• Bailey Hundo 2020, Still On With a Cool Twist to Help Charities in Need

    Submitted by Bill Plock on May 11th, 2020

    Moving Forward with the Hundo 2020.We understand that you can ride your bike any day of the week for free. However, June 20th, Father’s Day weekend has always been the day for the Bailey HUNDO!The Bailey Hundo 2020 will be a celebration, while we support our beneficiaries. We hope that you please take this to heart like our board members have.Here is the change – the Hundo ride will be done independently! Read more

    • Big Ring Cycles Seeks Year-Round Top Level Mechanic

      Submitted by Bill Plock on May 11th, 2020

      Big Ring Cycles in Golden, Colorado is seeking a year-round, top-level bicycle mechanic to join our team. Each team member contributes to the overall success of Big Ring Cycles and to our reputation as a high end establishment with exceptional customer service. All full time employees are eligible for benefits including Big Ring’s healthcare plan. Read more

      • Sam Long, “Everesting” Lee Hill/Deer Trail Roads, 29K of Climbing in 10 Hours

        Submitted by Bill Plock on May 11th, 2020

        On Saturday, professional triathlete and Boulder native, Sam Long “Everested” a combination of Lee Hill Road and Deer Trail Road. In exactly 10 hours, Sam ascended and descended those roads 15 times. He rode a 133 miles and climbed 29,219 feet averaging 254 watts. Think about all those descents at near zero watts–pretty impressive. The 4.52 mile climb is notorious in the Boulder averaging an 8% grade for nearly 1,900 feet of climbing. By comparison the climb on Lookout Mountain, Pillars to Post, is almost the same distance but climbs 1,200 feet, For math fanatics, there is a slight hill on the descent of Lee Hill that adds to the totals.  Read more

        • Zwift Racing, Jessica McWhirt Style, Be Ready to Hammer the Start

          Submitted by Bill Plock on May 11th, 2020

          I lined up with 17 other Cat B women from my room for the USAC Zwift Race on the 6 Train Reverse route. My giant blue box fan turned to level 2 as I continued to pedal while the clock counted down. Racers chatted about Cat A’s racing the B category. I saw my teammate was already in the pend when I arrived. She messaged me, “Looks like we’re the only ones from REVO racing today.”

          The first thing you should know about Zwift racing is that it’s not like racing in real life but also, it is. I learned the hard way in my first ever Zwift race that the starts are fast. Superfast. Like, double-your-FTP-out-of-the-pen fast. Then you have to hold those watts for a minute or two depending on the field. I assumed you rolled out like you normally did in real life races. Then I chased the main pack the rest of the race never catching on. Read more