Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Coming Soon!

In January 2011 we'll have these fancy 100% cotton "Bicycle Friendly Durango Colorado" tee shirts for sale to benefit the City of Durango's efforts to improve bike and pedestrian conditions in town. Tee shirt price will be $15 (plus $5 shipping, if needed) and available in both Men's S-XL sizes (top row; charcoal, indigo blue, pistachio, and oceana) and Women's M-L sizes (bottom row; charcoal, chocolate, navy and avocado). Thanks to Amber Blake, Durango's Multi Modal Coordinator, for getting the tee shirt campaign underway and for her continuous efforts to improve the bike-ped environment in Durango. Plus, you'll both look and feel fabulous wearing one! Look for them soon on the Bouré website. And don't worry, we'll remind you when they're here.

Sweet Threads

Now Available!

The Durango Devo Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Sweet Elite U-25 Cycling Team (aka the DDRMCFSEU25CT) is ready for action in 2011 - and you can own one of their Thermo jerseys.

Find out more about this jersey or order one by clicking HERE.

Show your support for the team and wear the same jersey as riders Tad Elliott, Howard Grotts, Sage Wilderman, Teal Stetson-Lee, Alicia Rose Pastore and Colton Andersen. Not to mention local heros, team coaches and supporters Joey Thompson, Ned Overend, Sarah Tescher, Chris Wherry, Chad Cheeney, John Glover and Gaige Sippy. For more info on the Durango Devo Sweet Elite Team, click HERE...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Riverview Wins 2nd CX Title!

Following Ned Overend's lead, who lives 6 doors down from my Durango Riverview neighborhood home, Todd Wells, who lives a further 4 doors away, secured a National Cyclocross title on Sunday in Bend, Oregon. I only wish I was still in good enough shape to ask Mrs. Overend and Mrs. Wells if Todd and Ned could come over to ride with me. Look for the upcoming review of their championship Specialized bikes by Matt Phillips of Bicycling Magazine, who lives next door.

Wells wipes the field clean

Todd Wells (Specialized-Cal Giant) captured his first cyclo-cross win of the season, the one that counted the most, at the UCI elite men's USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Championships held on Sunday in Bend, Oregon. The newly-crowned national champion outgunned the hometown favourite Ryan Trebon (Kona-FSA) who placed second and recent US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross (USGP) overall winner Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b in third.

Wells won the mountain bike cross-country and short track national championships earlier this year. He took some time off to recover from a successful summer of racing before diving into the cyclo-cross season this Fall with a goal of winning the national title. He is no stranger cyclo-cross stars and stripes jersey, having won the event on two previous occasions - in 2001 and 2005.

"All my jerseys are pretty special to me but it's always nice to get a title and this one is right up there with the others," Wells said.

Wells dedicated his victory to friend and former team manager, Jerry Hutchinson, who passed away this summer. "He passed away six weeks ago and I wanted to dedicate the race to him and get a victory," Wells said. "I was thinking about him the whole time and I felt like he was with me out there." Click to read the rest of the article ...

Todd leading Jeremy Powers

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ned Puts it Down on the Grass!

Ned Overend adds to Stars-and-Stripes jersey collection

The 55-59 master men's contest was a battle of heavy hitters, with the legendary Ned Overend (Specialized) powering to a solo victory.

Finishing second in yesterday's time trial to ‘Cross Vegas organizer Brooke Watts (Cody Racing), Overend started on the front row start with reigning national champion Paul Curley (Midstate Cycling Club-Gear Works) and six other strong men. Norman Kreiss (Morgan Stanley) surged from the second row to take the early lead while Curley and Overend rode patiently behind Kreiss on the first lap.

"The course was changing all the time," said Overend. "It was kind of dicey on that first lap, but then I was able to bridge up to Norm and put it down on the grass areas."

Overend finished nearly one minute up on silver medalist Kreiss, while Randall Root secured the bronze medal 2:51 behind Overend.

Master Men 55-59
1. Edmund (Ned) Overend (Specialized) 0:42:38
2. Norman Kreiss (Morgan Stanley Cycling Team) 0:00:57
3. Randall Root (Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster) 0:02:51

DWC Wins 2 CX Golds

The Durango Wheel Club garnered two 2010 Cyclocross National Championships on the first day of competition in Bend, Oregon. Walt Axthelm added to his enormous pile of National and World Championships when he won yet another National Cyclocross title in the Men's Masters 75-79 category. And Martha Iverson, with her own enormous pile of National and World Championships, won the Women's Masters 60-64.

