The Eat-Clean Diet® Women's Learn to Race/Ride Skills Camp DAY ONE took place yesterday, April 24 in Oakville, Ontario.
The team started the day off with a team photoshoot crammed into 45 minutes bright and early Saturday morning!
Team rider Tosca Reno kicked off the day with a great discussion about nutrition which unveiled a lot of questions women have about eating, working out and nutrition itself.
Tosca's presentation was followed by team rider Petrina Tulissi's humourous and informative review of bike mechanics and maintenance.
Ladies took a quick break for a lunch - a big shout out goes to Momma Hargrove, who cooked up a storm of eat clean recipes including vegetarian chili, a nice fresh salad and Tosca's Power Balls!
Papa Hargrove and friend Jim Dolson came out and reviewed group riding and ethics, paceline how-tos and even the benefits of drafting and the execution of an echelon.
This was the most amazing group of women to come together! The group of 40 women was divided into two groups - one for group riding and the other for bike handling drills.
Group one, led by Peter and Jim, rode over to the local track (those lines were excellent for keeping everyone straight!) and each group successfully rode a single paceline, a double paceline and an echelon.
Group two got a chance to take off their bike wheels (surprise test by Petrina) and proceeded to review skills necessary for day two's lineup of events.
Day two is Sunday and the agenda includes gearing and shifting, hill climbing, goal setting, time trialling, changing a flat tire, and a review of other resources available to participants...
A big thank you goes out to all team riders for helping coordinate the camp day and being so helpful and informative, even getting up there and teaching! Another big thank you goes out to volunteers Peter Hargrove, Jim Dolson and Phil Preston - thank you for giving up your time and coming out and passing on the love for cycling and teaching what you know! Last but not least, a big thank you to Mom and boyfriend Jeff Fower, lunch was delicious and I can't wait to taste today's medley of food!