I am brand new to racing and wanted to introduce myself in case there are some Bellas in my area (Boulder, CO) that would be willing to ride with me and share some tips.
I joined Velo Bella last summer and then my roadie was promptly demolished by the airlines, I finally got my frame replaced so I am very excited to get going at last!
I am just planning to race road right now (as I can't afford any more bikes at the moment) but I love mountain biking and would like to try cyclocross too. I really like endurance riding (centuries, 200k) but I need to get a lot faster, so I am training for a double century in August and as many local races as I can do in the meantime. My dream is to compete in RAAM in 2010.
Please let me know if there are any rides/workshops going on in CO, I'm looking forward to meeting other VB girls!
Hi Sara & welcome! I'm not in Boulder, but hope to visit there again this fall for another epic cycling trip. Enjoy the wonderful riding & have fun with the racing Maybe I'll see you at a Boulder/area 'cross race.
NIce to see another CO Bella! There are some Bellas in Boulder and another Bella and myself in Fort Collins. Mel, the other FC Bella is actually now in charge of women's development for Full Cycle Fort Collins and I work there. There is a Full Cycle in BOulder that has started the Venus De Miles Club and will be doing weekly rides. Our first one here in Fort Collins is tomorrow at 9am.
Mel and I get up to Boulder a lot and would love to hook up and ride as well as you coming down here. I am also going to start racing at the Boulder velodrome so we expect to be up there every Sun. Feel free to call me at 970-217-0156 or PM me.
Thank you for the warm welcome and I hope I get to ride with you all at some point or another
Nancy, thanks for all the info and I'm looking forward to meeting you guys. I am in Full Cycle all the time so I will definitely check out the Venus de Miles rides, I was also thinking the velodrome would be a good place to work on my skills so I would definitely love to do some riding with you there once I get certified and am not a total liability. I'll PM you my number.
Welcome! As Nancy mentioned before, we'd love to meet up with you and ride sometime, and share some tips and routes. If you're ever in Fort Collins, come check out Full Cycle and we can chat about the new women's outreach program. (It's my baby project and so far it's going great!) We're both down in Boulder a lot, so hopefully we'll see you around!
SO glad to see another Bella in CO! Yay! Best of luck with riding. Feel free to PM me also if you have questions or want to chat!