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Training for the Challenge

The March Ride will be long and tough and all riders will need to be cycle-fit to complete the ride and not hold back other riders.  Therefore, Team Dai Challenge 2014 participants are expected to join at least one of the trainings on Tuesday or Thursday morning every week + one Sunday training every two weeks.  Moreover, joining two of the last three Sunday rides is compulsory.  The main reasons for this are: we want you to be fit; we want you to enjoy the Challenge ride; and we want you to get to know as many of the other participants as possible.

For those who do not live in Vientiane and want to join this year, well, that is a different case and of course we cannot expect you to come to the trainings, but we hope that you are training!  By the way, trainings are open to everyone whether you plan to join the challenge or not…so please, even if you aren’t riding the big ride, do join us!

Weekday trainings are Tuesday and Thursday mornings (meet at the Phonthan Water Tower at 6.15am) and Sunday mornings (meet at Joma Nam Phou at 7am).

A link to a downloadable version of the training schedule is below.

Date

Ride name

Kms

Description

Bikes

Start

Sun 19 Jan 2014

Dongdok - Chinese Factory - Tha Ngone loop

50

Dongdok, Chinese factory, lake, Tha Ngon

MTBs, hybrids

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 21 Jan 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 23 Jan 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Sun 26 Jan 2014

Hadxayfong - extended (East Vientiane Loop - extended)

65

Clock tower, Mekong River (Hadsayfong), Friendship Bridge, Channel, That Luang

MTBs, hybrids

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 28 Jan 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Sun 2 Feb 2014

Rivertime MTB extension (North Vientiane Loop - MTB extension)

78

Dongdok, Nong Suam, to Rivertime, across the river (by boat), back via Tha Ngon bridge. [same ride we did when we found the strange factory?]

MTBs, hybrids

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 4 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 6 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Sun 9 Feb 2014

Rivertime - extended (North Vientiane Loop - extended)

80

Dongdok, Nong Suam, Rivertime road, 450 road, Friendship bridge (all paved road)

Any

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 13 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Sun 17 Feb 2014

Tad Moon Waterfall - extended (West Vientiane Loop - extended)

103

Tad Moon, Dongdok, 450 road, Friendship Bridge, Mekong river dirt road

MTBs, hybrids

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 20 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Sun 23 Feb 2014

Ban Pako

120

Ban Pako, that is it: to Ban Pako and back (half paved road, half dirt road – good condition).

MTBs, hybrids

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 25 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 27 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Sun 2 Mar 2014

Dongdok - Chinese Factory - Tha Ngone loop

50

Dongdok, Chinese factory, lake, Tha Ngon

MTBs, hybrids

7am, Joma Nam Phou

Tue 4 Feb 2014

Weekday Morning Circuit

20

Phonthan Water Tower to Joma Nam Phou,  as a team until Australian Embassy

Any

6.15am

Thu 6 Mar 2014

No ride - rest day

 

 

 

 

 TDC 2014 Total training kms

806

 

 

 

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Rik Ponne,
Jan 19, 2014, 4:30 AM
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