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Old 05-23-04, 09:03 PM
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Colorado USCF races and altitude adjustment

I'm a cat 4 rider from New England. I will be visiting the Denver area in September for a week or so and had two Colorado-related questions:

1. About how long should I anticipate for athletic altitude adjustment from sealevel to mile-high?
2. How do I find out about crits/road races going on in the Denver area? Bikreg seems to be lacking...

At the very least I plan on doing some decent climbing training, but a race might not be bad..

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Originally Posted by flyefisher
I'm a cat 4 rider from New England. I will be visiting the Denver area in September for a week or so and had two Colorado-related questions:

1. About how long should I anticipate for athletic altitude adjustment from sealevel to mile-high?
2. How do I find out about crits/road races going on in the Denver area? Bikreg seems to be lacking...

At the very least I plan on doing some decent climbing training, but a race might not be bad..

Regards,

Jayson

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If you're going to be there in late Sept, a CX race may be your only option.
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Old 05-24-04, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by BikeInMN

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If you're going to be there in late Sept, a CX race may be your only option.

Looks like Steamboat is it, I'll be there the 4-12th... Kremmling is pretty high up if I remember so the altitude factor might be too much.
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For the high altitudes, and for good altitude adjustment, from 2 days to a week.

http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/altitude.html

Some folks say it really takes several months to get fully acclimated, particularly above about 8,500 feet.

But you do what you can do. Each person is so different, and some are fine after a couple of days.

Just come and have fun!

P.S., we can start getting snow in the mtns about the end of August. Be prepared. However, it can also be very hot, so also be prepared!
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Hey thanks for that. I'm a graduate of CU Boulder 1995 and will be staying with family in the highlands ranch area and Boulder.
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Originally Posted by flyefisher
Hey thanks for that. I'm a graduate of CU Boulder 1995 and will be staying with family in the highlands ranch area and Boulder.
Okay - I live in Parker, just E of HR. Give a holler, if you like.
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