Tri Coach Tuesday: How Cold is Too Cold?

Living in Colorado, we’ve come to learn that spring weather is unpredictable at best.  This can make for less than optimal conditions for swimming and racing outdoors.  Many of us have been disappointed when our anticipated triathlon becomes a duathlon or an OWS gets postponed or cancelled all together.  Although it doesn’t always satisfy our disappointment, the race directors always have athlete safety and well being in mind when these decisions need to be made.

 

Some venues have strict guidelines they follow.  Often times it comes down to a combination of swim distance, water temp, air temp, wind speed, type of event, etc etc.  In the end, if an event goes on as planned, the decision to participate comes down to the athlete.  Some athletes  can handle 52 degree for 1/2 mile, while others should opt out at 57 degrees.

 

Without Limits Productions RD, Lance Panigutti, reminds everyone that “RD’s have to make a determination based on all the athletes safety and skill set.  While some elites may be able to handle more extreme circumstances everyone needs to understand that it’s about the collective whole when it comes to moving forward to cancelling/modifying a portion of the event.”  He adds, “Every athlete needs to know and practice what they can handle, prepare for everything and hope for sunny skies”.

Bottom line:  Be educated on the effects of the cold and how they effect you.  In the end, you are responsible for your safety and well being in any type of event.

 

Other things to considered:

 

Cold Shock

Cold water zaps your body heat 25 times quicker than cold air. Add to that the physically exhausting nature of swimming, and you’re losing body heat at a rapid pace. Extremely cold water — 50 degrees or below — can lead to cold shock. This occurs when the body is overwhelmed by extreme cold, and it can send your body into a heart attack or unconsciousness, the latter of which can lead to drowning. Your body responds to a sudden plunge into cold water by making you involuntarily gasp, and if you’re under water this can cause you to drown before you get to the surface.

Hypothermia

You’re probably well aware of hypothermia, which occurs when the body loses heat at a rapid pace. This can also occur in cold temperatures of 50 or below. While hypothermia takes longer than cold shock, it can be just as serious. Exposure to cold water for long periods of time lower your core body temperature. The lower it gets, the less your body can function. Once your core temperature reaches 93 degrees, you’ll be unable to use your arms and legs, and your mental function begins to deteriorate. At 80 degrees, you can become unconscious and drown.

 

Excerpt from livestrong.com

 

Excerpt from Loneswimmer.com

One can’t reasonably expect to go from pool swimming to doing an hour in 7C / 45 F without a wetsuit, based on desire to swim alone. Granted, this isn’t likely to occur, but I’m trying to illustrate a point.  Ability to handle COLD is again a matter of a few factors more important than others (all other things like alcohol, food, illness, sleep being equal): namely, experience and weight.

People with plenty of experience of cold can swim in very cold water. I can swim for 20 minutes in 5 C / 40 F water, because I’ve gotten used to it. But I certainly don’t recommend it and I won’t claim it’s fun. And the bigger and heavier you are the more you can handle with less training. Fat is an insulator. Just having plenty of fat alone makes cold easier to deal with. But fat does not lessen the pain of the initial shock for example.

I have done some reading on regular cold water immersion. It seems the evidence says regular immersion in water temperatures of less than 10 Celsius is very beneficial for health, in a few different areas; improved respiration and circulation, lessened chances of infection and heart attack. However once the time goes over 10 minutes some of those benefits tend to reverse, especially hypertension and cardiac arrhythmia.

Summer OPEN Weather Alert

SUMMER OPEN WEATHER ALERT (5/19 at 2:50am):

 


We hope you’re enjoying a warm morning coffee while looking out the window and going “really Colorado?!?!” We have some good news and some bad news to share. As you know our staff loves to embrace the “extreme” more than anyone I know, but there’s also a fine line between “safe extreme” and “reckless extreme”. It’s a line we flirt with often while trying to err on the side of giving you the safest possible race experience that leaves you smiling. On Tuesday morning we were on pace for record warm Summer OPEN temperatures with one reading of 64 degrees (this didn’t event come from Lance’s magic thermometer), Thursday morning (peak storm) the temperature plummeted to 54 degrees, then late last night at 11pm we took another reading. This one shocked even us coming in at 45 degrees, yes 45 degrees! We tried the magic thermometer that likes to round up and still 45 degrees! Even with sunshine, wearing two wetsuits, and some extra holiday weight a 45 degree water temperature far exceeds that line of “reckless extreme” On that note we’re unfortunately cancelling the swim portion of tomorrow’s triathlon. So what happens now and is this that bad news you alluded to earlier?

