Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Friends Life Tour of Britain 2014

The 2014 Friends life Tour of Britain took place between September 8th and September 14th. 2014 was the biggest year yet since the tour was re-instated in 2004, 20+ teams participated, including big names such as Cavendish, Wiggins and Kittel. The offical website can be viewed HERE.
The race images below are from the final day (Stage 8) in London Click any image to view Lightbox.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ice, Mud and Eagles

Colorado weather in February is like gambling, you just never know what cards you are going to be dealt. I could swear when you are planning cycle rides, the weather gods like to mess with your head. This often makes it quite challenging, but at the same time alot of fun.

The St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club is a recreational group I founded a couple of years ago, and now run with another fellow cyclist/friend. We often have 2 rides per weekend, one being a skinny tyre road ride, the other a dirt/CX ride.

The weather forecast was looking real good for this weekend (about time after 3 weeks of basement riding due to snow). Well, refer back to first paragraph above - I think the odds of me hitting a bulls-eye on a dart board, while blindfolded, are greater than the chance the weather folks get the forecast accurate :). It "should" of been sunny and warm for our road bike ride, it actually turned out to be 95% overcast and down right nippy!. Still a great time was had by all, even if 75% of us were under dressed!.

Our dirt/CX ride turned out to be a little better, cold (low 30's starting out), but Sunny at least. We picked a route that took us along a dirt commuter trail; outbound this was certainly a test of our winter bike handling skills, and inbound it was a test of our mud handling skills!. Ice, Mud, Water, Snow we came across it all!. It was a great weekend to be out with the "Gang", as always!. Sunday bonus was 2 Golden Eagles fly across our path, got to love Colorado!.

Ride safe and often!.

Monday, January 13, 2014

USA CX Nationals 2014 - Day 5

The 2014 Cyclo-cross USA Nationals were held at Valmont bike park, Boulder, CO. The races was spread over 5-days; the conditions varied from snow, to mud, to dry hard packed dirt. Katie Compton won the women's Pro race, and Jeremy Powers won the men's, all race results can be viewed HERE.
Day 5 Men and Women Pro race images are below Click any image to view Lightbox.