Walt Axthelm sporting the power of the mighty "B"

Martha's amphibious assault!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oklahoma City 1, Durango 0

It's with regret we announce the move of local cycling advocate Jeanine Justice, Executive Director of Healthy Lifestyles LaPlata (HLLP) - a coalition of health & wellness professionals who work to create a healthy, active and sustainable community. She is moving soon to Oklahoma City, and she'll be much missed by the Durango cycling community.

Jeanine contributed tirelessly to the cycling advocacy cause (asking for little credit) and often working in helpful collaboration with Wade Moore and Drew Bourey of the Safe Roads Coalition. Her organizational skill, support and financial backing helped make possible such notable, policy-changing events as:

• The Durango Bicycle Summit which resulted in Durango being named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community and began the process of hiring Durango's first Multimodal Director, Amber Blake.

• The world-famous Dan Burden's "Creating Healthy Communities" workshop.

• A Safe Routes to School grant in collaboration with the City of Durango for Park Elementary School in the amount of $208,000.

• ... and so much more!

Good luck Jeanine, and thanks!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Alexi Tells All

We recently received an email from the one-and-only Alexi Grewal, who is in training for a late life comeback. He directed us to a post on his Blog, "Back In Among The Wheels", that elaborated on his historic 1984 Olympic Road Race win. As a friend of ours who knew Alexi back then says, "Alexi was one smart bike racer. Not altogether a noble character, but honest." All we can say is, "Read & Enjoy!"

From: Alexi

As stories go, my friends and enemies might like to know this one.
I titled it "The Skin Suit", but "The Traitor", or "Free Ride" would work too.


Before we get too far down the road, there is a story I must tell. It is a story I have already shared with Davis Phinney, my main rival then and always. But now I will tell it for all.

The story of the Los Angeles Olympics, from my perspective. First off, I did not stay with the team before the event, because of my positive test for ephedrine at the Coor’s Classic I ended up flying out to L.A. on Len Pettyjohn’s dime with my own support crew. So what ever did or did not happen with the blood doping scandal of those days I had no part of it.

I rode my bike to the start. With Len Pettyjohn carrying my spare wheels and bottles. When I got there it was tense. My instructions were simple, ride for Davis, I said fine, except that I told Eddy I would be going solo late in the race. He said ok. That was the race meeting for me, the first time Eddy and I had spoken in months.

In the race however and in my mind and prep I never gave one thought to really giving away my chance. I was there to win, it was all I knew at that point in life.

Once the race started, of course there are duties you must do, play your part in the race be present to observe and watch the front. On the very first lap I had worked myself up to the transition zone at the front, the place where you have to choose to follow moves or stay put. At the top of the first long climb both Ron Kiefel and I were present when a string of riders worked itself free as the climb crested and the road turned fast. We both looked at each other. For a second, I am sure neither of us really wanted to be exposed that early in the race. No matter his demeanor Ron Keifel wanted to win just as much as anyone else. I have always considered him a hard man to beat.

He hesitated, we were in equally good positions to respond. Intuition told me to go, so I wound it up, saving my legs as best I could and made the effort to bridge and join. The second I got there I knew it was good. A free ride with the likes of the Austrian Helmet Weshelberger in the move and willing to drive it.

From that point forward a certain rhythm was established. I was up the road ahead of the other favorites with the exception of Helmut. I did not have to work and I only had to follow one man. The latitude was there to let him go also. It was more or less the perfect place to be in. I knew it. I was not thinking what I could do to help Davis, I was thinking how I could use the situation to work all my rivals against each other, and conserve my legs which were marginal.

I am an observant bike racer, the tension on the U.S. team was visible. Thurlow was ashen, Kiefel was quiet, Phinney was wearing a skin suit. There was no doubt in my mind Keifel and Phinney were gonna be good. The skinsuit was information I filed away. Only one pocket was sewn into it and we faced a hot, hilly two hundred kilometer race. One feed zone per lap on a downhill, right near the start finish, wearing a skin suit with one pocket was to rely on the unreliable.

