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Valmont Bike Park gets 15 minutes of fame
Valmont Bike Park in Boulder gets shout-outs from cyclocross riders, mountain bikers and BMXers all the time. But Charles Osgood? Of CBS "Sunday Morning" fame?
Yep, he wrote an ode to the park and its charms for Tribune Newspapers.
Here's a snippet:
"They sweep down steep, rugged valleys and whip up the other side, flying into the mountain splendor. They build up speed, then force their way across a 100-foot-long sand pit, pumping desperately to reach the other side. They dismount, grab their dual-wheeled vehicles and wheeze up a staircase a mile above sea level.
"And they bring their kids — sometimes little kids who are just learning to stay upright on flat streets — who can try their young skills on these arduous challenges.
"Boulder, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies 40 minutes northwest of Denver, is home to the year-old Valmont Bike Park, one of the few cyclo-cross parks in the country and the only one in the U.S. purposely built as such. It's for world-class experts as well as the whole family and already is in line to host the 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships."
Osgood says he went to the track with old friend Steve Foehr, author and avid cyclist.