Class B, CC, & C rides with Paul Rito  
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to the 2007 version of the Century Trainer. This year, I'm coaching the Leukemia Society's Team-In-Training riders for the Seagull Century on October 6. The training rides are open to anyone who's interested, though, and I'll be leading a Centre County century ride in September for local riders.

Are you interested in increasing your long-distance riding? Like to ride a metric century (62 miles)? A full century of 100 miles? Prepping for that dream touring vacation? Just wanna go a little farther or faster than last year?

No matter what your goal, whether you want to survive or thrive, this series of rides will gradually build up your legs and conditioning (and, uh, butt). Starting in mid-June, with the goal of riding a century in September (October 6 for TNT riders), the ride lengths and speeds increase in small steps over 16 weeks and before you know it, you'll be riding as long and as far as you want.

There are a lot of rides (and miles) listed on the schedule-- don't be daunted by that -- most of them are optional. The mileage for the weekend TNT rides (nine weekends, about every other week) totals 500, and if you do the suggested "on-your-own" riding during the TNT training weeks, that mileage totals about 600. If you do all the rides on this schedule, the total is about 1100 (and you'll be ready for the Tour de France next year! ;)



The bicycle is
a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine. -- John Howard

When I see
an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.  -- H.G. Wells

Nothing compares
to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.  -- John F. Kennedy