2013 Amy Dombroski Memorial Dolores Cross

2013 Amy Dombroski Memorial Dolores Cross

Ride/Race Schedule - to add event - Email: ciclistasdelrio@gmail.com

Friday, April 27, 2012

Saturday Ride, Apr 28

Come on out and ride the Pueblo-to-Pueblo ride!  No regular Saturday ride because of this event.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Squawker Road Race

Well, it wasn't really a road race as it was so short, only 20 miles.  But 4 times up E 8th Ave is enough!  Peloton was shedding people out the back from the gun, but I managed to stay in there until the first ascent of 8th.  Very quickly split into a lead few, a chase group, and the rest of us strung out.  Worked with a couple others for the next lap, but couldn't catch the chase group, was a hundred meters behind at the top of 8th, then never saw them again.  Beau took off, and he did manage to catch them, Matt and I worked together for lap 3, then he dropped off on the 3rd ascent of 8th.  So it was a solo last lap.  Again, haven't seen the results so I don't know how far back I was - but was proud that I pushed threshhold on each ascent, and kept the power up on all the other sections of the course except the long descent down College - needed some recovery!  All in all, a great block of intensity training!

Squawker Crit

Yeah, was questioning my fitness leading up to this, but it wasn't so bad.  About half way through, an accelleration dropped a few of us off the back, and we worked together for the remainder of the race, haven't seen results so not sure how far back we finished.  Was very happy with the effort and the training gained - it's been a couple years since I've had to work at threshhold for extended periods, and I can't replicate this kind of intensity during training.  I'm behind the curve, but not too far behind.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Update from the Squawker Time Trial

Perfect conditions this morning for the TT, wish I had more time to warm up, but 20 mins wasn't bad.  Think I just cracked 30 mins for a 26.1mph avg.  We'll see.  Don't think that places me very well overall, though - downhill TTs are tough for me to maintain max power, and my avg HR of 173 proves it, wish it were over 175.  Ah well, it's all good training, and I learn more each time I race one of these.  On my back resting, watching Pens/Flyers, getting ready for the crit this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In Memoriam - Val Robichaux

Howdy Folks,

For those who were not at the group ride Monday night, Rex Robichaux of Lynchburg, VA (via Cortez) joined us for a ride in honor of his recently deceased father Val who had mentioned to Rex how excited he was to start joining the new Monday/Saturday Montezuma group rides. Below is a link to an article on the San Diego Reader website detailing Val's tragic accident and the apparent cover up by local authorities in Cozumel, Mexico. Truly a horrifying event for the Robichaux family, and rather shocking that nothing has come out in the local paper about needless death of this well respected member of our community (I did not know Val, but he was the pathologist at Southwest Memorial for 20 years or so; perhaps many of you knew him).

Perhaps it is worth forwarding this link to someone at the Cortez, Dolores, or Durango papers in an attempt to honor Rex's plea to let the tragedy raise driver's awareness of cyclists. Maybe we can all carry a little of his enthusiasm for the Iron Horse with us on our way up to Silverton at the end of May and keep his family in your thoughts when you throw your leg over the saddle.

Ride safe,


Saturday, April 7, 2012

1st Club Ride of the Spring!

6 of us departed Kokopelli's at 9:30 on a brisk but sunny morning, and rode essentially the Pueblo-to-Pueblo route, but returning along 29/30 instead of 145. The 184 section was absolutely gorgeous and a treat to ride, sheltered from any wind, perfect temperature, and little traffic. All agreed it was a great way to start the spring's club rides.

Let's do it again next Saturday!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ciclistas / Kokopelli Saturday Rides!

Spring has definitely sprung, and if you haven’t been out on your bike yet, now’s the time!

Starting this weekend, April 7, group road rides will leave at 9:30am Saturday from Kokopelli Bike & Board.  All abilities and interests are welcome, and we’ll cater the ride to whoever shows up, splitting into different groups if necessary.  Need some intensity training for the Iron Horse or other spring races?  Want practice riding in a pace line, or getting comfortable in a peloton?  Just want to go for a ride?  Then come on down to Kokopelli’s on Saturday morning!  They open at 9:00am in case you need to pick up some gels or bars for the ride, or couldn’t find that second water bottle that’s been floating around the garage over the winter.  We’ll assess rider preferences and decide all logistics before setting out.

It’s going to be a beautiful day this Saturday, no better way to start off the spring, see you there!

2012 Dolores CX Results

2012 Dolores CX Results
Any questions concerning the results, please email CiclistasdelRio@gmail.com