Monday, September 8, 2008

Another Classic in the Books!

Blue Sky Velo club riders and racers gathered starting at 7:00am on Sunday, September 8th for the annual BUFFALO CLASSIC CU event! Some of us came for glory and others experienced some leg pain, but all participated in the largest Blue Sky Velo club event turnout to date (25+ members)!

No Bikes??? It is the Buffalo Classic!
Let the group gathering begin!

Some of the Motley Crew

Max makes it with a severe cold and is dedicated to ride 70 miles!

Cindy is at the start right on time!

Are we ready to roll?

Angie picks up her pre-registration packet and makes her way to the start line.
We all chatted at the start line and drank some free coffee until the entire group was ready to start the ride at approximately 745am. With a slight morning chill in the air, the group rode from the CU campus down Folsom and the leg muscles began to warm as we turned onto 36. The group zoomed past the first rest stop and continued to St. Vrain. While everyone caught up on the latest cycling gossip, we turned onto Hygenine and stopped at the second rest stop. We used the restrooms, ate some fruit and cake and rode on our way. By this point the day was warming up and most shed their arm warmers/leg warmers and vests. The majority of the group rode up to Carter Lake and then on to Horsetooth where the Buffalo Classic route turned around to head back into Boulder. The century riders arrived between 2-4pm on Sunday afternoon. Those who were straving at the finish made their way to Ho's house for a nice dip in the pool and a great BBQ in the afternoon. Thanks to everyone who came out and made the club event a declared success!

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