The swim will be changed to a 1.5 mile run: We will kick things off with a 1.5 mile run in exchange for the 1/2 mile swim. When transition closes we’ll proceed to CR 26 and line you up outside the main blue gate to head eastbound. Run waves will take off every 3 min. On the return of your run you’ll enter back in the main venue area as if you’re heading into the finish line – continue through the finish line right into transition as the same end where the “swim in” is normally located to start the bike. The bike portion and 5k run remain unchanged.

The bad news: There’s no bad news. The sun will be out tomorrow and we still get to kick off the endurance season with 400 of our closest friends who love the multisport lifestyle. It’s an adventure racing in these changing conditions and still a race tomorrow we know you’ll embrace with a smile and determined effort.

Follow-up questions: If you have more questions please keep checking social media as our team will have limited access to e-mail while setting up for the duathlon. Please be sure to help us spread the news so everyone is alerted to the situation and thank you all for your patience.

The Without Limits Crew

Weekend Preview: Summer OPEN and Colorado Bike Expo a GO!

Triathlon Events

Friday May 19th

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Saturday May 20th

 

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Summer OPEN Sprint Tri

Union Reservoir, Longmont


Team Colorado Weekly Ride

Boulder


Ft. Collins Children’s Tri

Ft. Collins


Ft. Collins Spring Triathlon & Duathlon

Ft. Collins


Sunday May 21st

 

Tri the Rock

Castle Rock


Vixxen Racing: Find Your Feisty Run & Recovery

Boulder


The Original Meowler – Cancelled

Gunnison



 

Cycling Events

Friday May 19th

 

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Friday Night Lights

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver


Rapha Ride

Boulder


Grand Junction Off Road

Grand Junction


Kokopelli Trail Mtb Trip

Loma t0 Moab


Saturday May 20th

 

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Robidoux Quick & Dirty

Scotts Bluff, NE

The 2nd Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017.  This is a 75 mile gravel race held in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, and is run through the heart of the Wildcat Hills.  You can race it and gather a cash prize, or you can take your time and make it an adventure ride.  Either way, the route takes you through piney woods and high plains grasslands nestled in a bluff system left behind by a retreating sea 70 million years ago.  Look for fossils and cows; this is open range country.  You won’t be the first to test your mettle through these parts.  You’ll be riding on the Oregon Trail for much of the route, retracing the very steps of the Western immigrants.  The race is named after Antione Robidoux, who built a trading post during the 1840s, selling tack and grog to immigrants as they crossed over Robidoux Pass on the way to their demise or Oregon, which ever came first.  In later years, immigrants struggled over the more direct Mitchell Pass.  You’ll be riding over both.

The route is run primarily on excellent, fast gravel roads.  Route finding will be straightforward to allow riders to focus on putting power to the pedals.  It’s a hilly course though, with over 4,000 feet of climbing in 75 miles.  The course is 88% gravel and 12% asphalt, with the final 5 miles climbing up over Mitchell Pass and through the Scotts Bluff National Monument.


