• Becky Furuta—the Whole Story, Her Life—it Matters

    Submitted by Bill Plock on June 27th, 2019

    I was never supposed to be a success. I was never made to stand on a podium, never meant to see the world, certainly never meant to shake the hand of Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the current president of the United Nations General Assembly and to speak before the UN.  Read more

    • Becky Furuta’s team! She spoke to the UN!

      Submitted by Bill Plock on June 6th, 2019

      We bring you this story because it’s an inspiring team, great cause and because Becky does so much for the Colorado endurance community and 303. Soon we will have a podcast with her to talk about addressing the leaders of the world! Read more

      • “Letters To Pat”, by Becky Furuta,

        Submitted by Bill Plock on April 8th, 2019

        A fun look at the inside of biking, and racing by Becky Furuta as she navigates the road on her bike and in life and sharing thoughts with Pat Mayben of Primal Wear…join us for this monthly (maybe more) journey!
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        • Becky Furuta, on Kelly Catlin’s death, much more in common than racing together….

          Submitted by 303cycling on March 12th, 2019

          By Becky Furuta I found out Kelly Catlin died from suicide the same way the rest of the cycling community would uncover the news: On social media. Facebook, actually. A mutual friend racing for Rally UHC Cycling – one of Kelly’s teammates – had posted the statement made by the team only seconds after itRead More

          • Becky Furuta: Tackling the Tulsa Sun

            Submitted by 303cycling on June 25th, 2018

            “What if every part of life were like this? What if it were all a bicycle race, where people in their worst and weakest moments were buoyed by the hopes and the encouragement of others around them?” Read more

            • SPOKE: Becky Furuta on Cycling & Life – “It will be ok; It will be hard at first, and then it will be ok”

              Submitted by 303cycling on April 24th, 2018

              I was a different person yesterday, I thought. Just days before, I had been wrapped in the comfort of gratitude. Without warning, the tides of life and change and human evolution and eroded it all, leaving me with the sense that I was sitting on the ledge of disaster.
              My husband had lost his job of 27 years. We had no health insurance, which was a terrifying proposition for someone living with type one diabetes. My cycling sponsors had just ended their support of the women’s team and the elite men, leaving me to wonder if I would race the next season or see my teammates again. My own job was a dead-end, with no opportunities for advancement or increases in income. I didn’t even have a 401k.  Read more

              • Cyclists attacked, threatened on Longmont LoBo Trail – first-hand Account by Becky Furuta

                Submitted by 303cycling on April 2nd, 2018

                PSA to my local friends:

                Saturday afternoon, I was finishing my ride and elected to avoid some wind by heading home on the LoBo Trail. I encountered a homeless couple just past the turn off to the Longmont Rec Center, about 100 meters from the underpass below Ken Pratt Ave. This is Boulder County. There are transients everywhere, and I usually just hand them wherever ride food I’ve got left in my pockets. But this couple leered at me uncomfortably. Immediately, I took out my headphones. I debated turning around, actually. Something seemed “off.” Read more

                • Bikes & Life: The Pattern of “Self Talk” by Elite Cyclist Becky Furuta

                  Submitted by 303cycling on March 28th, 2018

                  As an athlete, you are always limited by what you tell yourself is possible. If you tell yourself that the hill is too steep and that you are too fat to climb it, you will walk your bike to the top. If you tell yourself that the conditions are too bad, the wind is too severe, the snow too blinding, you will get in the team car and call it a day. If you tell yourself that you are destined to lose, you will lose….or, worse, you’ll never bother to start.  Read more

                  • SPOKE: Becky Furuta on Cycling and Life – “Go Slow Before You Go Fast”

                    Submitted by 303cycling on March 18th, 2018

                    By Becky Furuta “Go slow before you go fast.” Matt Vogel, former staff member at Team Novo Nordisk, Santa Barbara, CA   Training camp can be hectic. For Team Novo Nordisk, it was often the rare occasion when all the athletes from each discipline – the women’s team and the men’s, the runners and theRead More

                    • SPOKE: You Never Know When the Last Moments Will Be

                      Submitted by 303cycling on March 4th, 2018

                      By Becky Furuta “You never know when the last moments will be, so you have to be present for them all.” Callie Halls, best host housing ever, St. Louis, MO Driving to the Halls’ house was like driving to the home I never had. It was a beautiful, lemon-yellow house on a tree-lined street withRead More