25 racers took part in stage one of the inaugural Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge this past weekend. Ben Parman completed the 20.5 mile course in 01:43:42 with Dwight Hall and Jordan Radin rounding out the top 3. Complete results can be found below. Stage 2 will take place on the Winter Solstice on December 20th and 21st.
More info on the race can be found here: http://thehardmanofcycling.blogspot.com/
Steve Stefko's hopes of acquiring coveted UCI points during Sundays Boulder Cup were dashed after two flats on lap one. Two headed nails used to hold down landscape netting were left on course during the UCI C1 cyclocross race, the highest ranking for a cx race. Stefko picked up two of these bent-over nails as he was climbing Jail Break hill just after the start, destroying both of his newly glued PDX tubulars and badly chipping the paint on his new Cannondale SuperX. After running 1/2 of a lap, Stefko dug deep to not get lapped and earned a still respectable 31st place. Asked why none of the other categories had any issues, Stefko explained that the Elites were going up the hill 4 or 5 wide like a herd of horses and taking lines that none of the other categories were using. Stefko was visablly frustrated with the race promoter, and UCI officials for allowing this to happen at such a high level race. In order to qualify for Elite Nationals, racers must acquire a single UCI point. For Stefko, that will now have to wait until Jingle Cross in IA.
The Four Seasons of Horsetooth MTB Stage Race begins this weekend. The weather is looking ideal for the first weekend of this inaugural event. Here is all the information you need to take an early lead and claim bragging rights.
Strava link: http://www.strava.com/activities/184781101
Route cue sheet: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2cjEweESc9pME1PMlFsY1FtLW8/edit
Saturday, October 4 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Bean Cycle Roasters
144 N College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
The ever popular Fort Collins Bike Show is returning for 2014. Feel free to enter your bicycle, vote for your favorite or just enjoy the atmasphere. Categories include single speed, handbuilt, vintage, franknbike, and more. Prizes will be awareded to the winners.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602397126535580/?ref=br_tf
The final DDDTT pb Backcountry Delicatessen that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to weather. If you've already registered, I'll refund you via PayPal.