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  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie   6 hours 39 min ago

    It's been a tough week.

  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie   7 hours 38 min ago

    dude, you gotta get your sarcasm meter recalibrated.

  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie   8 hours 8 min ago

    Duuuhhhhhhhhh. That's the point of their getting open before landscaping. They get to a point where there's emergency vehicle access and safe in/out traffic flow and they can get a "partial C.O" before the super fancy, fluffy trees and sod or whatever is put in. If you are able to protest 24 hours /day you are obviously from Boulder and don't have a real life or job to go to. Concerning your super ridiculous tangent about the children, everyone please keep your children out of construction zones especially if you have stupid children. You might want to teach them about respecting private property at the same time. To the Boulderites who may not have heard about private property: "Private property is a legal designation of the ownership of property by non-governmental legal entities. Private property is distinguishable from public property, which is owned by a state entity; and collective property, which is owned by a group of non-governmental entities."

  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie   8 hours 26 min ago

    Tons of dirt, definitely not landscaped......can you imagine kids playing on a construction site and getting hurt all because they wanted money early? How can emergency workers get there under these conditions? Destroy/damage public vehicles just so they get money early? It still looks very un-polished outside and we must keep it closed to protect the children and hurt people of the world!!!! if erie allows this, i'm protesting 24 hours a day.

  • Reply to: You don't know Mountain Biking unless you know Kate Rau   1 day 4 hours ago

    if you donut know me u don't no internets

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   1 day 7 hours ago

    I'd say "out of the woodwork" is pretty accurate tbh. My husband and I just happened to buy a set of SS bikes this year and it happened because of a confluence of events. First, we happened to notice that we could get SS that matched the geometry and quality of our geared bikes, were well spec'd and not horribly expensive. We wanted pit bikes we could use as all-rounders and the stars just aligned right. We are both pretty average Cat 3s who would both much prefer to jump in the SS class than duke it out with elite master racers when we double up. Will we get smashed in SS? Absolutely, me especially, since it's an open unisex category. Do we care? Not so much. We already get a huge giggle out of bashing one gear around on open space trails, so making the transition to racing it doesn't seem much of a stretch.

    In sum, I think there's an element of growth / change in the SS category just percolating in from other cross-curious members of the "normals". Will we get tattoos and wear bib overalls to race in and will my husband attempt to grow a giant lumberjack beard? Prolly not, but you never know.

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   1 day 8 hours ago

    Exactly. Thats what i was saying. Cyclocross numbers have plateaued in Colorado but yet the single speed field grows and strengths. So where are these riders coming from? 35+? P-1-2? Out of the woodwork?

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   1 day 8 hours ago

    Growth is just a secondary topic to this story, please pay attention to the category makeup of the field, 2009, mostly 4's, 2014 lots of 1's and 2's. THIS is what I find interesting. I'm not interested in what is happening in the other 49 states, just what is happening in Colorado. This shift in rider demographics has changed the attitude of the field. Not saying this is a bad thing (must say that before anyone goes off on a tangent). I don't have a problem with someone moving my cheese, that is evolution in the SS field in Colorado.

  • Reply to: 2014 USA Pro Challenge - Economic Impact   1 day 22 hours ago

    It is nice to through around big numbers like that.

    I would like to see the whole run down though. How much money was spent by each town just to be considered for a start/finish, how much each town spent on the race, how many volunteer hours,

    USA Pro Challenge bicycle race also sued a major sponsor.

    There is a cost to business but they never report that.