• This Ride the Rockies Shares Roads of Becky Furuta’s Darkest Days, but Finding Her Ultimate Love–Biking

    Submitted by Bill Plock on June 11th, 2021

    The romance of pedaling the open road is well established: the camaraderie between strangers, the innate introspection, the breaking-down and getting lost and being found again.

    The lure of escape and the search for transcendence were the auspices under which I began riding my bicycle. I was fifteen the first time I slipped out from underneath a rough blanket in a cheap roadside motel along highway 50 near Montrose and hopped on an old Diamondback mountain bike. I paused at the door, wondering if I should bring something along to eat. It would mean stepping over my two little sisters, sharing a rotting mattress on the floor beside the toilet and the mop bucket, near where the mice lived. I decided instead to ignore the emptiness welling up inside my gut and took a long drink of warm water to calm the gnawing. Read more

    • Latest News from Colorado Cycling and Upcoming Cycling Races

      Submitted by Bill Plock on June 8th, 2021

      Although a little later in the season than usual, the umpteenth annual Frostbite TT took place this past Sunday. Riders enjoyed the best weather ever for this event, and our medical providers reported no cases of frostbite ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thirty different Colorado Cycling clubs were represented on the podiums during the day, with BJC, Old School Industries, and Racer X topping the leader boards with four podiums apiece. There were five clubs that got to stand on the top podium twice during the day — Rally Sport, Palmares, ALP Cycles, Racer X, and Stages.
      George Simpson (Project Echelon) set the fast time with a blistering 22:21. Julie Emmerman (Rally Sport) scorched the rest of the Pro women’s field with a 25:00. Read more