Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wrapping Up Summer 2009


The meeting for the trip to Patricia’s Cabin and Rocky Mountain National Park is scheduled for September 12. We will meet at 7 am at the Village Inn at Southlands Mall. A generic set of directions would be to head toward Smoky Hill and E-470. Southlands Mall is near that intersection.
We will discuss car pooling, menu, and days and time to leave. Patricia’s cabin has all the comforts of home, and it’s a great place to spend a few days. Think of a few of your favorite recipes that might be fun for a group of us to prep and cook together.

Survey Monkey

Okay, it’s time to tell me your thoughts and suggestions for the summer riding season. The link below will take you to a survey. Tell me everything: what you liked, what you disliked, what I need to improve on, and what was good. The survey will be open from 9/9/09 until 9/25/09.

Spin Classes

We will start spinning on November 4th. More details to follow.


Think about the events and races you did this year. Go to the organizer’s website and let them know what you liked and what changes you’d like to see for next year. I know that lack of bathrooms or portable toilets is always at the top of everyone’s list.

Side Note
Below is an opportunity to be involved in a research study about endurance athletes and metabolism.
Endurance trained athletes needed for an exercise metabolism research study

Are you a cyclist, triathlete, or runner aged 30-50 who is interested in being involved in a research project? We are looking for volunteers to participate in a metabolism study investigating how fat stored in your muscle affects insulin activity.

Athletes should be exercising at least 8-10 hours/week for the past 6 months.
Exclusions: You cannot participate if you: smoke, have hyperlipidemia, or have been told by your doctor not to exercise.
Two different preliminary assessments will measure:
Ø Body fat content
Ø Maximal exercise capacity (VO2max)
Ø Heart rhythm
Ø Resting metabolic rate
Ø Glucose tolerance
Ø Blood tests
Ø Health and physical examination performed by a physician
Volunteers will complete one metabolic study day following a 12 hour fast, where you will lie quietly for 4 hours, exercise for 1.5 hours at an easy to moderate intensity (45% of maximal capacity), and lie quietly again after exercise for 2 hours. All 3 visits will be performed at the General Clinical Research Center. Diet will be controlled for 3 days before each study day.
For the metabolic study day, the following will occur:
Ø Infusion of naturally occurring tracer of carbohydrate and fat through an intravenous catheter
Ø Blood sampling from a catheter placed in a hand vein
Ø 3 muscle biopsies
Ø 1.5 hours of exercise at 45% of maximal capacity
Compensation will be provided.
P.I. Dr. Bryan Bergman, COMIRB # 03-398, approved 04/09/09
Please call Devon at 303-724-3968 for more information about this study.

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