Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter Strength Training -- Tuesday Nights, Left Coast Cyclery

Join Pat Ross, Touchstone's Cat 2 Women's Elite Racer and Spin Instructor!

Winter Strength Training Into High Intensity

Rotating fans and music provided along with this wicked workout!! Class size is limited to 30 peeps.

WHEN: Tuesday nights, starting January 13th through mid-March
Meet @ 6:30 PM
Ready to ride @ 6:45 - 8:15

COST: $10

WHERE: Left Coast Cyclery
2928 Domingo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

Your bike
Indoor Trainer/Rollers
Heart Rate Monitor (optional)
2 Water bottles
Fuel to munch on

Contact Info: Pat Ross (
Or Left Coast's Renee Gaumond at 510 204 8550

1/18/09 - Club Ride (East Bay)

Come join a mellow ride, 2.5 hours, in the East Bay. Leaving Peet's (Claremont) at 9:30am. Route will most likely be Redwood Pinehurst Loop, although open to other suggestions so long as we stay within the time frame. (Of course, you can always ride longer or shorter.) See you there! Jess

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy New Year, Happy Cyclists!

We don’t know about you, but our resolution is to get back on the bike, whether it be road, mountain or cyclocross – or all of it. Lance is doing it, so why not us? All rides and cycling-related events will be posted on the Touchstone Bike Club Calendar on the toolbar for quick and easy reference.

With the whole year ahead of us, there are many things to consider.

Ride a 100 miles or two. Here’s a smattering of centuries to train for:
1. Wine Country Century – 5/2/09
2. Grizzly Peak Century – 5/3/09
3. Davis Double – 5/16/09
4. Terribly Two – 6/20/09
5. Death Ride: Tour of the California Alps – 7/11/09
6. Marin Century – 8/1/09

Cheer on our team (or even join the team?):
The Touchstone Road Racing Team is primed for the 2009 season. Stay tuned for race results from racers in the following categories: Pro Women Elite, Men’s Masters Cat 3, Cat 4, and Cat 5, and Women’s Cat 3. If you’re interested in joining the team, please contact Markham at

Club rides not limited to road…
Many Touchstoners have been spotted on the vast number of singletrack routes around the Bay Area. Let us know when you’ll be riding next and need some company.

And, if you need inspiration, see the pros ride our roads!
Amgen Tour of California – Feb. 14-22
Stage 2, from Sausalito to Santa Cruz, takes the peloton over the Golden Gate Bridge! (And I don’t think the route will take them around the towers either…!)

If you have any suggestions for the Touchstone Bike Club or would like access to post rides, please send an email to Thanks!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Did everyone stop riding?

It's been a while since anyone posted a ride, now that the holidays are over maybe we'll all get back into it.

Is anyone interested in riding tomorrow?

I'm open to anything under 50 miles and not too hilly.

You can contact me directly or post on here

Hope to see you all out on the road soon