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Iron Horse Turns 40!

Registration is now open for the 2011 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango, CO - May 28-30, 2011. This ride and race sells out annually and was recently listed in Outside Magazine's "Life List."

2011 marks 40 years of riding and racing the "Iron Horse" train to Silverton over Coal Bank and Molas passes. Other events include the 25 mile Quarter Horse to Purgatory, Downtown Criterium, Time Trial, Cruiser Crit and Kids Race. This year's weekend will also feature the return of an Iron Horse MTB race. Mountain biking has a decorated past in Durango as the home of legendary riders Ned Overend, John Tomac and the 1990 World Championships. The unique course for 2011 will challenge both pros and beginners - all within sight of downtown Durango.

Bikes on the Burma Road

Our friend Margy Dudley, owner of the Open Shutter Gallery, recently travelled to Myanmar and sent back this photo - apparently showing how to keep sand off your rims. Go figure?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FLC Wins Again!

Fort Lewis Cycling Team Wins 4th Consecutive MTB National Championship

Fort Lewis cyclists adorned in their hard-earned Stars and Stripes jerseys

The recent Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships could not have gone any better for the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team. By the end of the weekend they had thirteen podium finishes and took the overall team win for the fourth year in a row. Sage Wilderman took second in the Cross Country, won the short track, and then hopped on a Downhill bike and took the win there, too. Rotem Ishay won both the Cross Country and the Short Track for his second year in a row. Jack Hinkens, a freshman for FLC, podiumed in both of his first appearences at collegiate nationals. FLC also had three racers show their diversity in the sport and accumulated enough points over the weekend to reach the podium for the individual omnium award. These three riders were Nate Byrom, Sage Wilderman, and Kaila Hart, who placed fourth in the Short Track. Other podium finishes consisted of Sarah Sturm, who placed third in the Short Track, and Taylor Borucki, who placed fifth in the Downhill. Although podium finishes are relished, it was the overall team effort that allowed Fort Lewis College to be the overall 2010 Mountain Bike National Champions. Congratulations FLC!!!

Women’s Team
Sarah Sturm- XC, ST
Nathalie Krantz- XC, ST
Lauren Catlin- XC, ST
Annie Cheeney- XC, STS
Sage Wilderman- XC, ST, 4X, DH
Kaila Hart- XC, ST, 4X, DH
Chantel Coleman 4X, DH

Mens Team
Rotem Ishay- XC, ST
Trevor Downing- XC, ST
Jack Hinkens- XC, ST
Colton Anderson- XC, ST
Nate Byrom- XC, ST, 4X, DH
Taylor Borucki- 4X, DH
Lucas LeMaire- 4X, DH
Sam Stevens- 4X, DH

(XC=Cross Country/ST= Short Track/4X=Four Cross/DH=Downhill)

For more reading:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wade 1, Lazy 0


Below is the "Pincer Movement" Wade Moore confronted near the intersection of Hwy 160/550 and River Road on his cycling commute to work this Monday - just before an area were they're resurfacing the asphalt highway. Scary, huh? But worry not, Wade has contacted the proper authorities and CDOT has promised to rectify the obvious problem.

Shortly Thereafter

Our hats off to Mike McVaugh (CDOT Region 5 Traffic and Safety Engineer) who, when alerted by Wade to the aforementioned problem said, "Hmmm... that's not right!". Mike quickly contacted the proper personnel who immediately rectified the problem - as shown below. And as a bonus, they swept the shoulder of accumulated debris. Now it's a clean bike commute coming from east of town. Thanks Mike!

Durango's Sweet Elite

Bouré Bicycle Clothing is a proud supporter of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Devo Sweet Elite Under-25 Team. This team is so exciting that it was recently featured in

Former USPro champ Wherry starts U25 MTB team
By: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published: November 3, 2010

Tad Elliott at the Triple Crown finals near Harrisonburg, Virginia.

New Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory development team signs five

A new under 25 mountain bike racing team will appear on the US domestic racing circuit for the 2011 season. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Devo Sweet Elite presented by Spine Colorado/Durango Orthopedics and Fort Lewis College is based in Durango, Colorado, and managed by past US pro road champion Chris Wherry.

