USA Pro Challenge

Would you pay $10,500 to ride the USPCC course before the pros?

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Last January Carmichael Training Systems announced its USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Experience for Amateurs. We were curious how it all turned out and saw this recent story in the
Denver Post about the event.

"This is a privilege denied to many, especially at my age," said the 64-year-old Breckenridge resident as a mechanic for his Carmichael Training Systems team grabbed his bike for a cleaning and a coach delivered a brightly colored drink. Oshlo was one of 19 cyclists who paid $10,500 to pedal the entire 683-mile USA Pro Challenge route, just like the pros.

The Carmichael Training Systems team — which included six coaches, five mechanics and five massage therapists — ate with the pros, got daily bike maintenance and massages, stayed in the same hotel as the pros and team members even got fined for being late to meetings or departures. (The fines went to the Kids on Bikes charity.) The riders got VIP access to stage finishes and colleague-type access to the world's best cyclists.

Wednesday Coffee Talk - Flagstaff Still Stands!

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Tuesday(Wednesday) Coffee Talk allows all of us to engage in community related topics and share your 2 cents worth

I was relieved to see on this past Sunday morning that Flagstaff was still standing! It didn't burn down, get cut down, or destroyed. Just to make sure I rode up Flagstaff to witness assumed destruction myself that must have occurred given all the fear PLAN-Boulder supporters had with the race going through open space. Here is what I saw...

Q&A with Olympic cyclist Timmy Duggan Wednesday Night

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Join us for an evening with one of the hardest workers in the pro peloton Wednesday August 29th 6PM 1230 Spruce Street Zeal Optics new offices and retail space. Admission is free as is the beer :) We'll have a meet and greet with Timmy from 6 - 7 and then a live podcast runs from 7 - 8 where we will take your questions from the audience.

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Remembering the Past: Red Zinger exhibit at Boulder Library this month

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Sounds like a great Cycling History exhibit this month at the Boulder Library.

From the Daily Camera

This month, the Boulder Public Library is displaying an exhibit on the Red Zinger, with old photos, newspaper clippings and race brochures, on the bridge over Boulder Creek in the main library branch.

"This is really a Boulder story -- that's one of the things that really turned me on about it," said Douglas Lee, a professional writer who put together the display in collaboration with the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.

Read More at the Daily Camera


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