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Report on the 3rd Annual Ned Overend & Bouré Bike Fest
September 18-24, 2005

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The 2005 Schedule
2005 Bike Fest Photo Gallery
2005 Bike Fest Awards

We had another successful Boure Bike Fest, which finished September 24th with the Second Annual Vintage Bike day. The weekday rides averaged about 20 people this year and the locals came out in force on the weekend rides to make it 40 riders. And we had visitors from Connecticut, Hawaii, Texas, New Mexico and several visitors from around Colorado.

As usual, Drew, Ned and Wade had fun. Drew, Wade, Steve and Tom each did every ride and knocked out between 320 and 365 miles and between 12-18,000 feet of climbing. As in past years, Wade followed the groups to insure everyone could ride at the pace of their choice. Drew tried to keep an eye on the front group to make sure they had someone to spur them on to greater feats. Ned showed us all what longevity means and prudently chose his rides to to be sure he could talk with everyone interested while schooling anyone who thought they might be having too good of a day.

Drew's Bike Fest Awards

Well, another fun and tiring Boure Bike Fest has passed, so it seams appropriate to hand out a few randomly inspired awards to deserving participants (of course, Boure employees and their family are not eligible). Prizes will be available to winners for pick-up at Boure HQ.

Super Gregario Award - Mitch Carrier (local cycling strongman and legend) must have set pace for at least 50 of the 95 miles ridden on Wednesday to Dolores and back. All riders that dared to test their legs by matching his relentless, steady pace all experienced an untimely departure from the lead group.

Iron Man Award - Tom Hoefer (cycle industry purchasing guru) and Steve Lamont (former grocer turned real estate mogul) came and rode with us every day throughout the week. Thank goodness for someone else as tired as us.

Most Aggressive Rider Award - Chris Herting (the usually serene owner of 3D Racing) refused to let any hill pass on our Friday ride to Ignacio-Bayfield without an explosive attack that had riders at the rear chasing back over the top of every hill. Good thing I carried a turkey and cheese sandwich to eat that day.

"Group Mountain Bike Ride" is an Oxymoron Award - Craig Campbell (cycling mechanic with a pedigree dating back to Eddy B.) who left a minute early on our Hermosa Creek ride to get a little head start before we all passed him. After the usual variety of group photos, mechanicals, and crashes we finally saw him when he came back up the trail at the end of the day to find us.

Attention to Detail/Vintage Bike Award - Tracy Wilde (the Rhoda Morganstern of Mountain Bike Specialist window displays) and her lovely pink Gios Torino with complementary pink Shimano Sante gruppo. Bella!

Boure Bike Fest Award Fotos
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Super Gregario Award
Mitch Carrier

Set pace for at least 50 of the 95 miles ridden on Wednesday to Dolores and back. All riders that dared to test their legs by matching his relentless, steady pace all experienced an untimely departure from the lead group.

Iron Man Award
(left-to-right)
Steve Lamont
Tom Hoefer
Drew
Wade

Tom and Steve came and rode with us every day throughout the week. Thank goodness for someone else as tired as us.

Most Aggressive Rider Award
Chris Herting

Refused to let any hill pass on our Friday ride to Ignacio-Bayfield without an explosive attack that had riders at the rear chasing back over the top of every hill. Good thing I carried a turkey and cheese sandwich to eat that day.

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"Group Mountain Bike Ride" is an Oxymoron Award
Craig Campbell
(Group photo, less Craig)

Left a minute early on our Hermosa Creek ride to get a little head start before we all passed him. After the usual variety of group photos, mechanicals, and crashes we finally saw him when he came back up the trail at the end of the day to find us.

Attention to Detail/Vintage Bike Award
Tracy Wilde

And her lovely pink Gios Torino with signature Shimano Sante pearl white gruppo. Bella!


Yes, that's a no-hands track stand!

One of but many details...

