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Riding

Yesterday I snuck out for a lunch ride on my own. A tricky thing to accomplish at the Velo office where every day there is a ride or two leaving the bicycle alley during the lunching hour.

Once I got my legs spinning, my eyes glanced down at my stem to find that I had left my Garmin on my desk. I had also left my headphones in my backpack. I was in such a rush to sneak out the side-door that I had forgotten the two things I ALWAYS take with me for a solo jaunt.

It was an awesome ride. I went up and came down the front side of Old Stage. Its probably my favorite (paved) climb right out of the box around Boulder. I even got in some short repeats over the top section.

It was a beautiful day, warm, and a bit humid as storms were brewing across the Flat Irons. It reminded me of riding like I did back in the day riding in Belleville and the surrounding small towns, without an iPod or a ticking computer. I talked to myself, a lot, like I did on all those two and three hour rides six years ago. I went slow and really fast, but never knowing what my power output or speed was. I polished it off with a sandwich to go from a little deli near the mall and rolled back to the office. Even took a detour through Valmont and shredded some “green” singletrack on my Venge. Nothing better than sliding through gravel on road tires. It was perfect.

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Video: CSU Mountain Bike Races

Thanks to everyone for coming out. Especially, CSU MTB Coordinator Aaron Cholewa, C. Hall Designs for the photographs, all the alumni who came up to volunteer, and all of our sponsors especially Jett MTB and Declare Custom.

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