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Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: The great Colorado ski area over view

By James Dziezynski
Its one of the wonderful problems to have in Colorado: picking the best place to ski or snowboard. Colorado boasts 26 major ski areas that range from the modest Howelsen Hill to the epic bowls of Vail. Picking the best ones for your style, budget and time can be tricky.
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Thursday, October 14,2010

Great Sand Dunes and the Spanish Peaks

By James Dziezynski
As the first snows dust the Front Range with the promise of winter, we bid farewell to the summer hiking season. Trekking in the chilly air has its own charm to be certain, but if you still hanker for one more summer-style weekend, head south to the impressive Spanish Peaks and Great Sand Dunes National Park.
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Thursday, September 16,2010

High school cycling league pedals into inaugural season

By James Dziezynski
I am absolutely thrilled that the mountain bike community, coaches, riders and parents are supporting this endeavor with such a high level of involvement, says Rau. I believe this will be the largest field of mountain bike racers in grades 9-12 in Colorado history.
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Thursday, September 16,2010

Elevated Reflections on the fourmile fire

By James Dziezynski
One of the more poignant memoirs Ive read concerns a group of French soldiers in World War I. The men lost their way en route to the battlefield and mistakenly ascended a high, steep ridge. From that unintentionally safe vantage point, they witnessed the horrendous slaughter of their comrades in the valley below.
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Thursday, August 26,2010

Two for the price of One

By James Dziezynski
Linking together peaks on Colorado’s mountains is a great way to double — or triple or quadruple — your fun in the high country. Whether combining the lofty summits of 14ers or traversing humble hometown hills in Boulder, bagging bonus peaks gives added value to your wilderness excursions.
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Thursday, August 12,2010

Get Fat

By James Dziezynski
Boulder County’s mountain biking has enjoyed a steady evolution in the past five years. Led by the relentless efforts of the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA), the network of trails available to fat-tire enthusiasts has grown and expanded the variety of riding in our backyard.
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Thursday, July 1,2010

Blue River Century

By James Dziezynski
Colorado`s mountainous landscape is tailor-made for epic cycling tours. Whether you prefer the challenging high mountain passes or the long stretches of rolling alpine meadows, pedaling in the high country is a feast for the senses.
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Thursday, June 3,2010

Climbing Colorado’s couloirs

By James Dziezynski
Couloirs offer an exciting option for ascending many mountains that come with a certain level of risk. It is vital to have the ability to read snowpack and determine the avasee.
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Thursday, February 25,2010

University of Colorado study finds that bumps travel

By James Dziezynski
Moguls are a sneaky lot. When bumps are soft and troughs are clean, they turn mere mortals into undulating gods (thus the term “hero bumps”). But when the light is flat and the mounds are diamondhard lumps of ice, moguls become the harbingers of faceplants and the first step in funding your reconstructive knee surgeon’s vacation to Acapulco. It turns out they have another trick up their snowy sleeves: they like to move uphill.
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Thursday, January 21,2010

Staying active indoors and out on short winter days

By James Dziezynski
With winter solstice behind us, it’s true that our daily ration of sunlight has begun to increase. But that’s cold comfort for those of us who begin and end our workdays in the dark. The instinct to wrap up in our snuggies and nest is strong, especially when Boulder experiences a cold snap like the one that recently froze the Front Range.
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