Even before I had a power meter I was obsessed with watts. Everyone wants to produce more watts. However, to be a good cyclist, it’s smart to ask, how can I save watts? Now, if you don’t know, a watt is unit of energy. It’s the measureable energy you produce when...read more
I’m playing around with the idea of organizing some group rides in the virtual world of Zwift. If anyone has any interest, please let me know. I figure no one can really get lost or dropped riding in the comfort of their own home. Also, if you already have a Zwift...read more
For those of you, like me, biking indoors, I want to let you know about Zwift. I’ve been Zwifting for just over a year now and I think’s great! Zwift is a virtual community where people can bike and run with others all over the world. The software is free, but there...read more
Tonight begins the Bikeworks Thursday Night Time Trials! This is an 8 mile course and a great way to improve your cycling skills. It starts at 6pm (show up early) between the 500-600 block on Finnegans Way in Rehoboth, MA. Details can be found here: ...read more
Below is my race report for the Hyannis Olympic triathlon that occurred on June 15, 2019. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy! Ron P. Hyannis – 2019 Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second - Bobby Unser Saturday was the...read more
I’m participating in my first tri of the season tomorrow (Saturday) in Hyannis. Hopefully, I won’t get eaten by a shark!!! As I begin packing my bags and cleaning my bike and making sure I enough gas in the car I realize I did not send out my annual Gear Checklist....read more
The weather is getting warmer and people have already begun swimming outside. Here’s a couple of spots where you can meet up with swimmers to train in the open water. If you are new to open water swimming and want to join a group swimming in an environment that is...read more
I know it’s been rainy but nice weather will be here before you know it! It’s definitely time to take the bike off the indoor trainer and get outside! Has your bike been tuned up this year? If not, you may want to schedule one now. The longer you wait the longer...read more
Below is my race report for the Duxbury Beach sprint triathlon that occurred this past Saturday. This is such a well-run race on a beautiful course and I recommend it for anyone looking to do a September sprint in the future. Let me know if you have any questions....read more
From Ron Patrissi: Sunday [June 18] was the Oh My Goddard triathlon at Goddard Park in Warwick, RI. This event has both a Sprint and an Olympic on the same day, at the same time and share parts of the same course. I was participating in the Olympic. This would be...read more
The RMHP Triathlon distribution group is an email list where the focus is on resources and tips to help the runners of the Ronald MacDonald House Running Club pursue cross training opportunities. Information includes bicycle tips, group riding resources and organizations, indoor swimming groups and lessons, open water swim events, open water swim training groups, and specialized coaching and training. There are no current group activities scheduled but occasionally brick track workouts (for those with and indoor bike trainer) have been offered.
To be included in the RMHP Triathlon distribution list, contact Ron Patrissi.
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