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Ride the Rockies Prologue Sponsored by ViaWest

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Photo Jun 07, 8 38 51 AM Photo Jun 07, 8 25 14 AM Photo Jun 06, 3 45 55 PMViaWest sponsored the 5th Annual Prologue — a ride before the full week of Ride the Rockies!   We were lucky to have some special guests of ViaWest and some Cycling special guests as well — including George Hincapie to help lead the ride!  Great event in Boulder that got our climbing legs in order for a huge week of climbing at RTR.  Big thanks to Denver Post and the other sponsors for a great event!

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Ride the Rockies 2014

Jim, Bill and I survived the hardest Ride the Rockies (@ridetherocks) that I’ve done in years if not ever!  A little bit of everything and some basic survivability challenges on the top of Berthoud made it very interesting!  Here’s some of the best pictures!

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Initial review of Felt F1 SL Team

I finally got a chance to do a shake down cruise on the new 2010 Felt F1 SL Team bike from the Argyle Club at Team Garmin-Transitions! Stiff in all the right places and an amazing ride. The 13-ish lb. bike feels like an extension of your body, easy to throw around but easy to control and drive towards where you need to go and as fast as you want to get there. I’ve ridden carbon before. What’s remarkable for me is the instantaneous response on steering — straight and fast like an arrow without feeling like your cramped in the frame.

My first set of carbon wheels (The “stock” Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLRs) surprised me with their sounds first off (I don’t notice now after ride 3.) They don’t sound like metal alloy wheels for sure! Second surprise they added 2-3 degrees or more to cornering. Very stiff and love to roll — they put wind resistance on notice for sure! The bike has the Garmin-Transitions and sponsors graphics but it’s not overdone. The white seat and bar tape add that extra “pro” touch!