3rd Annual Ned Overend & Boure Bike Fest Schedule

This year's much anticipated (by us) Boure Bike Fest week is scheduled for September 18 to 24, 2005. The week will consist of a series of rides which we hope you will join. These rides are not supported and are for fun. This is not a race, we just want you to join us while we do a week of our favorite Durango rides, during the (usually) warm and dry mid-September. Riders of all abilities are welcome and we have chosen rides that show off the local scenery and variety of terrain. Most rides have longer additions, or short cuts, to match your needs.

After the success and learning of and from last year's rides we have altered the timing of the rides and added a new planned Mountain bike day. Ned will join us for several days but has not yet committed to which days. We can't force you, but we highly recommend helmets, we will be wearing ours. They are required for the Durango Wheel Club rides. Although we will provide any assistance we can, please be self supporting for road food, water and clothing. If you forget something, the local bike shops are very complete and happy to help.

*Remember that any plan is subject to change by weather requirement so we need to know who will be here and how to contact them if required.*

We will send more specific instructions on the ride locations and any changes to those people who request additional information, so unless we hear from you by e-mail or phone we won't be sending any more information to the general populace. When we see what number of people will be here we will finalize our social plans for non-riding events. If you decide to show at the last minute (highly encouraged), call us (888-889-9242 or locally 247-0339) and let us know so we make sure you are up-to-date for the rides.

The general plan for the week, which is very fluid depending on who shows up and the logistical challenges which may arise (weather, road closures, etc). We have a designated place for breakfast where we will start the ride, but certainly one can be enjoyed without the other.

*Please share this info with any friends, discussion groups or your local cycling club in case any of them want to come.*

Daily Schedule:
Breakfasts will commence around 7:45am, which allows for time to digest before we start to ride at 9:30. If you choose to skip breakfast or have other plans, that is fine, we will leave from the breakfast location at 9:30.

Sunday. September 18, 2005
Trimble Loop-Lemon Dam
*Ride with Ned Day*

Meet at Bread Bakery
45 miles
3 hours
2250 feet of climbing

Monday September 19, 2005
Coal Bank Pass (or Molas Pass)
*Ride with Ned Day*

Meet at Oscar's Restaurant
75 miles (or 90 miles)
5 to 6 hours
4500 (or 5500) feet of climbing

Tuesday September 20, 2005
We are not planning a ride this day as we expect many people to attend the Durango Wheel Club Tuesday night Worlds, as described by Tom Danielson and Todd Wells in VeloNews. Additional information as requested.

Wednesday September 21, 2005
Durango to Dolores

Meet at Christina's Bar and Grill at the Best Western Inn & Suites (1/2 mile west of Durango on Hwy 160)
Ride starts at Kennebec Cafe in Hesperus (12 miles west of town on Hwy 160)
70 miles (*or 95 miles)
4 to 5 hours
3750 feet of climbing (*or 5500 feet) 
*with optional extension from Boure HQ in town - leave at 8:30*

Thursday September 22, 2005
Hermosa Creek Mountain Bike Trail
*Ride with Ned Day*

Park at Trimble Hot Springs upper lot for shuttle.
(10 miles north of down town Durango on Hwy 550))
18 miles of single track, plus about 10 miles of dirt and paved roads
3 hours
Less than 1000 feet of climbing, around 4000 feet of descending

Friday September 23, 2004
Ignacio-Bayfield Loop

Meet at Carver's Bakery
70 miles
4 hours
3250 feet of climbing

Saturday September 24, 2004
Baker's Bridge-Old Shalona Valley Loop
*Vintage Bike Day
Meet at Bread Bakery, but don't drive there!
30 miles
2 hours
500 feet of climbing
*This day will be an optional vintage bike day, bring your oldest steed for the ride and prizes will be awarded for several categories by our special judging group.

Totals
320 miles (or 360 miles)
20 hours
15,000 feet (or 18,000 feet) of climbing




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