Classes are Over for the Season
Late Summer the
Trek Bicycle Superstore and
Coach Darryl Will be
Planning the 2017-2018 Season
It will be our Eleventh Season
For Many Years our
First Series was the 6 Weeks Before Thanksgiving Starting Mid October
Coach Darryl's stationary trainer programs are among the best attended in San Diego. Cyclists LOVE these classes and keep returning. 80% of attendees are returning satisfied class attendees. The classes are created for cyclists of all fitness levels from beginners to experienced riders, each cyclist improves from their current physical condition. You can’t be left behind in a trainer class!
Pass Other Cyclists on Hills
Don't Get Passed!
Train at Trek Bicycle Superstore La Mesa [MAP]
- Series is 6 weeks beginning to be announced later
- Classes are 90 minutes each every Tuesday & Thursday starting at 7pm
- Train in indoor comfort with air conditioning and protection from rain and cold weather.
- Attendees are around 50% female so it is not an all male workout group
- Created for cyclists of all fitness levels from beginners to experienced riders, each cyclist improves from their current physical condition. You can’t be left behind in a trainer class!
- Receive your Trek store discount from the day you register to the last class. See Greg at the Trek Bicycle Superstore in La Mesa for details. You could save more than your class fee!
- Bring your bicycle, your rear wheel attaching trainer and a front wheel riser. For all your class equipment needs, talk with the expert staff at the Trek Bicycle Superstore in La Mesa.
Exercise routines are designed by Coach Darryl to increase cyclist conditioning, leg strength, endurance and climbing capability. Classes are easier at first with each workout getting harder as YOU get stronger.
Train like the pros by using the Pro Cycling industry standard proven technique of training in thirds to maximize conditioning at series end:
- first 4 training evenings build leg power and strength
- middle 4 increases endurance
- final 4 evenings increase your anaerobic capacity for hill climbing
End of March April training series comments from various cyclists:
"Good ride yesterday. Definitely feeling stronger on the hills!"
"Took 120 seconds off my fastest climb"
"Thank You Darryl!! Your workouts definitely are a godsend!" (After completing a half Ironman)
"Strava says I am faster"
"Set Personal Records (PR) almost all ride long"
"Fastest time ever up Torrey Pines"
"Cut 21 minutes off entire climb"
"First a cold-looking XX (who showed outstanding form) caught me at a light" Emailed by a fellow rider on the fastest of 6 Trek Century Ride groups.
From Numerous cyclists, April 2017
"I am climbing incredibly faster."
Peter A. March 2017
"I went out for a ride at lunch today (22 miles/ 2.4K climbing) and wanted to report back some nice improvements.
My time up to Crest from Greenfield was over 45 seconds faster than three weeks ago. I averaged ~5 watts less and my cadence was 5rpm faster. It's a three mile climb so 15 seconds a mile seems pretty good. Definitely feeling stronger!'
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"Made a big difference in climbing"
David R. March 2017
"My leg strength made me much stronger on Strava"
Jason B. March 2017
"I usually did 16 MPH, I was almost 20!"
Chris P. March 2017
"It used to take me 20 minutes, now it takes only 16!"
Jose M. February 2017
"Thank you Darryl for a great preparation to getting back on my bike. I have really appreciated you stories and key pieces of information I've been lacking as a rider."
Deb B. Feb 2017
"The Fall series was SO helpful! I was so much stronger afterwards."
Don G, January 2017
"Yesterday I took 34 seconds, or about 5%, off my PR for 52 Grade west"
Kevin M. November 2016 (after 6 of 12 workouts)
"I beat my “Harbor Island West” PR by 15 seconds this morning... I must be stronger or at least smoother, because my legs were not fresh.
Also, I was able to spin at 95-100 going up Nimitz from Harbor Dr w/out bouncing out of my seat. That’s a first."
Kevin M. October 2016 (after 3 of 12 workouts)
"Hi Coach, I wanted to say thanks for the great classes. I completed the TREK Metric Century on 05/14/16 with no problem (even though I was nursing the tail end of a bronchitis infection) and I completed the San Diego Century on 05/21/16 at 105.5 miles, 7,100+ feet of elevation gain in just over 8 hours with an average speed of 13.1 MPH. Not bad for an old fat guy.
Glenn G. May 2016
"Hi Coach Darryl. This is Karen from your Stationary Trainer class. Finished Medio Fondo and finished 6th overall and 2nd in my age group...time 3:36 for 56 miles Your Class is the reason I did such a great job...can't thank you enough...only wished class wasn't over :) :)"
Karen April 2016
"Thanks to you Darryl MacKenzie and your "Climbing long steep hills class" Honey Springs was that much sweeter. Good ride today."
