Rather than write about my TT experience, which is pretty consistent week to week (I rode *expletive* hard and *expletive* fast), for my second race report, I’d do a feature on a team that not only participates in the series but also is a platform for helping more women get into cycling and racing.
Dana Platin and Roberta Smith, Naked Women’s Racing Team
I met Roberta Smith from the Naked Women’s Racing Team in week 2 – she was the rider immediately behind me. Roberta is not only crazy fast (she zoomed past me within 1:30 of my start), she’s incredibly nice and an ambassador for the sport of cycling. She didn’t hesitate to offer this newbie some great tips and some whoops of encouragement as we zoomed by each other on the course. . . Read more
By Cheri Felix
Running. Two years ago I was holding steady with my personal statement about running; I’m not running unless someone is chasing me. And that someone better be scary and trying to take my coffee away from me. But then something happened and I can’t even remember what it was exactly. It’s like that old couple when they get asked about how they met and they’re a little bit foggy about the details but they can remember the love and the chemistry.
I think it started with cyclocross. . . Read more
When the heck did leggings become cool. I may have missed the memo but I’m catching on. Now, Shredly has some legging skin in the game. You know them for their unbelievably rad mountain bike shorts and now they offer leggings. And they’re everything you’d expect; sassy, stylish and completely versatile.
I’m going to share and I’m sure I’m the only one who’s ever felt this before, (read:sarcasm) but I’ll take a chance. There was a time in my life when I would not have left the house in leggings or tights. . .
“OK, let’s review your pros and cons again,” she said patiently.
“On the one hand, you’ve got carbon, disc brakes, a great fit, and smoking sale price. And a little bit of a purple stripe. On the other hand you’ve got the colors you really like, but a drop down in components, a bit more weight, and you might be in between sizes on the frame. Have I got that right?”
Jaime Jacoby – tattooed, muscled, cool chic in a girl-crush kind of way – peers at me from under her baseball cap, smiling….
She’s an American hero, chasing a world record right here in Colorado. Overcoming an awkward speech impediment as a youth, and breaking glass ceilings into boardrooms, she knows a thing or two about overcoming. She left the corporate world and found freedom on the bike. Tomorrow, she will attempt the hour record at the velodrome in Colorado Springs… Here’s what you need to know about her coach, her bike, the track, how to watch, and a little about her soul. Read more
Valentine’s Day. We could go round and round about whether or not it’s a real holiday or not but let’s not waste precious time. Let’s get down to what is important: Buying me- I mean buying your loved one- something that really says “What in the world would I do without you?” And although the answer to that question would be “have more money,” let’s not be cynical… Read more
Every once in awhile we here at 303 want to showcase some of the amazingness we have in our community. Sometimes it will be an event, sometimes it will be a team and sometimes it might be a shout out to a person. Either way, it’s just the down and dirty. Just the parts you need to know. Get in and get out.
Never in my life have I ridden so slow and worked so hard.
I had not been “actively” thinking about racing a fat bike. And by that I mean I had not been my usual self about it; obsessive. And then I was. Brian, co-owner of Boulder Bicycle Works texted on Friday and asked if I was planning to race in Fraser the next day. Before I could respond he texted five magic words; I’ll bring you a bike. A carbon LaMere to be precise. Okay, twist my arm. I’ll do it… Read more
As you reflect on 2015, and prepare to ring in all the newness tonight, 303’s Cheri Felix has a message for all the women out there seeking perfection in racing… and ponytails… and all else. She reveals the long-sought secret to achieving perfection. (*This message is equally applicable to most men as well.)
“…please catch this because I’m about to throw you a hail mary pass and game ending throw all in one…” Read more