Category Archives: Race Reports

Racing for Hope Criterium

This race is a bit of a sleeper on the calendar. This year it was up against the Leadville 100 and Steamboat Singer mountain bike races, and was followed by one of the highest profile local criteriums the next day. … Continue reading

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One of my teammates described this race well as we chatted before the start: “At Bannock, people are desparate.”  The prize money is big and the season is coming to a close.  Many riders see this as one of their …

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Lookout Mountain Hill Climb

This climb is a front range classic, and is a very good test of fitness. It also makes for a great race. The course isn’t too long or too steep, which not only makes it accessible for racers of all … Continue reading

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Longmont Criterium – State Crit Championships

I thought I knew what to expect when I arrived for the Longmont Criterium, as I last raced it in 2010.  Apparently there is a new course which has been used the last two years.  I did a quick lap … Continue reading

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As I rolled up to the race to pick up my number, clouds were brewing overhead.  I’m known for my constant optimism, and I make no exception when it comes to weather forecasting.  I checked the radar as I left …

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I’ve had less time training this season, and one of the differences I’ve noticed is that I’m not quite as good the second day as I have been in the past.  Racing the day before wasn’t the only reason this …

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Prospect Criterium

This race is another of my favorites (aren’t they all?).  The course is in Longmont’s Prospect neighborhood.  Longmont is a half hour east of Boulder and is a mid-western style town: flat, boring, an almost-cute but more run down Main … Continue reading

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Dead Dog Stage Race – Time Trial

There is a short amount of time between the criterium and the afternoon Trihydro Time Trial.  Most racers will have about an hour prior to their TT start which is 15 minues away.  I took 15 minutes to drive my … Continue reading

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Dead Dog Stage Race – Criterium

I wasn’t sure what to make of my poor showing at the road race the day before.  It was unexpected and my power numbers were as disappointing as my result.  I was weighing my options for redemption: either put it … Continue reading

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Dead Dog Stage Race – Road Race

This would be my third trip to Laramie, Wyoming for the Dead Dog Classic Stage Race.  I’ve had good results here in the past, but I was on the fence about leaving the family this time.  I somehow managed to … Continue reading

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