Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Ladies and gentlemen, take your hats off for: Mr. Dan Lionberg

Dan, of the Rams Cycling team, took first place in the fixed gear category with an impressive 10 minutes ahead of the second place Colin Pinney, Winter Ralleye veteran.

Very early after the start Dan and David Boerner also from Rams Cycling, broke away drawing a 1/4 of a mile and eventually 1/2 mile gap... no one could catch 'em; soon enough they were out of sight.

Unfortunately, David flatted lacking a pump and it was over for him... (that was too bad! i had all my money on him for second place )

In the morning, people didn't know what to think when Dan showed up sporting TT bars and helmet mixed with some sort of cowboy shirt... but apparently that combo worked, since he put 7 out of the 10 minutes ahead of second place in the last stretch of the course, 10 straight miles back to town.

Doctor Tim Anderson took first place in the single speed category.
Tim,president of the Fort Collins Velodrome Association, proved that he practices what he preaches and gave many youngsters a run for their money !

John Taggart, member of the Bicycle Salvaging Brigade, got second place for the second year in a row.

Big thanks to all the sponsors and all who came out to support this good cause.

Countless hills,headwind and loose bumpy roads is the combo most cyclists fear.
Specially on a one speed... Good Job everybody !

Special thanks to my friends who helped with the registration, marking the course, moving gear, delivering the coffee and the T-shirts, driving the "sag wagon" etc. >> Nathan Elder, Kevin Buecher, Laura Lorenzen, Jaime Thomson, Claire Mechtly, Zach,Coleman and Julian Beldotti.

Thanks also to the Rad Vibes for playing the afterparty.

Hope to see you all next year, until then, keep the rubber side down.


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