Lee’s Goes to Moab

Lee’s Goes to Moab

We are happy to announce our first annual trip to Moab. This is a way for us and our cycling friends to get a jump on Spring. We have arranged excellent lodging and great food to go along with three days of riding some of the best trails on earth. On March 6th we plan … Continue reading

Aren’t Bikes Traffic?

Aren’t Bikes Traffic?

Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
On a ride around Lake Washington, I began to notice the signs. They occurred mostly at construction sites, and re-directed bikes where the bike lane was closed. It’s nice that they now put up signs, where in the past they simply roped off the bike lane or parked…

The Hardest Ride of the Year

Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
With the new year, our cycling season has started again. Training now will get us in shape for the wonderful rides we’ve planned for later this year. During my “winter rest,” I have ridden very little for eight weeks. So these first “long, slow” rides always are hard…

Why Fat Bikes Will Save Cycling

Why Fat Bikes Will Save Cycling

Why Fat Bikes Will Save Cycling By Cody Sovis A wise man was once nearly run over by a truck while riding his road bike. The truck honked as it went by, and a middle finger was salute was noted grimly as the rusted out junk pile sped away. Just days later, a different trunk … Continue reading

Margin Walkers

Margin Walkers

I was a middle-class kid, as tormented by boredom as by the peer pressure of my preppy cohort. Bound for college and an easy passage to comfortable adulthood, nonetheless I acted out in all sorts of ways. I listened to punk rock bands and drank too much and did all the drugs I could. I … Continue reading

This man is a doper!

This man is a doper!

ARVADA, Colorado (VN) — Jeff Hammond could be anyone. Any bike racer in America, anyway. You have no reason to know his name. He’s never won a race, and he probably never will, by his own admission. But you know Jeff Hammond, or someone like him. He’s lined up next to you at a race … Continue reading

Tell me where to go.

Tell me where to go.

Fort Collins. Fourth most populous Colorado city, 151,330 according to Wikipedia, Larimer county seat, named after Army Colonel William C. Collins, bike and beer capital of the known universe.  It is somewhere between the west and mid-west in its geography and sensibilities.  It is full of east coast college freshmen, men in cowboy hats and … Continue reading

Interesting Facts about Pro Cycling

Interesting Facts about Pro Cycling

As the USA Pro Challenge streaks its way across the Northern Colorado landscape, here are some interesting tidbits about pro cycling that Training Peaks co-founders, Gear Fisher and Dirk Friel discovered while hanging out with European pros in Mallorca, Spain at the Team Sky winter training camp  via blogs.trainingpeaks.com. Riders eat meals at separate tables … Continue reading

The Stop as Yield Concept: What Do You Think?

The Stop as Yield Concept: What Do You Think?

As you may have heard, the City of Fort Collins is considering adopting the Stop as Yield concept. According to the Coloradoan, Fort Collins Bike Program Manager, Tessa Gregor, presented her recommendation that Fort Collins adopt the Stop-as-Yield concept to the Bicycle Advisory Committee’s August meeting. So what exactly is the Stop-as-Yield concept? Stop-as-Yield, otherwise … Continue reading

Conquer the Hills in 30 Days

Conquer the Hills in 30 Days

There is nothing as exhilarating as the feeling of conquering a huge climb and then feeling the rush of wind on your face as you make your way down. If flying up and down the hills and steeps of Northern Colorado is one of your bicycle objectives this summer, then the right type of training … Continue reading