Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pro Cycling Challenge

We got some time Sunday to watch the final stage of the challenge.

They had 7 laps in down town Denver.  We were set up to watch them pass westbound on Speer, then again eastbound on Speer.

Monday, August 26, 2013

quick flight up to Chyenne

 Above is the south edge of Fort Collins.  I think Mike's house is down there somewhere.

Long's peak and Horse-tooth Reservoir the day after the Pro Cycling Challenge came through.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tour De Cure 2013

Another amazing ride.  

This year team Red Truck has raised over $8000 to stop diabetes.  Great work team!  Thank you to all the contributors for me personally.

Sitting with the #2 fundraiser...
 Nice tent and stage, with some great backdrop!
 Getting ready to push off!  6:00am

I got a new riding buddy this year, Zyler talked me into the 100mi. 

Some great pix at the top! Too bad it was a little hazy...
 I didn't get to spend much time back at camp.  The group was hanging out in the team tent with some visitors from Utah...  Rachel and Chris came out.

 Karen and Tony
 I missed the first couple miles with the GPS, but you get the gist of the ride...

I had been training for it, and did manage to finish.  It was a tough ride. 8:40 on the route, looks like a lot of time in the rest stops...  That happens when it's over 90...  I wasn't in as good of shape as I have been in the past, but I still rode with Zyler on the 100mi.  I really pushed him the last 8 miles, looks like it was a slight down hill, but not enough to trigger the gps to '-' on the reported grade.

 Of course after all that riding, I needed a recovery meal...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mike Nields Memorial Bannock Street Criterium

Fun time out in Denver.  Always fun to see a bike race!

Check out all the bikes lined up to go:
 And they are off!

 Nice break away

Thanks Dave for inviting us out to see this!