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Fall for most cyclists is a time to relax, enjoy the beauty of the trail covered in leaves and hopefully plan for the next season of events. Hope that this newsletter arrives in your inbox as a pleasant reminder that OES is here to assist in making and achieving those next season goals. Don't hesitate to reach out to us before the last leaves hit the ground.   


In this newsletter:
  • 2012 OES/BikeSource MTB Team information-Join today! 
  • Compilation of articles for 'off-season' training: article by Coach Rob    
  • Add to your vocabulary-training word of the month
  • VeloSwap-come visit OES at our booths
  • Fall training rides-Come join us!    
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Wealth of Resources:
Compilation of Articles, off-season training
Fall Cycling

For many cyclists the fall season is a kind of 'loss' as to what to do for the next cycling season. Over the years OES has written articles that address this time in a cyclists training cycle and this article will bring them together in a step by step order. Follow the direction of the below article excerpts to get the process started for you. Links will take you to the full read on our website. Enjoy and please don't hesitate to contact OES with questions or deeper explanations...[ read full article ]

OES at VeloSwap 
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It's that time of year again, bike fans. Gear up for VeloSwap. On October 22, from 9 am to 4 pm, the world's largest consumer bicycle and sports expo comes to the National Western Complex in Denver. It is the place to see, swap, buy and sell every imaginable bike, part and accessory. This cultural cycling happening is a not-to-be-missed experience. It is the place to feel the pulse of the cycling community and rub elbows with like-minded cyclists.      

2012 OES/BikeSource MTB Team Information
OES/BS 2011 team group September is membership drive and renewal month for OES/BS. 2012 will be the team's 5th year.

Check out the 2012 Flyer for all the details.

Deadline to join is October 5th 2011. Plan to attend an informational meeting being held at the SW BikeSource store (Wadsworth/Belleview) 6-8pm on the 5th of October (final night to join). Sizing for the team kit will be available as well as a presentation on how the team works.
Below are some of the larger points of membership.
  • No race minimums
  • Team rides
  • Communication hub
  • Results tracking via OES website and Facebook 

Please RSVP if you're interested in attending and joining.

Join OES for training rides

Fall/Winter '11 ride calendar for training rides. Alternating Sun/Sat at 10am, most rides will be in the 2-4 hour range and a mix of MTB/Road/CX depending on weather. Rides are set up to be 'No Drop' meaning that the group is brought back together at major course changes.

-October 8th (Saturday)  MTB Kenosha Pass
-October 16th (Sunday) Road looping chatfield/south platte
-October 30th (Sunday) MTB Highlands Ranch Trails
-November 5th (Saturday) Road looping-Lookout Mt

contact us for more information. 
Thanks again for spending some time reading the OES newsletter. Don't see what you need, let us know.

Have a great fall season!

Happy Training!

Thanks for your time,


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In This Issue
Fall training
2012 Team info
Training Rides
Quick Links

Training Word  

of the Month

Goal Setting-the process in which a person weighs out the strengths and weaknesses of themselves. Once having this information a plan is enacted to improve those items to attain a personal best at one or several events.   


This type of planning is best done many months prior to the main or 'A' event. A year is a realistic time frame to achieve a set goal. Shorter can still work, but doesn't allow for drops in adherence to the plan.      


The coaches at OES use goal planning to help clients understand how to improve on one's ability to reach a goal. The coach uses tools such as Lactate Threshold testing, RMR, Training Planning Homework and coaching consultations to give the client a wide range of structure. This structure is the driving force to reaching the goal.


Have questions about coaching for improved endurance? Contact us  

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Quote of the Month

"You're moving through a wonderful natural environment and working on balance, time, depth perception, judgement...it forms kind of a ballet."

~Charlie Cunningham-Pioneer of MTB frames (See image above right)