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Blue Sky Velo

Thanks to all of you that made it out for the TTT practice this past Saturday.  Our day started with me, Nick, Jason and Nathan rolling out of Vic’s and getting a good warm-up heading to the start-line. There we met up with Sam and Eric and went over the details of the first half of the course.  It took us a little bit but we got our rotation flowing pretty smoothly and cruised up Route 36 and went flying down Nelson. At 76th we took a break to talk about the second half of the course and were joined by Doug, Craig and Jose.  From there we tackled the rollers of 76th and the slow grind of Neva into a gusty wind. Four of us hadn’t had enough so we took on a second lap and really settled into things.  I think we all got a good workout.

Teammates showed up on a mix of TT and road bikes so if you don’t have a TT rig this should not stop you from joining us next time.

Keep your eye open for Wednesday after work TT practice starting on the 13th of March. The sun stays up until 7 pm so we should wrap up by then.  Let me know how early you could start riding? Also let me know, if you prefer to meet at Vic’s or some other location.   If you didn’t get a chance to join us this past Saturday but still want to get some time trialing in this spring keep an eye open for further announcements.

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:

After competing in the March Gator Half Triathlon in Bradenton, FL, I was looking to take a
break from triathlon for the remainder of 2012. In addition to some cycling races, I wanted
another summer challenge, and I found it in the form of the Colorado Triple Crown Series. The
Colorado Triple Crown is a collection of single day, timed double century road cycling events.
They are, simply put, the most challenging road cycling events in the state of Colorado. These
events include the Joe Lookingbill Denver-to-Aspen Classic (180mi and 13k feet of climbing),
Colorado Death Ride (225mi and 16k feet of climbing), the Grand Loop (200mi and 15k feet
of climbing), and the (new) Cripple Creek Crippler. Since the early 1990s, the RMCC has been
riding the three individual events of the Colorado Triple Crown as preparation for Paris-Brest-
Paris (PBP), Boston-Montreal-Boston (BMB), and other longer endurance cycling events. In
2009, the RMCC formally organized these events into the Colorado Triple Crown. Completion
of three of the Colorado Triple Crown stages in a single calendar year earns the cyclist the
unique designation of a Colorado Triple Crown Finisher. To date, there are only 13 riders in
RMCC history who have accomplished this feat. I completed the first three events. Here is my

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