The team will include racers such as Under 23 US cross country national champion Tad Elliott and 2009 US Collegiate cyclo-cross champion Teal Stetson-Lee, Collegiate and junior national champion Howard Grotts and junior national champion Alicia Rose Pastore. Fort Lewis rider Colton Andersen is also on the squad, which will be coached by Joey Thompson.

Wherry explained to Cyclingnews how the team came to be: "The team sort of developed from Durango Devo, a youth mountain bike program. They have kids from age five through high school. After that, the available programs drop off.

"We have super talented mountain bike riders coming out of the woodwork, and we decided that it would be a great idea to help these kids get to the elite level of the sport. They will have a chance to see where the sport will take them."

In 2010, Durango Devo riders won eight titles at the National Championships in Granby, Colorado. Last month, Fort Lewis College was crowned collegiate mountain bike national champions for 2010. Read More HERE:


Team Press Release

The 2011 Mountain Bike Racing Season will be greeted with a new Durango, Colorado based Under-25 Mountain Bike Racing Team. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Devo Sweet Elite presented by Spine Colorado/Durango Orthopedics and Fort Lewis College. The Team will compete at local and regional races including the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic; in addition the Team will compete at the National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho this upcoming July 2011. The 5 rider team ranging in ages of 17-24 will be riding Specialized S-Works 29 inch wheel bicycles, with additional equipment and service support provided by Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango. Riders will be provided specific coaching and training programs, as well as race and travel support. The Team will meet 2 times a week to practice as a team with their coach.

The Team formation is to promote the success of Durango based riders coming out of Durango Devo (local youth cycling program), Fort Lewis College, and outstanding local talent who need additional support to continue to be successful at the upper levels of competition. In 2010 Durango Devo riders won 8 titles at the National Championships in Sol Vista, Colorado. Fort Lewis College recently was crowned National Collegiate MTB Champions for 2010... The group forming the team includes Ned Overend. Sarah Tescher, Matt Shriver, Chris Wherry, Joey Thompson, and Chad Cheeney, all accomplished cycling athletes at a National level and sponsor and structure coordination from John Glover (Mountain Bike Specialists) and Gaige Sippy (Iron Horse Bicycle Classic).

2011 Team Roster

Tad Elliott – 2008 and 2010 U23 Mountain Bike National Champion
Teal Stetson-Lee- 2009 Collegiate Cyclocross National Champion
Colton Andersen- 2010 Fort Lewis College Nationals Team Member
Howard Grotts – 2010 Cat 1 17-18 Mountain Bike National Champion and 2010 Division 2 Collegiate Mountain Bike Short Track and Cross Country Champion
Alicia Rose Pastore 2010 Cat 1 17-18 Mountain Bike National Champion
Joey Thompson – Team Coach. Fort Lewis College Graduate and former athlete.
Chris Wherry – Team Manager Former US Pro Road National Champion and owner of the Hub Training Center

Sponsor support is Durango based with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Spine Colorado/Durango Orthopedics, Fort Lewis College, Mountain Bike Specialists and King Cage, Bread, and Boure Sportswear. The sponsors see the value of Durango’s Cycling Community and talent and are lending support to further that effort. Additional sponsors include Specialized Bicycle Company and SRAM Components.

Ned's SS Championship Bike

Pro bike: Ned Overend’s Specialized Rockhopper SL Singlespeed
By: Matt Pacocha,

Ridden by Ned Overend to the 2010 US MTB Single Speed National Championship

55-year-old Ned Overend was planning on racing in the elite category at this year's US Mountain Bike National Championships. Instead, Deacon James, Specialized’s director of recreational cross-country R&D, asked if he’d be interested in racing the new 29in-wheeled Rockhopper SL singlespeed.

Overend happily accepted James’s request. Had he raced with the pros, he likely would have beaten half of them. Instead, he became the new national singlespeed champion. “It was a good excuse not to race with the pros,” said Overend. “ That was going to be an ugly race.”

The former world champion duked it out with Cameron Chambers (Specialized Stumpjumper Trail Crew) for most of the race. The former 24-hour national champion was also on a Specialized, though a Stumpjumper with 140mm of travel. Read More HERE ...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What's Wade to Do?

