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Blue Sky Velo CX Cup 2014

Join us Sunday, October 26th for the Blue Sky Velo CX Cup at the legendary Xilinx campus! A full day of fun for the whole family and exciting racing on a classic course. Don’t miss out on racing this classic Colorado cross course.

Blue Sky Cup - hopping the barriers

Join in the fun, or watch as racers spring over barriers, trudge through sandpits and charge over run-ups, obstacles sure to test the racer’s physical, technical and mental abilities; excitement for everyone at every twist and turn! Expo Area will have face painting, chiropractic care, local vendors, and food & beverage booths. The talented Niwot Marching Band will be on-hand again to entertain and add to the excitement!

A full day of fun for the entire family!

Race Schedule &  Race Flyer.

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Hi BSV friends and family,
The kit ordering details have been finalized and Pearl Izumi’s website is now open for BSV orders!
You can order as many clothing pieces as you like, but all members must order at least one current jersey. If you already have one from last year, you can order a different upper body piece ( ie, vest, jacket, l/s jersey).  We want to make sure we represent our current sponsors well, by making sure everyone has current Blue Sky Velo kit pieces!
Here’s your link to place your clothing order: (Window closes on Feb. 14th)
If you’be been thinking of joining Blue Sky (or haven’t re-upped for 2013), please do so NOW! Fees are only $40.  You won’t find a better cycling club bargain anywhere! Here’s your link to sign up:

It was Friday afternoon when the Blue Sky Velo email came out saying the Saturday morning road ride was cancelled due to the weather, and then another email from the Plank leaders announcing the BSV social ride was off too because it was too cold and might be unsafe. I was thinking the forecasted 5 degrees might be on the chilly side, but fresh snow ALWAYS calls for a cyclocross ride. Must be time to see if there is anyone else willing to try a Saturday morning Arctic ride.

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If you haven’t made it to the BSV Mountain Bike training camps in Fruita, you need to free up your calendar for next year as they are an absolute blast. We had a great group this year, and rode a lot of great trails. Due to time constraints, I only got to ride with the full group one day but it was a day full of smiles.

I captured a bunch of footage from part of one day and pieced it together. I circulated this around the mountain bike group, but thought I’d put it out to the larger group to give those that weren’t able to attend a taste of Fruita riding.

I’m a big fan of the Voler jerseys the club started using two years ago (thanks again clothing coordinators!). The fit is good, but most importantly for an MTBer, the durability and color fastness is good too, better than previous years. However, one thing has always bugged me and that’s the zipper pull. First of all, it’s not easy to grab especially with winter gloves on, but most importantly, it rattles annoyingly on the buckle of a pack’s sternum strap (only an MTBer would have this complaint, I guess).

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