Date: December 19, 2015
Ride: Elite Indoor Training Session
Location: Teresa's basement Jackson, NJ
Rider(s): Beth Bonilla, Sarah Iepson, Gabby Longchamp, Meredith Ehn, Deborah Leedale-Brown, Barb Statton, Teresa DiSessa, Jeff (LJ) Johnson
Due to the chilly temperatures, the elite squad opted for an indoor workout this past Saturday. For several of us, it was the first time we've used a CompuTrainer. We had a blast learning to "draft" and racing up and down the simulated hills of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Barb, Teresa and LJ did a great job patrolling the back of the peleton to
make sure nobody got lost. To top it all off, we were treated to stromboli and cookies after the ride. Delicious! Big thanks to Teresa nd LJ for hosting a great event.
Date: December 13, 2015
Off Season Training Ride
Location: Jackson, NJ
Rider(s): Teresa DiSessa-Johnson, Emily Underwood, Beth Bonilla, Sarah Iepson, Deborah Leedale-Brown, Danielle Ferland, Title Sponsor Toni Musorrafiti, and others
The weather Gods were in our favor last weekend with temperatures hitting 70! The sun was out and boy did it feel FAB! Teresa noticed this day was going to be similar to summer temperatures so she immediately set up a nice 70 mile ride for the Riptide-Cawes ladies, with their awesome Title Sponsor Toni and other local racers/riders.
The morning started off with temperatures just at 60. We headed out for the first part of our day. The first part consisted of a 27 mile loop heading east. The pace was smooth, steady and flat with everyone smiling and enjoying the beautiful day. Once we got back to Teresa’s house we quickly refilled our bottles, stripped off some layers and dropped/picked up new riders for part two.
Part two of the ride was interesting. As Teresa looked around her, she noticed she was surrounded by her Elite riders and some of the local Cat 1/2 guys. With the temperatures now at 70 and everyone was filled with excitement of riding together she knew this was going to get interesting. The pace was fierce, but smooth as we cruised west for some rolling central Jersey terrain. We had some nice rollers with some super-fast twisty sections. What day of riding and enjoying the unusual December temperatures.
Despite being tired from our 70 miler the girls took some hot corners back in Teresa’s development to test out there Treks at top speed. Have we mentioned how much we love our new bikes and happy to be a part of the TREK family. This team is so lucky to have Brielle Cyclery, Trek, Bontrager, HSHIVE, OSMO, and Lazer keeping us moving at full speed.
Date: December 5, 2015
Off Season Team Training Ride
Location: Allentown, NJ
Rider(s): Teresa DiSessa-Johnson, Audrey Wendolowski, Nikki Ragonese, Andy Maher, Beth Bonilla, Danielle Ferland, Alli McCabe, Jo Johnson, Maria Dziembowska
A good portion of the team came out for this fun off season training ride, which was graciously lead and hosted by Audrey and her husband John. It was a little bit chilly for the start, but nonetheless a beautiful and sunny morning for a ride in December. The team chipped the frost off their bikes and we headed out for a fun, scenic forty mile tempo ride. Throughout the ride we worked together on rotating pace lines and made sure that we all stuck together as a group. Most of all we just got to enjoy each other’s company and catch up over the fun forty miles through the farmlands of central NJ.