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November 8, 2009 | Joe Rowell Park | Dolores, Colorado
|Women's Open |
|6||317||Tinker Duclo||2 Rivers Cycling|
|9||303||Betsy Richards||Straberry Fields|
|10||307||Jackie Smith||Smith Racing|
|11||313||Lauren Taylor||Irish Embassy|
|DNF||304||Kristen Johnson||Velo Bella|
|Men's A |
|1||34||Troy Wells||Clif Bar|
|2||25||Matt Shiver||Rocky Mountain Chocolate|
|3||22||Alex Howes||Clif Bar|
|4||26||Grant Berry||Rocky Mountain Chocolate|
|8||28||Brendan Shafer||Wooly Mammoth|
|14||30||Chad Cheeney||Durango DEVO|
|18||32||Miles Venzara||Directory Plus|
|19||33||Nick Gould||Directory Plus|
|21||35||Andrew Llewellyn||Texas Roadhouse|
|Men's 40+ |
|1||104||Gaige Sippy||Iron Horse Bicycle Classic|
|2||111||Kenny When||Colavita NM|
|DNF||110||Doug Robison||South Central Racing|
|Men's B |
|2||224||Sepp Kuss||Durango DEVO|
|6||225||Jeff Fox||Ciclistas del Rio|
|7||203||Ben Stratton||Lost River Cycling|
|10||221||Doug Robison||South Central Racing|
|12||200||Doug LaMunyon||Ciclistas del Rio|
|14||226||Jay Duclo||2 Rivers Cycling|
|17||201||Rich Bagienski||3D Racing|
|DNF||214||Greg Smith||Smith Racing|
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Here is the plan for the Dolores CX course this year. Some of the twists and turns are subject to change, but the general plan will stay the same. Thank you again to Todd Wells for his help in design, and thanks to Scott Clow for taking the time to plot the course with GPS and making this file to post online. Click on the image to enlarge.
Friday, October 30, 2009
2009 USA Cyclocross World Championships Team Member
The Who: Open to anyone, tailored for beginners-intermediate Cyclocross riders.
The What: Cyclocross Training Camp focusing on proper Cyclocross skills and Technique for racing and riding Cyclocross.
The When: Beginning November 6th on the FLC Campus at 3:30-5:30, and concludes in Dolores on November 8th at the Cyclocross race.
The Where: Camp will be held on the Fort Lewis Campus and in Dolores on Sunday, November 8th.
Camp description- The Cyclocross Camp will begin on November 6 and go through November 8th. Open to all levels of ability, but specifically for beginner to intermediate riders that are interested in racing Cyclocross and learning good technique and training principles specifically for Cyclocross.
Camp will cover basic skills and advanced techniques for Cyclocross racing and riding. The camp is spread out over 3 days of training and practice. Proper technique for Cyclocross mounts, dismounts, run ups, cornering technique, and Cyclocross race starts. Included in the camp will be a generalized training program for intermediate riders from the camps end date through the regional Cyclocross racing season to national Championships in December. Also included in the plan are Cyclocross Race Day preparation plans, recovery tips, bike set up tips for Cyclocross and more. The final day of the camp will be held in Dolores to cover the pre-race warm up routine and preparation. Camp fee does not include race entry fee into Dolores CX Race on November 8th.
Cost: The cost of the Cyclocross Camp is $100 and is limited to 20 riders to keep a quality riding and learning experience. Register here: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9557
Contact: Please contact Matt Shriver, FLC Cycling Coach at email@example.com or (970) 946-5570.
Friday Nov, 6th Meet on FLC Campus. Football Field Parking lot Starts at 3:30 and concludes at 5:30(Dark). Basic Technique and proper form will be covered. Receive Training Plan and Cyclocross tips packet.
Saturday, Nov. 7th Meet on FLC Campus in Football Field Lot at 10:00 am. Advanced Technique covered. Training session with learned technique. Concludes at 12:00 pm.
