With her age-group triathlon national title in her spandex pocket, Kristine Banks-Smith took advantage of a rare opportunity to cut loose and do something with her friends.
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They decided on the Triple Bypass, the iconic Colorado bike race from Evergreen to Vail that, to mere mortals, is as scary as its name. Fun, right? Well, for Banks-Smith, yeah, it was, as the 37-year-old Denver woman spent a lot of lonely hours in the bike saddle preparing for the triathlon racing season.
“It was perfect,” she said. “Colorado is so beautiful up there.”
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