5 - Road Rage near Golden caught on film This is something I think nearly every cyclist has dreamed of. In this case the idiots did not know that Paul was packing, that is 2 HD cameras on both front and back of his bike. This video did end in a prosecution. Others pointed out the slippery slop of personal liberties. Will make for an interesting next 10 years.
303Cycling will count down the top 10 stories in 2011 starting with 10. It was an exciting year with lots of great milestones, some good and some bad. See what you think and give us your thoughts on 2011.
10 - Inaugural year for the Mead Roubaix. Either you loved it or hated it, especially if you were one of the cyclists caught in the mass pile up on one of the dirt sections. One rider did some how make it out of the entire carnage around him, see the whole Crash Series. IMO most amazing photo series of the year.
8 - Boulder says NO to Bikes in West TSA. Huge political storm, that is probably still having some fall-out with voters, hit the fan as the City Council was set-up by Open Space to decide the fate of allowing access to the West TSA section in Boulder. Ironically days before the vote an illegal trail was discovered and local pro cyclist Mike West was one of the 2 caught riding it. In the end the council voted to continue the ban on cycling in the West TSA
7 - Colorado had their first Cycling Summit. The Cycling Summit was put on by Bicycle Colorado and the purpose was to take much of the energy from Colorado that was going to the national bike summit in DC and keep it in Colorado focused on Colorado. I was blown away and look forward to it returning again in 2012!
Lewis, 33, is the president and founder of Green Guru Gear, a Boulder-based repurposing company launched two years ago that converts unusable wetsuits, inner tubes, climbing ropes and banners into bike gear and accessories.
"One of the challenges in product design, manufacturing and sourcing is ... you're always looking for suitable material," said Lewis, a cyclist and outdoors enthusiast with a background in product design. "I used to work at bike shops growing up, and I got tired of throwing away the tubes and tried to reuse them."
In 2009, Green Guru Gear was developed as a subsidiary of Denver-based Ecologic Designs Inc., an "upcycling" manufacturing business Lewis founded in 2007. Ecologic repurposes damaged or excess goods into products such as beverage cozies, bracelets and key chains, all aimed at the broader eco-conscious clientele.
Here it is, the final edition of the 303Cycling Holiday Gift Guide. We have featured a variety of great gifts for the cyclists on your list in week one and in week two.
Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle
I picked up one of these water bottles mid-season and I was hooked. Not only does it keep your Secret Drink Mix colder than a normal water bottle does, it also has a leak proof cap and the CamelBak JetValve as opposed to a conventional pull spout or bite valve. The JetValve is designed to prevent drips and spills and it does! Little more expensive than a normal water bottle but well worth it.
Three cities have been selected as finalists to host the 2014 and 2015 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships, USA Cycling announced Wednesday. The three potential host cities are Asheville, N.C. (Biltmore Estate), Austin, Texas (Zilker Park) and Boulder, Colo. (Valmont Bike Park).
Tomorrow, Dec 14 the ACA will host their Annual Meeting in Golden. Agenda and documents for the meeting are on the previous link but one of the big business items up is election of new Board Nominees. To help you and your proxy/delegate have a good informed vote we asked all the candidates 2 questions
Gauging from comments we got from a similar topic a few months ago on Measuring the Growth of Cycling, many comments stated that it was not role models that drove their passion for cycling but good venues and support from the cycling community. But we ARE influenced by role models, so it begs the question, how do women cycling role models influence our community?
Interview with CyclePassion Models... not the pin-up vid