Do I need to do anything different when riding up to 14,110 feet?
For those of you who are taking advantage of the Pikes Peak Highway being open to bikes, you might have some questions about fueling for the trek up the "hill."
If you have run the Ascent or the Pikes Peak Marathon, you may be familiar with these tips, but here we go...
Eat a good breakfast with plenty of carbohydrates. Don't skip this! Get in a good meal 2-4 hours…Continue
Added by Nicole Drummer on September 19, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments
What would you do if you had the opportunity to cycle 19 miles up a paved 14er. Would you do it? What if you're a semi-active, new-to-cycling mom in her 30's...would you still do it?!
Well, I had that opportunity and took it. I straight took that bull by the horns.
Pikes Peak and the City of Colorado Springs are running a pilot program in the month of September which allows cyclists to pedal up and down the mountain.…Continue
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CONGRATULATIONS to Anastasia Meadows - Winner of the entry to the Cafe Velo Tri-Lakes Time Trial!!!
You may have read how I love the bike in the April edition of the Peak Region Cyclist. (If you haven't yet, don't delay!) But now I want to know why YOU love the bike. Follow this link below for contest information and how to…Continue
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Yves D. emailed me recently: " Hi. I'm a recent cyclist - started it to lose weight. Lost 30 pounds, but still have a long way to go. 290, 6'3". I can ride pretty quickly on flats. I train outdoors and indoors and have made good progress in becoming a stronger rider. But HILLS!! At my weight, will I ever get faster on hills or is the physics just unassailable? I can get 16 - 18 mph flat. But a good hill will slam me back to 7 - 9 mph or worse.
Added by Nicole Drummer on March 7, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Are you a bicycle or running event planner, coordinator? Do you already have an event planned for 2012 or are you or your organization considering putting one on?
Come out to join the Pikes Peak Region Race, Run & Ride Coordinators Expo, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mr. Biggs, 5825 Mark Dabbling Blvd., to engage in an evening of networking, best-practice sharing and to hear experts in the field of event promotion and execution detail out some of the things you need to know and…Continue
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(note: this piece was first posted on ProVéloPassion)
Most people need a fantastic prize to entice them to enter something like this.
But not Steven Thompson, Ian Sheppard, Todd Shaffer, and Andy Dukes. They took turns riding a 13.5 mile loop all day and night in Palmer Park under the amateur…Continue
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Last weekend I put away my triathlete shoes for a couple days and played the part of a bike racer. With the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in town there were several 'ancillary events' and as I was swept up in the excitement, I signed up for two of…Continue
It was a beautiful day in Colorado Springs. The atmosphere was electric with excitement. The stage was set for the first ever Inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. 130 riders started down the Garden of the Gods at 1:15pm MST at 1-2 minutes apart, with the last rider, 2011 Tour…
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Well it's interesting that back in the hey day of mountain bike innovation there was one thing that never truly was tackled well, the dirt drop. Chucky Cunningham and the boys at WTB (Wilderness Trail Bikes, pre-Global empire) offered the much loved and sought after, WTB Dirt Drop. $50 for the handlebar in a day when handlebars didn't cost $50. Yet they figured out special stems and shifter pods to slap your thumbies on for them. Can't hardly find a pic of a Cunningham bike without a dirt…Continue
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