Ask Big Sis: Cycling Clothing Questions

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Dear Big Sis:I’ve been curious about this for a long time and now that I am starting to bike, I have to ask. I have the same question everyone asks about kilts: “What do you wear under that chamois?”~ Wondering in Longmont Dear Wondering:And the answer is the same as for a kilt: Whatever you . . . read more

Lina’s Lessons: Fall is near … so check your NUTS!

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Apart from hearing that sweet humming sound rising from the wheels or buzzing from the hubs, the bicycle is engineered to be a quiet machine. Hearing the cacophony of squeaks, clinks, and clunks is not only annoying but a sure sign that the bike is sending you a signal of distress. Ignore her calls at . . . read more

Silverthorne/Frisco Destination

Posted on by Carol M

Twenty of us spent the weekend beating the heat at high altitude riding all over Summit County! Friday, we rode to Breckenridge for lunch and saw the Troll. On Saturday, we rode to Keystone and Montezuma… …where budding entrepreneur Jack sold us a lot of lemonade. We highly recommend Jack’s Lemonade Stand (that’s Jack in the . . . read more

Gravelly Goodness

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A bevy of beauties biked on bike paths, bike lanes, dirt trails, and gravel to see breathtaking scenery around Standley Lake in Arvada.  We barreled back to Colorado Tap House, imbibed beer and other beverages (including wine slushies), and banqueted on bountiful burgers and lunch items at the bistro and bar. Bravo, Lauren Delle, for . . . read more

Handling the Heat

Posted on by Sandra Vannice

Remember the cool and wet spring weather that seemed to last until yesterday? Well those days are gone! Welcome to summer and riding in the heat! On long rides or days when it heats up quickly, it’s best to be prepared to prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion, or worse–heat stroke. Be aware of the signs and . . . read more


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By Lina Moreyra and Jan Borstein Back in the day, we used to think that riding on skinny tires, inflated to the maximum pressure listed on the tire sidewall, would enable you to ride faster. We’re talking about 25mm tires inflated to 110 or even 120 psi. When that tire pressure made it feel like . . . read more

When should you take the lane?

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By Sharon Alexander and Jan Borstein The suggestion that cyclists always ride as far to the right on the road as possible can, in certain situations, be dangerous. And technically, it’s not what the law states. So don’t hug that far-right, ragged edge of the road when it’s not the safest option. According to Colorado state . . . read more

Basalt Assault 2023!

Posted on by Carol M

Our second Destination Trip of the 2023 season was Basalt, halfway between Glenwood and Aspen, where we had many spectacularly scenic rides to choose from. But first, we had to wait for the weather to let us go out and play. Friday was a complete rainout (well almost; see below), but we found ways to . . . read more

Lina’s Lesson: Check that Ch-Ch-Chain

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We could safely say the chain is your bike’s beating heart. Keep it in a healthy state, and your ride will be smooth. Dirt, grime, or a stretched chain will make your ride miserable. Today’s lesson is knowing when to replace the chain. The chain consists of multiple links holding rollers (bushings) and pins together. . . . read more

Palisade May 2023!

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Our first Venus bike destination trip of the 2023 season was beautiful and adventure-packed: scenic and fun rides, our very own wine tasting, yummy pies and even a Kentucky Derby party! The first night we put our sommelier hats on with our very own wine tasting of Colorado-curated wines. Day 1 we rode the Palisade . . . read more