Friday, April 30, 2010

Front Range Mtn Bike Series

5/2 Front Range MTB Series Cancelled

Due to the recent and forecast inclement weather as well as an already saturated course, the Front Range MTB series has been cancelled for 5/2 in an effort to preserve the venue from environmental damage.

Registration is Open

The registration for Winter Park is open. The race schedule is slightly different this year. There is only one Super D.

Here is the link. Send me your registration confirmation.

There are a couple of good races this weekend. If you want to race on the road, the Lookout Mtn. Hill Climb is tomorrow. This is always a good way to test your fitness level and establish a new PR for the pillar to post ride. I think most people drop their times by 1-2 minutes on race day. The course is slightly shorter as you stop short of the 'post', but race day conditions always seem to push you a little harder.

Sunday is the 3rd race of the Front Range Mountain Bike Series. This will take place at the Louisville Rec Center.

Drop me a line if you race this weekend. I'm trying to keep the results section updated with all top 5 finishes.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Winter Park Registration

I received an email from Chuck this morning. He has been in contact with the WP race organizers and has this information. Registration opens on May 1, pre registration for the series goes up in price on May 25th.

As we did last year, please email me your registration confirmation. Once I have gathered all of the information, I can submit the teams. When you send me the confirmation, also indicate whether or not you will be attending all races. We want our 1st team to consist of folks who plan on racing all races. This will give us our best chance of putting a team on the podium.

No official word yet on the kits, but I'm expecting them within the next 2 weeks.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday's Ride

We had a nice team ride today at Bear Creek. The trail is in great shape.

Kevin Langan had another strong showing at the Front Range Series. 3rd Place;nice work Kevin! We watched him slowly work his way through the chase group. If the race had been a little longer, I suspect he would have picked off the next couple of riders.

This upcoming weekend is the opening race of the Mountain States Cup. If anyone is interested, there is a time trial on Saturday and a XC on Sunday.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Team Ride for Sunday

We will be meeting Sunday at 10 AM at Green Mountain Sports for a team ride. We are planning on a loop of the race course for the Battle of the Bear.

As of this morning, White Ranch is dry on Belcher. I rode up to the top where Maverick heads north, and this was in good shape. Maverick had snow and mud within the first 100 yards so I turned around. I also rode up the bottom of Chimney Gulch. It was dry until the first north facing section after the first bridge. I once again turned around as the next portion of the trail is all north facing. I'm guessing theses trails will need another week or two of warmth and no moisture.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Possible Yeti Demo

I talked with Corky last week about a possible Golden Wheelmen Demo Day. He has to discuss with Yeti to see if we can coordinate. We talked about bringing a selection of the Yeti bikes to Corky's house in North Golden. This would allow for easy access to the trails on North Table Mountain. I'm sure we could also talk with one of our other sponsors, Foss Building Wine & Spirits about beverages for the event. Send me an email or post comments below if you are interested. This would be an exclusive event for Golden Wheelmen only.

I received word from Primalwear that we are expecting our order to arrive somewhere around the second week of May. I'll keep everyone posted as I receive more information.

I saw a few posts about the upcoming race at Bear Creek on May 8th. There are options ranging from 10 miles up to 50 miles depending on your class and the race you choose. The course is a little difficult to decipher by looking at the map. If you want details, let me know and we can ride. I raced here last year. By my third lap, I was going slow enough that I could take detailed notes as I moved to the side of the trail for the fast riders.... (I rode the course over the past weekend and it is completely dry.)

I'll try to keep the race results current. I'm trying to post all top 5 finishes. If you race and I don't see your result, feel free to email me with details.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Ride

The trails are starting to dry out. Green Mountain was mostly dry. There are still a few muddy/wet spots, but those will probably dry out this week.

We had a few Wheelmen racing over the weekend. Jason Cherry won his division in the Koppenberg Circuit Race, and Kevin Langan took fourth in the first race of Front Range Mountain Bike Series.

If the weather holds, look for updates here for team rides in the next 1-2 weeks.