Sunday, Nov 8th Meet in Dolores, CO at 11:30 am. Pre-ride CX Course and go over your race plan. Warm up and prep for CX race. RACE! End camp at the Dolores Brewery with race party!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Well, I was at the 4th checkpoint at 2:30pm, with 80 miles and about 3700' of climbing to do in 4.5hrs. It was going to be close. Except for about 20 miles of climbing, it was mostly mild downhill and wind behind. I was doing the math head games all the way home. At 6pm, after 11 hours in the saddle and 1 hour off the bike at checkpoints, I had 21 miles to go. The wind had died a bit and the slope leveled off somewhat - so 21 mph for an hour was going to be tough. As 7pm approached, it was too dark to see the odometer, so I just had to crank it out and hope for the best. I pulled in to the finish at 6:57! Sore knees, sore back, tweaked hamstring - but goal accomplished!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
2008 Olympian, Todd Wells, shared his time and expertise with Ciclistas on Friday to tweek the Dolores CX course. The Specialized mountain bike and cyclocross racer added some twists and turns to the course from last year. It will include sand and stairs, a spiral section, a trip through the pavilion, and a few more drops off the levy to break up the long straight. Big thanks to Todd for his help and John Gilbert for making it happen.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Please e-mail me the items you want to order. I’ll still need you to mail or drop off the paper order form with your check for 50%, but if you can e-mail me your items before Monday morning, I will get the order placed on Monday. If I can get the order to Champion on Monday, we should be able to have clothing by Sept 30.
Friday, August 7, 2009
So it’s time to place another order, and you can get in on it, too. Clothing should be here by the end of September, in time for late summer rides, and for ‘Cross season (don’t forget your long sleeve jersey and knickers!). Attached is the order form. Print it, fill it out, add it up, and send it with a check for half the amount to:
Ciclistas del Rio
PO Box 8
Dolores, CO 81323
You can also drop off the form with your check at Sol Cycles (10a-6p Tues – Fri, 10a-2p Sat).
Don’t forget, if you were a member in 2008, your jersey this year is at cost!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The first clothing order is finally here, and the new jerseys and shorts look great! A big thanks to Doug for designing the new "CdR" logo that replaces the Sol Cycles logo on front and back. A smaller Sol logo is now on the shoulder and left pocket. Dolores Food Market has joined as a sponsor, on the right pocket (thanks to the Osprey marketing department for helping me create that logo from scratch). The US Women's Cycling Development Program has a really nice, legible logo across the bottom of all 3 pockets. Finally, the Dolores River brewery logo was reversed so that it stands out clearer against the navy of the sleeve. For the shorts, Sol Cycles is still prominent on the thigh, with the new CdR logo added at the bottom of the leg near the elastic. Check the archives of the blog for a mock-up of all the clothing.
New for 2009, we have added CdR gloves and cycling caps. The caps are one-size fits all, and feature the new CdR logo as well as the full Ciclistas del Rio logo. The gloves feature the CdR logo on a navy background, and are available in sizes S - XL. We have 3 extra jerseys (M, L, XL), too. All of these items are available at Sol Cycles. Club member / non-member prices are:
Jersey - $50 / $70
Gloves - $17 / $25
Caps - $10 / $15.
Stop in and check 'em out! We don't have a lot, so get 'em while they last!
If you placed a custom order for clothing, you will have received a separate e-mail from me with your order detail and any amount due. You order is available for pick-up at Sol from Tuesday, June 30. Please give Scott any balance due when you pick up your order (checks made out to Ciclistas del Rio).
I've already had inquiries about the next order, so please let me know what you would like. As soon as we have 10 items, I will place the order, and we'll have it in 60 days. For sure there will be a second order going out around the end of August.
If you see me on the road posing in my new skin-suit, don't laugh too hard...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sunday ride, 9AM as usual. Should be a nice day, avoiding the afternoon thunderstorms. I’ll be doing a recovery ride nice and easy. But others can go further or harder if they wish – we’ll see who wants to do what at Flanders Park.
Good weekend for a ride!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Easy ride? Hard ride? Single speed? Race? Sprint intervals? Throw it out there and maybe someone will join you. If they don't, it didn't cost anything to add it to the calendar (except for the carpal tunnel from typing too much).