M&M: An Urban Bike Event

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver


Ride.Rock.Rally Hill Climb

Boulder


Superior TT & TTT

Superior


Pony Xpress Gravel 160

Trinidad


VIDA Mtb Clinic

Boulder


Dirty Double Fondo 200km

Salida


Gravalanche Series Finale

Boulder


Ride of Silence

Woodland Park


Kokopelli Trail Mtb Trip

Loma t0 Moab


Rapha Ride

Boulder


Grand Junction Off Road

Grand Junction


Sunday May 21st

 

McKee Classic Bike Tour

Loveland


Morgul Bismark Road Race

Superior


Santa Fe Century

Santa Fe, NM


Kokopelli Trail Mtb Trip

Loma t0 Moab


Rapha Ride

Boulder


Grand Junction Off Road

Grand Junction

Tri Coach Tuesday: Tips on IM Boulder

Written by Dave Sheanin, D3 Multisport

 

 

Boulder is the perfect place for an Ironman, of course!  It’s home to some of the fastest professional and age group triathletes in the world, and the 18x collegiate national champion CU Triathlon Team.  Who wouldn’t want to race here?  Nobody.  Of course you want to race here. Following are 16 specific tips I have gleaned from my experience on the course both racing and training.

 

PRE RACE

  • Remember that Boulder is at 5,430 feet above sea level–even higher than Denver, the Mile High City.  The air is thin up here and if you’re coming in from out of town, be sure to stay up on your hydration and don’t forget the sunscreen.

  • There are two separate transition areas–T1 is at the reservoir and T2 is at the high school.  You’ll take a bus from the high school to get to the Rez on race morning.  This is the only way to get to the race start.  Ironman has a ton of buses and there usually isn’t much of a wait, but my strong recommendation is to arrive at the high school first thing.  Better to have a little extra down-time out at the Rez than be standing at the high school waiting on a bus.

 

SWIM

This is one of the best IM swims on the circuit!  Not because the water is crystal clear (it’s not) and not because it’s an ultra-beautiful venue (we locals think it’s just fine).  No, what makes this an awesome swim is that you swim north, then west, then south.  What’s the big deal?  Let me remind you that the sun rises in the east.  You’re never swimming into the rising sun.

 

IM uses a rolling start in Boulder so you’ll self-seed by time per the normal procedure.  In the past, this race has been held in August and the Rez typically heats up to or above the wetsuit threshold temp, but in June, I would expect the Rez to be in the mid-60s and wetsuit legal.

 

 

The course is very well marked and only has two turns (both lefts).  You’ll exit on a boat ramp then make a right to pick up your T1 bag and a u-turn to head into the change tents.

 

 

Do not skip the sunscreen volunteers as you exit the change tent and head to your bike.  It only takes a couple of seconds to get fully slathered–you’ll want that protection in the Colorado sun.

 

 

 

BIKE

Each year this race has been held, the bike course has been different.  2017 brings a new course which I expect will stick.  It’s a three-loop affair with two moderate climbs per loop.  If you ride by TSS, it’s pretty convenient to shoot for just under 100 points per lap.

Climb one is the first 5 miles straight out of transition.  It doesn’t really look like a climb when you’re on it–just a steady 2 percent (give or take) until you reach the edge of town.  It’s tempting to push too hard in these first few miles because the grade is deceiving and you may be thinking you’re going too slowly.  Mind your watts or RPE.  Because there are two more loops, you’ll repeat this section around miles 35+ and 105+.

Climb two looks a bit more significant as you head west on Nelson Road starting a bit after mile 15 (repeating at miles 50+ and 85+).  This climb has ruined a lot of triathlete’s days in Boulder.  The total distance is about 4 miles and there are a couple of little kicks, but it’s otherwise pretty steady.  Again, mind your watts and pay no attention to the folks who rush up this climb–especially on the first lap.  They’re either on their way to a really outstanding ride, or more likely, you’ll be seeing them later.  Note that the wind typically blows from the northwest so you’ll be going into it as you head to the mountains and getting a push as you ride away from them.  It’ll likely be pretty calm in the early hours, but if you’re not among the fastest riders, the afternoon winds can make the third loop an extra challenge.  This climb into the wind is not so fun.

At the end of the third lap, you’ll turn left instead of right as you exit the road from the Rez (51st) and head downtown to the high school for T2.

 

RUN

Although the run is completely on concrete (probably a good race for your Hokas), it is a pretty comfortable run as Ironman runs go.  There are no major hills, but nothing in Boulder is really flat.  The run is two loops.

You’ll exit transition and head east along the creek.  You are running downhill.  Your brain may not register this fact until you turn around at mile 7 (and 20) and head back to the west.  At that point you’ll notice the slight uphill.

