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- Took my son and a friend of his to Colorado to do some serious mountain biking. We hit the Buffalo Creek Trail system, an amazing place with more trails than you can ride in a week. This was the first real ride for the friend. Since I only have 2 bikes, we rented a Santa Cruz 5010 from Wheat Ridge Cycles in XL for my son, who is 6'6" and a little cramped on my large bikes. WR rents high end bikes for $50 a day, it's a demo program so you can apply the rent to the purchase if you want the bike. BC is about 45 miles SW of Denver. Besides a dozen or so trails, you can also jump on the Colorado Trail and ride it all the way to the Lost Creek Wilderness. There's some super techy stuff but also some rides that are only hard because of the climbs. Our favorite was Shinglemill which we picked up after a few miles on the CT. It's all downhill, super fast and flows through some great scenery. After riding it down, we took Nice Kitty back to the top, a climb of about 2,000 feet I think. That's a tough way to do it but it was fun, even found lots of wild red raspberries along the trail. We spent three days here and could have used some more. This was my second trip to BC but the first with the boys. Have to say my son kicked my butt, he's a decathlete at Central Missouri so in excellent shape. His buddy was a trooper too, did some pushing up Nice Kitty but held his own on my Yeti 575. Good times! Great destination if you want to get you some real mountain biking.
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- Allen Krughoff and Meredith Miller Sign Noosa Finest Yoghurt as Title Sponsor for Rider-Owned Professional Cyclocross TeamBoulder, CO – July 28, 2014 – Allen Krughoff and Meredith Miller announced today that they have signed Bellvue, Colorado-based Noosa Finest Yoghurt as title sponsor for the newest cyclocross program in professional cycling. Krughoff, formerly of Raleigh-Clement, and Miller, formerly of California...
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- Big Shark in the Loop and Chesterfield are looking to hire passionate sales staff and mechanics for full-time and part-time positions. Specialty retail or customer service experience is preferred, but not required. Most of all, you must be passionate about cycling. If interested, please send your résumé or inquiry to jason [at] bigshark [dot] com
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Speaking to NBC Sports from Santa Barbara, California, 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome struck an optimistic tone, looking ahead to his recovery and the Vuelta a España.
“Spirits are high,” Froome said. “I’m looking forward to getting back into some racing. Trying at least to get something out of this season.”
Team Sky’s captain withdrew from stage 5 of the Tour de France, suffering a broken left wrist and another fracture on his right hand.
Looking back at how the Tour unfolded after his exit, Froome said, “It really would have been a different race had Alberto and I been there in the mountains. It’s been difficult for me to watch from afar actually, watching how Nibali in the mountains has been relatively unchallenged. He hasn’t had people attacking him, it hasn’t been a sort of mano-a-mano fight for the yellow jersey. That’s sad for a race like the Tour de France. I would have loved to been there to actually have that race up in the mountains with him.”
But Froome was quick to say, “Nibali definitely does deserve to win this year. He’s ridden a really good race.”
He was cautious not to set expectations too high for his run at the Vuelta a España. “I’m riding around with a splint still,” said the Briton. “For now I just want to get to the race. Try to get fit enough so I can race the Vuelta a España. There’s gonna be a lot of tough competition there.”
Froome is enjoying a stint of training in California, heading up to Napa to ride. “I look forward to spending a few hours in the saddle and maybe catching up with Andrew Talansky [in Napa],” he said.
Based on Froome’s state of mind, it’s unlikely that the two battered Tour leaders will do much commiserating. They’ll probably be looking ahead to their late-summer trip to Spain.
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