Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
I have also set up Ciclistas del Rio as a club on the site so you can attach yourself to the club and see how many miles our club members are racking up. The password to join our club is "ciclistas". If you have questions or need some help, send me an email.
Monday, November 19, 2007
November 16, 2007
Minutes Taken By Doug Lamunyon
I. USA Cycling Membership
- $150 to formalize club membership
- Some liability coverage
- Will need to promote a cycling eventI
- USA Cycling needs officers' names
- Lance Webster – President
- Michael Henderson – Vice-president
1. Goals for using club dues income
- USA Cycling Membership- Train some officials (Tom Miller expressed interest; MB McAfee will also be approached)
- Promote a local cycling event
- Possibly occasionally pay race entry fees for club members
2. Membership structure
A. Basic (Recreational?) Membership
- Join club rides
- Purchase club jersey/shorts through Sol Cycles at 15% discount
- 15% Sol Cycles discount
B. Racing Membership
- Join club rides
- Custom club clothing orders at 40% discount
- Order Hutchison tires at 40% discount
- Order Hammer / E-Caps products at 40% discount
- Order Time shoes / pedals at 40% discount
- 20% Sol Cycles discount* The Hutchison/Hammer/Time products are available through our relationship with Michael Engleman and the United States Women's Cycling Development Program. Ciclistas hopes to support the program's commitment to Dolores by using their sponsors' products.
- Michael Henderson offered to create a flyer to promote the club, show ride maps, and list ride times.
2. Email lists
- Coordinate email lists with Durango Wheel Club and Cortez cycling club's email list
3. Promote club rides on the KSJD community calendar
4. Blog: http://ciclistasdelrio.blogspot.com/
- Members are encouraged to coordinate personalized rides through the blog
V. Event possibilities (A goal of one event was set for next year)
1. Cyclocross (seemed to be a good place to start)
- The minimally marketed events that Lance Webster coordinated this fall were well attended (25 riders started the third race – an established race like Escalante Days brings in 100 riders)
- Promote Dolores as the early season (September) place to ride cross
- Practice events at Boggy Draw leading up to the formal race
- Formal event in Dolores
- Partner with other towns to be a part of a cross series
- USWCDP would try to bring in some riders for a skills clinic (could happen in coordination with the formal race weekend or maybe as a part of Escalante Days)
- Cyclocross is a race that would not be a major undertaking for our first cycling event
2. Spring Classic Dirt Road Ride (future event?)
- 20-mile loop in Lewis
3. Support an endurance mountain bike race that Scott Pendleton wants to coordinate
- An event that will need some financial commitment from the town of Dolores will need to be taken to the town quickly as they are finishing their budget soon
- Calendars need to be coordinated so we don't conflict with other popular events
- Events need volunteers
VI. Club Ride Possibilities
1. Sunday rides
- Encourage and support more levels of riders
- Maybe split the group at half way so recreational and more avid riders can then pursue their own pace
- Support recreational riders by providing a ride leader/trailer to help with equipment issues, etc.
2. Weekday evening ride
- Wednesday's were discussed as a mountain bike ride
3. Training ride schedules
- Coordinate training schedules for specific events (Iron Horse, Ride the Rockies)
4. Develop a ladies ride
5. More personalized rides can be organized via the blog
VII. Club Clothing
1. Tread graphic needs to be smoothed out
2. USWCDP will be added to the jersey
3. Need to develop a priced schedule for sponsors on the jersey
4. Club needs to get together and take a picture in kits to send to sponsors
5. Jeff Fox will help with vectorizing images if needed
6. Next order will be mid to late January
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Top 5 Results:
1) Travis Brown
2) Rob Schmidt
3) Cale Redpath
4) Jesse from FLC
5) David Paquette
Steve showin' some skills.
While Jesse and Dave ran,
Day 2 we raced in the rain. Fortunately I'm ahead of this chasing group; unfortunately, I'm chasing two guys. Fortunately, the chasing group never caught me; unfotunately, I never caught the two leaders.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Dogs included, spectators out numbered riders 1.5 to 1. Alas, Michael laments, no beer tent.
There are some fast sections ...
A hill to ride or to run ...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It's not the World Championship Course in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium. There won't be many spectators; there won't be a giant white beer tent; there probably won't even be as many racers as in this picture.
But, a CX Practice Course has been set on Boggy Draw. It's located off the main road (FR 527), about 2 miles up from the parking lot just east of the cattle guard at the end of CR W. It has some fast single track, three dismounts, one steep run up, and a surprsingly difficult rock strewn power climb. Check it out.
On Sunday, September 30th, the Ciclistas del Rio will host a practice race beginning at 11:00AM. Riders can choose to ride for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Mountain bikes are welcome. There is no entry fee for Ciclistas members, but non-members are encouraged to make a donation. Prizes will mostly likely include pints from the Dolores River Brewery, and whatever else we can round up.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Note to Ciclistas -- it never hurts to have rain cape. See Scott at Sol Cycles if you need one. Steve would agree that it's $20 well spent. Similarly, if you ride bare-legged in the rain, you might want to consider some 'verwarmende balsem' --that's warming balm from Belgium.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Check out her latest diary at Cyclingnews. http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/2007/diaries/uswcdp/?id=uswcdp0713
And VeloNews has a story on Mara linked via the RSS feed in the upper right corner of the blog.