Saturday, August 29

Monday 8/31 Group Ride

This week's ride will take us down to Idaho Springs for the start. We will ride up to Georgetown and back. For those wanting more miles, you can head up to Guanella Pass or to Bakerville (or both). John Bowyer said the road between Idaho Springs and Georgetown is now complete and there is no longer a 2 miles section of gravel.

Picnic materials will be provided by the Chebuls, so bring something to share and, if you choose, to grill.

Plan to be ready to ride at 10.00am (we're giving everyone an extra half hour to get down there).

Try parking around Colorado Blvd and 23rd St. See attached map. There is a Park at this location which usually has ample parking. There is additional parking at the Tourist Info Center across the street. If all is full, the fall back parking will be behind the usual restaurants (The Buffalo Bar and Restaurant).

Al Kahn will have the jerseys for those that ordered a new one.

Friday, August 28

Margaret Knode Surgery

If you do not know Margaret Knode, please delete and sorry for the inconvience.




This is to give the news that Margaret Knode has been rebuilt better than before and slightly taller.  The surgery went for about two hours and the surgeon reported to me that things were just as he expected.  Originally he stated he expects a full recovery for Margaret, which means more biking skiing and all the things we love to do in Summit County.


For those that did not know Margaret started having tingling in the hands in May.  At that time we thought it was a pinched nerve.  She even saw a doctor in England who gave her several tests and stated she would likely get back to her old self soon.  However, after returning to America the sensations did not go away so we went to our doctor here.  He did some tests and ran a MRI to determine she had an old injury which had developed some bone spurs.  He recommended a surgeon that he has respected.  In addition, we looked at non-surgical options seeing a doctor at Steadman Hawkins.  After seeing both of them it became obvious the only option was for surgery.  The bone spurs were pressing into her spinal column which if left untreated would eventually shut off all feeling below her neck.


It is now 3:15 pm and Margaret is in her room for the night.  She is weak on the right side, which the nurse says they will watch.   She is in very little pain but sleepy as you might expect.  If all goes well and some strength starts to return to her right side we expect to be out of here by noon Saturday and on our way back to Summit County.  The nurse just had her press up her hands and strength seems to returning to the right side.  In case we do not get out of here Saturday I will send another email.

I am sure several of you will want to come by which will do Margaret some good.  Please call 970 513-0610 before coming so I can make sure she does not have too much of a rush.

John Bowyer


Wednesday, August 26


For all of those who have ordered jerseys I'm happy to report they have arrived. I will have them with me for pick up at next Mondays ride. They will probably also be available at each of the rides through the end of the season. If you can't pick them up there you can contact me at or 970-547-9881 for other arrangements. If I don't hear from you, I'll just hold on to them until next year.

If you didn't order a jersey, want one, and are a mens or womens medium, we have one of each available.


Monday, August 24

Lost and Found

Only one item found after today's picnic.A blue High Performance Earth Friendly insulated bag.  If this item is yours please let me know.  Either you can pick it up in Silverthorne or at next weeks picnic.
John Bowyer

Sunday, August 23

Cancel Turquoise Lake August 24 Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,


After reviewing a couple of web sites it appears there is a good chance for rain tomorrow, especially in Leadville.  The ride around Turquoise Lake is being changed to meeting at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre parking lot at 9:30 am if the weather allows.  Hopefully we will dodge the rain as we have so often but if not at least we did not drive far to find out.  A grill will be available, assuming we are able to ride.  Sorry for the late notice but as we all know living in the mountains has its challenges.  If it is raining in the morning I will send out another message around 8:15 am.


John Bowyer

Thursday, August 20

Monday, August 24 Ride

Monday 8/24 we are going to do Turquoise Lake in Leadville. If we wait
any longer it may be too cool to enjoy the ride. In order to give us a
little time to get up there and for the temperature to increase the
start time is 10 am. We will meet at Maid of Erin, a day use area.
There is a small fee which can be reduced using the discount passes
for the National Parks / Forest. I am not sure of the fee so bring a
$5 bill and a couple of ones. Car pooling is encouraged. We will have
a grill so plan to bring something to grill and to share as well as
what you want to drink. Please bring camp chairs.

Directions: At the Safeway just as you enter Leadville go right.
Follow the signs for Turquose Lake. Where the road splits for the lake
go left. The Maid of Erin Day use area is to the right. If you get to
the dam you have gone a little too far.

Bob Guthrie Memorial Ride 2010

Wanting to continue the success of the last 2 rides, the Guthrie Ride Committee is soliciting volunteers to chair the Food and Beverage Committee. If interested please read the info below and help continue the accomplishments of prior years. Wes and Rita Adams who chaired the committee the first 2 years stand ready to share their experiences and information gained as chairs with the person(s) selected.

