Road cycling team training is in essence simply group training, much like a Spinning or PowerCad indoor session. But compared to these, it adds to the experience numerous challenges and dangers that are inherent to riding on public roads. This is no regular desktop hobby. In deciding to be a road cyclist you have chosen, as an adult, a complex, strenous, and sometimes even dangerous endevour. It takes commitment and discipline to be a serious road cyclist.
You are neither driving a car nor a motorcyle. You don't have a stainless steel cage to protect you. You don't have airbags. You don't have a powerful engine to blast out of a danger zone or four huge wheels with anti-lock brakes to stop on a dime. You are the engine. The brakes are barely one inch pieces of rubber and your wheels touch an area on the asphalt the size of a quarter. While driving a car, a 12knot wind will barely be felt. On a road bicycle, it will drop you in a second if you lack the techniques to counteract it.
So as one can imagine there is a lot of knowledge to be adquired and plenty of stuff you need to take care of. For starters. The bicycle engine, you, is required to be capable. That requires training (indoor cycling sessions). Your mind needs the technique to get the most out of your engine and tricks to react appropriately. That takes knowledge (technical workshops). The bicycle needs to efficiently transfer your engine's power to the asphalt. That takes owning, properly modifying and maintaining the right equipment (mechanics workshops).
And last but not least, SAFETY needs to be a priority. That is your responsibility. You are a cyclist. When you ride alone you are expected to understand and fix your equipment, follow local traffic laws, ride within your capabilities and take care of your body's needs like hydration and food. The only difference when you ride with a team is that you can be a hazard to others. If you lack the ability or ignore the rules, you are a danger not only to yourself but to the rest group.
Crashing means usually breaking the most expensive part, YOU.
Be adviced. Our weekly rides are NOT RECREATIONAL. What we offer are instructional rides and drills, along with mechanics and technical workshops. CardiOzone's PowerCad is all heartledly commited to making a disciplined and commited cycling athlete...
Powerful - Aerobically Efficient - Knowledgeable.
PowerCad Training System Courses
Speed Levels (S#)S1 - Average 12 MPH and below
S2 - Average 13 to 19 MPHS3 - Average 20 MPH and above
Weather Difficulty (W#)
W- Are you kidding? Its Puerto Rico!
Ascent Difficulty (A#)
A1 - Flats
A2 - Gentle Grades
A3 - Rolling Hills
A4 - Steep Hills
A5 - Big Climbs (Steep/Long)
POWERCAD BEGINNERS COURSE - TEAM 21 ACTIVE
Start date: February 2018
Workshop Location: Universidad del Este, Carolina
Indoor Training Locations: Cycling Fitness (Guaynabo)
Ride Level: S1-S2/A1-A3
Course distance (approx): From 10 to 100 miles
Municipalities: Old San Juan, Loiza, Rio Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo,