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Forum: Southwest
03-14-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

I just returned from two months in Tucson. I...

I just returned from two months in Tucson. I rode about 700 miles, mostly on the east/northeast side of the city.
--- Drivers were mostly considerate.
--- Many bike lanes but be sure to study...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Now that post of self spoofness was funny!

Now that post of self spoofness was funny!
08-19-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

They are saying nothing broken and no major...

They are saying nothing broken and no major injuries.
08-16-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

I'll be there as one of the officials. Great...

I'll be there as one of the officials. Great group of folks that put on the race. One if the highlights last year was when they pulled the winning (free) ticket for the Moots custom frame out of...
08-15-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,746
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Nice stories. Wyoming also lets you designate...

Nice stories. Wyoming also lets you designate your status on your drivers license. It is denoted by the word DONOR followed by a small red heart.
08-05-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Well, we'll see if Quiznos agrees with you when...

Well, we'll see if Quiznos agrees with you when and if he is indicted. Here is what Bicycle Retailer says about his role in the race.
"Armstrong will be a partner in the Quiznos Pro Challenge,...
08-05-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

And if Armstrong does wind up indicted for...

And if Armstrong does wind up indicted for something related to doping, bye , bye sponsor. The news is getting worse for him daily.
08-02-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Charles Pelkey's article over at Velonews makes...

Charles Pelkey's article over at Velonews makes for interesting reading with regard to the investigation.
08-02-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,584
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Interesting that some are now saying that the...

Interesting that some are now saying that the investigation is targeting Michael Ball and not Armstrong.
07-30-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Velonews is now saying that the Colorado Stage...

Velonews is now saying that the Colorado Stage race is a go for August or Sep of 2011. http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/07/news/tour-of-colorado-to-launch-in-2011_132118 Gotta love those unnamed...
07-27-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Charlie Weinbeck, who puts on the Fort Collins...

Charlie Weinbeck, who puts on the Fort Collins Cycling Festival (which includes the ACA Rist Canyon Hill Climb) has applied for an A level USAC crit for August 2010. Advertised purse for the crit is...
07-22-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,739
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

http://www.americancycling.org/juniors ...

http://www.americancycling.org/juniors

Assistance for juniors.
07-21-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Bottom line ofthe news story linked above is...

Bottom line ofthe news story linked above is this, ""Part of the deal was ABC News coming to do a Nightline program because they wanted to do a story on Floyd," Kenlan said. "I don't think they will...
07-20-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

You are correct and I was watching Paris Nice...

You are correct and I was watching Paris Nice live that day and IIRC he crashed on a flat section of road at high speed not on a climb.
07-12-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,406
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

FWIW: ACA charges exactly $25 for a one day...

FWIW: ACA charges exactly $25 for a one day permit, and $4.39 for insurance and incidentals per racer. Officials will add another $3-4 per racer for a typical one day event. So for a typical crit...
07-10-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,437
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

A different sort of perspective. I have...

A different sort of perspective.
I have co-promoted a stage race for five years, average about 350 racers. If I remember correctly one broken collar bone in the five years, one or two road rashes...
07-07-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

The TT was the final stage. FWIW, the three...

The TT was the final stage. FWIW, the three judges that were at the race have about 70 years of USAC, ACA and UCI experience among them. And, I'm sure the folks from D&L were keeping times out to...
06-29-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 669,489
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

That can be true. But this year, like two years...

That can be true. But this year, like two years ago, there were only brief periods where the winds were of significant velocity to have much of an impact on times. It did change direction (from...
06-09-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Here are two results I found for him ...

Here are two results I found for him
http://www.cyclingarchives.com/ritficheuitslag.php?ritid=7449
http://www.cyclingarchives.com/ritficheuitslag.php?ritid=111496
Oddly though - they do not list...
06-05-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Yes and no. We looked at the number we have had...

Yes and no. We looked at the number we have had over the past five years and the capacity of the RR parking lot and concluded that 400-420 was about what we could handle. Last year we had about 420...
06-05-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Correct. Bring on the TT gear.

Correct. Bring on the TT gear.
06-04-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

I'll be at Rist as one of the officials. Hope...

I'll be at Rist as one of the officials. Hope the results reporting are smoother than last year!
06-03-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Still lots of snow up high but the road is open. ...

Still lots of snow up high but the road is open. 100 registered so far and looks like we will get 400 or so.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff214/RockyMtnMerlin/skeledog2004-388x536.gif
06-02-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Dead Dog Classic in Laramie WY. ...

Dead Dog Classic in Laramie WY. www.deaddogclassic.com Pretty good competition - mostly Colorado Front Range racers. Be prepared for altitude - lowest point on any of the three stages is 7200 ft.
06-01-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Clayton Barrows, from my hometown of Laramie WY...

Clayton Barrows, from my hometown of Laramie WY reached the podium. Some pretty good racing credentials around here. He won our Dead Dog Classic Stage Race a few years ago besting Phil Zajiek, Scott...
05-23-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,584
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

FWIW...

