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  • Reply to: Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag   23 min 36 sec ago

    Hey, I think you misspelled your name, Schmuck.

  • Reply to: Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag   1 hour 14 min ago

    You are absolutely right, the velodrome will get very little use when it's below zero. Thank goodness it's rarely below zero.

    With our relatively mild, dry winters, the velodrome in Erie should see quite a bit of use year 'round.

  • Reply to: Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag   1 hour 43 min ago

    Provide the additional funding needed to internally house this amazing facility! I'm sad that your comment appears to dismiss the effort of the individuals, sponsors, and businesses that stepped up to build only the second track in existence in this state. Some states don't even have one track, and we will be blessed with two as soon as the last pieces required for the occupancy certificate are in place. How many other places are there in the country where there are two tracks of different distances within 2-3 hours of each other? Darn few.

    Thank you Boulder Valley Velodrome--many of us are eagerly awaiting the day you are fully open for training and racing!

  • Reply to: Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag   3 hours 14 min ago

    Why wasn't an indoor velodrome built? I can't imagine it will get much utilization when is it below zero in the winter.

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  • Reply to: Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag   5 hours 14 min ago

    I am not surprised.

    Trying to push the issue on to Public service is sad. The real story is their continued snails pace of construction upset by almost anything.

    They haven't even been inspected for building code and public safety. That is very negligent and even criminal.

  • Reply to: Longmont police: Bicyclist struck, seriously injured by driver who dozed off   20 hours 50 min ago

    A 'careless driving' ticket for almost killing a cyclist? Depends on if/how it is prosecuted, and what the final charge will be if/when (as I expect, based on recent car-on-bike violence) the driver cops a sweet walkaway plea, but that does not seem like enough.

    Meanwhile, Boulder County Sheriff systematically harasses cyclists for the made-up offense of not unclipping and touching down at a lightly-trafficked rural stop sign with excellent visibility in all directions.

    And I have never even heard of any Boulder-area law enforcement ticketing a driver for passing inside 3' (which this driver so obviously violated). Has anyone?

    With all the cyclists in this area, there really is something out of balance in the attitudes and priorities of law enforcement in Boulder County.

  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome to open in five to six weeks!   1 day 3 hours ago

    Found this:

    COLORADO STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVING BUT STILL ON!

    In case you might not have heard...The Boulder Valley Velodrome is closed at this time... Here is the official statement.

    Hello Everyone

    We are sorry to report that we'll have to stop riding the Boulder Valley Velodrome until we get our certificate of occupancy. The Town of Erie informed us today that we can not use the velodrome until we complete the Bonnell Ave access and our parking lot. They are essential for our first responders (the fire department). Those elements are in progress and we will have them completed soon. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to having all of you on the track. We understand that the timing of this is very unfortunate for BRAC Track Racing - Colorado Cup & State Championships but we must complete the work prior to any racing being held. We will keep you updated on our progress and we look forward to seeing you soon. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

    Yours in cycling,
    Doug & Frank

    Now the Good News....

    The USOC Memorial Park Velodrome in Colorado Springs will be hosting the CO State Track Championship events over the next two weekends. A full schedule will be sent out tomorrow but please share and let everyone know that RACING WILL HAPPEN!!!!!

  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome to open in five to six weeks!   1 day 3 hours ago

    Cue ominous music