Laurie R. April 2016
"I rode from my house to Mt. Soledad and back yesterday. Even though I weighed much less on previous attempts up Soledad, I shaved 6.5 minutes off my previous best time.
Back on the diet and swimming starting today.
Dave S April 2016
"I've now bested my best time by 30 seconds on East 52, still on the mountain bike. Can't wait for the Torrey Climb at the end of the trainer series."
Dave S. April 2016
“I completed the Great Western loop 33 minutes faster than my best time! Yeah!”
Michelle B. March 2016
"I pedaled 85 miles with 8,500 feet of climbing a full hour less than the last time I pedaled that route."
Lisa N. March 2016
"I climbed the hill to Alpine at 10-13 MPH, the last time I was at 8-9 MPH! Yeah!"
Karen C. March 2016
"My hill climb was 1:30 better than my best time ever."
John A. March 2016
"Coach, Solvang was a great ride, the classes and bke fit really helped!!!!"
Lew R. March 2016
"The trainer classes made the difference in me being able to do this (Tour de Palm Springs) ride. Since they cut a little climbing from this years event, it seemed fairly easy to me. I just went with the idea that it wasn’t a race and scaled back my heart rate a little and it worked. I had plenty of energy for the end.
Thanks for all your help and encouragement. There were so many times I thought “What would Coach Darryl tell me to do?”
Dave S Jan 2016
"I am so bummed I have had to miss the last 2 classes of this series due to work travel. But I had to share my success with you. I have not had a chance to get on my road bike since the series started but I did go mountain biking this past Sunday. I was standing and climbing the hills like I did in my 30's. It felt amazing! Thanks and I look forward to the next series."
Laurie E Feb 2016
"Shaved 2:17 off my best time climbing Torrey Pines hill thanks to Coach Darryl MacKenzie's stationary trainer classes"
Peter A. February 20116
"I am becoming so much stronger and love the group.
You are also a wonderful coach, thanks so much for your kindness and guidance, it is very much appreciated!"
Sandy H Feb 2016"
"Coach Darryl's climbing classes have certainly make a difference. Always nice to break a Personal Record."
Jorge A. February 2016
"I think your last trainer series REALLY helped. I rode home on SR-52 on my mountain bike last night and my time was 30 seconds faster than my best time on the road bike when I was 25 pounds lighter. That's a total of about 40 more pounds and worse rolling resistance.
I guess I got some weight to lose!! Can't wait till the next trainer series!!!"
Dave S. February 2016
"Could not get up same hill without getting off the bike before your class"
Lew R. February 2016
"Got some good endurance and climbing training tonight in Coach Darryl's 'make you cry" classes! I'll be ready for 545 (miles), when the time comes."
Denice W. Feb 2016
"Really glad your classes have been going the last few weeks, Darryl! Made a big difference in staying ride ready!! No way to prep for the wind or cold but the single leg work improved the climbing on my 200 miler!
Dave C. November 2015
"meant to message you last week to let you know how much I loved the class!! I can't believe how fast 90min goes ... I thought I would be bored but there's enough change-up to keep it interesting. It's perfect.See you tomorrow!!
Kim A. October 2015
"And yes, I was a stronger climber today."
Tim B. October 2015 after 4 classes
"Torrey Pines - Inside or Outside - As I approach the climb up Torrey I keep telling myself I'm going to try the outside for a change just to see how I do but that black hole with 10 -12 percent grades keeps sucking me in. Coach Darryl, todays climb was 1/2 minute plus faster up the front 3/4 mile stretch of this pain fest. Still difficult and and rather unfriendly but not so grueling."
Bill R. May 201
"Thanks for the coaching on the trainer. I shaved 2+ minutes of the 3 Bit**es climb in Sycamore Canyon. If anyone wonders whether or not this program works. It is fantastic. Every ride I do now I get PR's from all my previous rides!"
David S. March 2015
"After most of the winter series classes I increased my speed on my favorite ride from 14.4 to 15.2 MPH!"
Leanna K. Feb 2015
"4:07 my best time by 10 sec at hill climb after only 3 of 10 classes"
Mike H. January 2015
"The series was great and I feel much stronger on the bike. I cut almost a minute and a half off my best time on Willow glen last week."
Dan R. Jan 2015
"Just wanted you to know that I shaved six minutes off my best time on the Scripps Poway Parkway climb on Saturday!!! I'm so glad I'm doing your class!"
Leeanna K. November 2014
"I have to tell you that, as predicted, our class is really paying benefits my legs and such have NEVER felt this strong!"
Chuck D. November 2014
"When I started class, I could not do 2 minutes of 1 leg strength building, now in class 5 I am doing 6 minutes! My legs are so much stronger!"
Donn A. November 2014
"Now on hills my lungs hurt not m legs!"
