Selene has a dilemma: Some people don’t much like cyclists. What to do? You’re riding on a bike path where pedestrians and cyclists need to coexist, hopefully peacefully, but you need to pass. Do you ring a bell? Do you call, “On your left”? Do you fly by them at Mach 16? Or do you ride off the path and 40 feet into the weeds? Every answer seems to have its drawbacks.
Last weekend Patrick rode the Copper Triangle up in the Rocky Mountains. The event starts high (9750 feet) and stays high (high point of more than 11,000 feet and a low point of the decidedly oxygen-less 7800 feet). Normally, he of the sea-level life would avoid something like this, but because he was invited by a friend to join him for the ride, friendship trumped altitude sickness. He had such a good time that now he wonders if he shouldn’t be more open to other sorts of events he might skip. What’s a rider to do?
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The Cycling Independent is hosting its first-ever event October 12th through 14th, 2018, the Red Kite Ronde et Vous. The two-and-a-half day event will feature bikes from some of the industry’s top frame builders, two gravel rides, some of the world’s finest craft beers, which are brewed locally, plus enough food to make the pedaling fun. For more information, or to register, go here.