Volunteer (s) are needed to chair the Food and Beverage Committee for the August, 2010 Bob Guthrie Memorial Bike Ride.
Experience the rewards of contributing to this important undertaking.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Planning:
 Size food donations, facilities, and volunteer workforce to feed riders and volunteers in a timely and efficient manner.
 Coordinate F&B plans with other committees.
 Participate in overall event planning.
2. Provisioning:
 Obtain food and beverage donations from local restaurants.
 Assure that donations arrive at the event venue.
3. Operational Administration and Oversight:
 Sign up workforce.
 Develop and assign volunteer tasks.
 Day of event F&B volunteer training and assistance.

The current chaircouple strongly suggests that the responsibly be split into two committees; Provisioning and Operations.

To apply, or for further information, please call or e-mail Rita and Wes Adams.

Saturday, August 15

Bob Guthrie Ride Photos

Some photos taken during the recent Bob Guthrie Memorial Ride by Norm Stoller are posted on the website.

Go to
(if you aren't reading this in the blog there) and click the link on
the right side of the home page.

Friday, August 14


As many of you know The Mint is having their 25th anniversary on Aug 18. I am bringing this up as The Mint is a Platinum Sponsor of the Bob Guthrie Memorial Ride. If you participated in this year's ride, then you know how good their food is, as they provided the delicious hot food we all enjoyed.

As members of Summit Biking, and users of the Rec Path in general, it is up to us to show our appreciation of all our sponsors by supporting them as they support us. Keep an eye peeled on the Summit Daily where there will be more information on The Mint's anniversary, and look below for a list of all the ride sponsors, and make sure they know how much we appreciate their assistance.

Organized by:
• Avalanche Physical Therapy
• Friends of the Swan Mountain Recpath
• Wilderness Sports

Platinum Sponsors:
• Chipotle
• Dillon DAM Brewery
• J Kent and Mary Nan McHose
• Krystal 93 FM – KYSL
• Ralph and Lila Stair
• The Mint Steakhouse
• Town of Frisco
• Town of Silverthorne

Gold Sponsors:
• All Terrain
• Alpine Bank
• Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
• Clif Bar & Company
• Copper Mountain
• St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
• Vail Summit Orthopaedics
• Wheat Ridge Cyclery

Silver Sponsors:
• Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital
• Comcast
• Hammer Nutrition
• Hebert – Allied Chiropractic
• Rocky Mountain Cabana
• Subway
• Summit Biking

Bronze Sponsors:
• American Adventure Expeditions
• Apex Mountain Homes
• Arapahoe CafĂ©
• Ascent Electric Co
• Backcountry Brewery
• Breckenridge Brewery
• Breckenridge Grand Vacations
• City Market
• Creative Angle
• Denver Bike Touring Club
• Diane Designs
• Gilchrist Catering
• High Trail Sports
• Howling Coyote Coffeehouse
• John Fielder
• Lee and Julie Gelman, M.D.
• Maverick Sports
• Pearl Izumi
• Powerade
• Raindrops on Roses LLC
• Raw Indulgence
• Starbucks
• Swire Coca-Cola USA
• SYSCO Corporation
• Talking Trash Inc
• Warriors Cycling

Thursday, August 13


FYI from Bob Faucett:

The bike path between Officer's Gulch and the parking area at the top of the climb from Frisco to Copper Conoco station is going to be closed weekdays starting around August 24th. The path is going to be torn up and refinished between the square culverts just past the upper ponds to the bridge at the parking area.

Riders will be allowed to travel between Officer's Gulch and Copper on I-70 in both directions while it is closed. The work is expected to take 3-4 weeks.


Also, don't know if you have been up there, but the Sapphire path is well under way with a lot of the path already cut and retaining walls being built next week.

8/17 ride

This week's ride will begin at 9:30 from the Dillon amphitheater. From there ride on up to Montezuma and back down again for lunch. Of course there are other ride options including just going to Keystone, around the lake, etc. There will be a BBQ for lunch, so bring something to char if you wish, along with a drink and a dish to share.

Wednesday, August 5

Just a reminder about the groundbreaking on Thus, Aug 6 at 10:30 to be held at Sapphire Point for the newest section of the Swan Mountain Recpath. If you plan on attending, it would be best if you could bike to it, as parking is very limited. And, to show our support of the project, wear your Summit Biking jersey.

Saturday, August 1

Swan Mtn Path Groundbreaking

There will be a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Sapphire Section of the Swan Mountain Recpath on August 6th at 10:30 a.m. at Sapphire Point, off of Swan Mountain Road. Come join the festivities.