Gettin’ Good at Going Up and Going Down: Climbing and Descending Clinic

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On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Ann Trombley spearheaded the clinic that taught eight participants the finer points of gearing, braking, cadence, and body position to improve upon their ability to climb and descend on the bike. The talk included practical tips such as rotating the handlebars for hand and wrist comfort and riding in the . . . read more

How to Hurt Less Where Bike Meets Body: Saddles, Shoes, and Pedals Clinic

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On Monday, July 26th, 2021, twelve Venus members attended a clinic by Jen Sharp at Full Cycle about hands, bottoms, and feet –– or more specifically, how the right saddle, shoes, and pedals can determine whether we’re comfortable or miserable on a ride. Participants learned about advances in saddle and shoe technology and tried out . . . read more

Summit Shenanigans!

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Twenty-six Venus members had a blast riding in Summit County on our Destination Trip. The weather forecast looked very threatening, but it never rained on us! On Friday morning Sherri led a ride up Ute Pass Rd. while Doris and Carol did a Frisco bike pathta-palooza to learn their way around town. When others arrived, . . . read more

Strength Training for Cyclists

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Kristin Carpenter, DPT Co-Owner of MEND Physical Therapy, educated us on the importance of incorporating a strength training program  into our training plan for better cycling performance, and for improved functional strength so that we may live more independently as we age. She encouraged us to gradually increase the weight we lift by considering a . . . read more

Venus Members Ate Up the Nutrition Clinic

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On June 21st, eleven Venus sisters attended a virtual clinic presented by sports nutritionist Lauren Capone, M.S. from Flatirons Integrative Health & Nutrition on how female cyclists of all ages can better fuel their bodies, before, during, and after rides, as well as for health and longevity as we age. Much of the discussion centered . . . read more

Bike Pathta-Palooza Gets 5-Star Reviews!

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Comments from our attendees, some of which were not fabricated: “It was a fun ride, and maybe we will see a new lead or sweep as a result!” “Had a great time! Highly recommend it!!” “You guys just ooze fun!” “I got lost on the way there. But I guess it would only be ironic . . . read more

Summer Book Club

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Enjoyed by All! Seven Venus members, including two first-timers, gathered on Zoom to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry written by Rachel Joyce. The book, which was long-listed for the Man Booker prize in 2012, tells the story of Harold, who believes himself to be a failure in a life that has become more . . . read more

Strength Training for Cyclists

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Or… May the (Heavy) Weights Be with You If you want to improve your climbing and/or your speed, lift heavy effing weights! Physical therapists Kristin Carpenter and Chelsey Vasquez of Mend Colorado presented the case for female cyclists to lift heavy weights to 29 clinic participants on Monday, May 3, 2021. They referenced recent studies . . . read more

Basalt Assault 2021

Posted on by Carol M

Twenty-five Venus women descended on the small town of Basalt, CO for a weekend of biking and eating. Some of us went up Thursday evening and enjoyed dinner with live music on the patio at Heather’s. On Friday, many of us rode up to Maroon Bells. A couple ladies rode Castle Creek to Ashcroft. Friday . . . read more