Don G November 2014
"I am now 2 MPH faster on hills. I am going up hills in my third gear not struggling in first"
Ed S. November 2014
"I really enjoyed spin class- well enjoy may not be the right word since your program was a hard workout. The program was what I needed to get my conditioning back after my crash. Your coaching and humor really added to the experience."
Don G. November 2014
"Your classes are always amazing!"
Anita L. November 2014
"I can feel an improvement each and every class."
Chuck D. October 2014
"Definitely, legs are much stronger compared to 5 weeks ago!"
Peter C. April 2014
"My weak leg has caught up to my strong leg in strength in only 3 classes!
Christopher C. March 2014
"Your classes have really made a HUGE difference in my performance, esp on climbs."
Erik W. March 2014
"I've noticed that my knee joints feel looser over the last few weeks since we started trainer class and I tribute it to the ILTs"
Mike H. March 2014
"I look forward to class and working on my climbing skills. We are so lucky that your providing these trainings for us, I know the benefits outweigh the “complaining” in our heads."
Michele M. March 2014
"I will definitely be there on Thursday for the last class. It has really helped!"
Eileen R. February 2014
"I rode with the B-3s yesterday and was doing over 10 MPH on the hills.
Thank You Darryl"
Duane B. February 2014
"Thanks to your class I did well at the palm springs Century ride."
Ermias M. February 2014
"I thought I was going to be in rough shape for Tour de Palm Springs with little in the way of street miles in the month prior. The longest I did was 53 miles and that was very flat! However, I finished strong and could have easily gone another 20 this year. Last year…lots of training miles on the road, no trainer class and at mile 80 I was tired. This year was much, much better! I am surprised through because I didn’t think the trainer class could help the endurance but it sure seems to have done so!
I am convinced it has provided tremendous value! The challenge for me is the logistics…the drive time is about an hour and 45 minutes round trip which makes it nice to do a class or two from home. Start a class at the Solana store!"
Eileen R. February 2014
"Its funny you kick our butts and we say Thanks!!
MG January 2014
"I definitely had stronger legs on the ride this Saturday after the first 4 stationary cycling sessions. The first stationary session I was peddling squares in easier gears, fighting to make it through the intervals. I have progressed to peddling circles in bigger gears. This translated to the road this weekend. I had improved technique, and noticeably better power and efficiency. Thanks"
Mike K. October 2013
"I had such a great time in your class last night. Good to see some pals and get in a good workout. Looking forward to the rest of the class"
Jeanne T. October 2013
"If not for your Stationary Trainer class, I would not be riding this fast with these B3 riders but would be 2 groups behind!"
Dave C. October 2013
"Hey Coach! I wanted to tell you how strong I felt climbing Torrey Pines last night! I don't have a computer on my bike yet but I flew up that hill! I love the feeling of getting stronger and you've been instrumental in helping me reach my goals and build my endurance. Thanks for such a great class! See you tonight.
Adrian H. April 2013
"Thank you for making it such a great class!"
Debi M. April 2013
"Darryl - great class, as usual! I'm hooked. I truly bike better - stronger and faster because of it. The terrific group of people somehow makes the pain manageable! Thank you!"
Belinda B. April 2013
Mike F. April 2013
"Thanks for another successfully stationary training series
I am getting stronger and feel better on the bike.
As I was doing the one-leg cycling and the standing last night, I was remembering my first attempts 3-4 years ago. I could barely make one revolution with the 'stronger' leg and standing was something you did to relieve pressure on your butt. Thanks for setting goals. Next year, I will be stronger!"
Paul N. April 2013
"Thank you for another great year of training classes. The classes are the true epitome of a 'love / hate' relationship ;-) "
Sabine N. April 2013
"I think they need to change the name of this ride (Hemet Double Centuty) to the Hills that Never End. I felt strong doing all the climbing It really showed towards the end. You were right about your class. I am stronger and faster. Thanks again for all the inspiration."
Roger H. April 2013
"My legs thank you too for I am STRONGER:) See you Tuesday !!"
"I did Great Western this morning and noticed a huge difference! Like I was 20 years younger! Class is definitely working.Thanks'"
Dave G. April G. 2013
"I feel more efficient, stronger, and can pedal farther, plus I am losing weight"
Amir P. April 2013
"I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the bike classes and the I Love My Bike workshop. I completed the bike leg of Ironman 70.3 California in 4:03:36 (which is good for me). I took 30 minutes off my cycling time. Thank you so much again!
Time to celebrate an exciting success!!!"
Chris S. April 2013
"Another great class tonight, thank-you!!"
Andrea F. March 2013
I was always last climbing Del Dios Highway until this week! I was so far ahead, some of my friends could not see me when I got to the top?
