• Happy New Year 2021! What’s ahead in the 303, Peek Behind the Curtains

    Submitted by Bill Plock on January 3rd, 2021

    As owner and publisher of the 303Endurance Network, which includes 303cycling.com, 303triathlon.com, 303Endurance Podcast and 303TV, thank you for reading, listening and watching our content.

    People assume 2020 must’ve been hard for us with almost no endurance events. And sure, it took a while to find our bearings, but we published more stories than ever before. We interviewed almost 100 people on our podcast and YouTube Garage talk series. We connected more than ever before and in 2021 we plan even more.  Read more

    • Riding, Being Safe and Having Fun in the Cold–Things to Think About

      Submitted by Bill Plock on November 30th, 2020

      This article will hopefully point out some not so obvious challenges, ideas and solutions to help you enjoy winter riding outdoors more.

      Riding outside in the Colorado winter comes with increased risks, but often with un-anticipated rewards. I, like so many, have come to enjoy indoor riding much more thanks to my smart trainer (Saris H3) and my motivating software, Zwift. But it doesn’t replace the crisp Colorado air and snowy vistas and a sense of not only being outside and refreshed, but sort of conquering the elements too.  Read more

      • Biking Rollins Pass, Epic, Historical and Unforgettable

        Submitted by Bill Plock on July 3rd, 2020

        Biking over Rollins Pass was Epic, but far from historical. For thousands of years people have been traversing Rollins Pass. Native American hunting parties even built rock walls in the scree near the top to funnel game long before the first horse drawn wagons paid a toll to cross the Continental Divide in the 1870’s. In 1904 trains began to make the arduous trip passing through tunnels, twisting like a corkscrew and making their way to the top at 11,600 feet. The road grade had to be kept less than 4% to make it possible, but the biggest challenges came in the Winter when massive snow drifts would make it impassable.

        On our bike ride we learned all about those drifts, but back in the day, particularly on the West side of the pass, huge snowsheds, miles long, were built in attempt to keep the tracks clear. In fact, near the top, above tree line, a small village named Corona (ironically) sprouted from the harsh landscape and housed stranded train crews and service personnel to provide brief respite from the bitter conditions.  Read more

        • To Zwift or Not to Zwift?

          Submitted by Bill Plock on December 9th, 2019

          I have tried both and so far I find Zwift more motivating. And that is the purpose of this article. To share why I bought this trainer and why I think indoor riding is clearly growing very fast and will continue to grow.  Read more

          • 303 Media Group Announces New Leadership Through Acquisition by 303 Endurance Network

            Submitted by 303cycling on April 19th, 2018

            Colorado’s 303 media group continues to grow, as long time contributor and business development manager, Bill Plock, today took the leadership role of 303Cycling and 303Triathlon. Bill recently formed the 303 Endurance Network and will add in 303Cycling and 303Triathlon with a vision of expanding the 303 brand to help build and connect even larger endurance communities.  Read more

            • Intro to Cyclocross Episode Six – Pony Up at Primalpalooza

              Submitted by 303cycling on October 16th, 2017

              After a month of Back to Basics CX, I figured it was time to pony up, put on my big girl panties, and line up for a big kid cyclocross race. Read more

              • Intro to Cyclocross – Part 3

                Submitted by 303cycling on July 28th, 2017

                Still healing from the broken ribs, I decided to meet up with 303’s resident Hippie, Bill Plock, at the 4th Annual Feedback Cup in Golden. This course was unlike anything I have ever seen. Read more