New Belgium Short Track

Here in Fort Collins, the fine folks at New Belgium are kind enough to put on both a CX (in fall) and a ST (in spring) race series.  The vibe is laid back, the beer is cheap, the riding is fun, the folks are good, and a bunch of money gets donate to the local youth cycling club.  Personally I can’t think of a downside to these races, and this past Tuesday was the last race of the series.  I dont know the exact numbers for racers, but I’ve heard numbers around 350, and were talking about folks with a wide range of strength and ability.  I roped my girlfriend into photo duties as I raced, thankful of the afternoon rain that fell and helped to keep the dust down, enjoy.

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DK got a new bike, and the holeshot

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The Uhl keeps the boys in their place

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I left my DC gear at home to rock some fine threads the guys at Club Ride Apparel hooked me up with.

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Zack and Fuzzy redefined the term “Bromance”, showing up in matching skinsuits on the tandem

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They may have looked stupid, but rode some impressive practice laps

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Carney keeping the pros honest on the SS.

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The tandem went down, I wonder if that rim can be warrantied?

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About 40 Hands

A fan of riding bikes with one gear, malt liquor, riding without knowing how many miles I’ve covered, and strip clubs that let you bring your own keg. I typically have a stupid grin on my face, it is because deep down I know that no matter what, my mom thinks I’m cool. Denver, Colorado, USA

7 thoughts on “New Belgium Short Track

  1. I can think of a downside. Their beer. No but seriously, it is a company that in all respects is worthy of my or anyone else’s support if not for the one main ingrediant. Beer. It’s not very good, just isn’t. I really wish it were.

  2. I was hopeful that the Ranger would be the Answer, but alas I found it a tad on the sweet side for taste. Certainly their most solid offering though.

  3. Beer preferences aside, the folks at New Belgium rock. Any purveyor of booze that supports the riding of bicycles gets a thumbs up. I can’t wait to enjoy The Fort and the original Tour de Fat this fall on my way home from SSWC. New Belgium provided $2.50 pints at the Whiskey last month, good times.

    The guys at Club Ride are chill also. I had a beer with Marc? at last year’s Whiskey. Friends with the owner, or some other connection as I recall. Solid guys.

  4. Oh yea. Even in a foreign language you can tell he has a wet brain. Nice setup tho.