Two days before the 2013/2014 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships, Manual for Speed found (from L-R) Dan Chabanov (Richard Sachs Cyclocross), BrittLee Bowman (Richard Sachs Cyclocross), Rebecca "Becca" Schepps (Stan's NoTubes p/b enduranceWERX) and Alex Howes (Team Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team) enjoying each other's company and sneaking some certainly-not-on-the-program-treats at Spruce Confections in downtown Boulder Colorado. Among other things we discussed Conquistador hairstyles, chicken joints and whether Boulder is host to a large number of  events, seminars and gatherings based around New Age Beliefs, or just somewhere near the mountains where Status and Wealth can be pursued in yoga pants at the salad bar in the Whole Foods on Pearl Street.

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