T E A M E V E R G R E E N’ S bikebeat June2008 Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. · PO Box 3804 · Evergreen CO 80437 · www.teamevergreen.org In This Issue Triple Updates. . . . . . . . . Page 2 Club News. . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Bicycle Advocacy . . . . . . Page 6 Triple Merchandise . . . . Page 20 Training Info . . . . . . . . . Page 21 June Rides . . . . . . . . . . Page 11 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . Page 22 Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . Page 23 Membership . . . . . . . . . Page 23 Santa Fe Century Team Evergreen riders enjoyed a Santa Fe weekend of cycling (and eating) May 17-18th. These riders are just about to head out on the Century Ride. Read the trip report on page 19. Photo provided by Steve Mayka. FROM THE captain’s saddle Now For the Fun Triple Bypass Part! by Chris Porter, TE President Gotta Know Info Since January we have been dreaming by Leslie Caimi Triple Bypass Director about those warm spring and summer The 20th Annual Triple Bypass is right around the corner and we are keeping our fin- days when we would be able to hop on gers crossed for sunny skies and tailwinds. But, as we all know, this is Colorado and our bike and ride away into the sunset. the chances of seeing a rain-free day (especially at 11,000 feet) are slim. That said – After the holidays we knew we had to don’t forget your rain gear! You can count on encountering rain at some point during lose a few pounds and start getting into the day, so appropriate gear is mandatory. some semblance of shape. We made an effort to get on our trainers from time to Shuttle transportation (for rider and bike) will be available upon completion of the Return Shuttle time, but that was enough drudgery that we even began to feel that riding in the Triple Bypass. Shuttle times are: 5:00 p.m. OR 8:00 p.m. cold was better. We have given it our continued on page 2 best shot over the past months frequently experiencing cold, rain, snow and almost always wind. We have watched what we ate, (or at least felt bad about what we Club Picnic “Do-Over” Continued on page 7 Page 4 June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat Page 1 Triple Tidbits Continued from page 1 Buses and trucks will transport riders from pating properties. Advance reservations band on ride day you will be required to Avon to Evergreen and stop at all three are required. For further information go to the Start/Registration area, WITH designated parking areas: 1) RTD lot; 2) please logon to www.teamevergreen.org ID, to obtain another band. No excep- Bergen Valley Elementary School, and; 3) and go to the Triple Bypass page. tions! Castle Court office park (across from Bergen Meadow Elementary School). *NOTE: please refer to the start line map Registration packets will be mailed around If you need to exchange your jersey for Registration Packets Jersey exchanges for further information. the week of June 9. For those picking up another size, you may do so at Wheat packets at REI, Bicycle Outfitters and Ridge on Wednesday, July 9 between 3 Registration deadlines and fees for Wilderness Sports, they will be available and 7 p.m. This is the ONLY time they will ground shuttle service: beginning June 27th and will remain at be available at this location – please do • Early registration deadline prior to these locations through ride day. So if you not try to exchange jerseys or pickup midnight June 13, 2008 - $65 per have selected to pick up your packet at packets at this location other than on this person (rider and bike) these locations you will need to do so – date/time. Exchanges will be possible at • Late registration deadline prior to they will NOT be moved to Wheat Ridge the TE booth in Avon as well. Please note: midnight July 4, 2008 - $75 per person Cyclery or start line. exchanges are limited to available inven- (rider and bike) tory (a re-order will not be done). Pre-payment is required. For further infor- Remember Wheat Ridge Cyclery will be mation, including registration forms and Packet Pickup site only. No registrations instructions, please visit Team Evergreen’s will be taking place. Any remaining pack- website (www.teamevergreen.org) and go ets selected to be picked up at this loca- to the Triple Bypass page. (Sorry - online tion will be moved to the start area if you registration is not available - thank you for are unable to make pickup at this location. your understanding) Wrist Bands We would like to thank the folks at Vail Lodging/Shuttle Package ALL TOUR PARTICIPANTS WILL Beaver Creek Resort Properties for offer- BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THE ing Triple riders a lodging/shuttle package. RIDER PACKET! These wristbands will WRISTBANDS PROVIDED IN YOUR The way this works is if you book a room allow access to closed portions of the at one of the properties listed on the Team route, rest stops and are your ticket for Evergreen website for either Friday and/or the finish line BBQ! Riders will be asked Saturday night, a complimentary shuttle to show the wristband to gain access to back to Evergreen will be available. For Hwy 103 (Squaw Pass Rd) and on those staying on Friday night, the shuttle Alvarado Rd (prior to Aid Station 2) volun- will leave early enough Saturday morning teers and law enforcement will be on hand (approximately 4:45 a.m.) to get you (and to enforce these checkpoints. Amenities Rider numbers will be provided again this Ride Numbers your bike) to the start line in Evergreen. at rest stops will also be restricted to reg- year, in the form of helmet stickers. For those staying over on Saturday night, istered riders only. Officials (including Instructions will be included in your pack- the shuttle will leave Sunday morning at Colorado State Patrol officers) will be at et outlining where, and how, to apply about 8:45 a.m. to return to Evergreen. Hwy 103/hwy 74 to check for wristbands these to your helmet. These stickers are This is a “package” deal so to take advan- between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8:30 easily removed following the event. These tage of the shuttle service you will need to a.m. – please be prepared to show it. stickers are required. be spending the night at one of the partici- If you lose or forget to bring your wrist- Continued on page 9 Page 2 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Trailblazers Back on Redskin Creek Trail By Mark Spurgeon It seems that this spring in the foothills has, more than not, begged some of our own folks. Some four hours later on the first Sunday the question, “When will Mother Nature grace us that cool, pleas- in May, we completed the bridge, very cool. ant early weather that we look forward to every spring . . . enough with the snow already?” When many of you come out as volunteers to build trail, and we are very grateful, you observe a pin flag line. It takes more than a As most of you know, construction of tread for the west side of bit of time to correctly place and section pin flags in advance of our Redskin Creek Trail from CR 550 to the Colorado Trail in Buffalo volunteers. This spring we set much of the flag line on the Creek was suspended last fall pending approval from the State of Thursday before our May 17 trail day. Some may recall that morn- Colorado for a portion of that segment that goes through a defined ing in the foothills, a very wet late spring snow. Not real user friend- riparian environment. Through the course of the winter the neces- ly for walking steep side hills and laying out a flag line. In fact, one sary approval was granted, which allowed the Trailblazers to move could in all good conscience describe the experience as miserable forward with the planning and building of this section. Once com- …thanks to Derek and Brian for not going mutiny on me. pleted, the Redskin Creek Trail will allow riders the option of stay- ing on singletrack between Meadows Campground and Gashouse But spring did finally arrive, just in time for a chamber of com- Trailhead vs. riding the gravel roads, CR 543 and CR 550. merce day on Saturday, May 17. We got the Trailblazers trailer out for the first time this season with gear and set up for the day. The Before work on the tread could begin, an adequate bridge to cross weather made the memory of Thursday morning fade quickly. Our Redskin Creek needed to be built. Yes, water does flow year volunteers did not disappoint us, some new and many that had round in this small stream. USFS graciously supplied the materials come out last season. Everyone put in a solid effort through some and a couple of us had pre-cut those materials last fall. However, pretty tough meadow grass and steep hillside to get over halfway the forest elves had abandoned us this spring and there was up to the CT from CR 550. The resulting tread looks very good, “some assembly required.” By looking at the photo, one might ask, however, the trail is closed until we can finish the flag line out to “Do we intend to drive a vehicle over this thing?” The answer of the CT. Mid-afternoon everyone kicked back with some BBQ and course is no, but we did have to engineer for the occasional beverage, while many went for a ride before the day was spent, all equestrian. A couple of guys from the USFS Fire Crew stationed in in all, a very good day.Thanks again to everyone that made this Buffalo Creek volunteered to assist in the construction along with day a great success! June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 3 Club News Club Spring/Solstice Picnic TEMPORARY New Date – Sun. June 22 “The Nest” at Keys on the Green TRAIL CLOSURES! Two key passages for crossing Bar open 4pm • Dinner served 5:30pm – 6:15pm • Picnic concludes 8pm Our twice-annual member picnic is re-scheduled for Sunday, June 22nd. The picnic is Colorado by bicycle are temporarily free to members; one of the benefits of your TE membership. Guests are welcome for closed. an additional $15. No RSVP is necessary. This year a free drink ticket (good 4-6pm) is included. Clear Creek County Bike Path We are returning to our popular picnic place, “The Nest” at Keys on the Green restau- (Idaho Springs to Hwy 6/119, rant, just west of Evergreen Lake on Upper Bear Creek at the edge of the golf course. near Floyd Hill) The bar is open at 4pm and the buffet dinner is served from 5:30pm to 6:15pm, the ! Path is closed for repairs picnic will conclude by 8 pm. There will be a cash bar and The Nest will be serving all until mid-summer. No bikes the fixings for their famous Carne Asada Fajita Buffet. Our member picnic is a terrific are allowed on I-70 so there way to meet and touch base with friends that you may not recognize without a helmet is no way to ride from Idaho on. Access “The Nest” by taking the stairs on the outside the restaurant. They'll have Springs to Floyd Hill. This tents and heaters set up if it's cold and windy, but check the TE website for late-break- won’t affect the Triple, but ing news. will preclude riders from doing the loop from Bergen Park past Echo Lake through Idaho Springs National Trails Day - June 7 The Team Evergreen Trailblazers will be participating in a National Trails Day work (Reverse Loop of Hell). Stay even in coordination with the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Colorado Mountain Bike tuned for updates. Association, The Frontrange Mountain Bike Patrol, REI, Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, USFS, Back Country Horsemen of Colorado, and the Parker Elizabeth Riding Club. The unprecedented event will help to repair damage to segments 1 and 2 of the ! Colorado Trail. This area has seen extensive damage due to wind, water, and erosion. This event includes breakfast and after-work barbecue. The project day will be fun and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail worthwhile. For more information on how you can help and to sign up as a volunteer, In addition, high water levels please visit COMBA's National Trail Day page at www.comba.org. along the Colorado River have temporarily closed the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail Mount Evans Road Now Open that runs from Glenwood Springs to Dotsero. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened Mount Evans Highway (State Highway 5) for the season on Friday, May 23. The entire 15 miles from Echo Lake to the top of Mount Evans (14, 264 feet) will remain open through the summer to the summit parking area, weather permitting.Road and weather information is available at all times on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511. Page 4 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Alison Dunlap Adventure Camp Clinics left to right: Julie Morahan, Brianne Marshall, Helen Dohrman, Jen Zink and Liz Tyler work on their skills. Photos: Tamra McIlvain Team Evergreen members received tips from Alison Dunlap and Greg Frozley on improving their technical skills at the 2-hour Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps Intermediate Clinic recently held at Mt. Falcon. This crash-course (maybe it should be called “no-crash- course) on bike handling, body positioning and bike control provides useful skills to all levels of riders, from beginner to experi- enced. Clinics will be held throughout the season. Visit www.teamevergreen.org or www.alisondunlap.com for more information. June 25 is Bike to Work Day! On Wednesday, June 25, thousands of people will leave their cars at home and take two wheels to work. We're hoping that plenty of Team Evergreen members will be among those taking part in Bike to Work Day, an annual event that educates and excites people about commuting by bicycle. Okay, we know our club members love to ride bikes, but why bike to work? It's a great way to get out of traffic, save gas, make time to exercise and enjoy fresh air. Denver's been rated as one of the nation's best places to bike by the American League of Bicyclists, and one of the most congested cities by the Texas Transportation Institute, so bicycle commuting just makes sense. Officially registering makes you eligible for lots of great prizes! You can also stop by one of over a hundred bike stops that morning to catch your breath and get some free breakfast. How do you participate? Go to www.drcog.org or call 303-458-7665 to register. June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 5 Advocacy News Bicycle Safety in the News SHARE THE ROAD TIPS The Denver Post highlighted bicycle safety in headline stories featured on the front and back cover of a recent sports section. The articles have generated much discussion via website post- SHARE THE ROAD TIPS FOR MOTORISTS ings, radio shows, and group emails. TAKE A BRAKE: Reduce speed when encountering For bicyclists, this is a great opportunity to extend the discus- bicyclists sion to family, friends and co-workers on safe road behaviors –whether biking or driving. Getting the share the road message 3 FEET TO PASS: For safe passing, leave at least three out will help improve behavior on roads. feet between your car and a bicyclist WAIT A FEW SECONDS: If you don’t have three feet to Larimer County Traffic pass then wait until there is enough room to let you pass safely Enforcement SCAN THEN TURN: Scan for bicyclists before making The Larimer County Sheriff is beginning a new effort with strong turns and make sure the road is clear before proceeding enforcement of traffic laws on county roads. Out of this effort, questions have arisen about the definitions of legal bicycle behaviors. Bicycle Colorado and local groups are aware of the situation and are working to ensure that bicycle laws are being SHARE THE ROAD TIPS FOR BICYCLISTS correctly enforced. Bicycle Colorado asks bicyclists to refrain SIDE-BY-SIDE RULE: Ride no more than two abreast; from letters and emails at this time to give discussions the move to single-file if riding two abreast impedes the flow of chance to progress toward a positive solution for the entire com- motorized traffic munity. Please look to future Bicycle Colorado email alerts and to the Bicycle Colorado web site for more information as RIDE PREDICTABLY: scan the road, anticipate hazards, updates become available. and communicate your moves to others SIGNAL FIRST: use hand signals to alert nearby vehicles to turns or lane changes Team Evergreen Bicycle Advocacy Chairman Position BE AN EXAMPLE: Bicyclists have the same rights, rules, TE is seeking a current TE member interested in getting and responsibilities as other vehicles on the road involved in the advocacy process. The club would be best served if someone from the membership body would step for- ward and volunteer a few hours a month to advocacy. Also, it would be a logical progression to have that same person become a Jefferson County Trail Use Task Force Committee member and fill the open position there as well. Please give some thought and consideration to this worthy volunteer posi- tion. Please contact TE President, Chris Porter, if you feel you would like this challenge. Page 6 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Rules of the Road Refresher • Bicyclists have all the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle and can be penalized for violating traffic laws. • Ride on the right, never ride against traffic • Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn or avoiding hazards • Ride on paved shoulders and bike lanes when present and free of hazards • Obey traffic laws, signs, and signals • Ride no more than two abreast, returning to single-file if riding two abreast would impede the flow of traffic • On curving canyon roads without bike lanes or shoulders, play it safe and ride single file • Use hand signals to indicate left or right turns, slowing or stopping • Use a headlight, taillight, and reflectors at night • Act like a vehicle on the roads, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities • Never assume motorists see you or that you have the right-of-way • Wear safety equipment to protect yourself: helmet, glasses, and gloves • Expect the unexpected; your first responsibility is to be safe Captain’s Saddle Continued from Page 1 Headphone Safety ate) and hopefully have seen a few Elephant Rock which is probably the With the increase in popularity of mp3 pounds come off although we never lose most convenient and populated century players, it seems that you see more and the weight we want to. Now, it is finally in the area. By the time you read this more people riding bicycles on the road time for the rides we have been waiting many of you will have participated in with earphones or headphones these days. for! these, or other rides and finally start I just wanted to send the reminder that not feeling like all the work and sacrifice only is this practice incredibly unsafe, it is During the next weeks most of us will be was worth it. also illegal. I don't think many people know embarking upon our first centuries of the that it is against the law to ride a bicycle year. Although the Triple was my first Although there have certainly been (as well as operate a motor vehicle) on century many years ago, I am now con- times during the winter and early spring public roadways with headphones or ear- vinced that good training for the Triple when you questioned why you were phones on. Furthermore, the police do not requires at least a couple challenging doing it, now is the payoff! The club have to prove that music or anything else centuries to get your body in order. As I rides will be ramping up quickly to get was playing through the phones. Just work on this article I am about to leave us all ready for the Triple. Enjoy your wearing them on the head or in the ears is for Santa Fe with a number of other rides, the camaraderie with your fellow enough to establish the violation. Please Team Evergreen riders to ride the Santa riders, be safe, and above all else, have pass this on to all your members, and Fe century. Next weekend many of us a good time. I look forward to seeing all maybe we can save a life, or save one of will also be traveling to Durango for the of you out there. the members from getting a citation. Iron Horse in which we race the train from Durango to Silverton over two Trent Cooper, Littleton Police Department mountain passes. The week after that is email@example.com June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 7 Good News Thanks to your participation, Team Evergreen is able to contribute to local charities and non-profits with the proceeds from the Triple Bypass. $92,000 That’s what Team Evergreen donat- The mission of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is to ed to local charities and non-prof- create, enhance and protect great trail experiences for mountain bikers world- wide. In addition, the group actively promotes responsible mountain biking, sup- its with 100% of the proceeds from ports volunteer trailwork, assists land managers with trail management issues, the 2007 Triple Bypass. Way to go! and improves relations among trail user groups. Dear Team Evergreen, Many thanks for your recent contribution of $600 to the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Your generous gift will certainly help IMBA Continue to build momentum and shape the future of mountain biking locally, nationally and globally. Very Best Regards, Matthew O’Connor, Development Coordinator Page 8 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Triple Tidbits Continued from page 2 While we work hard to identify everyone by their rider number instructions are being provided in the interest of safety for partic- on event day, we also want to remind you to always carry some ipants of the tour, volunteers and support personnel, as well as form of identification as you ride. motorists and residents of the towns we ride through. We thank you for your cooperation. A note about the start area - If you have already picked up your Planning ahead to ride day packet or had it mailed directly to you, you DO NOT need to Beaver Creek allows Triple riders and spectators to utilize the Parking in Avon come to the start area at Bergen Park. We will have “satellite” Elk parking lot. Please refer to the Finish line map in your ride manned luggage drops located at the Castle Court parking loca- packet for directions. Shuttle service to Avon Elementary is pro- tion and at Bergen Valley Elementary School. (FYI – Bergen vided. Parking around Avon Elementary, Avon Recreation Valley is a little used parking area for the Triple – this location is Center and Nottingham Park is not available. ** For riders wish- included in the Avon-Evergreen return shuttle and will offer a ing to shuttle a car to Avon on Friday, you may park at the Elk luggage drop and portalets on Saturday morning.) lot in Beaver Creek on Friday and leave your car overnight. If possible, please carpool to the start line. With 3,500 riders that means a lot of cars! (and we have lost the use of approxi- Cars will be allowed to park overnight on Saturday (July 12) in Overnight parking in Evergreen mately 300 parking spaces at Bergen Meadow.) Packet pickup our designated parking lots. For those wishing to park overnight will take place at Bergen Park (next to the RTD lot). Again, if on Friday night (July 11) we ask that you park at the Bergen you already have your rider packet (and wristband) you can be Valley Elementary lot (portalets will be available). dropped off at the rider drop off area (which is located in the Whipple Tree parking lot). The rider drop off area is across from the start/staging area if you need to pickup your packet or need Pre-orders for commemorative gear for the Triple Bypass are 2008 Triple Bypass merchandise mechanical assistance. Maps are included in your ride packet to still being taken. Visit teamevergreen.org and click on the link direct you to each of the areas listed above. Please heed “no for Triple Merchandise. for sale at the finish line as well but be parking” signs that will be located at various businesses and the first on your block to have the 2008 gear! parking lots. We ask your consideration in regard to local home- owners and businesses. Items offered this year are: Long-sleeve black T-shirt . . . . $25 Water will be available at the Bergen Park staging area. Baseball cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22 Windshell Jacket . . . . . . . . . . . $72 Team Evergreen also asks that all participants, volunteers, fami- Wind Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 ly/friends respect the environment that we ride through and dis- Arm Warmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33 pose of trash properly and utilize the restroom facilities provided (prices include all fees and shipping). along the route. Don’t miss out – order now! Hopefully everyone is training hard for the Triple Bypass – join Due to the increased number of private support vehicles that Private Support Vehicles in on one of our weekly rides to help get in shape and have fun. accompany riders on the Triple Bypass and for the safety of the The club rides are geared to help get everyone ready for the tour participants and official support personnel, Team Evergreen Triple! would like to ask that all private support vehicles read and adhere to the Alternate Route Instructions. Please note that pri- Team Evergreen thanks you for your support of the Triple vate support vehicles will not be allowed at the Squaw Pass Aid Bypass and the local charities that this event supports. station or at the NEW Georgetown Aid Station. A downloadable version is available on the Triple page of the TE site. These Happy training! June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 9 More Club Happenings Downtown Breakaway New Weekly, Thursday Evening Road Ride We leave from Alamo Placita Park, corner of Ogden St. and E. 3rd Ave. in Central Denver, every Thursday at 5:45 pm. Cherry Creek Bike Path to the Cherry Creek Reservoir and then ride park roads around the Reservoir as allowed by available daylight, before returning to the ride start. We may try alternative routes as the summer progresses. Possible dinner following the ride if there is sufficient interest. Email me if you are interested, so that I can add you to an email list that I will use to advise of any cancellations. Nick Persampieri, 303-358-5284 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WE WANT YOU! …to Contribute a Story Send us your bicycle adventures, mishaps, concerns and more… Contribute a story to Bike Beat. Deadline for the July issue June 15, 2008 email to: email@example.com DILLON PATH: June 28-29 Heavy Use Event Dillon Reservoir to Frisco The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be taking place in Summit County on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday June 29. On Saturday, the walkers will start at Keystone Resort and walk along the multi-use path around the Dillon Reservoir to Frisco and will return along the same route on Sunday. Over 1,200 walkers are expected to participate. In addi- tion there will be a significant amount of support crew. Please be aware of the heavy usage of the paths due to this special event and please extend the walkers the same courtesy you’d like extended to you. For more info or to participate contact: avonfoundation.org or call 303-753-2363. Don’t miss your next Bike Beat. Send your updated information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Moving? Change of Email or Physical Address? Page 10 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 June Rides For detailed maps, directions and elevations, visit www.teamevergreen.org You do not need to be a Team Evergreen member to join us on our rides as long as you sign our participation waiver. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on all Team Evergreen rides. DEPARTURE: All rides will depart promptly at the time noted in each of the ride descriptions. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to sign in and get ready. CANCELLATION: Rides will be cancelled when temperatures are below 40 degrees and/or road conditions are obviously unsafe for bicycling. When conditions are questionable, call the ride leader for a last-minute check. Wednesday Morning Rides Show and go for these moderate/difficult road rides. Meeting times and locations will vary, based on weather, route and June rides leave at 7:30am These weekly Tues. & Fri rides are year round, weather permitting. The ride month. leader promises that slower speeds will be encouraged and no one will be left behind. Meet in Morrison at the east end of town on CO Hwy 74 (near C-470) across the road from the Conoco Breakplace. Meeting places will vary, based on Contact Molly Epstein the weather and temperature. Please note that the start time and even the ride 303-619-6196 day is subject to change, based on the weather. It is imperative that you call email@example.com Mike Carter the day before the ride for possible change in times and loca- tion (due to potential weather conditions). Call: 303-670-7898 · Email MICHAE22L@msn.com Sun, June 1 Fri, June 6 Climax mine, back to Copper Mtn. From the Copper Mtn. Moderate/Difficult Road Ride parking lot head west through the complex to the bike Easy/Moderate Road Ride path. Follow the bike path west to the top of Vail Pass. Elephant Rock Century Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Descend the bike path and the old highway to east Vail. At Round trip: 103 miles 5,800 ft. elevation gain See details on this page. east Vail the old road turns into Bighorn Rd. Follow -OR- Bighorn Rd. two miles then turn right (south) and ride under I-70 to the north Frontage Rd. Follow the north Western Slope Century Sat, June 7 Frontage Rd. west 1 mile and ride back under I-70 to the Informal, unsupported century for those who want to get Blue/Standard Mountain Bike Ride south Frontage Rd. Follow the south Frontage Rd. and in the miles but don’t want to do it with 6,000 other rid- Pueblo Lake State Park bike path west through Vail and west Vail 7 miles to Dowds The Pueblo ride will meet at 9:30 for a 9:45 start. It gets Junction (Minturn Exit). Turn left (southeast) on Highway ers. Round trip: 98 miles. Ride Leader: Eric Fredrickson, pretty hot down there. It takes approx 2 hours to get to the 24 and ride 1.5 miles into Minturn. From Minturn ride south firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-941-0662 or cell 970-390- trailhead from south Denver so give yourself adequate on Highway 24 30 miles over Tennessee Pass to 6661. Leadville. From Leadville turn left (northeast) onto time. Take I-25 to exit 101 Hwy 50 and go west. There will Highway 91 and ride 11 miles to the top of Fremont Pass be plenty of signs pointing you towards Pueblo Reservoir. and the Climax mine. From the top of Fremont Pass Tue, June 3 Go 3 miles to Pueblo Blvd and turn left (south). Go 4 miles descend on Highway 91 12 miles back to Copper Mtn. Easy/Moderate Road Ride to hwy 96 and turn right. There will be an entrance to the Round trip: 81 miles 5,500 ft. elevation gain. Rider Leader: Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies park (North Marina) approx 3 miles later. Go just past that Tyler Pollesch, email@example.com, 920-319-1260. See details on this page. and you will see the trailhead on the right. This ride varies quite a bit. It is either flat and rolling or steep and techni- cal. The distance can be changed easily to fit everyone. Tue, June 10 Wed, June 4 But you can plan on getting around 18-20 miles. Bring Easy/Moderate Road Ride Moderate/Difficult Road Ride plenty of water. Ride Leader: Warren Filuta, 303-304-1280 Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Wednesday Morning Ride or firstname.lastname@example.org. See details on page this page. Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or email@example.com Sun, June 8 Wed, June 11 -AND- Difficult Road Ride Moderate/Difficult Road Ride Copper Triangle Wednesday Morning Ride Blue/Capable Mountain Bike Ride RSVP to the Ride Leader for this ride. At least 7 riders are Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or Lair of the Bear to Pence Park needed. This is a long ride that will require 6+ hours to firstname.lastname@example.org complete. Take I-70 to Copper Mtn. (Exit 195) and meet in Meet at 5:45 pm at the Lair of the Bear parking lot for a 6 the Copper Mtn. parking lot on the east side of the com- pm departure. This ride is for all abilities. Ride Leader: plex for an 8:00 am departure. Copper Mtn., Vail Pass, Paul Delia, 303-219-1709, email@example.com Vail, Minturn, Tennessee Pass, Leadville, Fremont Pass, continued on page 12 June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 11 June Rides Continued from Page 11 Wed, June 11 Wed, June 18 Ride Leader: Siegfried Manke, firstname.lastname@example.org 303-679-9284. Ride Leader for Option: Ray Sirianne, Blue/Capable Wednesday Night Moderate/Difficult Road Ride email@example.com, 303-670-3405. Mountain Bike Ride Wednesday Morning Ride Chimney Gulch Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or Meet at 11th and Illinois in Golden at 5:45pm for a 6pm firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, June 24 departure. See website for detailed directions. This ride Easy/Moderate Road Ride presents a good climbing challenge right out of the park- -AND- Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies ing lot. Ride a scenic singletrack up past the School of Wed, June 18 See details on page 11. Mines”M”, then to the top of Lookout Mountain. Ride to the top of the Apex Open Space trailhead and enjoy the rapid Green/Standard Wednesday Night descent back down to Golden. Round trip: 13 miles 2,000 Mountain Bike Ride ft. elevation gain. Ride Leader: Janet Saxon, 303-507- Flying J Ranch Wed, June 25 5656, email@example.com Meet at 5:45 pm at the parking lot at CO 73 and Shadow Moderate/Difficult Road Ride Mountain Road for a 6 pm departure. This ride is for all Wednesday Morning Ride abilities. Ride leader: Nancy Spencer, 303-912-0858, Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or Fri, June 13 firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com Easy/Moderate Road Ride Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies -AND- Fri, June 20 See details on page 11. Easy/Moderate Road Ride Blue/Capable Wednesday Night Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Mountain Bike Ride Sat, June 14 Capable/Blue Mountain Bike Ride See details on page 11. Centennial Cone Palmer Lake, Monument The Centennial Cone ride will start in the lower parking lot. Meet 9:30am, at the Safeway parking lot in Monument, Meet early enough to be riding by 6:00 because this can Sat, June 21 be a long ride and we will be fighting daylight. The lower exit 161---Safeway is on hwy 105. We will then take off Blue/Capable Mountain Bike Ride lot is on 6th ave approx. 1 mile east of the 6th ave 119 with the cars to the Mt. Herman trail head for the riding. Gold Dust Trail – Como intersection. It will be done as an out and back so every- This ride with be a exploration ride in this area, the route Meet at the Old Conifer Safeway parking lot at 8:30 am for one can adjust the ride as it fits them best. The whole out will be open, the miles determined by the group, no fixed a 9:00 am departure. The start has 1 mile of gravel road and back is 22 miles with 3900 feet elevation gain. And plan. The area has smooth single track, to open double to warm things up and the top has 1/2 mile of gravel on libations will be at Woody's in Golden following the ride. track, rocky sections, some good short climbs, we will be Boreas Pass road. The 9 miles in the middle is great sin- Ride Leader: Warren Filuta, 303-304-1280 or warren- doing various loops, sometimes crisscrossing trails. plan gletrack. The route is well marked with blue and some- firstname.lastname@example.org. on about 3-5 hours with lunch plans later. See website for times orange diamonds. Ride a narrow trail thru dense more details or contact the ride leader: Terry Mitchell 303- aspen, scrub oak and pine forest, with a climb above tim- 838-6675, email@example.com berline to 11,534 feet. The trail has a few technical rock Fri, June 27 Sun, June 15 gardens and narrow threads through trees to make it more Easy/Moderate Road Ride fun and interesting. The upper portion of the ride has an Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Moderate/Difficult Road Ride old mining flume with banked turns and berms for a fast See details on page 11. Ride the Rockies and fun descent. This is an out and back ride. Bring a -OR- snack to eat at the top. Ride Stats: 21 miles and 3,100 feet of climbing. Plan on 3+ hours to complete the entire ride. Sat, June 28 Difficult Road Ride Ride Leader: OPEN Blue/Strong Mountain Bike Ride Idaho Springs to Berthoud Pass N. Cheyenne Park Jones Hill Option: Winter Park Sun, June 22 Meet at the Conoco gas station at the corner of South Meet at the Clear Creek Middle School Parking Lot in Rooney Road and Morrison Road in Morrison at 8:15am Difficult Road Ride Idaho Springs for a 9:00 am departure. Idaho Springs, I- for an 8:30am departure to Trailhead. If you would rather Bergen Park to Echo Lake/Option: Mt. Evans 70 frontage road for 9 miles, right over I-70 to Empire, meet in trailhead, we’ll be there at approximately 10:30 Meet at the Bergen Park Park & Ride for an 8:00 am Hwy 40 to Winter Park, return the same. Round trip: 48 am. The Columbine Trail is a quick, loose, pretty trail departure.This is a classic ride if Mt. Evans is included. miles 4,000 ft. elevation gain w/option 70 miles 5,500’ ele- which runs along the northern side of Cheyenne Canyon. Plan 5+ hours for Mt. Evans. On most days you need to vation gain. Ride Leader: Matt Kondler, 303-904-9140, It consists mainly of single track surfaced with gravel and be on Mt. Evans bynoon to avoid thunderstorms. There firstname.lastname@example.org is shaded by the pine forest through which it runs. The are toilets on Mt. Evans, but no water or refreshments. middle and upper parts of the trail (above the Mid Be sure to stock up at the Echo Lake Lodge if you go for Columbine trail head) have many sections which are cov- Tue, June 17 Mt. Evans. Bergen Park to Squaw Pass, Juniper Pass, ered with loose, deep gravel (the amount of gravel varies and Echo Lake via Hwy 103. Return the same. Option: Easy/Moderate Road Ride depending on recent use, weather, and grooming). There Hwy 5 to Mt. Evans. Round trip: 36 miles 3,900 ft. eleva- Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies tion gain. w/Option: 66 miles 7,300 ft. elevation gain. See details on page 11. Rides continued on page 13 Page 12 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 June/July Rides Continued from Page 12 are also quite a few tight switchbacks on these sections as Blue/Capable Wednesday Night Bergen Park, Hwy 65 through Soda Creek, Hwy 40 to well. The switchbacks are often accompanied by loose Floyd Hill and Hwy 6 to Kermit’s bar, bike path and Hwy Mountain Bike Ride 314 to Idaho Springs, return to the Forest Service park- gravel, and some have the added attraction of being locat- Elk Meadow/Bergen Peak (Lewis Ridge) ing lot. Round trip: 32 miles 3,500 ft. elevation gain. ed beside precarious drops (use caution). The entire trail Meet at 5:45 pm at the Elk Meadow Open Space w/Option: 43 miles 4,300 ft. elevation gain. Ride Leader: is quite pretty and has nice views of Cheyenne Canyon Stagecoach Blvd. parking lot for a 6 pm departure. This David Nelson, 303-674-7510, DRNelson@wavetech- and Colorado Springs at points. It tends to also be fairly ride is for all abilities. Ride Leader: Robert Means, 720- geo.com. cool because most of the trail is shaded. Ride Stats: 16 934-1245, email@example.com. miles and 2,000 feet of climbing. Count on 3+ hours to complete the entire ride. Ride Leader: OPEN. Fri, July 4 More July Rides Sun, June 29 Easy/Moderate Road Ride Difficult Road Ride Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies July 11: Tour of Evergreen - easy pre-Triple Road Ride Bergen Park/Central City/Golden Gate See details on page 11. Please check with ride leader to July 12: Triple Bypass Road Ride Canyon/Golden/Bergen Park be sure ride is a go since it’s a holiday. July 12: Chimney Gulch/Apex Mountain Bike Ride Visit www.teamevergreen.org for updated information. July 16: Meyer Ranch Park Wed. Mountain Bike Ride July 19: Winter Park/Strawbery Lake Mountain Bike Sat, July 5 July 20: Morgul Bismark Loop Road Ride Tue, July 1 July 23: Beaver Brook Watershed Wed. Mountain Bike Blue/Capable Mountain Bike Ride July 26: Monarch Crest Trail Mountain Bike Weekend Easy/Moderate Road Ride Horsetooth Reservoir July 27: Lefthand Canyon/Ward/Lyons Road Ride Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Please check www.teamevergreen.org for ride description See details on page 11. and Ride Leader update. Wed, July 2 Moderate/Difficult Road Ride Sun, July 6 Wednesday Morning Ride Difficult Road Ride Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or Reverse Loop of Hell firstname.lastname@example.org Meet at the parking lot across the street from the middle school, ? mile north of the Mt. Evans exit to Hwy 103 off -AND- I-70 (Exit 240) in Idaho Springs for a 9:00 am departure. Parking lot, Hwy 103 to Echo Lake then Juniper Pass, return the same. Option: Continue down Hwy 103 to Get Bike Beat by email Save a tree and save Team Evergreen some green. Get Bike Beat via email. We now have over 1,200 email subscribers. The email version of Bike Beat is easy to read, it’s in color, and, because there is no bulk mail postal delivery delay, it arrives faster than snail mail. Send an email to: membership@teamever- green.org to request the switch. June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 13 Coming to a Trail or Road New You shirt with original art, breakfast, music by -22nd: Two Days of ACA Pro Races W/ Pulpit Fiction and great prizes. Riders of State Championships; June 21st: One Sunrise Century www.bikerpelli.com all shapes and sizes, every skill level and day Dash For the Cache GEO/CLUES June 14, 2008 with an incredible variety of bikes have Mountain Bike Treasure Hunt; June 20th Dive deep into Boulder's mountains & ridden in the past. Some even ride in cos- Friday night: Weekend kickoff concert canyons on one of the most unique tume! We've had Batman and Robin, and Cruiser bike tour through old town routes in Colorado. This is a ride you'll Wonder Woman and the Yellow Fort Collins. This is a community event never forget! 45, 60, 75 & 100 mile Submarine. featuring the area's best cyclists, live options - something for every skill level. music, great food, gear, and cycling for all Blue River Century levels of riders. www.bluerivercentury.com Fat Tire Bike Week June 21, 2008 www.ftbw.com A great training ride for the Triple Bypass! June 18–22, 2008 Dead Dog Classic This oldie-but-goodie bike festival cele- Four different route options including: 107 www.deaddograce.com June 27-29, 2008 brates Crested Butte as one of the birth- miles and 7100 feet of gain (3 weeks This Laramie, WY three-stage race places of mountain biking. Local riders prior to the Triple) as well as 2 other cen- includes a road race, criterium and time lead beginner, intermediate and tury options and a metric century. trial. ACA Stage Race Rules apply. Riders advanced tours on the Crested Butte Something for every level! Summit must finish each stage to start the next, area’s epic trails, and there is plenty of County. Benefits the Lance Armstrong and must finish all three events to be eli- time to socialize at the daily FTBW Expo Foundation. gible for prizes. Check website for start with live music, a pig roast, beer garden, times. Race bible will outline more specif- food court and bike rodeo. Beginner rides The Big Mick ic information. Register online at: might follow a mellow mining road while active.com http://www.mickelsontrailaffiliates.com/bi June 21, 2008 endorphin junkies power up technical sin- gle track to distant mountain passes. Bike g_mick.htm limbos and log pulls are just part of the This annual South Dakota Mountain Bike Great-West Life Bike MS fun at the Bike Rodeo/Relay Races. In Ride on the George S. Mickelson Trail www.bikemscolorado.org June 28-29, 2008 the Chainless Race on June 20, competi- starts at the Lead Trailhead and follows Join 3,000 cyclists in the 2008 Great- tors coast their chain-deprived bikes from the old Burlington Northern line that took West Life Bike MS, Colorado's Ride the top of Kebler Pass at 9,980 feet into trains from Edgemont, SD to the gold 2008. The ride starts and finishes in the town of Crested Butte often wearing mines of the northern Black Hills area. Westminster with an overnight in Fort costumes. Costumes are welcomed for all Rides available include: Collins. The 2-day ride covers 75 miles events! • Century Ride--(104.6 miles) each day and caters to cyclists of all abili- • Metric Century (60 miles) ty levels. Whether you're a weekend war- • Half Century (50 miles) rior, a recreational cyclist, or a hard core • 32 Mile Fun Ride roadie, this ride is for you! Our route Starlight Spectacular www.starlightspectacular.org takes cyclists along the Northwestern June 21, 2008 Join an expected 1,500 riders and ride Fort Collins Cycling Festival Front Range where they will enjoy a sce- through the streets of Colorado Springs nic route of rolling hills and lakeside www.fccyclingfest.com June 21st -22nd 2008 and Garden of the Gods. The ride starts views. and finishes at the Garden of the Gods Two days of cycling for all abilities! Visitors Center and includes a great t- June 21st -22nd: Two days of Citizen Road Rides Ride de Rist Tour; June 21st Page 14 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Freewheelin’ Bike Sharing Program Plans for a downtown Denver bike-sharing program called “Freewheelin” were recently announced as part of efforts to sup- port healthy living and environmental sustainability during and after the Democratic National Convention. Bikes Belong and Humana are leading the program. “With 300 days of sunshine a year, bicycling remains one of the White Ranch most viable alternatives to driving in Denver,” said Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. “While bicycles are part of our strate- gy to host the greenest national political convention ever, our Glyn Jones drops in to the Mustang Trail. commitment to being a bike-friendly city is long-term.” The snow that fell a few days before was but a memory as clear blue skies and warm temps greeted the riders at Denver joins a small group of U.S. cities establishing bike-shar- White Ranch. It was a small but enthusiastic group of 6 ing programs. Seventy of the 1,000 bikes and the checkout riders that took on the early season test of legs, lungs and kiosks in Denver during the convention will remain to become technical skills. The typical Saturday morning crowds were the start of the permanent bike-sharing system. present during the initial ascent but once we got to the upper portions of Belcher it was just us. Mustang, despite being “sanitized”, as Glyn put it, with a wooden ramp, still has its fair share of dicey drops at the bottom that provid- ed for some genuine thrills. The only casualty of the day was ride leader Ed’s bent derailleur hanger on Long Horn. White Ranch, with its steep challenging climbs, expansive Front Range vistas and technical challenges, remains one of the area’s best rides. by Ed McIlvain, Photos provided by Glyn Jones Board Member, Janet Saxon enjoying the descent. June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 15 Team Evergreen Racing Team Evergreen Racing is posting top results! To date, our road racing members have successfully targeted high-profile races including the Cherry Creek Time Trial Series, Deer Trail Road Race, Lookout Mountain Hill Climb, Iron Horse Road Race, and the Hugo Road Race. TER is consistently in the top ten for the number of team member entries. All photos provided by Jon Farinholt. It was a cold start to the season with the Wednesday night Cherry Creek Time Trial Series (photos on right) CCTT series nicknamed the "The Freezer TT" due to snow, rain, and even recent flooding. However, thanks to the camaraderie of TER members for group warmup sessions, team cheering on the course, and post race gatherings around the BBQ, the tenacity of targeting events is beginning to payoff with positive results. The CCTT series includes 29 registered TER racers with notable women's results to date including: 1st = 3 times (Anne, Robin) 2nd = 2 times (Amy) 3rd = 3 times (Robin, Amy, Anne) and 19 other top ten finishes!!! On April 6th included the added twist of high winds, but team The Deer Trail Road Race (photo below) unity of 12 members prevailed in pelotons drafting together to bring Russ a fourth place finish in the 45+ Cat 4 Category. (photo of 7DTteam). In the 35+, 4, Brian Franc finished sixth place with the excellent support from his teammates Josh Teplitzky, Jeremy Nelson, and David Newcomer. Page 16 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Team Evergreen Racing continued from page 16 Road racing efforts are well underway, and mountain bike racing On May 3rd brought many PRs or Personal Records to the 20+ kicked off the Summer with TER's very own MTB time trial called Lookout Mountain Time Trial TER members on individual climbs up 1,220 feet of elevation “The Burn” on May 31st in Buffalo Creek. More information can gain in merely 4.5 miles of switchbacks. It's a great piece of be found on the website at www.TeamEvergreenRacing.com. pavement near Golden, so give it a try sometime with a stop- watch and acknowledge the personal successes of you TER Upcoming races & TER results are posted to team making the climb in approx 25 minutes. Some team high- www.AmericanCycling.org so please come out to cheer on your lights include the women again with Anne & Robin each taking TER road & mountain bike race team and even send me a few third place in their respective divisions. photos of those cool new uniform kits on the course at JonFarinholt@Yahoo.com TER racers are not necessarily gluttons for punishment, but they Keep tuned for more racing news from the Iron Horse and see Rabbit Mountain Team Team Time Trial excel at post race recovery. A strong team of three men turned ya at the races! out the next day on May 4th for proud second place podium fin- ish in the Rabbit Mtn Team Time Trial in the Men's 55+ category. Now that's a tough 20 minutes of all-out team effort...just inches from your buddy's wheel! June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 17 IMBA World Summit 2008 June 18–21, Park City, UT Mountain biking enthusiasts from around the globe will gather in Park City, Utah, June 18-21 for the 2008 IMBA World Summit. IMBA Summits bring mountain biking advocates, land managers, ski resort professionals, trailbuilders, park and urban planners, tourism officials and the bike industry together for collaboration, planning, and celebration. There will be outdoor workshops, guided networking rides, and other field sessions to can embrace all that Park City has to offer. For more information and to register visit: www.imba.org. Mountain Biking Skills Center Offers Clinics to Team Evergreen Members Evergreen-based “Mountain Biking Skills Center” will be holding FREE skills clinics to Team Evergreen Members. Clinics will be held every Thursday at 6pm, June 5 through October 2. Clinics will last at least 90 minutes; longer if there is interest. Clinics will be held regardless of temperature, but will be canceled if trails are wet and muddy. Meet at the upper trailhead of Three Sisters at 6pm. Confirmation emails are requested, but not required. Email to: email@example.com and indicate if there are any particular issues that need to be addressed (cornering, switchbacks, etc). Clinics will be open to all skill levels with emphasis on advanced-beginners and inter- mediates or “standard and capable”. Private lessons are also available at the rate of $25 per hour. Lessons taught will be tailored to the group on hand and will utilize the variety of terrain 3 Sisters has to offer. Possible issues addressed will be: cornering: hi speed and low speed techniques; gear choice/shifting; technical maneuvers over boulders/trees; descending faster and/or with more confidence, etc. Clinics will be taught by Ryan Overby of Evergreen who has nearly twenty years experience in the saddle. Ryan found his passion for teaching while instructing novice river guides on the Taylor River. Effectively communicating slippery concepts is his strength. Page 18 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Santa Fe Century by Steve Mayka The day started off with a beautiful New Mexico blue sky. The group met early and departed close to 7am. Initially, it was a “brisk” pace, with several members stopping by the La Quinta to check up on some fellow team members. It turned out, they had the jump on the peloton and had left just moments earlier, so now the chase was on! The group worked together, as any well organized team should, to chase down the apparent “break away”. After a time, as often occurs in “The Tour”, the break away was caught and the peloton continued on, stopping only to do some necessary bicy- cle maintenance. This gave some of us a chance to finally take a sip of water and a squeeze of GU, not to mention, catching ones breath. The route winds though some PRACTICE of the more “colorful” areas of artistic Santa Fe, causing one to ponder and then smile at some of the artwork along the way. The break stops were well organized with plenty of food, drink and smiling helpers. SAFE The major “bump” in the route is called Heartbreak Hill. It can be seen for several CYCLING miles causing one to consider, can I really see the top or does it continue up and up? Fortunately, it is short, sweet, and oh yes, steep! The remainder of the ride is a bit of a march, through farmland and ranches. I had the occasion to pull for a pace • Obey all traffic laws, line, and to also be pulled along. I grew to be very fond of the tandem riders as they can really accelerate on the downhill's, and cut through the air leaving a vortex in signs and signals their wake. The finish along I-25 was quick and the finish an absolute relief for this rider. I enjoy this ride so much because it offers a good incentive for early training, • Never assume motorists an opportunity to visit and spend time in the wonderful town of Santa Fe, and most see you or that you have importantly, to spend time with friends. And speaking of time with friends, the TE members who attended the ride were treated to a post ride feast at the long standing the right of way establishment of Maria’s. The food was excellent, the conversation lively and the sto- ries, well, you'll just have to come along next year to hear for yourself. Special • Ride no more than two thanks to the current TE board, the past TE board members and especially all that participated. It was such a good time, I think I'll do it again next year! abreast, returning to single-file if riding two abreast would impede the flow of traffic • Do not use headphones; it prevents you from hearing warnings. Courtesy of Bicycle Colorado. For a complete list of Colorado Bicycling Statutes, road and trail rules, see bicyclecolo.org. June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 19 Dear Scabby Scabby will give advice about your cycling related concerns and questions, mostly centered around bike ethics and etiquette. Scabby is not a “gear-head” so no questions regarding repair or what the best rear derailleur of ’08 is. Scabby is probably as clueless about relationships or etiquette as the rest of us, but will happily give his two cents if you so desire. Send your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Scabby, I like to ride with my IPOD it help me get motivated for climbs, but my friends get Triple Swag annoyed cause I tune them out. Is it wrong of me to want to jam out on my ride? Visit us online at: www.teamevergreen.org to checkout the Triple Bypass 2008 merchandise. Prices and sizes are listed on the web- Signed site and include shipping and other rockin’ and ridin’ fees. Merchandise will ship in June. Dear Rockin’ Ahh the ‘Pod. It’s amazing how much music you can cram on that little device. Remember the bulky Walkman? I can relate to your desire to listen to music when exer- cising and I agree that it can help get you pumped up. But I person- ally don’t like riding with the music. On the road it’s downright danger- ous. You might miss a car approaching from behind and be so wrapped up in “Fat Bottom Girls” by Queen that you zig when you should zag. As for mountain bik- ing, I think you simply miss out when you don’t experience all the sights and sounds on the trail. Certainly part of mountain biking is being out in nature and I think having AC/DC blasting in your ears actually subtracts from your experience rather than enhances it. You also might miss the “on your left” from the shaved and lycra’d pro from Team I’m-A-Hammer who is doing laps on Belcher and is trying to beat his best time. So, as you can see I’m not a big fan of tuning out while riding, but I do like to put it on while doing something safe and boring like the trainer in winter. Alas, if your riding friends’ conversation is less preferable than Gnarls Barkley, perhaps you need to find some more interesting riding buddies. Scabby Page 20 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Pre-Event Warm-Up Strategies for Cyclists By Rob Lockey, CSCS, photos provided by Rob Lockey With the 2008 season of events for cyclists in Colorado underway, sity. Pre-event energy storage, although important for the event, I thought it would be good to present some strategies for prepara- isn’t needed to be spared as much in the warm-up due to the tion. Nutrition, equipment, trip planning, knowledge of the course shorter nature of these events. With this strategy the warm-up will and warm-up are a few of the items on the top of the list. Each need to mimic the event and include high intensity bouts followed one of the listed items is an important discussion and to focus on by recovery. Spend forty-five to sixty minutes increasing the heart one will also involve points about the others. In this article I will rate to just below lactate threshold for steady state of about fifteen discuss the warm-up strategies I have found to work well. From minutes. After this increase the intensity to max effort intervals these general suggestions a more individual approach can and consisting of a one minute effort and one minute recovery. This should be designed. type of one to one movement through the ranges of heart rate will prepare the body for the longer higher intensity nature of short Everyone has heard the term ‘warm-up’ and although it has broad events. After four to ten minutes of the max efforts, bring the heart meaning, it can be very specific for the type of event. Finding the rate into recovery for five minutes and head to the start area. warm-up that is correct for a specific event can increase one’s ability on the course. One of the first steps is to analyze the What to eat and when is also a very individual thing. In general, event; this will help decide the needed preparations. Knowledge eat a complete balanced meal, three hours before the race/event of the distance, start time, type of event and expected duration including adequate hydration. An hour prior to the race/event are key thoughts to work on. The reason to ask so many ques- reduce the hydration intake and plan your nature break for the tions is because the warm-up should have a similar design with a start area. Also during this hour before consume approximately few small exceptions. Second, decide if the warm-up will be per- one hundred calories; this should be something that is quickly formed on a trainer or the road or trail. Both have their distinct absorbed like a gel, to top off fuel storage. Make sure to take advantages with allowing the warm-up to be specific. along adequate fuel for continued feeding throughout the event. It is better to feed small amounts of calories over increments of time If the distance of the event is long (several hours or more) in gen- than to gorge on the hour, to avoid gastrointestinal distress. eral, the warm-up time and/or distance will be short and lower in intensity. The reason for this comes from the pre-event energy Check equipment one last time before entering the start area. storage that needs to be conserved. To perform a long hard bout Make sure your helmet is on, tires set to the correct pressures, of work prior to the event will start you off behind in fueling. Also and correct gear selection for the start and finally the identification in general the effort will be below lactate threshold for the duration number provided by the promoter is displayed correctly. of the event, so energy usage is lower and more constant. A warm-up strategy for a long distance event would be to spend fif- Take this information discussed here and practice various strate- teen to thirty minutes increasing heart rate up to just above lac- gies during training and then at an event that is low priority for tate threshold or above comfort level. Once a steady state effort you. Once a warm-up that works well is found, stick to it so that in this range is reached for five minutes, bring the heart rate back consistency dictates the success of a well designed plan. down to resting levels and head to the start area. Warm-up for an event not consisting of completion can actually be done during the event. It isn’t necessary to perform a structured warm-up Rob Lockey, CSCS, ACSM/HFI and a USA Cycling LII Certified Coach, before. provides testing and coaching through Optimize Endurance Services. Contact him at 303-356-9893 or Rob@optimizeendurance.com If the distance of the event is short (less than 2 hours) in general, the warm-up time and/or distance will be long and higher in inten- June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 21 Is Your Membership about Team Evergreen Classifieds to Expire? 