Doing Double Duty

Michael OlivierEvents, Peak Pedaler, Training

The Question: Am I Strong Enough? As a stay-at-home dad – and someone who is constantly working on “projects” from home-made panniers to quilts to furniture building to cooking to making my son dragon wings – I am constantly finding ways to maximize my limited time in the saddle. My first step was buying the Xtracycle Radish (and it’s predecessor, … Read More

Cycling the Front Range Community

Michael OlivierCulture, Events, Peak Pedaler

The Horsetooth Reservoir in the Front Range just west of Fort Collins, CO

I still wear my Asheville Bicycle Racing Club (ABRC) kit whenever I go out on a training ride. Besides being a Hincapie kit that fits as if George himself were cradling you in his hands and pulling you along the wind-stricken roads north and east of town, it’s a great conversation starter. “Hey, you from Asheville? Asheville, NC? You know, … Read More

Behold the lowly pretzel, superfood

Jeff ThomasEvents, Nutrition, Peak Pedaler, RTR News, Training

Living in the shadow of the PowerBar overlords, the pretzel is just about the perfect fuel for another hour on the road, according to dietician and Ride the Rockies veteran Jessica Lorning. “You have to maintain blood sugar. And you do that by eating carbohydrates,” Lorning told the RTR First-Time Rider meeting Monday at the Denver Athletic Club. The annual … Read More