Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Need people on the 24th and 25th to help area cycling!

Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Transportation Department is seeking volunteers to take bicycle counts at locations around the county.

Volunteers will be rewarded with a one-year Boulder B-cycle membership and a custom thermos.

When: Saturday and/or Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, 9-11 a.m.

Where: Throughout Boulder County. A map will be provided with assigned location.

The deadline to volunteer is Sept. 22. Contact Brandon Smith at 720-564-2667 or to register and for more information.

A location map and a simple spreadsheet will be provided to volunteers to hand-write the counts as they happen.

The bicycle counts will provide the Boulder County with useful information in five areas of study:

  1. Conditions and trend analysis – documents the number of people currently bicycling, how this number is changing over time, and characteristics of the cyclists.
  2. Network planning – helps prioritize improvements and find locations needing attention.
  3. Demand forecasting – allows for improvements to be ready before they are needed.
  4. Safety – pinpoints areas of concern between cyclists, motorists and pedestrians
  5. Usage – identifies shifts in seasonality or times-of-day

Sunday, September 11, 2011

RMNP night ride this Tuesday!

Our annual Rocky Mountain National Park night ride will be this Tuesday. Make sure to bring lots of extra clothing. We top out around 12000 feet and it can get cold up there. Cross bike, lights, food, clothing. It's going to be good. Estimated time of arrival back down to Lyons is probably midnight or so.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Big Fall Ride VI, Sunday 9/25

We had so much fun last year (and the several years before that) that we're doing it again.





Meet at the bike shop at 7:30am on Sunday 9/25. We'll shuttle folks up to the Peak to Peak and make everyone ride back to Lyons on as much dirt as possible. It's about 55 miles, lots of climbing, lots of technical singletrack, some jeep roads, some county roads, and a little bit of pavement.

Here's a last years effort. It's an all day thing. We'll end up back at the bike shop where we will have beers and grillin fixins waiting. Hope to see some of you out!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

2011 Tomac Diplomat 29er Large for sale

It's that time of year when it comes for the shop to pare down its fleet of bikes. This Tomac Diplomat 29er has been very sweet, but it's time to move on.

This bike has maybe 300 miles on it. The only thing not new when we built this up was the crank and bb but we installed new chainrings to go with the rest of the new drivetrain.

Tomac Diplomat, $3100
*Large frame with a Fox RP23 rear shock
*SRAM X9 3x9
*Formula RX brakes
*handbuilt wheels on Mavic TN719 rims (Hope Pro2 Evo front, Am Classic rear)
*120mm Rock Shox Reba with 20mm thru axle
*Thomson post
*Race Face carbon Next bar and Deus stem
*Even the tires are in near new condition. This bike has been immaculately maintained during its short life span.

Shipping is included in the price as long as you are lower 48 states.

We can take credit cards or paypal. Call the shop if you have any questions 303.823.5810

Monday, September 05, 2011

Tnr 8/6

Get those lights a charging!   We're going high and riding late!    5:30pm at the bike shop.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Transition Bandit!

We just finished up this small green Transition Bandit. Full SRAM X9 2x10 with a little bit of blingy gold bits.

We put a Race Face Atlas bar on it and Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro wheels for that little bit of bling.

26.25lbs as pictured. And the grips won't add that much weight when we throw them on ;)

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Heil Ranch Trailwork

Last Tuesday, we supplanted our normal Tuesday Nite Ride with trailwork on Picture Rock. We took out a couple things, added a couple things, and generally managed the flow of the trail to keep people on the line. We worked on a section directly above the old quarry where the line was getting blown out and folks were riding off trail around trees.

I revisited the area this morning and it seems to be shaping up nicely.

We are planning another workday for this fall, probably a Saturday affair so we can get more people and work a little bit more. We are definitely open for feedback on what Picture Rock could use and could not use as far as trailwork and maintenance goes. We would definitely love some feedback!