Showing posts from July 17, 2016

Boulder to Nederland & Beyond Gravel Grinder 57 miles, 8700+ ft climbing #letsride

57 miles. 8700+ ft climbing. Boulder, CO start with Flagstaff Rd climb off the bat. Hot air balloons and rude locals. 2500 ft climbing in first 7 miles. Lakeshore Dr turns into rock garden/high maintenance vehicle road. Lunch in Nederland. 505 out of Eldora is jeep road. Alternated between pedaling and hike a bike for 5 miles topping out at 10,000 ft. A lot of cursing on that section. On Caribou Rd I was stopped by search parties looking for a missing mountain biker. : ( I didn’t see anything on the mountain except one elk and an abandoned pickup truck. Saw a moose and mooselet hanging out in a pond. Peak to Peak Rd is a slog up to Switzerland Rd, the third rock garden on the ride. All downhill from there. Hit 40mph coming down into Boulder. Went through a tunnel too! 12 bottles of water consumed.

Trans BC 2016 - Presented by Stages Cycling - Day 5 - Tour de Nelson

Trans BC 2016 - Presented by Stages Cycling - Day 5 - Tour de Nelson from Trans BC & Trans NZ on Vimeo .

Rocky Mountain NP No Oxygen Grinder Pics 29.5 miles, 4500+ ft climbing, amazing views @rockymountainnp

29.5 miles. 4500+ ft climbing. Elevation at start - 8,500. Elevation at top - 12,200. Up Old Fall River Rd to Alpine Center. Down Trail Ridge Rd. Hit 40mph. Chris said he hit over 50mph. We saw marmot, elk and other small animals. Windy for most of the ride, worse at the top. Thanks to Alan Schenkel and Chris Covey for making sure I didn't pass out from lack of oxygen on the ride.

Coffee and cycling: what you need to know @BikeRadar

Caffeine is a recognised trade tool of the cyclist. “It’s a mild central nervous system stimulant that prompts the release of adrenaline for energy,” said the  British Coffee Association . This makes it perfect for endurance sports. Sports nutritionist Tim Lawson (Secret Training Ltd, previously of  Science in Sport) , says that “caffeine by itself can promote fat metabolism and retain muscle glycogen”, so a black coffee before a fasted ride in the morning may increase the amount of fat you burn.  However, an over-reliance on caffeine can compromise your sleep quality, “which will alter hormone levels and reduce your ability to process carbohydrates, possibly sending you on a downward spiral. Instead, go carefully with caffeine to really get the benefit when you need it,” he advises. [Keep reading at BikeRadar]

The Bindle™ Rack @portlanddesignw

The Bindle™ Rack from PDW on Vimeo .