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Wednesday, November 27,2013

Snowman: Boulder native braces for avalanche season

Avalanche expert Green's winding path to the CAIC

By Tom Winter
Ethan Green is a busy man. He’s got a day full of meetings, a major fundraising bash has just wrapped up, there’s a storm coming to the high country — plus he wants to go skiing and check out Colorado’s high country, and avalanche season is in full swing.
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Friday, August 23,2013

The art of the time trial

By Tom Winter
Man, machine and clock. That’s the brutal simplicity of bike racing’s time trial, an event that pits cyclists against not only the rest of the peloton, but against their inner demons and the relentless enemy that is time.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thursday, March 21,2013

Golden child: Young Boulder skier John Leonard

18-year-old might just be Boulder's first gold medalist in halfpipe skiing

By Tom Winter
If you haven’t heard of John Leonard, don’t worry. The talented 18-year-old athlete hasn’t exploded onto the action sports scene, yet.
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Thursday, January 24,2013

Eric Larsen aims for pole position

Adventurer goes southern cycling

By Tom Winter
Eric Larsen is at it again. The Boulder-based explorer and environmentalist has just returned to Colorado from Antarctica after an attempt to cycle to the South Pole, a project dubbed the Cycle South expedition.
Thursday, December 13,2012

Wooden wheels

Chris Connor’s wooden bikes combine function and art

By Tom Winter
"I’ve been building things out of wood for a long time," Chris Connor says when Boulder Weekly finally tracks him down.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Gear up and get out

Gifts for outdoor geeks

By Tom Winter
If the holidays with the family inspire one thing outside of joy, compassion and a sense of familial love and the brotherhood of man, it’s the desire to get the heck out of doors and leave the noise behind.
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