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Blue Sky Velo will be holding it’s annual membership meeting and drive on Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Longmont YMCA (9th & Lashley) , in the Meeker Room (directly behind the weight room). (map here)

Open to current members and general public, so spread the word to your friends, co-workers, anyone that might be interested in learning more about what Blue Sky Velo has to offer.

Mark your calendar for our 2016 Kick off Meeting and New Membership Welcome! Your 2016 captains will present highlights for 2016 plus we’ll have Panache rep on site for trying on your bike/tri clothing options for fit and sizing! (Take advantage of that as we’ll be putting in an order soon after the kick off meeting!)

Perfect time to invite your friends!

We’ll have light snacks and beverages available too! See you on the 23rd!

Saturday, January 23rd – 4:00-5:30 PM
Longmont YMCA (Meeker Room)

PDF – Blue Sky Velo Kickoff Meeting 2016

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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Hi fellow BSV-tri members!

I just wanted to write a race report for my first-ever iron-distance tri, last weekend’s
PPD Beach to Battleship in Wilmington, NC.

Overview:
In my opinion, this event has a fantastic location and was probably the best experience of all my triathlons due to energetic volunteers everywhere and supportive fans. On top of that I loved the small downtown metro, great beach/water, excellent roads, etc.

Perhaps we got super lucky with weather, but it was the most perfect day in so many respects and I finished in 10:26:37.  Broken down, I had a 52:04 swim, 5:27:40 bike and 3:53:56 run plus approximately 6 min. each for T1 and T2.  That put me in 30th place overall (650 total), and 5th M40-44 to cross finish, but technically a SECOND PLACE age group finish because of the roll-down of awards as others in age group place top-5 overall. Every aspect of my day was essentially perfect!

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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.