Written in the Sky

Written in the Sky

by Alan Stark September 2, 2014 Blogs

The ineffable look of the sky exhausts my modest vocabulary. It is late summer here in the High Country and the color of the sky is telling me that I maybe have six more weeks of cycling before I have to rack the road bike in the garage and unrack the alpine touring (ATs) skis […]

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Adapt And Overcome – An Interview With Skiy Ditray

Adapt And Overcome – An Interview With Skiy Ditray

by Chris Van Leuven August 31, 2014 Blogs

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 7:37am: “Hey brother, Andy took a whipper, got a concussion, then he took another whipper last night and completely de sheathed the rope, now I’m gonna lead tied in at knot and then solo the last few feet of each pitch! Adventure Western out here!”– Skiy Ditray via text from mid-way […]

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Postcard: Bull and cow in a lake

Postcard: Bull and cow in a lake

by Devon O'Neil August 27, 2014 Blogs

I was driving home the other night when … I’ll be damned … if it isn’t two moose doggie paddling across the tarn! I pulled over on the highway and walked to the edge to get a closer look. Sure enough, a massive bull and his lady friend were on their way to happy hour at the mansion […]

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Of Yoga and Harley Davidson

Of Yoga and Harley Davidson

by Mountain Gazette August 22, 2014 Blogs

Chanting in My Helmet By Lisa Fierer It turns out that you can use Vedic (Sanskrit) Chanting instead of taking two Valium, although its not marketed quite that way. Actually, I don’t know if there’s really a marketing campaign for chanting. Yet. I first got turned on to chanting while laying in corpse pose in […]

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Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer

Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer

by Mike Medberry August 20, 2014 Blogs

Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer By Mike Medberry The Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City was an adrenaline-powered gathering of more than 28,000 people from around the world who came here to make deals on equipment and to test out the newest thingmos to sell them to you, their ever-so eager […]

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Postcard: High on tundra

Postcard: High on tundra

by Devon O'Neil August 14, 2014 Blogs

It is never easy getting up to 12,400 feet on a bike. Sometimes you pedal, sometimes you hike, always you hurt. That was pretty much the story this day too. A friend e-mailed me asking if he might escape the Front Range heat and would I be around for a ride. I sent him back […]

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Land in the Sky: A Gift of Luck

Land in the Sky: A Gift of Luck

by John P. O'Grady August 12, 2014 Blogs

A few days ago I lost a lens cap. It was deep in the phantom woods where Rip Van Winkle once napped. At the time, I figured I’d just get a new one. Then I discovered that a replacement would cost 35 bucks, assuming I could even find one that was available. No luck. So […]

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Mountain Passages: Getting Trashed By My Cycling Partner And The Seven Motherfuckers

Mountain Passages: Getting Trashed By My Cycling Partner And The Seven Motherfuckers

by Alan Stark July 31, 2014 Blogs

My cycling partner weighs 140 pounds wet. I weigh 65 more than that dry. Once again today he’s trashing me in the flats around Boulder. We are essentially the same age. We are not older than dirt, but close to it. We have all the normal Boulder bike gear, that is to say bikes that […]

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Creamsicle Dick and the Reading of the Classifieds

Creamsicle Dick and the Reading of the Classifieds

by Cam Burns July 31, 2014 Blogs

Creamsicle Dick and the Reading of the Classifieds By Cameron M. Burns Author’s note: some of the email addresses and phone numbers in this piece have been slightly modified (using Xs) to spare the authors of these real advertisements unnecessary attention. I have kept the typography exactly as the original. People of the Rocky Mountain […]

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Postcard: Frisco, Colorado

Postcard: Frisco, Colorado

by Devon O'Neil July 28, 2014 Blogs

Ah, mountain creativity. Some people plant flowers. Other people lynch laptops. I don’t think we’ll see this scene on the cover of Fine Gardening magazine, but it does provoke thought among people who wander past, which is more than I can say for my yard. (Click image to enlarge)

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