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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Simple singletrack

No-frills destinations for the fat-tire crowd

By Tom Winter
There’s no doubt that there’s plenty of fantastic mountain biking surrounding Boulder. This is true despite occasional grumbling by the singletrack set. Sure, mountain bikers won’t get to taste the charms of the Mesa Trail anytime soon, but once you’ve tired of riding Walker Ranch or Marshall Mesa, instead of grumbling about lack of access, put some energy into something better: planning a road trip to some of the amazingly varied and high-quality riding that lurks within a day’s drive of the Boulder Bubble.
Thursday, June 27,2013

'Pedal a revolution'

Film records campaign to launch women’s cycling team in Afghanistan

By Cayte Bosler
Americans today may have a tough time imagining a woman riding a bicycle as taboo, but it was not too long ago that a female riding a bike was considered a sign of promiscuity and immorality.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Carbon-offset commuting

One cyclist's mission to ride almost 2,000 miles to offset driving to ski

By Dave Belin
I love to ski. I’m concerned about climate change. And I have an old car with nearly 200,000 miles on it. What do these three things have in common? Not much — except that they are all related to a goal I set in March to commute by bike this summer the equivalent number of miles that I drove to go skiing last winter.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Four hours, three adventures

Easy escapes for summer

By Tom Winter
As the heat of the summer starts to settle in, it’s time to think about escaping the sweltering pavements and overcrowded watering holes of Pearl Street. You won’t have to go far. Within four hours of Boulder, there are plenty of options to leave the crowds behind, cool off and find some elbow room. Here are three of our favorite escapes in summer.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Venturing out of the box

On quitting a 9-to-5 job and walking away from cubicle life

By James Dziezynski
The only thing standing between the complete merger of myself and corporate bliss was a persistent internal hourglass. You know the one. It measures and evaluates the roles we assume in life.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Building and testing your mountain biking skills

By Benjamin Roberts
Walk into any local coffee shop or brewery in Boulder and listen carefully, and the odds are good you’ll hear someone boasting about conquering one of the local singletrack trails.
Thursday, June 6,2013

As long as he can hold his hands up

Boxing coach and former champion boxer on the wisdom of the brutal sport

By Cayte Bosler
Tucked into an unassuming block on Pearl Parkway — you wouldn’t know unless you investigated — is Front Range Boxing Academy. The out-of-the-way location and rugged appearance create a mystique that blends with a charming grittiness upon entering.
Thursday, May 30,2013

Ahead of the finish line

Father and 9-year-old son who trained together surpass their goals for the Bolder Boulder

By Dave Belin
The 5:30 a.m. alarm buzzer came a little early, but that was about the only bump in the road along the way to our completion of the 2013 Bolder Boulder. After 16 weeks of training, my 9-year-old son Tim and I had a smooth and fast race on a beautifully sunny Boulder morning.
Thursday, May 30,2013

One step at a time

Overcoming obstacles and climbing mountains with What's Your Everest?

By Tom Winter
When Sarah Hassell climbed her first 14,000-foot peak in Colorado, she felt “an overwhelming sense of gratitude.” It wasn’t due to the view, or the stable weather that allowed her to summit, or even the fact that the friends she climbed the peak with were there to accompany her to the top. It was because she made it up there — higher than she’d ever climbed — due to a stranger’s heart.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Fast times at Boulder highs

League for high school mountain bike racers sees booming growth

By Elizabeth Miller
Three years ago, when the first meetings were held at Boulder-area high schools to talk about launching the Colorado High School Cycling League, a handful of riders showed up interested to cycle for their schools. Fairview started with two riders in 2010.