Commuter Horror Theatre

This was the "Pincer Movement" our Wade Moore confronted near the intersection of Hwy 160/550 and River Road on his cycling commute to work on Monday - just before where they're resurfacing the asphalt highway. Scary, huh? But worry not, Wade has contacted the proper authorities and CDOT has promised to rectify the obvious problem. We'll get you a follow-up photo shortly.


2010 Four Corners CX Series p/b Animas Orthopedic Associates

Fall is definitely in the air now in Durango and we all know that means that cyclocross racing season is just around the corner. New this year is that all the races will be sanctioned by USA Cycling so that means everyone will have to have a USA Cycling annual license (available at or purchase one-day licenses at registration for $10.

The FCCX series kicks off the season with the Spooky Cross on Sunday Oct. 31 at the FLC Stadium. Registration is from 4-5:45pm on site and the Men’s 3/4 and Open Women start off the racing at 5pm for 40 minutes of pain. The Men’s Elite/1/2/3 and Men’s 40+ race starts at 6pm and will last for 50 minutes. Costumes are encouraged and all racers will need to keep an eye out for the “Ghost Barriers”.

Read More about all the events HERE...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Patti's Luv Ride

Bouré Bike Fweest #5
Friday, October 15, 2010

"Great colors, friends & good times - not 1 mechanical or casualty (Yahooooooooo!)"

Patti Rosenthal and friends meet at the Sale Barn Trailhead.
Hal McLean, Patti, Jimmy Deaton, Brad Roy, Mark Rosenthal and Tino Sonora

Hal's Happy Voyage

Bouré Bike Fweest Day #3
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Old School, Big Fun, Nooo Racing"

Hal "The Living Icon" McLean led the riders up Wildcat Canyon, down Hay Gulch, up Cherry Creek and up and down the US Hwy 160 back to town.

"Tough Guy" Chris Tough

Heading back to town on US Hwy 160

"Jammin" Jon Kuchin

"Profesional Predator" Robert Montgomery leads Chris Tough up Cherry Creek Rd

Celebrity rider "Bicycle Bob" Gregorio

Monday, October 11, 2010

All New Fweest

Announcing An All New Fweest
October 10-16, 2010

This year we are making an effort to bring in other cycling friendly organizations who have supported the Boure Bike Fweest in the past - the Durango Wheel Club, Church of the High Pines, Durango Cyclery, Durango DEVO & some Durango Icons.

Sunday, October 10th
Join the All-Inclusive, Non-Denominational Church of the High Pines for their morning "Service". 10am departure from bread (42 CR 250). For additional information contact Larry Goldstein at

Monday, October 11th
Join Chad Cheney of DEVO and Russell Zimmerman of Durango Cyclery for a Pub-to-Pub evening MTB ride. Meeting at the Irish Embassy Pub (9th and Main) at 6:30pm, roll out at 7pm for a short and sweet night ride in the Test Tracks, then return to the Pub. Lights will be required for this fun adventure ride ending in the dark. For additional information please contact Russell and Chad, respectively, at or

Tuesday, October 12th
Rest Day

Wednesday, October 13th
Join local Cycling Icon, Hal Mclean on a trip to the west side. Hal says, "Cherry Creek or something like it." Additionally Hal says; "Old School, Big Fun, Nooo Racing". Departing at 10am from Christina's Bar and Grill at the Best Western Durango Inn and Suites (21382 US Hwy 160 - west of town). For additional information on this ride contact Hal at

Thursday, October 14th
Join Wade for a Tour of eastern La Plata County on Road Bike suitable dirt roads chosen for their smoothness and beauty. Departing at 10am from The Upper East Side Deli (28902 US Hwy 160 - east of town). Please park at Mercy Medical Center (on the north side of the highway). For additional information on this ride contact Wade at

Friday, October 15th
Patti Rosenthal is leading a Mountain Bike Love Ride for pure joy, departing the Sale Barn trailhead at 10am. For additional information contact Patti by e-mail at

Or join Drew for the first annual Alferd Packer trail run, departing Needles Store at 9:30am and heading up Elbert Creek to points beyond. Fall colors are expected to be top-notch. Contact Drew at for more information.

Saturday October 16th
Join the Durango Wheel Club for their group ride to Haviland Lake, Needles or Purgatory. This classic ride is 53 miles with 2600 feet of climbing. Meet at the Durango Recreation Center at 10am. Pace will be fast for some, for others, maybe not so fast.

