10/13/19 – Team Email

10/13/2019

Team –

Calendar- A lot happening as we head to Durango…

10/14- Monday– 4:30-6:30 PM Bike Wash/ T-shirt Painting
10/15-Tuesday, 4:15 PM Last Team Practice
10/15- Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 PM Pop’s Chicken Fundraiser
10/17- Thursday, 4:15 PM- Team Meeting – No Practice/ Car painting
10/18- Friday– State participants excused from school for travel
10/18- Friday-Team Dinner @ Durango Rec Center, 6:00-7:30PM
10/19- STATE Championships, Durango- Freshmen and JV Girls and Boys
10/20-STATE Championships, Durango- Sophomore and Varsity Girls and Boys
10-21- Monday- State participants excused from school for travel
10/24- Thursday, 4:00PM TEAM Photo @ Boulder High

Ryder and Lucien “Being Boulder” at Race #4-Eagle-

Ryder and Lucien (both 9th graders) showed the best of the spirit of our team during their respective races in Eagle.  Super proud of these riders !!!

Here is the synopsis as posted in the League’s race report…

“Reading juggernaut “Boulder’s” name again can cause eyes to roll but Boulder’s founder and Head Coach Ben Boyer’s ethic of “being great” symbolized the best of the League not once but twice in Eagle. Freshman Ryder Grano caught Coach Boyer on course while Boyer accompanied autistic Boulder racer and told Boyer that another teammate was having a hard time behind them. After a brief conversation, Grano voluntarily went back to ride alongside his teammate to the finish, even yielding the struggling teammate a few seconds at the finish.

On the same day, Boulder Freshman boy Lucien Juilland-King was around tenth and racing for places when he encountered an injured racer from another team. The fallen rider’s arm had gone through the spokes of his wheel as he crashed. The arm has since required surgery. Juilland-King remained with the rider until more aid arrived and, in so doing, surrendered his own chances of a high finish merited by his trend towards the podium.

Bike Wash and T-shirt Painting-  Monday, 10/14/2019- 4:30-6:30PM @ BHS

Take a break from your homework and show up to clean bikes and paint shirts…

Get that drive train cleaned up for State Championship race weekend.

This is a great way to inspect your bike carefully with some time to address any issues before we head to Durango.  We will have supplies on hand:  hoses, bike stands, degreaser, chain lube, etc… Bring some brushes if you have them (marked with your name).
WE NEED BIKE STANDS!  PLEASE MARK YOUR STAND WITH YOUR NAME AND LET US KNOW YOU ARE BRINGING IT.
  
We will also have out BHS MTB FACTORY TEAM- Templates on hand along with PAINT.  Bring a NEW, WHITE, T-SHIRT and make a shirt celebrating a throwback to our original team in 2010 when these shirts first debuted.

PLEASE CONFIRM VIA THE SURVEY MONKEY AND LET US KNOW IF YOUR BRINGING A BIKE STAND.

Survey Monkey:   Bike Wash and T-shirt Painting- Monday, October 14 

Pop’s Chicken Fundraiser, Tuesday, 10/14/201, after our last practice 6:00-8:00PM

Pop’s Chicken on the Hill just opened at the end of August !!!
Matthew Koury, the owner is a friend of Heather Knierim (Delia and Hayley’ mom) and will donate 20% of all purchases to the team.
Pop’s Chicken: https://www.chickenoth.com/  Good eats/fun/and some additional funds for our team !!!

State Championships, Durango, CO SATURDAY & SUNDAY October 19-20, 2019
What will transpire in 2019 ???88 Boulder High riders qualified for STATE.

A list of racers who meet the State Championship Qualification criteria are listed  HERE.

IF YOU QUALIFIED FOR STATE, BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE,  PLEASE COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY TO ME.  IF YOU QUALIFY FOR STATE AND DO NOT RIDE
YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC LETTER.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR STATE IS Monday, OCT. 14,  2019 at 11:59PM

All state Qualifiers can now register for the race by logging into the Pit Zone

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE RACE FLYER.  THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS AND EVENTS HAPPENING THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IN DURANGO.

The State Championship race flyer is HERE.

The League always needs help on race day.  All positions and descriptions can be found on the volunteer page HERE

TEAM PIT HELP AND FOOD SIGN-UP-
 

The Morning sheds its light on our Pit in Durango 2018

We will need to divide and conquer over two days…  We’ve had a lot of folks stepping up.  One more time…

Saturday-HERE.

Sunday- HERE

Golden Pick/Trail Hours: 


2018 Golden Pick Award

Everyone needs to send their volunteer hours to Coach Chris.  We need to specifically know hours done trail–building so we can apply for the Golden Pick award by this MONDAY.

Send hours to:  chrisaamot@yahoo.com

TEAM DINNER:

 

We’ve rented a large room with an outdoor patio at the Durango Rec Center. Come join us on the eve of the Colorado High School Cycling League Decade of Dirt 2019 DURANGO MESA PURSUIT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Bring your own indoor picnic dinner/take-out for you and your family, or sign up below and pay for a Taco Bar Dinner, catered by Zia Tacqueria.

Feel free to to bring appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, or desserts to share. There may also be some BHS swag, car decorating and purple nail polish…

Thanks to Fran Katnik for putting this together.  We did this last year and it was a blast.

FInd the sign-up for the Taco Bar HERE

TEAM PHOTO-


2018 BHS MTB Team– Can we fit 20 more riders into our team photo???

We will be taking our team photo on Thursday, 10/24/2019.  Please put this on your calendar.  We want all riders and coaches there.  We will start at 4:00 PM at Boulder High School.  You wont need a bike.  It’s really more like a party than a team photo 🙂 !!!

We aren’t done yet… 

We have worked hard as a team.  Let’s keep this rolling and finish it in Durango. Support each other.  Every member of our team is important to continuing our legacy. We have a chance to do something special in Durango. It doesn’t just happen by showing up. We need to represent.   

No compromises.  No excuses.  Let’s do this!

Be GREAT Boulder!

We’ve come a long way.  Let’s FINISH IT!

-Boyer

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