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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.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Training for more than a race

Prepping for the Bolder Boulder with his son takes a father to new places as a parent

By Dave Belin
It was like running on a treadmill — except that we were outside. We were running uphill, directly into a steady 30-mile-per-hour headwind. As part of our training to run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day, my 9-year-old son and I were running in a 5K race on a brutally windy spring day in April.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Women’s Wilderness girls program scholarships open

By Elizabeth Miller
Scholarship applications are currently being taken for the Women’s Wilderness Institute girls’ programs. The Institute offers four- to 14-day trips for girls beginning at age 9. Their classes allow girls to try out backpacking, rock climbing and hiking a peak, or delve into a committing trip, like an eight-day backpacking expedition.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Reflections from road royalty

As the Bolder Boulder approaches, runners recall decades of change in the sport

By Abby Faires
More than 60,000 people are expected to participate in the Bolder Boulder this year — what “may be the world’s best mass participation race in the United States,” according to Runner’s World magazine.
Thursday, May 9,2013

Kidnapped in Caracas

A Boulder resident’s involuntary journey in Venezuela

By Carolina Salas
Three, two, one, bang. It is that fast. Traveling involuntarily through the most contrasting realities. Traveling through the opposite side of my life in my own country.
Thursday, May 2,2013

Giving it more than 110 percent

In seven-day endurance relay, Jay Rawlings 'went the extra mile'

By Stephen Kasica
Rawlings´ route from Barstow, Calif., to Las Vegas was originally 183 miles long, but became 205 miles due to an unexpected, impassable, 4x4-only road causing the relay to take a day-long detour.