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Moab Century and TNT

Jen122011-12-26 18:15:12 +0000 #1
Has anyone done the Moab Century Tour? I just got a flyer from Team in Training, and it looks as if they're doing that one and the Cool Breeze in Ventura this season. I'm going to go to their info session and find out more, but of the two Moab looks much more picturesque, although since I live in So Cal, Ventura would probably be a lower fundrasing requirement.

Has anyone done any rides with TNT? How was the experience?
BikeDutchess2011-12-26 18:24:12 +0000 #2
I have ridden in the Moab Century, but the routes were different that year. It looks like this year, the metric includes "Big Nasty" La Sal, while the full century includes the ride to Dead Horse Point (which is gorgeous with manageable climbing) and a spur along the River Portal. I did the Dead Horse Point ride during this spring's Skinny Tire Festival and loved it. I don't know that I would have had enough legs in me to add the River Portal spur (even though it's flat) but I'm not that strong of a rider (plus I still had winter legs). Did you check out their website yet? It has a nice video where you can see the gorgeous scenery.

skinnytireevents.com...tent/section/12/140/
tangentgirl2011-12-26 18:31:30 +0000 #3
I did two triathlons with TNT. They are great. They provide really good, committed coaches and a training plan. Having formal workouts with a team helps keeps you focused and challenged. You meet lots of people. You get to raise money for a good, conscientious charity, and they help out there too.

It's not easy - you will definitely be committing a lot of your free time for the duration of the training. Asking people for money can be hard, but you will get a lot of ideas and support from TNT.
sgf7262011-12-26 19:28:32 +0000 #4
I just did my first marathon with TNT. It was great, the coaches and support was awesome, they gave us training plans to follow, the group workouts made the long runs much easier and I met some amazing people.
Chicken Little2011-12-26 19:36:59 +0000 #5
I did it last year, it was nice. Really hot, so be aware. I have to say the "Nasty" ain't much compared to some daily rides her in New Mexico, so fear not.

As far as TNT goes, I wish I could have had a better experience with them. I participated in 5 centuries last year, all of which were big events for TNT. I was not a member, and cannot speak for all of them, but they were some of the most obnoxious riders I have ever ridden with. They screamed at slower riders with me, one of which was a cancer survivor and who's chemo made it difficult for her to judge distance, and were course bully's. I know it's a good cause, but these boys acted like they were Lance, which they weren't. What a bunch of posers.

I know I'm going to get a bunch of flack on this...

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