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Thursday, August 15,2013

The USA Pro Challenge: A most beloved race

High-altitude climbs and a million spectators make the three-year-old cycling competition a prized race

By Elizabeth Miller
For 128 of the world’s best cyclists, the time has come once more to turn their wheels toward Colorado with one intention in mind: to suffer.
Thursday, August 8,2013

Climber Craig DeMartino asks, What rock bottom?

DeMartino on a big fall, roping up again and the mentality that made it all happen

By Elizabeth Miller
For 11 years, an attitude of refusing to let setbacks and disabilities sit him down on the couch once and for all means that Craig DeMartino is doing more — climbing harder, faster, stronger and smarter — than most people do with twice as many feet as he has.
Thursday, August 1,2013

At home in the trees

A recreational tree climb changes pace and perspective

By Stephen Kasica
Fifty feet above the ground in one of the Red Oak trees at Chautauqua Park, I’m dangling like a spider suspended from its silk. I pant, grunt and pull myself up another foot, and I’m only half way to the top of the tree. Suddenly, the other rope next to me goes taut and I hear a rhythmic grunting and clanking below.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Drone season

'Boulder Weekly' lines up to be first to shoot one down

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
For sporting types like ourselves, the alluring call of the wild drone was not something we could resist. It was mid-morning when we headed out for Deer Trail, a tiny burg that sprouts from the empty plains with an optimistic population estimate of 598.
Wednesday, July 24,2013

The drone-shooting rules

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
If approved by the Deer Trail Board of Trustees on Aug. 6, the seven-page ordinance drone-shooting ordinance drafted by Phillip Steel would do the following.
Wednesday, July 24,2013

Drone taxidermy 101

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Unfortunately, we were unable to find a taxidermist in Deer Trail who could advise us on the subtle nuances and intricacies of properly stuffing and mounting a drone that one has bagged.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Winning without the battle

Re-defining the struggle with metabolism

By Matt Hoskins
Often when carrying extra weight it is easy to blame slow metabolism. But is the culprit that easy to identify and, if so, what is the mystery behind it?
Thursday, July 18,2013

Landlocked: The agony and opportunity of being a surfer in Colorado

By Tom Winter
Water covers 71 percent of the planet’s surface. You wouldn’t know this living in Boulder. In the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder has some water, but despite Boulder Creek and the reservoir, Boulder is landlocked. And for local surfers Dan Richardson and Sean Barry, that’s the biggest drawback of living here.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Climbing in Colombia: High and dry

Three U.S. adventurers navigate the Colombian climbing frontier

By Leia Larsen
Climbers are always looking for lines that push possibilities and take their abilities to a next realm. They push the limits of their mental and physical endurance while toeing the fine line between mastery of the unknown and reckless risk.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Now Try This: Climbing a 14er

By Benjamin Roberts
If you’re not a dedicated hiker, climber or skier, the odds are you’ve never been above 14,000 feet outside an airplane. Daunting though it may seem, just about anyone can make it to the top with a little preparation, a free day and a touch of determination.