 

At about mile 2 (and 15), there is an out-and-back that heads south.  Once you reach the “slinky” bridge at mile 4 (and 17), you’re on a long straightaway that becomes a zombie-walk late in the race.  Don’t let this be you!  Pacing is always critical on the bike in order to have a great run so do the right amount of work throughout the race and run past a lot of folks on this stretch.

 

Once you’re back on the creek path and at the eastern turnaround, you’ll head back up to the west.  You’ll run past the high school for a little more than a mile through Eben Fine Park to the western turnaround.  The steepest section of the run is as you exit the park.  It’s short, but be aware that it’s there.  You’ll head back to the east to complete the first lap and again for the finish.

The downtown central park area will be packed with spectators and is a good place for your friends and family to get a look at you as you power past them on the run.  It’s also the place where you’ll draw a lot of energy from the big crowds.  The areas at the ends of the course (south, east, and west) tend to be pretty quiet.

Stay up on your nutrition and hydration.  Although the new June date for this race won’t likely be as hot as the previous August races, the altitude is no joke–be smart about fuel and drink.

 

Good times in Boulder!

 

Coach Dave Sheanin approaches coaching from a holistic perspective. Adult age-group triathletes typically have substantial demands in their lives outside of training and racing. Looking at any individual component of an athlete’s training (or life) is a data point, but it rarely tells the full story. I make it a priority to understand what’s going on in an athlete’s life beyond triathlon in order to build a plan that is smart, fits their lifestyle, and builds toward appropriate goals.

 

Original article on D3 Multisport here

TRI THE BOAT receives a Special USA Triathlon Designation for 2017

 

TRI THE BOAT in beautiful Steamboat Springs CO is back and better than ever. This epic two day event features Sprint & Olympic Distance Racing on June 24th and the Half Iron Distance June 25th. Each race distance also features relay, aqua bike and dry land categories.

This year, the half- iron-distance event has been designated the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Regional Championship, meaning the top 10 percent of finishers in each age group qualify for the 2017 National Triathlon Championship.

The race has also gotten a little facelift, with a new transition area, new swim course layout, new run course and new finish area. Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley, the swim takes place in the picturesque Stagecoach Reservoir. The two-loop bike features newly paved rolling terrain, and the vast majority of the new run course takes place on packed dirt trails with scenic lake views before the waterfront finish.

 

Beat the May 31st price increase and take advantage of our special 10% off any distance race through the month of May – enter at checkout: 303TRIATHLON

 

Visit the new website for complete info and maps.

 

Triathlete Magazine has named TRI THE BOAT one of the summer’s best “non M-Dot” triathlons.  Read the full article here

 

Still on the fence?  Here’s RD Heather Gollnick to help you make up your mind.

Tri The Boat – Message from Race Director Heather Gollnick from Chris Tamucci on Vimeo.

Aquaman Series Under New Ownership

You may have heard, over this past winter, the Denver Aquaman Series changed hands.

 

Candy Panigutti Newby, series creator, longtime owner and race director, shared this,

“I started the Aquaman Swim Run series back in 2009 as a way to give back to the swimming community that I had grown up in. I wanted a chance for Denver area athletes to grow in love with a sport that gave me so much joy. That first year we started with 40 athletes, a couple of clipboards and 2 stopwatches. There was a sand berm just under the surface of the water in the middle of the course that swimmers had to walk over to continue on. Seeing that sparked the idea to add an actual run course the following year. Over the years, we added food sponsors, a run event, grew exponentially in size, and got the opportunity to be a part of many athletes summer experiences. We saw our athletes young and old accomplish many great things; from a swim across Catalina channel, Ironman finishers, personal bests, year round simmers experiencing a new challenge and first timers gaining confidence in the open water to compete in their first triathlon. Through all of this, you have become a part of the Aquaman family. I have enjoyed spending my Tuesday nights with you and watching all your friendly competition and achievements. ”

 

Candy passed the baton to Tri-Animal Endurance owner and coach, George Cespedes.