FWIW http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=6570

Draw your own conclusions.
05-22-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,584
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Well, isn't this interesting. From cyclingnews...

Well, isn't this interesting. From cyclingnews et al "At least two of the people Floyd Landis accused of doping have already been contacted by anti-doping officials, the New York Times has reported....
05-22-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,584
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Good point Phantoj. So I deleted them all....

Good point Phantoj. So I deleted them all. :twitchy:
04-27-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,009
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Scrolling through this (appallingly long) list...

Scrolling through this (appallingly long) list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doping_cases_in_cycling) reveals at least two additional women: Zinaida Stahurskaya and Christina Alcade...
04-12-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 27,268
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

You can see who he raced against and how he...

You can see who he raced against and how he placed here http://www.americancycling.org/results/road?year=2010&eventId=451&resultsetId=1945
04-08-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Check out the ACA calendar and you will see lots...

Check out the ACA calendar and you will see lots of crits in the Denver/Boulder area. http://www.americancycling.org/calendar/race?type=race&month=4&year=2010&view=list
04-08-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,163
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Well, besides the one I promote, from an...

Well, besides the one I promote, from an official's point of view the new Steamboat Stage Race was nice last year. Great courses, a nice town, well organized. And did I mention that they gave away...
04-08-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Well that would put you at 11% of our highest...

Well that would put you at 11% of our highest altitude of 10800. MIGHT help! Might NOT! We have had guys come up from sea level and ride though. Two years ago, for example, a racer from SoCal...
04-08-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Dead Dog Classic Registration now open. ...

Dead Dog Classic Registration now open. http://www.active.com/cycling/laramie-wy/06-dead-dog-classic-memorial-stage-race-xxii-2010
Race bible is now online http://www.deaddogclassic.com click on...
04-04-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Man what a move by the winner (no spoiler here). ...

Man what a move by the winner (no spoiler here). Very powerful!
03-23-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,141
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Bad move on the part of the chief referee and the...

Bad move on the part of the chief referee and the promoter to allow that. Not that this applies to you, but racers have been know to try to race on suspended licenses or without ever having paid for...
03-22-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Heck....when they are hungry up here they can...

Heck....when they are hungry up here they can bite through cowhide. DEET does seem to keep them away though.
03-22-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

^^No s**t. Last year may have been the worst in...

^^No s**t. Last year may have been the worst in the last five. The precip over the next two months will determine that. Flood irrigation is about the same every year but heavy spring rains are...
03-22-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Great! I personally guarantee that the wind will...

Great! I personally guarantee that the wind will not blow. :lol::lol::lol:
03-22-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Here is the flyer for the race: ...

Here is the flyer for the race:

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff214/RockyMtnMerlin/deaddogflyer.jpg
03-20-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Thanks for the support guys. BTW our website is...

Thanks for the support guys. BTW our website is www.deaddogclassic.com. Race bible should be up in couple of weeks. Basic courses are as described and purse will be about $9,000.
03-20-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Dead Dog Classic XXII a go for 2010!!

For any of you front range racers or racers from elsewhere who might be in the area, the Dead Dog Classic is on for the 22nd time in Laramie, WY. 26-27 June 2010. We are once more featured in the...
03-19-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 23,321
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Speaknig of beer ingthe morning --- Try the...

Speaknig of beer ingthe morning --- Try the traditional Munich Sunday morning breakfast. Two weisswurst and a hefeweisse. Wurst must be served in a white tureen and be very fresh (preferable eaten...
03-15-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 23,321
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Beer - Edelweiss hefeweisse - the one from...

Beer - Edelweiss hefeweisse - the one from Austria not Germany. Any good eisbock. In town brewery make a very good IPA
Wine - White - New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs/California Chards/Italian Pino...
03-01-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,044
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

First road event of the ACA season is this...

First road event of the ACA season is this weekend. FrostBite time trial, just north of Fort Collins CO (established, well run race). Current registration is around 100 with 40 of those signed up...
02-28-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Agree. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting it.

Agree. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting it.
02-18-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Great advice above. I want to add emphasis to...

Great advice above. I want to add emphasis to one point.

Want to get the racing off to a good start by pleasing the racers and the officials? Make sure your registration process works really...
01-09-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Bump to see if anyone else has input before we...

Bump to see if anyone else has input before we start pricing options.

Thanks!
01-08-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

We could easily do 350-400 pairs. Sizing is...

We could easily do 350-400 pairs. Sizing is always an issue, but if we do it right we could hold them over until the next year. Love the idea of the yellow ones. Might be leaning towards DeFeet.
01-08-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By RockyMtnMerlin

Good ideas. However, a quick google did not...

Good ideas. However, a quick google did not yield a source to customize the Asics socks.
Keep the ideas coming!
Some folks have had problems with the toes in the Sock Guy socks wearing out fast....
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