See you out there,
Andy

pserfass's ravatar pserfass    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 432
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 10:58 AM

whatever, you sandbagger! You know you were instigating this morning. You probably just couldn't hear me gasping for air because you were so far ahead... =)

Great work this morning. And I saw a couple other DC Tri pairs and triplets doing laps as well! Looking forward to seeing more people out to join us to help each of the subgroups grow.
Patrick

DoggyBrown's ravatar DoggyBrown    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 137
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 3:31 PM

I like coming and reading what the workout was SUPPOSED to be after it's done. This morning was mostly Z2? hahahahaha. My HR was never below z3.

We should do some talking about the "workouts" and settle on something reasonable during the warmup lap.

Andy: no chance that anyone believes that you weren't actively instigating this morning.

Back to the point at hand: for many years there were 2-3 pace groups going around. I started in the slower one. It's really important to get down to HP and take your vitamin bike a couple times a week, so really, if you're on the fence, try to make it. Slower groups exist! It's worth coming down!

Chad's ravatar Chad    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 116
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 4:39 PM

And for all intent and purposes STAY AWARE AND PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND AND IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL TIMES!

You may be redlining and holding on for dear life and as a result lose concentration as to your surroundings...but for the safety of everyone stay alert at all times to what is happening around you.

Rule #1 which should always be followed regardless of what anyone else says...never NEVER overlap wheels with the rider in front of you...especially going 29+mph...that is a sure fire way for you to make friends with the asphalt at HP and make enemies with the person infront of you (and those behind you as well)

jameswilson's ravatar jameswilson    JOINED: 4/11/10    POSTS: 92
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/15/10 9:11 PM

I'm excited! I'm new to DC Tri, and still getting used to navigating the website when I found this thread. HP is only like 5 stops from my apt. I can't wait to meet up with you all next week!

asvanberkel    JOINED: 4/17/10    POSTS: 5
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/17/10 10:52 AM

Hi,
I'm new to DC Tri as well, and from these threads cannot find the exact time, date, and meeting of Hains Point bike rides. Is it a standing weekly event?

Thanks

pserfass's ravatar pserfass    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 432
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/17/10 11:41 AM

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pserfass's ravatar pserfass    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 432
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/17/10 11:42 AM

Check the first page of the thread. Intersection of Ohio and buckeye at the stop sign on the east side ofhains Point. Folks roll out at 630 as a group and the subgroups generally split up from there.

If you're late like I always seem to be, you can ride backwards (against traffic) until you run into the group. The groups that have bikes with aerobars and maybe a dc tri jersey or two are usually from the club. Pass the word!

And yes, every Tues/Thurs morning when it's not actively raining or below 40 degrees

emprice    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 6
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 4/19/10 5:34 PM

Anyone (except Phil/Patrick/et al) interested in starting at 6? More of a B group pace? ("B" standing for "Beautiful and Best", of course)

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