The races that were held on the 18th were so successful that the Colorado Indoor BMX guys have extended it by two more Tuesdays. If you didn't make it out on the 18th, I highly recommend that you get over there on the 15th or 4th.
Colorado Indoor BMX is happy to announce that they will be hosting indoor short track races on February 25th and March 4th in the Livestock Building at Island Grove Park in Greeley CO. The number one goal is to have a safe and fun event. There will be no scoring and no awards for adults (we have ribbons for kids).
Dates Categories and Start Times:
Tuesday, February 25th and March 4th
Registration opens 5:30
Kids 0-8 6:30-6:40
Juniors 9-13 6:30-6:40
High School 6:30-6:50
Kids 0-18 Free Adults $10
The Course is small and 100% indoors. We'll have 2/3 BMX track on dirt, 1/3 on concrete floor, all indoors.
If you have a UCI or USABMX membership, please bring it. It will help speed registration up. YOU DO NOT NEED A MEMBERSHIP TO PARTICIPATE.
Depending on where you live in the Fort, it's between a 30 minute and 60 minute drive. Coming in from the North via highway 85 seems to be the fastest route.
Volunteers always appreciated!
There will be BMX racing this on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with MTB open classes.
Friday sign up 5-6pm, races ASAP
Saturday sign up 11-1, races ASAP
Sununday sign up 9-11, races ASAP
BMX format, similar to 4X
The 3rd ride in the 2013/2014 Winter Ralleye gravel series is this Saturday. The Cinnamon Roller is a crowd favorite. Meet at The Bean Cycle Coffee Shop, 144 N College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524 at 8am Saturday Feb 15th. The 60 mile ride includes plenty of quality gravel and tarmac with some Cinnamon Rolls and sammies in the middle. The weather looks like it's going to be fantastic.
It’s back!! Time to train for the 4th Annual 40intheFort Mountain Bike Endurance Race and Challenge!!
On Saturday June 28th, The Overland Mountain Bike Club proudly presents the 40intheFort Mountain Bike Endurance Race and Challenge, and it’s just as much fun as you remember. 40 miles of the Fort Collins area’s finest single track, over 7000 feet of climbing, and considered by many to be one of the toughest races around. We’ll bring back last year’s course, the best trails that Larimer County Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Lory State Park have to offer. Individuals will do 2 laps of 20 miles, while teams of 2 riders will do a lap each and combine their times. The race has been won by Fort Collins riders the first 3 times, will this be the year an outsider takes the prize. Bring your friends and family, and join us for the after party and awards. Look for registration to open in mid March.
Via the Fort Collins Coloradoan
Four days after the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 46-year-old cyclist Ernesto Wiedenbrug, the Fort Collins woman charged with leaving the scene told authorities she was responsible.
Theresa Marie O'Connor, 28, and her attorney met with a Colorado State Patrol trooper on Jan. 29, four days after the crash on an Interstate 25 frontage road between Kechter Road and Colorado Highway 392 near Windsor, according to an arrest affidavit.
Prior to the meeting, the affidavit says, O'Connor's attorney, Brad Allin, told the Larimer County District Attorney's Office he had a client who was ready to come forward regarding the crash.
Read the full story here: http://noconow.co/1g5Bh5M
According to the Public Information Officer with the Larimer County District Attorney’s office, Theresa Marie O’Connor has been charged with;
a. Leaving the scene of an accident(class 3 felony);
b. Careless driving; (class 2 traffic offense)
c. Failure to call police.
The weaker sex? – Part II
In the last column I discussed the small differences in energy metabolism between males and females. In this column, I will focus on the making of protein, or more specifically, the making of muscle protein.
Most of the structural components of cells and tissues are proteins. The total sum of proteins in your body largely dictates your body type (phenotype). Skeletal muscle is the largest “pool” of protein in your body, which is why meat (animal muscle) is high in protein. The existence of a protein is largely determined by two opposing processes – protein synthesis (the making of protein) and protein breakdown. If protein synthesis exceeds protein breakdown, you add proteins; if protein breakdown exceeds protein synthesis, you lose proteins.
When people think about adding muscle mass, they are really adding protein mass. Adding muscle mass after weightlifting is due to the making of contractile proteins, which cause the muscle to get bigger. Although this is an example in which your muscle gets bigger, there are many more examples where you add proteins without getting bigger. For example, as an endurance athlete, you want a lot of mitochondria to produce energy to sustain prolonged periods of high work rates. Mitochondria are essentially big bags of proteins. Thus increasing the making of mitochondrial proteins, which does not necessarily result in big muscles, is a very important adaptation.