February 2013

Thursday (2/28) Ride 4:00 FPL

By | February 28th, 2013|

We are meeting Thursday at 4:00 in the Front lot.  Roll by 4:15 or a little earlier.

Race #1 What a Weekend!

By | February 25th, 2013|

Congratulations to everyone on an unbelievable race Sunday. This was the first NorCal High School Mountain Bike race for over half our team and the first for Den as our new coach!  Five Tam High althletes were on the podium.
Tam High has never had a girl on the podium before and we had THREE yesterday. 
In Sophmore girls Anna-Sofie Whalen took the WIN and Danielle Howard was right behind in 4th. Anna-Sofie will be wearing the NorCal Leader Jersey for the next race!
Tam High had seven girls racing in the Junior Varsity category, four of them were racing for the first time and ALL finished! In her second season racing, Lisa Martinez reached the podium in 4th place.   
Our Freshman boys were especially dominant.  Clayton Puckett took 2nd, Elliot Grant 5th, and Will Castenada was 10th.  All three will get called up at the next race, which will be a huge relief for Clayton…
In Sophmore Boys, Sean McGuiness took 7th and will get a 2nd row call up next race.  That is 25 places higher than his finish at this race last year!
We are really happy and proud of everyone, even those of you who had problems and either didn’t finish or finished well behind where you could have because of mechanical or other issues.  These are all learning experiences and we will learn from them and improve.
Everyone, please try to get out for an easy spin today.  No climbing, just ride the bike path or get in a Paradise loop.  Your legs will recover much faster if you can do this. 
We will have our normal ride on Wednesday, but in addition, this week we would like to hold an extra ride Thursday or Friday depending on what works best for most of you.  Our next race is in 13 days, which means, that this is our only chance to get some real riding in before we start tapering again.  Please comment or email etc your availability for Thur/Fri. 
Thank you so much to all parents and ride leaders who traveled with the racers to the venue, helped us set up (and take down) our new tent and trainers, provided food for our athletes and cheered them all on. We were proud that our team stepped up to fill eight NorCal  volunteer jobs. Let’s keep up the momentum!
Great job everyone!!!  
Den, Christy and Nancy
Freshman Division 1 Boys (Congrats Elliot and Clayton!)

Sophmore Girls (Congrats Anna-Sofie and Danielle!)

JV Girls (Congrats Lisa!)

RACE #1 Granite Bay: Pre-Ride

By | February 22nd, 2013|

Hello Tam High Racers and Parents:
1.       We will meet at the Granite Bay Venue at 2 pm Saturday. Meet at the Team Tent. Bring $10 for parking. Be dressed and ready to ride by 2:30 pm . Click on the Granite Bay Race Flyer link below for DIRECTIONS and all details: 
2.       Race Packing check list: What to Pack?
4.       Bring your own Camp/folding chair
5.       We will be distributing your Tam High Race jerseys at the pre-ride
Any questions, let me know…see you Saturday in Granite Bay! Go Tam!!

By | February 20th, 2013|

Coaches Christy and Den rallied the team Saturday, February 16 for some awesome single-track riding at China Camp. After the ride, in a show of support and gratitude from high school mountain bike teams, we attended the signing ceremony turning over operations of the park to The Friends of China Camp who have worked tirelessly to keep the park from closing. Be sure to support Friends of China Camp!

Pre-race rides

By | February 20th, 2013|

Christy is leading a ride Wed 3:00 from the Depot.  I am leading a short/easy ride Thursday at 12:00, also from the Depot.  After the Thursday ride, we are going to finish at my house at 390 Lovell for lunch and to wash and tune our bikes for Sunday. Tricia is either making lunch or ordering pizza. Anyone with any bike issues should try hard to make it on Thursday.

Saturday Ride at China Camp

By | February 15th, 2013|

We are riding SATURDAY at CHINA CAMP. If you want to carpool, meet at the high school front parking lot ready to roll at 8:25. Otherwise, meet at China Camp (9:00) at the Miwok Meadows entrance along N San Pedro. This is just a little past the Back Ranch entrance if you are coming from the Civic Center. We need to ride on time, so that we can get a couple of hours in before the ceremony to hand over management of the park to Friends of China Camp at 11. 

Pre-race Meeting Thursday in Mr Hartquist’s Room

By | February 12th, 2013|

Important Pre-race meeting lunchtime THURSDAY in Mr Hartquist’s room.  A few details are still being confirmed (room availability etc).  If you cannot make it, please contact me before the end of the week so I can send you the information that we will be going over.  WEDNESDAY ride is 3:30 from front of school.  See you there!

By | February 11th, 2013|

Many thanks to Peter Strietmann for our new team photo!


By | February 8th, 2013|

Sunday (2/10) ride is from the HIGH SCHOOL – Front Parking Lot – at 9:00 AM. We are going to be taking our TEAM PHOTO so please wear your TEAM JERSEY if you have it. If you have an extra jersey or jacket, please bring it to share with someone who doesn’t have one yet. Also, those of you who haven’t completed their registration with the NICA Pitzone, please do so ASAP and get registered for Granite Bay. This is coming up in 2 weeks! Everyone should have received an email from Christy inviting them to join up. If you can’t find this, let her know.

Wednesday ride 3:00

By | February 6th, 2013|

Wednesday’s ride (2/6), will be at 3:00 from the front of the school. Please note the early meet time due to the short day.