For more information, contact Wade Moore at:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Ultimate Gregario

In 1996, Fabio Sacchi of Milram was awarded the Gregario d'Oro by Francesco Moser. In the final stage of that year's Giro d'Italia, the rider from Milano proved his star-studded domestique status by carrying 26 water bottles simultaneously from the team car back to his teammates in the peloton. Yep, 26 little 20-oz water bottles...

Dog Tired

Why so tired? Well, Larry Goldstein (on the far side of the bed) has just finished co-directing the 2010 Durango Fall Blaze with his wife Jana - who is undoubtedly still hard at work when this photo was taken. The Fall Blaze is a fundraising century ride to benefit the Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarship Fund, and this year they raised a record total of over $40,000. So, a doff of our cycling caps to both Larry and Jana Goldstein for putting on a great event for a worthy cause.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Righteous Lemonade

The Durango Cyclery, longtime and local Durango bike shop, is a driving force behind a great community project called Bicycle Lemonade. They are dedicated to building community and protecting our planet by keeping bicycles out of landfills and encouraging more people to ride them more often. By restoring otherwise abandoned bicycles for a relatively low cost and teaching people how to maintain and repair them, they foster a cleaner, more active and more interactive community. So support them when you can!

From the Durango Herald - September 27, 2010

The local group Bicycle Lemonade spent Sunday afternoon doing what it does best: fixing up and giving away recycled bikes to people who need them, this time to the 22 residents at the Durango Community Shelter.

Rachel Bauske, project manager for the shelter, said about 80 percent of the shelter's residents arrive with no form of transportation. The shelter has a handful of bicycles it loans, though several have fallen into disrepair.

"Durango Transit will help us out by giving us a bus pass, but that's just a bus pass for one person when we have up to 35 people staying here," Bauske said. "Although we work closely with community partners, getting bikes is crucial for our residents because that may be their only means of transportation at times."

Wanting to help, Bicycle Lemonade volunteer Russell Zimmermann approached Bauske about holding an event at the shelter to not only give away bikes but also repair the shelter's current bicycle fleet. Bauske agreed.

On Sunday morning, the all-volunteer Bicycle Lemonade crew arrived at the shelter with two pickup loads of bicycles and the parts and tools needed to make them work. Residents at the shelter each picked out a bike and then assisted in repairing it.

"We try to meet the person who's the prospective new owner of the bicycle before we start fixing it and make them part of the process," Zimmermann said. "Even if they're not a bike mechanic, maybe they can learn to patch a tube or oil a chain properly or something like that."

Bicycle Lemonade volunteer Jon Bailey said the work new bike owners put into their bikes makes them inherently more valuable.

"The value is created through the sweat equity that you put into it," he said. "This way, you're putting in time and learning something, and you're pumped."

The group's primary purpose is to rescue bikes from ending up in landfills. Donated bikes are fixed and given away, not sold. Money has been completely removed from the equation.

"The only way this happens is the community donates their bikes, donates the space, donates the time and then donates the bikes back to the community," Bailey said.

The group currently operates via booths set up at local events with information about dates and times spread primarily by word of mouth. Bicycle Lemonade is looking for someone who will donate space it can use as a base of operations, where someone who needs a bike can get one.

"Right now, bikes aren't an issue for us, it's having a workable spot to invite the public so we don't have to go somewhere and set up every time," Bailey said.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ned's Specialized Friends

Ned Overend was recently traveling abroad to work with Specialized's Spanish distributor. As part of his duties, he accompanied Alberto Contador and other notable Specialized-sponsored cyclists on a 110km Specialized public-invited ride in Madrid. Here's the stellar lineup before the ride.

Specialized Riders (Left-to-Right):
Sam Hill (2010 DH World Champion)
Burry Stander (2009 U-23 XC World Champion)
Ned Overend (Cycling Legend)
Daniel Navarro (Alberto's Top Lieutenant in the TDF)
Alberto Contador
Miguel Rojo (Specialized's Spanish Distributor)
Christophe Sauser (World XC and Marathon Champion)
Matt Hunter (Freerider)

Unfortunately, some members of the cycling public engaged in a little too much overly friendly Argy-Bargy with Alberto and he was forced to abandon the ride before the halfway mark. Ned would only dream of dropping out of a public-invited ride!