• Castle Rock Fat Bike Snow Adventure and Cultural Hub Extraordinaire?

    Submitted by Bill Plock on January 5th, 2021

    When I say Castle Rock, Colorado…what comes to mind?

    Awesome backcountry adventure? A gritty and popular brew pub vibe from “the other side of the tracks”. Perhaps that shining monument to Law and Order—The Douglas County Jail complex? Or, if you are like me, Castle Rock reminds you of New York City right? Well, in an epic Dirt Journal mix tape they all collided last week.

    If Castle Rock reminds you of none of the above, except perhaps the Justice Center (that’s a separate story on to itself) I’ll show you how this overgrown Highlands Ranch is actually a trippy Narnia. You just need to put on the magic rose colored hippie glasses to see it. Read more

    • Boulder’s Full Cycle Merging with Colorado Multisport, a Chat on Why and When

      Submitted by Bill Plock on December 18th, 2020

      There have been some great partnerships in the history of business; Gates/Allen (Microsoft), Wozniak/Jobs (Apple), Ben/Jerry, Hewlett/Packard, Bowerman/Knight (Nike) and now it’s Chandler/Stone—cycling merging with triathlon. Full Cycle, owned by Russ Chandler and Colorado Multisport owned by Michael Stone are merging. In February of 2021 the two stores will be under one roof in the old Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers store on 30th Street in Boulder, Colorado.  Read more

      • Strava Releases Year End World Wide Data and Trends

        Submitted by Bill Plock on December 17th, 2020

        Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world with over 73 million athletes, today released its annual Year in Sport data report, revealing a boom in global exercise amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
        More than 1.1 billion activities were uploaded to Strava in the last 12 months, a 33% increase from the year prior. During 2020, the Strava community grew by about 2 million new athletes each month. Read more

        • Enter to Win and Support Diversity Efforts in Collegiate Cycling

          Submitted by Bill Plock on December 15th, 2020

          Support EF Pro Cycling, Cannondale & USA Cycling’s efforts to establish cycling programs at Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Every entry to win the Cannondale/Palace/Rapha bike ridden by EF Pro Cycling at the 2020 GiroRead More

          • LEOMO Offers Bike Fitting Remotely in Your Home or Anywhere

            Submitted by Bill Plock on December 14th, 2020

            With the heart of the indoor riding season upon us, now is great time to experiment with nutrition, bike position and really test things like our heart rate vs watts or other metrics. While on a trainer so much can be learned and felt in such a static position. Now you can even dial in your bike fit with a remote new service by Boulder’s LEOMO.

            Leomo has launched its innovative remote bike-fitting service in the U.S. using its wearable motion analysis technology. The service, the first of its kind in the world, debuted in Japan in September using LEOMO’s TYPE-S Sensor Kit Pro.
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            • Vote for Colorado Classics’ Final Three “Leading the Charge” Community Women

              Submitted by Bill Plock on December 11th, 2020

              For the past three months people have logged commuter miles, climbed like a mountain goat, played a guessing game, and shown that the cycling stars of tomorrow are nothing short of inspiring. Now it’s time for the fifth and final competition in the #InspiredWeRide Jersey Campaign: the 2020 Virtual Yellow Jersey Winner. We asked you to nominate HERoes, and wow, did you answer! Thank you for your submissions of women in your community who are “Leading the Charge” and deserving of the Yellow Jersey. Now, we need your help in determining who is going to take that top spot on the (virtual) podium and don the Yellow Jersey! Please read more about these three finalists and cast your vote for a winner before December 18! Read more

              • Adelaide Perr’s Book “Degloved” reviewed

                Submitted by Bill Plock on December 8th, 2020

                Degloved is both a story of tragedy and hope. When Boulder athlete Adelaide Perr headed out for a bike ride in October of 2014, she had no idea that her life was about to be forever changed. A few miles into her ride, a car pulled directly into her path, with no chance of her stopping in time. Adelaide crashed into and through the driver’s window, face first. It’s a situation no cyclist would ever wish to find themselves in. And most frustrating, one that easily could have been prevented with more attentive and careful driving. Read more

                • Bike Review: The Guerrilla Gravity Smash and Best Day of the Year–Adventures and Gear, Colorado Style

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on November 23rd, 2020

                  Guerrilla Gravity was established in 2011 making welded aluminum travel-heavy bikes at 2031 Bryant Street, right by Mile High Stadium or whatever it’s called this year. It was a curious design when compared with the white-hot carbon fiber beauties these folks are cranking out today. The organic transition from a weld and build shop to one that builds and manufactures their own carbon fiber. A rarity in the cycling world.

                  Guerrilla Gravity’s mission statement is simple “Make mountain biking more awesome”. From what I experienced after 4 days on their top selling “Smash” they have executed mission critical goals. Read more

                  • Adelaide Perr, Our Interview and Thoughts on Her Book, Degloved

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on November 19th, 2020

                    Adelaide Perr almost lost her life in 2014 when she was struck by a motorist who pulled out from a side road in front of her. She violently smashed through the drivers side window degloving her face. In some ways, degloving her life. Already diagnosed with bipolar 1 and coping with that, this near tragic accident propelled her and her soon to be husband into a whirlwind of emotions, struggles and ultimately more clear understanding of themselves, life, and their relationship. Adelaide opens up about her discoveries and her journey since the crash. In her book Degloved she takes us through the physical, mental and emotional challenges she faced. In this interview we unlock more of the story and talk about her future and the why behind the book. Read more

                    • Ride for Racial Justice Partners with SBT GRVL in Trailblazing Program

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on November 19th, 2020

                      Ride for Racial Justice and SBT GRVL today announce a new, trailblazing partnership and athlete program that will bring greater diversity, equity and representation to one of the world’s most premiere gravel races. Launching today, the joint program offers 25 secured spots for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) cyclists at the starting line of the 2021 SBT GRVL race taking place in Steamboat Springs, Colo. BIPOC cyclists of all disciplines are invited to apply to the SBT GRVL X RFRJ BIPOC Athlete Program, which will also offer financial assistance through a fund to each of the 25 athletes to help cover costs related to transportation, lodging, coaching services, mentorship and gear to compete in the race.  Read more