• Sebastian’s New Bike, Communities Uniting and More Contributors Than You Might Think

    Submitted by Bill Plock on September 7th, 2021

    Thank you for your trust. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your vulnerability and it was honor to ride with you last Friday. You thanked me so kindly and closed your text later that day by saying “God bless you and your family.” I do feel blessed. 

    But what you don’t know, what most don’t know is the whole story, and I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings and how much the community made this possible.  Read more

    • Letter from Editor, Bill Plock, Why I Wanted to Join BRAC.

      Submitted by Bill Plock on February 16th, 2021

      Some people may wonder why I wanted to join the BRAC board, now known as ColoradoRacing.org. After all I am not known as a bike racer or a race promoter or race director. Those have been the typical titles of most board members. I am more known, athletically at least, as a triathlete—hopefully professionally more known as the owner/publisher of 303Endurance—which owns 303Cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com and the 303Endurance Podcast.

      So I am not your typical board member. But that’s precisely why I wanted to join the team. The current board has a lot of talent—on and off the bike. They care about cycling first and foremost. They care about racing too. They, like me want to do everything possible to foster the best cycling culture in the country.  Read more

      • 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