Angeleen G. March 2013
"Strava says 104mi and Garmin says 100.2mi, Ya, John and I were cruisin... Good company, shared the work, and paid extra attention to what was happening down the road... I'm just amazed that I'm able to do this after LESS than 2 months of training! Wow - Completed a Century after 16 Stationary classes, and 3 road rides... Thanks again for everything,"
Jon T. March 2013
"My best time up Torrey Pines. 9:07! A year ago 12:43. Thanks Coach for all your help. Taking your classes have help me immensely."
Roger H. March 2013
"I have never climbed Torrey Pines in this gear before - and after only 2 stationary trainer classes"
Richard H. March 2013
"I am excited to see another great improvement in my cycling ability."
Andrew J. February 2013
"My daughter has noticed a HUGE difference in the strength of my riding. She has had a difficult time keeping up now. That puts a BIG smile on my face!"
Penny H. February 2013
Thank you! I am sorry I must miss tonight's class as well. I love the workout and mental break the class provides.
Chris S. February 2013
"...my time on today's ride (200K) was over 100 minutes faster than the same ride last year!! I felt WAY stronger."
Lisa N. January 2013
"I rode with some friends today for the first time since taking your class...they were impressed with how strong I have gotten!
I'm looking forward to the next class in January."
Erika M. December 2012
"Your class improved my level [of cycling]. I know it is not the same doing the class by yourself ,but have not found a class like yours [since I moved from San Diego]."
James N. November 2012
"Rode the Elfin forrest ride on Saturday, love that scenery! Were I in class tomorrow night, my hand would go up when you ask who felt stronger! Was surprised at the end of the ride when the Garmin said we did 2400 ft of climbing!!"
David C. November 2012
"I was so excited when I was able to stand the whole time last Tues, on the climbing section 13 min. I am looking forward to putting my new skill on a real hill. Thanks for a great training series. Â I will definitely sign up again."
Allison G. November 2012
"Heres my secret to kill it on the bike, whether its Triathlon or Xterra or just ole wanting to hold school on your buddies! Coach Darryl Mackenzie is having his indoor stationary cycling clinics tomorrow nite at the Trek Superstore, La Mesa Location. Tuesday and Thursday nites start time 7:00PM. 12 weeks of super structured training. Some of my NOW super fast friends have and will attend. Its a great time as well! and will sooo benefit all levels! Love G'"
Gordon C. October 2012
" I really lost it over the summer without the class. I can't replicate by riding on my own what Darryl does for us in that class."
Debbie K. October 2012
"They prepared me for the races I ran in the last year and a half: Carlsbad half marathon, SD full, LA Half marathon, Silver Strand half marathon and SD half earlier this year plus a couple of 10 Ks in between. You have a great program and I tell everybody I know about it."
Fernando G. October 2012
"I am glad Coach Darryl's classes are starting again. Last spring when I was doing the classes I was leading my group, now I am hanging on the back."
Debbie K September 2012
"Just a note of thanks for the three great cycling classes. I appreciate the effort and thought that you put into each one. The fall to spring schedule certainly provides motivation and opportunity during a time of year when most of us working stiffs donâ€™t get out much during the week. Have a safe summer and many great rides."
Ed P. April 2012
"...would like to once again thank you for an outstanding class - in addition to improving my strength it has increased my climbing ability confidence."
Dave C. April 2012
"...took 15 minutes off Â my bike time from the year before. 2 years with a better time Â after 2 years of classes."
Peter B. April 2012
"Just wanted you to know that I cut nearly 30 mins off my bike time on the 56 miles at Oceanside 70.3 compared to the CompuTrainer simulated done about a month earlier. Â the 3 hills were tough Â I completely expected M. to pass me on the bike since he only started 15 minutes behind me but he never did.
Thanks again for your help!"
Lisa S. April 2012
"Gotta Give Coach D Mac some love!! If you want to be super fast the whole race on the bike, Coach D Mac is the man!!"
Gordon C. May 2011
"A note about your training class. As you know, yesterday's ride was 7 weeks after my accident. I started back 1 1/2 weeks ago on the road and road three easy rides - 17 miles the last two Wednesday and an easy 34 miler (flat) last Saturday.
So yesterday was the test. I was only somewhat confident because of the training class. So what happened? Rode with the leaders all the way, averaged 14.4 for the 75 miles, felt strong, even coming up El Camino Real at mile 67. Told some of the guys I was riding for Darryl and his class. I have a hard time believing I was off the road for almost 7 weeks and could ride this well.
Thanks for your help,
Joe M. April 2011
"Thank you!!! Have come a long way from your first training class last fall....Wasn't a part of a bike club, never have done the great western , or road over 40 miles and now..... Doing it all! Thank you!!
Sue B. February 2011