Over the coming weeks and months, Kerry Wicks will be documenting the legal process when it comes to the hit and run of a cyclist in Larimer County. On June 14th her husband, Jeff Wicks was hit and left unconscious and bleeding on the side of the road.
Here is her first post.
June 14th began like any other Saturday. Lazy breakfast, pj’s past 9am, and the scent of coffee lingering in the house. Our resident triathlete, and prospective Ironman prepped for a 4 hour ride, with an hour run to follow. Spandex-ed, power-bar’d, and water bottled, he left our home just before 9:30am. The front door shut on our ‘normal’ that day.
Yes, June 14th began like any other Saturday, yet progressed with life-changing happenings. It is the day Jeff Wicks, my husband, and dad to Bryce (9) and Charlotte (7), was hit by a car on his tri bike. Peggy Brown, 72, of Des Moines, Iowa, turned left. She didn’t notice Jeff crossing the intersection at 29th in Loveland. She took about 15 seconds to assess the situation, and then fled the scene. A witness followed her and called the police.
Jeff was unconscious and bleeding on the road. He was initially transported to McKee, and later to MCR since they offer neuro treatment.
Peggy was taken into custody a mile or so away in a parking lot—where she had stopped to inspect the damage to her car. Her rear passenger side was bashed and blood-stained. The window was shattered, and pieces of Jeff were inside her car.
Shorty after the USAC announced that they will host Fatbike National Championships in Ogden UT in February of 2015, the Wyoming State Parks Department announced that they will begin to groom the trails at Curt Gowdy.
The trails will be roughly 8-10 miles in length, 24" wide and will be groomed from Dec. 15th until March 15th, weather dependent.
YGR advertiser, Peloton Cycles will have Specialized fatbikes available for the 2014/2015 season.
Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies (SETCR) opened it’s doors for business on Monday, October 13 with an evening Open House. The Training Center is located below Peloton Cycles 2101 S College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525. SETCR is a full training center for cyclists from beginner to pro.
Classes offered are: The Complete Athlete, Vo2 Training, Climbing efforts, & Lactate Threshold.
Services offered are: Lactate Testing, Gym, Motor Pacing (Spring 2015), Individual Trainer Time.
Your Functional Threshold Power is used to determine wattage zones and resistance for efficient training during a class. If you aren’t sure what your FTP is, testing will hone in on that for you, otherwise, consult with SECTR to help determine a good starting range. Through targeted, efficient training you can train your weaknesses and enhance your strengths. These classes are a fun way to beat the basement training blues or complete an efficient workout for the time-crunched athlete!
Class schedules can be found at Mind and Body online. These class times are geared to fit within a cyclists busy work day schedule. Private training times are available upon request. Call or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up appointments. Classes will be limited to 10 trainers per class. You can sign up ahead of time to insure your space. Your first class is free! (First class free offer ends November 30th, 2014).
Swing by to see the new digs and get a feel for where you will be training this winter!
BYOB..<Bring your own bike>... and train!
Zack Allison, graduate of the Exercise Science program at Colorado State University, is bringing this unique training facility to Fort Collins. Zack has been a professional racer and coach for the last four years, applying his degree and experience to give back to the cycling community in Fort Collins.
Here are results with lap times for the 2014 NBBCX Series.
The ever popular Winter Ralleye Series kicks off this Sunday Nov. 2nd with the Wyoming Border Patrol Ride. You'll be looking at between 80 and 100 miles of pavement and gravel. The free ride will leave from the Bean Cycle at 8am sharp-ish. Come early to get psyched up and have a cup of coffee.
The ride will include at least one stop at the Forks in Livermore and a lunch break at the WY border.
Up to date info: https://www.facebook.com/events/359515464214569/
Here's the schedule for the rest of the 2014/2015 events.
If you need more info, email email@example.com