Author: Nao Nozawa

  • Test – New Ride Report

    Test – New Ride Report

    Posting a new ride report as a test from role ‘Author’.

  • Rampart Range & Mt. Herman – 9/17/2023

    I’ll start by stating this is a very challenging ride that I typically like to do once a year (one and done).  I was joined by a great group, Chris F., Austin, Al, Anthony, Curtis, Robin, Helen, Kimberly and a guest Cindi B.  We regrouped often and at one point going up Rampart, Helen decided…

  • Tuesday Gravel, Rampart Range – 9/12/2023

    Tuesday Gravel, Rampart Range – 9/12/2023

    The weather forecast was not very predictable and a few people dropped out prior to the ride start; however, those of us that showed up enjoyed perfect weather and a great ride up Rampart Range road.  A big thanks to Christine, Nico, Jeremy, and Kimberly for showing.   Shorter ride and I ended with 18.64 miles,…

  • Saturday Road, Cathedral Pines & Black Forest – 9/9/2023

    Saturday Road, Cathedral Pines & Black Forest – 9/9/2023

    Eight of us enjoyed a beautiful morning wandering through areas of the Black Forest. After riding over to the Cathedral Pines area we enjoyed the secluded roads and nice views. We had some challenging climbs, and some fun descents as our reward, and regrouped periodically to stay together. The mostly downhill final section of the…

  • Tuesday Gravel, Red Leg to Red Rocks – 9/5/2023

    Tuesday Gravel, Red Leg to Red Rocks – 9/5/2023

    An awesome evening for a fun ride through Red Rocks.  We had a great showing with John, Matt, Nico, Tessa, Kevin, Robin, Kimberly and I.  Of all the Tuesday gravel rides, I think I prefer this one over the others due to the challenging climbs and the rewarding sweeping single track that brings us back…

  • Save the date: inaugural holiday party!

    Come join us at the Cliff House for our first annual holiday party.  We will be celebrating the year, announcing our ride leader and sweeps of the year, honoring our sponsors, and having a great dinner.   Tickets must be purchased in advance, $25 per person.  SOCO Velo is subsidizing the cost, so this is…

  • Labor Day balloon liftoff ride

    Monday September 4th meet at 6:00 am at the Legacy Loop Trailhead (1800 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80907). We’ll pedal our way to Memorial Park for an unforgettable view of the hot air balloons taking flight!  After the launch we will pedal to Patty Jewett for breakfast and well deserved coffee This ride is more than…

  • Saturday Road, AFA – 8/26/2023

    Saturday Road, AFA – 8/26/2023

    After just a little mist and maybe a rain drop or two in the parking lot before we started the ride, all twelve of us decided to brave the elements and proceed to the Air Force Academy. One of the guards opened the second security gate onto the Academy for us, so we were quickly…

  • Sunday Gravel Ride to Palmer Lake – 8/20/2023

    There was a request for a short notice gravel ride on Sunday, so I obliged and led up a spirited ride to Palmer Lake and back on the Santa Fe trail.  Great smaller group and we had a brisk pace to the lake and back.  Conditions on the Santa Fe kept us on our toes…

  • Tuesday Gravel – 8/8/2023

    We had a great turnout for Tuesday gravel with JimmyDot, John Jamison, Tessa Muir, Nao Nozawa, Kevin Percy, Sarah Roueche, Robin Schroyer, Kim Trogdon and myself.  The ride was from our great sponsor, Criterium Bike Shop heading North on the Santa Fe.   I pushed the pace a little heading out and was accompanied by John…