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Make riding inside more fun

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Temperature is 16F and 4 inches of snow is on the ground... "cool" you say because today is Wednesday Worlds but if you cut off outside cycling once the temperature drops below your age then the next few months could be a bore but a big requirement if you have any desire for the races that happen before June. Check out some of the boredom fighting videos at epicPlanet.tv. I like these videos because they have the perspective of the bike, its like I'm riding in a exciting warmer place! I did contact epicplanet and they have plans in 2010 to create a Colorado DVD.

Garmin-Transitions team doctor Shannon Sovndal signing Books in Boulder

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This Wednesday at the Boulder Bookstore, Garmin-Transitions team doctor Shannon Sovndal will discuss and sign their book, Cycling Anatomy at 7:30pm. And for those who love skiing too, Ron LeMaster will discuss and sign "Ultimate Skiing" at the same time.

Learn more about the event

Book description...
See what it takes to maximize cycling power, speed, and endurance "Cycling Anatomy" will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement.

"Cycling Anatomy" features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action.

"Cycling Anatomy" goes beyond exercises by placing you on the bike and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending, and sprinting show you how the exercises are fundamentally linked to cycling performance. From steep inclines to slick terrains, "Cycling Anatomy" will ensure you're prepared for any challenge that comes your way.

Centurion Cycling Series Coming to Boulder County

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Learn more at http://303cycling.com/Boulder-centurion-results-report-and-photos

For Immediate release

NOVEMBER 25, 2009: Boulder, Colorado — Combine the mass-participation
buzz of a big-city marathon, the epic beauty of a European gran fondo, and
the all-inclusive nature of a cycling century ride and you have the
framework for the newest entrant to North America’s endurance sports
events arena — Centurion Cycling.

Launched in fall 2009 by Ironman pioneer Graham Fraser and veteran event
organizer Len Pettyjohn, Centurion Cycling is a competitive, three-race
series with events slated for Madison, Wisconsin; Mammoth Lakes,
California; and right here in Boulder County.
In fact, Centurion-Colorado kicks off the series on July 17-18, 2010.
Final course details are still being fleshed out, but expect a difficult
day with ample climbing. Centurion-Wisconsin follows on Aug. 7-8, and
Centurion-California completes the slate on Sept. 11-12.

On-line registration for all three of these marathon-of-cycling events is
open. Precise computer-chip timing will determine exact finish times —
and the winners of a $25,000 total prize purse that includes overall series
champion bonuses.

Each two-day Centurion Cycling event will include three separate rides —
a 25-miler on Saturday, and 50-mile and 100-mile rides on Sunday. The 50

Donate a bike this holiday for kids in need

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Do you have kids sitting you your garage that your kids have outgrown? If so Denver folks can donate those bikes now until Nov 30 at the following locations:
- The Cherry Creek Bike Rack 171 Detroit Street in Cherry Creek North shop
- Campus Cycles, 2102 S. Washington Street.

These bikes will be cleaned, serviced and provided to the Denver Kids Inc and Denver Department of Human Services.
More information on Denver donation see Bike Denver's website

If you live in Boulder then you can bring you bikes to the Boulder Velodrome December 19th and Community Cycles will service them and donate them to kids in need. Bikes can be dropped of earlier at Community Cycles shop at 2805 Wilderness Pl Ste 1000, see their website below for more details.

More information on the Community Cycles Bike donation

ACA launches new redesigned website

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Yesterday at 2:30pm Insight Designs launched the newly redesigned ACA website. Earlier this year the more important and complex piece of the website, the back office piece that is used by officials and staff, was launched opening the door to many possibilities and fewer headaches by the ACA staff. The new website not only fixes the extremely outdated and poorly created old site/database but opens up new online features like online registration and license renewal. Congratulations to Insight Designs and the ACA, they had a major undertaking given all the years of neglect it was given.

http://www.americancycling.org/

Hear what the ACA has to say about the new site...

Ben Turner - Interview

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Ben Turner

If you've attended any Colorado cyclocross races then I am sure you have seen Ben Turner in the pits helping his junior team. Recently 303Cycling caught up with Ben and learned a little about him and the team that he runs.

[303Cycling] For those who don't know give us a little background on Ben Turner
[Ben] From New York, began racing bikes in college in Virginia, moved to Boulder for grad school in '99 and started to really get into 'cross then. Masters degree in Exercise Physiology, worked 4 years managing the TIAA-CREF Development Team/Slipstream Sports program. Currently manage a 2 acre organic market garden for the Cultiva Youth Project, part of Growing Gardens, a local non-profit.

[303Cycling] Tell me a little about the Clif Bar Development team

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