Lessons I should have already learned with drivetrains and lube, plus gear wins and fails.
With eight inches of snow on the ground now, some 1,200 cyclists and runners are signed up for Sunday's races in Lyons, Colorado.
The Boulder winter gravel adventure race joins other local outdoor industry businesses to raise funds and gather resources for victims of the December 30 blaze.
Groups of 10 or fewer to take the start at intervals over the course of nine days.
The weather forecast called for heavy snow and cold temperatures for Sunday's Old Man Winter Rally gravel race in Lyons, Colorado. Thus, the participants planned accordingly, and arrived to race with a wide array of bikes, tires, bags, and gear designed to accommodate the cold and snowy conditions. As it turns out, riders only got to use their snowy gear for 15 kilometers before the Colorado Department of Transportation called off the event due to safety hazards. But that wasn't before we snapped some photos of the gear that these riders used to beat the snow, ice, and cold.
The gravel season kicked off this weekend with Colorado's Old Man Winter Rally, a 100-kilometer trek across dirt roads in Boulder County. Heavy snowfall greeted racers on the morning of the event, and by the time they left the start line in Lyons, Colorado, several inches had accumulated on roadways. And then, just 15 kilometers in, the Colorado Department of Transportation made the decision to stop the event. That wasn't before VeloNews Photo Editor, Brad Kaminski, snapped some images of the snowy action in Colorado.
Blowing snow forced the cancellation of the Old Man Winter Rally gravel race in Colorado.