Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Share the road, Birdeye

I got this email this morning and I love this youtube video about cyclists sharing the road with drivers, it's 5 minutes long and well worth it....:)

Last week, the USA Pro Challenge bike race passed within 20 feet of our Colorado headquarters. A few days later, our community is still buzzing from the historic event, and pro bike racing remains on our minds.
While safe roads matter to everyone on a bike, professional cyclists spend more time on them than almost anyone. These talented, world-class athletes may seem super-human at times, but they are human like any of us—vulnerable on the open road.
In our new video, Vulnerable on the Open Road, five professional U.S. cyclists reflect on their experiences with bicycle safety. The riders share their visions for better bicycling conditions and lessons for safer motorist-bicyclist interactions.
Even though these riders are the top 1% of bicyclists, their advice—slow down, be aware, don't blow through red lights, build more infrastructure, get more people riding—applies to anyone who likes to enjoy the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
Take a moment to listen to their experiences and, next time you ride (or drive), carry their advice out on the road with you.
open road video
Safe riding,
The crew

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Today's ride....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Okay ya'll!  We had an OUTSTANDING mountain bike ride today!  Many thanks to Adam Leslie for posting it and there was a GREAT crowd out today....I'm still gettin used to David's clip in pedals and my new Keen sandals.  Many thanks to Kyle for waiting on Jackie and I and to Denny Hess for being patient and witnessing my clumping in front of the horses.  Denny's got a new leg of the trail that's in the works for everyone, it is nice but super close to a creek and drop off and is single file.  Kyle called this "very technical, single track".  Just so you know CHUCK, I didn't take ONE photo today!  :)  See ya'll soon, Kara and I are both out of the biking routine over the next 2 weekends!  Keeli :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mountain bike ride this Sunday, village creek state park

Park Interpreter Adam will be hosting a mountain bike ride for the public at Village Creek State Park on Sunday the 19th, at 3:00 p.m. We will meet at the Visitor Center Parking Lot. The ride will start out by riding a new section of trail that some local riders have cleaned up and put back into commission. It is a short section, but it is a little flowy and has a few cornering sections to get you ready for the big trail. If you enjoy it be sure to thank Denny, Darren, and Ryan for getting it back in riding condition. They have plans to do some more work on this section, so if you are interested in helping out talk to them during the ride. I hope to see you all there. -Adam Leslie 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Road Bike ride tomorrow at Beth and Stan's

That's Jackie and Chloe in front of me almost to Aspen last month.
The railroad trailer there was home to cyclists...Chloe checked it out..:)
The Rio Grande Trail goes along an old railroad track, we rode
48 miles from Glenwood Springs to Aspen.

It was a beautiful trail, Coloradans are so fortunate!
Saturday, August 11, 2012

I don't know about ya'll but a break from the heat is in order and I'm thrilled that's finally cooler.  We need rain so, so bad too!

Beth and Stan are hosting a 4 pm road bike ride tomorrow (Sunday).  Let's tentatively plan to ride to Vanndale along the Bay Road and loop back on the wonderfully large shoulder on Hwy 1, about 25 miles...don't freak out ya'll,  because there will be a slow or shorter group lead by Cecelia Killough.  I'll be bringing hummus and lemon squares as well as some adult beverages for post ride fun.

I hope ya'll saw that Olympic Mountain Bike Ride today!  An American got the bronze in the 18 mile route, it was a neat ride, very tricky!

Ok, so we'll see ya'll at Beth and Stan's tomorrow! -Keeli