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Coach Darryl Ride Schedule
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Rarely are there changes or cancellations but any will be posted on Coach Darryl's Facebook page, click here.
It is too difficult to update this page while I am on the road.
Ride is Canceled on May 21 due to Rain
The hourly forecast is 15-30% chance of rain from 1-8pm.
For safety, let's keep off the wet roads.
Taco Tuesday rides are a San Diego mid year favorite! Nothing says summer fun like Taco Tuesday.
We are again meeting at the Trek Bicycle Superstore in Kearny Mesa [MAP] for a weekly ride to Mission Valley and, time permitting, to the coast. We return by climbing Linda Vista Road. While Linda Vista Road is around 300 feet of climbing, it is spread over 4.2 miles so it is very gentle climbing. It is ideal for both those not in as good shape as they would like to be as well as those who want to set a new Personal Record on the climb. And everyone enjoys the post ride cycling conversation at Rubio’s [MAP] with $1.79 tacos. Order 2 tacos and a side of chips and get change from $5!
Join your cycling friends or make new ones. We usually have about a dozen riders. The split is usually half males and half females.
No one gets left behind!
Arrive whenever, we do announcements shortly before 5:30pm and leave sharp at that time. Rides start Tuesday March 12. See you there!
Memorial Day Ride
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the supreme sacrifices our military have made for us.
San Diego has an ideal ride to remember our military. We pedal through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Pt Loma. Then continue to Cabrillo National Monument, to reflect on a great example of what those brave men and women fought to protect.
We meet at 6550 Riverdale Street (park on the street, not in a shopping center) near the Zion hospital, leaving at 11:30am (the National Cemetery area is closed before noon for a private service.)
I have a National Park Senior Pass good for 3 others, if you have one, bring it. If you are 62+, you can buy an $80 pass that does not expire until you do. Otherwise you can get a 7 day pass for $7.00.
If you plan to attend, please let me know. Optional restaurant visit afterwards.
Hope to see you there!
As usual for this month, the weather is uncertain for Monday. If the ride is canceled, this ride posting will be updated to reflect the cancelation.
Selle Anatomica 3rd Annual Ride
3 great routes, beer, pizza, what more could you want?
Join me for Selle Anatomica’s fun ride on Sunday June 9.
You MUST preregister to attend!
Cyclists getting a Coach Darryl Bike Fit between May 15 and June 7 will receive 50% off the registration fee! Click here for Bike Fit info and to reserve your time.
Race Across America
RAAM is a spectacular event that has started in San Diego for many years. No, you do not have to pedal 3,000 miles to Virginia in a week or so, but every cyclist who goes to the start will be captivated by the sight of the riders, their magnificent chase vehicles, and their high tech equipment. The announcer gives bio of each solo cyclist or team as they are in their individual countdown departure minute.
Join me to pedal to the Oceanside Pier starting location on Tuesday June 11.
We will ride from the Trek Bicycle Superstore rear parking area, Arrive whenever, we leave at 9:15am. We will have lunch afterwards at a sidewalk cafe and pedal back mid afternoon.
Best July 4 Ride
Scripps Ranch Old Pros have been putting on the best July 4th ride and celebration since the 1980’s. I have t-shirts for 27 of the last 32 years. I hope to see you there. For info, click here Note that the price goes up as the date gets closer.
Trek Bicycle Superstore
Century Training Series
The spring series is riding!
Rides are every Saturday with the century scheduled for the first day of June.
The Trek Bicycle Superstore Century Training Series is one of the best attended training series in the county. Each week around 100 riders spread over 7 groups averaging from 10-19 MPH, there is a group speed for everyone. The series starts with only 20 miles with 5 miles added each week until the century 15 weeks later.
"My first century, Super excited! Grateful for Trek, the rides and especially for coach Darryl, a font of wisdom for all things cycling. This Spring series helped me grow from a casual rider to a century rider. I’ll see you at future rides. My next bike will absolutely be a Trek. Thank you!!"
Steve S May 2019
"For the past 10 or so Saturdays I've been participating in the Trek Century training class. The weekly rides have been great, but the leaders are tremendous. Coach Darryl MacKenzie has provided so much more than leadership--he coaches every rider to give them practical tips on how to improve speed and performance--be it posture, safety, bike maintenance, bike fitting, sports nutrition, bike computers, traffic avoidance and even how to climb those d*** hills. He gives real-time advice to every rider, which somehow makes every challenge a little easier. His positive attitude is contagious! After 50 miles or so, that can-do attitude makes a big difference! Everyone in the group is now pedaling longer distances with less effort. Another plus, he genuinely cares. Thanks to Trek, and thanks to Darryl for this great (and free!) opportunity."
Donna May 2019
"I owe a lot to this guy! May he be the path for you to being a better and safer rider."
Ken F. April 2019
"Beginning many years ago with your Trek store spin classes, continuing with the bike fit and now, the ride guide ‘on the road’ suggestions and encouragement, my skills, endurance and safety have improved because of you!
Keep the suggestions and thoughts coming. They are appreciated. I am listening."
"My best time up Torrey Pines. 9:07! A year ago 12:43. Thanks Coach for all your help. You have helped me immensely."
"Coach Darryl is exceptional. As a new road cyclist, he helped me learn how to properly position myself on my new road bike and meticulously measured and fit the bike to my body so that I can grow, perform, and love to ride. Thank you Coach Darryl!"
"Coach Darryl is the gift that keeps on giving. His advice and counsel have made all the difference in my cycling"