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What did you do today to elevate your heart rate folks? I mean besides throttle your computer? Whatever you, me, all of us with the taken-for-granted ability to wiggle all of our appendages are doing by staring at our PowerTaps and putting in our miles to keep fit and reach our goals this season pales in comparison to the depth Chris digs day in and day out to get it done. My boy Klebl, the same kid who is responsible for getting me on a mountain bike in 92 and falling back in love with two wheels (Damn you Klebl. Damn you. I could be a happy fat drunk Irishman at this point), won his 8th national cross country ski title amongst throwing down in Europe. Read his blog here and next time you throw your leg over your carbon fiber, smile and get it done. Chris is.

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Man . . ." REL="nofollow">Corey did not lead us astray on his tip for today. Hat's off Greg, nice place you got here!

I'm impressed with the civic aptitude represented by those listed in the post below. Having dealt with both local government types and cyclists, I know the potential for disastrous miscommunication is very high.

Speaking of . . . Hutchison! You going to the ACA meeting tonight?

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

For reals... Greg's site is the go-to place for some entertaining cross news (when you should be working), and the pro-active cycling movement in The Bubble. You just have to come out to one of the Wednesday morning cross rides to see all the good peeps. It's the biggest group of fast yet friendly people out "racin".

I'll be right back, gotta go raid the conference room for a donut...

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

I saw something on the agenda for tonight's meeting about a velodrome at Arista. We are doing the doors, trim and hardware for the" REL="nofollow">Alexan Arista project. I could probably submit a change order to the GC for a "Door to the Cycling Community" for at least a few grand.

Lay off the donuts, I meant to say something to you, you have a tux that MUST fit.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Too late, I got the last of the glazed-n-raised. The only problem was that I was seen taking it, so there was a small expectation that I actually attend the meeting.

No worries, I'm getting a tux with an elastic waistband. -They're all the rage.

Free doors for the velodrome!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Given the forecast, VOS might have been a good idea this year. Looks like mid 60s and sunny down there . . . oh wait, that race will always honk.

Who do you like for the P/1 race? I'm putting my money on Garcia for the TT win. What kind of ass clown wouldn't be able to hang onto any sort of time gap in that race . . .

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Hmmm... didn't you have a big ol' time gap a few years back in VOS?

Ha! I just noticed David Clinger is racing! The $300-Jean-Team has some solid guys headed down. Always a tough call so early in the season, but I think Garcia could be a real threat in the TT. But what if he's there to help Sayers?

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Yes, let us never talk about it again . . .

I'd put money on Bahati for the crit win, but it would be nice to see some of the CO riders continue to mix it up.

So if Michael Ball were to start a junior development team, uggh, never mind. Maybe the latest Hilton spawn should have to sponsor a cycling team as community service for his DUI.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Can't you just see Barron Hilton telling the cop, "Dude, I'll get you my sisters phone number! Just let me off..." I'm sure the dude will be sentenced to 6.5 seconds of community service. And hey, at least now more people will know Paris has a little brother.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

I figured Corey would have chimed in by now, must be sleeping still.

I was just scanning through Greg's Euro-photos and getting all nostalgic and weepy. I think it is time to go back over there, especially since I have a sibling's house to crash (rumor has it there's a pool there), uh and a niece I still have yet to meet.

Master's Worlds can't come soon enough!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

I passed some dude riding the mountain today, on his way to work, and I was very jealous. I definitely thought about riding in today, especially with the gorgeous weather, but the schedule wasn't going to allow it.

Greg's post on the single speed struck my heart and is spot on. I did just one single speed cross race this season, and am sad I waited so long to switch the bike (back) to a single speed. I can't wait for the spring cross races in Eagle, just so I can race the 1-gear again!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Dibs on your niece!

There, I called it... She better be hot.

It's only 10.30, I don't think Corey got up till 2pm yesterday.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Is pedophile one word or two? Come on, this is a family site, not some kind of so-pro slacker site!

Speaking of spring racing, the KHMTT start list should be coming out soon. I think I'm in this year. Looks like that duathalon will have a lot of people riding the fat tire category this weekend.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

I'd almost be more tempted to do that duathlon in the fat tire category... maybe bolt some aerobars onto the cross bike!

You didn't say she was underage, I just figured she looked like you, but with slightly less chin fuzz.

Greg's house is fun. We can be loud here while he is at work, versus Ross and Corey's houses where we have to be all quiet so we don't wake them up before lunch.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Simple math my friend, although my Southern heritage could throw that off slightly.

There is an air-raid siren going off somewhere by my work, is this the beginning of the end? We need to get back to our eBay hunt for the hand cranked siren for cross this year. Your pump up air horn is cool but I'm looking to return to cross tailgating with some chutzpah!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Yeah, we totally need to track down a hand-cranked air raid siren for the races. Speaking of that, Greg's site gave me the thought that you should start a site just for FANS of cyclocross. Guys and gals that never race, but want to come out and cheer. Instead of pictures of bikes you could have track-side grilling recipes, features on noisemakers, and photos of other super-fans.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Here you go dude! I've been looking for this one, but wasn't sure of the name/model. Tracked it down finally though. Damn, I want one. Comes in red, to match the grill;

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

My services are available at any time for guest blogging.

Unfortunately it seems that most of the Colorado cycling community is too cool, too busy, or too "other" to take part in supporting other parts of their sport. Unless Chris Horner is going to be there at which point they'll just insult him.

I'd love to see more super-fans at the races and more grilling.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Remember how Boulder Parks and Rec got mad at us for grilling in a non sanctioned area, in a non sanctioned device? I can't even begin to imagine what sort of hullabaloo a real, live air raid siren would cause. Can't we just clap politely?

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

I think you two need to get a room.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

We did get a room for the day, just happens to be here per" REL="nofollow">Corey's recommendation, actually request" REL="nofollow">yesterday.

Brian and I decided to embark on an adventure. It is a study in blog-tourism, first hitting up the cycling related blogs in the Colorado cycling community, but who knows where our travels will take us. As our gracious host for the day (and we thank you profusely) you get to pick tomorrow's venue.

We aren't trying to hide behind pseudonyms or anonymity, we are who we say we are and you have probably seen us out and about before. It all started as a joke, but what's the fun of lambasting the blogs of others when there is good content to visit?

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Ah. Very cool. next time bring me beer and we'll blog flame between meetings and conference calls. stop? I'd say you gotta pick anyone from my Cyclo Bloggers link. Whomever you choose, send them a kiss for me.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

You are always welcome to come along on the journey with us Greg. Just trying to inject some fun into the work-day that we are all stuck in, to some extent or another.

...especially on a day with such nice weather it should be a crime to keep us chained to the cogs!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

Plus no blog flaming going on. That would be too easy." REL="nofollow">PINKERTON!!! Update your blog already!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Rubin

Seth, I must say, thank you for mentioning that I haven't updated it some time. I can't help it that I'm turning into a neurotic whiny little brat. I just figure no one really wants to hear that. I'll try and think of something topical to post while I'm out on the audit this week.

By the way, nice blog Greg, very well done. Thanks for hosting the conversation today.

Brian, how's it going? Are you going to do the team ride Sunday? I'm thinking about making my way up there for some fun. I'd like to check out the fun new scar.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

My guess is because they have to run 15 different Masters and Junior categories since it's BAR/BAT for those groups.

Everyone gets a medal! (Except the top level women, apparently)

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

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