 

“George is the friendly guy that has been checking you in at the pre-registration line and then racing alongside in wave 1 as a 2 mile swimmer. His children have probably body marked you and guided you along the run course. I know he will keep all the aspects of the series that you love and will continue to make improvements that ensure the series will be an even better experience for you going forward. I will be working alongside of him through the winter to ensure a smooth transition and through the first event. After that, maybe you will see me lining up next to you at the start line.”

 

George shared with 303:

“I can’t tell you how excited I am, well nervous and excited. As Candy mentioned I have been volunteering at Aquaman for the last three years. Driving up to Denver with my kids was a great bonding experience for us. Also watching them help out and grow up as been pretty awesome. When Candy first approached me last year I jumped at the opportunity. Aquaman is more than just a race to me. It is like a family. I have shared pizzas with and made great friends with many people through Aquaman. My hope is to keep it a family friendly atmosphere and to use it as a vechicle to introduce many swimmers to our great sport of triathlon. I can’t tell you how happy and proud I am that Candy trusted me with this.”

 

This year’s Aquaman Series will begin in mid June and run into August.  Mark the dates on your calendars.  All race details and registration can be found here

 

Sign up for a multi race pack by Memorial Day and get a free T shirt

 

 

 

Weekend Preview: Happy Mother’s Day

Triathlon Events

Thursday May 11th

 

Find Your Feisty Kickoff Event

Outdoor Diva’s, Boulder


Saturday May 13th

 

IRONMAN Team Colorado Weekly Ride

Boulder


Ordinary Mortals Triathlon

Pueblo


Mini Mortals Kids Triathlon

Pueblo


Summer OPEN Practice Swim

Longmont


Sunday May 14th

 

Novice Freestyle Clinic

Denver



Cycling Events 

Thursday May 11th

 

Montview Blvd Bike Lane Expansion House

North Middle School, Aurora


Friday May 12th

 

1st Annual Crank it Forward Fundraiser Event

Boulder


Saturday May 13th

 

Ghost Bike Memorial

Longmont


Wheels of Thunder at Flatrock

Commerce City


Battle the Bear

Lakewood


12 hrs of Mesa Verde

Cortez


Desert RATS Classic

Fruita


Gowdy Grinder

Gowdy State Park, Wyoming


10th Annual MTB Demo Days

Boulder


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1.5 MTB Clinic

Erie


Sunday May 14th

Happy Mother’s Day

Boulder Peak: Don’t Miss Out

The Boulder Peak Triathlon has been an iconic Colorado triathlon for decades.  Several months ago, Lance Panigutti of Without Limits Productions acquired the race and is thrilled to have it as part of his race line up for 2017.  This year athletes have the opportunity to race The Peak as a stand alone race or sign up for the 5430 Series which includes the Colorado Tri on June 3rd, Boulder Peak on July 9th and 5430 Triathlon on Sept 17th.  Details and registration for all of these races can be found here.

Barry and Jodee Siff, original organizers of the Boulder Peak, will be partnering with Lance for this years race and recently released this statement:

Dear Friend of Triathlon,

 

Jodee and I were thrilled when Lance Panigutti called us and asked if we would partner with him on the Boulder Peak Triathlon and the 5430 Triathlon Series.

 

The Boulder Peak was consistently sold out with over 1,600 athletes each year, plus one of the top pro fields anywhere!  It was the race to be at!  One year, Inside Triathlon Magazine ranked it as the 3rd Best Triathlon in America!  We want to bring that back to Boulder!  But, we need your help.

 

Please consider joining your friends and fellow triathletes on July 9th at the Boulder Rez, and let’s make it a party … just like those good old days!  Swim in the Rez, ride up Olde Stage, and run on the dams to a loud and festive finish line. We are even bringing back one of the best pro fields in the sport by having a $20,000 pro prize purse. The pros will go off first thing in the morning, and be at your finish line when you arrive … adding to the party atmosphere.


