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
Great Group Riding Skills Clinic with Olympian Ann Trombley. Lots of good information and practice!
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
In this clinic we learned that the paceline is a group riding formation where riders share the work of pulling by rotating positions during a ride. We received instruction and practiced three types of pacelines: the single paceline, echelon, and double paceline. We learned the importance communicating clearly by using the commands: steady, up, and . . . read more
The rain stopped and skies cleared just in time for Jen Sharp’s Safe Riding Clinic. To start Jen asked us to name our top safety concerns, which were: being hit by a car, making tight turns, and stopping suddenly. The ABC’s or pre ride checks: Air, Brakes, Chain, were explained and tips for dressing in . . . read more
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Illuminating, Engaging, and Confidence-Building! Five Venus members strengthened their group riding skills at the May 24th Beginning Group Riding Clinic with former Olympian and physical therapist Ann Trombley. Here’s what two participants had to say about this valuable hands-on clinic: We were a group of five enthusiastic participants plus our instructor, Ann Trombley. Ann is . . . read more
In May 2021 38 Venus Bike Club members took part in some or all events between Friday and Sunday afternoons in our first Destination trip of the season. The trip started with Happy Hour at The Flipside pinball arcade, followed by dinner at Door222 in Loveland. On Saturday we begin with bike rides! Eight women . . . read more
You too can get your phone to tell you where to go! Maggi Friend and Cindy Pickett did a fabulous job this past Thursday giving us a tour and demo of Ride with GPS. Participants’ questions were submitted in advance so they could make sure they covered all of them and then some. Two dozen Club . . . read more
“Follow us, we’re going this way!” On Saturday, May 15, 2021, our Bike Path(ta)palooza Clinic was held to give potential ride leaders and sweeps a chance to learn some of the bike paths we use on our rides to get through town. It was also a chance to practice the lessons learned in the recent . . . read more