Send your rides to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please try to give me some advance notice, but I will do the best I can. This is going to be a busy month for me. The sooner the better.
I have just added a Tuesday night ride for June 9. Check the calendar.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
I’ve been out racing and riding in Grand Junction and Albuquerque these past couple weekends, so I’m looking forward the good ole’ Sunday ride!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Naturally, I won't be riding on Sunday - so have a good time!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Made the lead group of 10 on the first climb, stayed together for 2/3 of the race. Last climb with about 10 miles to go tore it all up - from there we were strung out in ones and twos. I was 5th at the top of the climb, and tried to catch 4th place, but blew up in the effort. Slipped to 8th through the last uphill rollers, then worked my ass off on the screaming, mildly down, wind-behind run in to the finish to catch the rider in front and nip him at the line for 7th.
Overall Cat 5 position was 4th, I think - they didn't post times for the crit or RR, so hard to tell. There's a chance I was 3rd, but I'll take 4th.
TT - 5th
Crit - 3rd
RR - 7th
Overall - 4th
Nice start to the season, time to start doing those hill repeats!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Just finished the crit. 3s, 4s, & 5s raced together, also brutal. Goal was not to be lapped. Hung with the main group for about 3.5 laps, then worked with another guy for about 8 laps before pulling away from him. Got lapped in the LAST HALF OF THE LAST LAP! Doh!
Not sure how I did in Cat 5. Results later this evening. Road Race tomorrow.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
As an avid cyclist and commuter, and vice-president of our local bike club in Dolores, I am asking you to support Senate Bill 148, as it will greatly improve road safety. Please retain the 3-foot safe passing distance!
Thank you very much for your support of cycling in Colorado,
Friday, February 6, 2009
If you haven’t been out on a bike yet enjoying the unseasonably dry weather – it’s time to start thinking about the 2009 cycling season! We’ve already had a few nice rides around Cortez in January, and I’m sure the late winter and spring will bring more.
So if you’re thinking about riding the Iron Horse this year, or want to get those legs spinning before the mountain bike trails are ready, or just want to enjoy a great couple of hours riding in beautiful SW Colorado, please consider joining Ciclistas del Rio for 2009. Dues will be $25.00.
Official weekend group rides will start up in March, though informal rides have already begun, so feel free to e-mail this group if you want to join in. Other benefits for 2009 include:
· Club jerseys at Sol Cycles @ cost+10%
· Participation in clothing orders for custom Ciclistas gear @ cost+10% (Feb order for spring, June order for late summer)
· 20% off all bars, gels and nutrition products at Sol Cycles
· Partial cost of entry fee for a club tour (tour and amount to be determined).
Also, for 2009 members who were also members in 2007 or 2008, you’ll be able to order one new jersey at straight cost. With new sponsors and a new Ciclistas logo, we want to get as many riders as possible in the new kit!
A clothing order form and price list will be sent out in the next few days. We’ll want to get that order in by mid-February for clothing to be available mid-spring.
And, if you know of others who would be interested in joining Ciclistas, please forward this e-mail to them! Also, membership forms will be available at Sol Cycles in Dolores. Please bring your completed form with cash or check made payable to Ciclistas del Rio to Sol Cycles, 409 Central Ave, Dolores, or mail it to Ciclistas del Rio Membership, PO Box 8, Dolores, CO 81323.
Help support your local cycling community by becoming a club member today!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
There have been a few ad hoc rides this month, mostly leaving from the Cortez Rec center at noon on Saturday. I’m up for moving the time slightly, but the middle of the day has been the warmest and most pleasant.
E-mail me back if you’re interested, even slightly interested but may not come, and I’ll send out an e-mail tomorrow confirming start time and location. We can tailor the ride to whatever we want – mostly I’m just interested in getting some miles in the saddle in the sun!
Friday, January 2, 2009
(from Jan. 08 blog entry)
If you are interested in logging your miles, bikejournal.com is a free option on the web. You can track different bikes and kinds of rides while customizing the journal to set up columns of interest to you (ride time, routes, speed, HR, etc.).
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.