Besides the return of the classic race – complete with Olde Stage and, hopefully, the Devil chasing you up it – you’ll enjoy:

  • Beer from Ska Brewing
  • Post-race food from Noodles & Co.
  • Awesome, enthusiastic aid stations
  • Top-notch Zorrel long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Boulder Peak pint glass
  • Jodee’s hand-crafted awards for the top 3 overall age group and pro finishers
  • Sunglasses, Timex watches and swim goggles for age group podium winners
  • Barry will return to help announce and do the Awards Ceremony
  • Great raffle prizes

… and maybe a few other surprises!

 

Yes, that’s just a “taste” of what it means to have 5430 Sports back in town, together with the awesome Lance Panigutti Without Limits Team.

So, please register here.  And, hey, spread the word!

Thanks so much.  See you in July!  Jodee and Barry.

Weekend Preview: Sunny Days Ahead

Triathon Events

Saturday May 6th

 

Team Colorado Weekly Ride

Boulder


Sunday May 7th

 

Barkin’ Dog Duathlon

Cherry Creek State Park


Pool Open Water Skills Clinic

Denver



 

Cycling Events

Friday May 5th

 

TriVelo Youth Road Camp

Larkspur


18 Hrs of Fruita – Sold Out event.  Mark your calendars for next year

Fruita


Saturday May 6th

 

OZ Road Race

Watkins


Encierro Velo

Monument


El Cinco de Grindo

Boulder


AntiEpic Gravel Grinder

Monument


APEX Studio Grand Opening & Suf Ride

Boulder


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery 4th Birthday Party

Denver


18 Hrs of Fruita – Sold Out event.  Mark your calendars for next year

Fruita


TriVelo Youth Road Camp

Larkspur


Sunday May 7th

 

Lafayette Criterium

Lafayette


SMBA Dual Slalom Series

Boulder


BRAC Moto Ref Clinic

Brighton


TriVelo Youth Road Camp

Larkspur


18 Hrs of Fruita – Sold Out event.  Mark your calendars for next year

Fruita


USA Cycling Marathon MTB National Championships

Arkadelphia, AR

 

In Memory: Kevin Sanford Edwards

Kevin Sanford Edwards, 59, passed while skiing at Loveland Ski Area on the afternoon of April 28, 2017. Kevin was born June 13, 1957, in Ann Arbor, Michigan to David and Mary K Edwards. He spent his childhood in Michigan, Germany, and Pennsylvania before his family settled in Boulder, Colorado in 1971. Kevin received a B.A. in English from Colorado College in 1978 and a J.D. from the University of Denver in 1981. He was married to Laurie Mizener from 1998 to 2006, and their daughter, Aleah Edwards, was born in 1999. After practicing law for eleven years, Kevin founded Ski Gear Direct, a pioneering mail-order and online ski gear company. In the latter part of his career, he was a lawyer for the state of Colorado, most recently as a Senior Assistant Attorney General. A dedicated triathlete, he competed in over 100 triathlons since 1984, including ten full Ironman races, often winning his age group throughout an elite career. Kevin’s passion for racing and training was infectious, and his ability to encourage others and welcome them to his sport seemingly boundless. As passionate as Kevin was about triathlon, he was more passionate about skiing, having started at the age of four in Bavarian Germany. No matter the weather or conditions, the company or location, the very act of skiing brought him unmitigated joy. Kevin was an adoring father to Aleah and a dear friend to so many; he also touched the lives of countless other people with his joy of life, kind heart, wit, compassion, and sense of humor. He loved his family and friends deeply. He is survived by his father Dr. David Edwards; his two brothers Scott and Chris; his ex-wife Laurie and daughter Aleah; his in-laws Carol, Karen, Tiffany, and Tammi; his nephews Christopher and Nathan and niece Jenna; and his girlfriend Erin. Kevin was preceded in death by his mother Mary K Warwick.
A service in memory of Kevin’s life will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80301, starting at 3:00pm. A reception will follow the service. All whose lives were touched by Kevin are welcome.

 

From Laurie –

“we have opened a college saving account for Aleah, and the bank’s suggestion is just to have checks sent to Aleah, and they can be marked “college fund” in the memo section.” 

1420 Moss Rock pl, Boulder CO  80304