Would you pay $10,500 to ride the USPCC course before the pros?

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Last January Carmichael Training Systems announced its USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Experience for Amateurs. We were curious how it all turned out and saw this recent story in the
Denver Post about the event.

"This is a privilege denied to many, especially at my age," said the 64-year-old Breckenridge resident as a mechanic for his Carmichael Training Systems team grabbed his bike for a cleaning and a coach delivered a brightly colored drink. Oshlo was one of 19 cyclists who paid $10,500 to pedal the entire 683-mile USA Pro Challenge route, just like the pros.

The Carmichael Training Systems team — which included six coaches, five mechanics and five massage therapists — ate with the pros, got daily bike maintenance and massages, stayed in the same hotel as the pros and team members even got fined for being late to meetings or departures. (The fines went to the Kids on Bikes charity.) The riders got VIP access to stage finishes and colleague-type access to the world's best cyclists.

Cyclist Interview - Georgia Gould

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Ben Welnak of 303cycling & Mountain Bike Radio talked with Georgia Gould about her recent performance at the 2012 Olympic Games. Georgia brought home the bronze medal and lives and trains in the Fort Collins area. Learn more about Georgia Gould

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Wednesday Coffee Talk - Flagstaff Still Stands!

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Tuesday(Wednesday) Coffee Talk allows all of us to engage in community related topics and share your 2 cents worth

I was relieved to see on this past Sunday morning that Flagstaff was still standing! It didn't burn down, get cut down, or destroyed. Just to make sure I rode up Flagstaff to witness assumed destruction myself that must have occurred given all the fear PLAN-Boulder supporters had with the race going through open space. Here is what I saw...

A Mountain Biker on Super Skinny Tires: Me and the Venus de Miles.

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Part II - Part I, Venus de Miles: It’s Not Just for Women with Road Bikes Anymore.

When I signed up for the Venus de Miles ride I did all the right things. I tried to talk myself out of it. I had never ridden a road bike or ridden more than 25 or 26 miles in one day. So I did what all normal people would do. I emailed FasCat Coaching for a training plan. The training plan was a benefit of signing up and so I figured I’d see what kind of training I could squeeze into eight days. It turns out not much.

Pikes Peak Highway Announces Pilot Bicycle Program

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Pikes Peak Highway announces pilot bicycle program

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, announces a pilot program to allow bicycles on the Pikes Peak Highway from September 4 - 30. This limited program will be used to gather information about the feasibility and compatibility of allowing unescorted bicycle riders on the Highway.

This is a non-escorted bicycle program and riders participate at their own risk. All riders must complete a use agreement and liability waiver available at the Pikes Peak Highway tollgate. Because of the extreme nature of the mountain, children under the age of 18 must be escorted by a parent or legal guardian. Riders need to be aware that there will be vehicular traffic and construction on the Highway and should be prepared for changing weather conditions.

There is no parking near the tollgate so any riders planning to drive to the highway and then bike to the summit are encouraged to park at the Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center parking lot or above. All riders must follow all safety and traffic rules, use regulations and hours of operation.

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