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As a guest of Expedition Station, you have exclusive access to the Heated Swimming Pool, Hot Tubs, Steam Parting Shot Room, Work Out & Fitness Room and well-appointed game room area that includes a Pool Table, Large Gas Fireplace and TV sitting area. Call Brad at 303-909-5563 and mention Team Evergreen for a discount! YAKIMA STUFF FOR SALE Yakima Extreme Getaway hitch mount bike rack in perfect condition, used very few times. Holds 2 bikes with extra attachment to allow 4 bikes to be car- ried. Requires 2” standard hitch. Rack pivots to lower bikes to ground level or to open rear hatch. Should fit most vans, SUVs and pickups. Extra features include keyed locks for rack & bikes. Original cost well over $500.00, will sell for $275.00. Yakima crossbars with keyed towers to fit Honda factory rails. May fit other vehicles? Available with wheel trays, ft. fork locks & wheel carri- ers. Take the whole package for $100.00. Yakima Rocket Box 16. Good con- dition. With keyed locks. Should fit any top rack with 32” spacing between rails. Original cost over $450.00 will sell for $200.00 Negotiations are possi- ble. 303-929-0312. ROAD BIKE FOR SALE 2006 Lemond Alpe D’Huez, 55cm aluminum frame, Shimano pedals, Shimano 105/ Ultegra components, triple cranks, Cane Creek cross brake levers, excel- lent condition, very low use. $750. Contact Brian at 303-921-5310 or email@example.com PRIVATE RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR TRIPLE BYPASS WEEKEND Very special lodging opportunities are available for Triple Bypass Riders who come from around the Country. Four individual private family residences ready to go for the Triple weekend. Check them out at: www.vrbo.com/117894, www.vrbo.com/132498, www.vrbo.com/141941 and www.vrbo.com/153771 Team Evergreen members can place a free classified ad by emailing it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Page 22 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org June 2008 Team Evergreen Board of Directors President Chris Porter 303-526-9335 (h) 303-888-9001 (c) email@example.com Vice President Tyler Pollesch 920-319-1260 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Janet Saxon 303-777-4699 (h) 303-850-4776 (w) email@example.com Secretary Mac McShane 303-355-3581 (h) 303-757-5446 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Secretary Aaron Miller 303-359-2670 (h) 303-492-3597 (w) email@example.com Website Coordinator Mitch Sprinsky 609-706-7811 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org Road Bike Committee Chair George Rooney 303-670-1908 (h) 303-619-1908 (c) email@example.com Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Bob Campbell 303-526-3000 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Jerry Haynie 303-915-5395 (w) email@example.com Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Paul Delia 303-219-1709 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Mitch Sprinsky 609-706-7811 (c) email@example.com Board Member Chris Davis 303-679-8510 (h) 303-502-0422 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org Board Member Chris “Rocky” Davis 303-679-2749 (h) email@example.com Board Member Rolando “Rolo” Luarca 303-726-1722 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org Board Member Mark Spurgeon 303-601-9874 (h) email@example.com Board Member Terri Wickstrom 303-474-4161 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org Triple Bypass Coordinator Leslie & Carl Caimi 303-525-6373 (c) email@example.com Committee Heads Team Evergreen Racing Co-Director Kevin Skruch 720-936-2916 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org Team Evergreen Racing Co-Director Patrick Bull 303-809-7741 (c) email@example.com Database Coordinator Jason Bertolacci 303-674-8434 (w) 413-683-2723 (f) firstname.lastname@example.org Merchandise Coordinator Leslie Caimi 303-525-6373 (c) email@example.com Bike Beat Editor Tamra McIlvain 303-204-2232 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org Bicycle Advocacy Chairman OPEN Team Evergreen Hotline 303-674-6048 email@example.com Team Evergreen Website firstname.lastname@example.org Team Evergreen Membership Application/Renewal Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone ____________________________________________ Work Phone ______________________________________________ Annual membership fees: J Individual $30 J Family $40 J New membership J Renewal My primary cycling interest is: J Road bike J Mountain bike (you may check both) Email Address (where you would like to receive Team Evergreen news) _______________________________________________________ TE will periodically send pertinent news via email. Which type(s) of news would you prefer? J Club J Road bike J Mtn. bike Bike Beat is available by email (under 3 MB), which will save club funds. Select Bike Beat delivery: J US Mail J Email TE occasionally shares its mailing list with its major sponsors, such as Bicycle Outfitters and other prominent bicycling organizations and events, such as Bicycle Colorado and Elephant Rock. For those who grant permission, only name, email and mailing address is shared. Please indicate if TE SHOULD NOT share contact information with bicycle-friendly organizations. J Do Not Share ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of any of my actions during these Activities. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND THAT BY SIGNING IT I AM GIV- IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in all activities (collectively, “Activities”) sponsored by Team ING UP MY RIGHT TO SUE OR OTHERWISE MAKE A CLAIM against the Club and other entities and persons mentioned in this para- Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. (“Club”), graph. I acknowledge that these Activities are an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits, and I voluntarily assume all risks of I intend this Waiver and Release to be effective whether or not any loss, damage, injury or death RESULTS FROM NEGLIGENCE of the all loss, damage or injury occurring in connection with such Activities. I fully understand that my participation carries with it the poten- Club or any of its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, contractors, the event holders, event sponsors, tial for death, serious injury, and property loss. 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I real- ize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, or from dangerous or I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them. this event. In the event of accident and/or injury I further consent to the release of any and all transport, treatment and or medical information to the Club relating there to. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in these Activities and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I understand that at these Activities or related events, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, film likeness and email address to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and or assigns. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form (“Waiver and Release”) will be used by the event holders, sponsors and organizers, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said Activities. I agree to wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet and to ride in accordance with all applicable laws. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in these Activities, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, This Waiver and Release shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under appli- administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) WAIVE, RELEASE and DISCHARGE from any and all liability, cable law. claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me which are related to or are in any way connected with participation in PARENT GUARDIAN WAIVER FOR MINORS (Under 18 years old) The undersigned parent and natural guardian or legal guardian does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such a capaci- all Club Activities or result from my traveling to or from these Activities, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Team Evergreen ty and agrees to save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all of the parties referred to above from all liability, loss, cost, Bicycle Club, Inc. and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, contractors, the event holders, event claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act sponsors, event directors, event volunteers and their successors, assigns and insurers; and (B) INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the and release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parents or legal guardian. Signature(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________________ If a family membership, all members must sign; if under age 18, parent or guardian must sign. Mail to: Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. P.O. Box 3804 · Evergreen, CO 80437 · Questions? Call 303-674-6048 June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 23 Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. P.O. Box 3804 Evergreen CO 80437 ® We are grateful to our sponsors. Please patronize their store, product or service as a thank you to them. Team Evergreen Bike Beat June 2008 Issue Is your membership expiring? Check your mailing label on the print edition. If you receive the online version, please check the date in the email subject heading. Don’t miss the next issue of Bike Beat.
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