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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.
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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.
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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.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

The Strafe story: How two CU students have created one of skiing's most interesting brands

By Tom Winter
The one-piece ski suit. It’s an object of ridicule. The preferred garb for gaper days and end-of-the-year parties.
Thursday, November 15,2012

Success by The Book

By Tom Winter
The Book is a result of sweat. Of struggle. Of pain and mishap and, ultimately, of success. The Book is, says Palmer Hoyt, “how I learned how to ski again.”
Friday, October 26,2012

Flying high

Inside Vail’s new gondola

By Tom Winter
The big news for Vail this year is the replacement of the aging Vista Bahn high-speed chairlift with the most technologically advanced lift in North America. Vail’s new gondola is a masterpiece of engineering.
Thursday, July 12,2012

Six feet and the smell of victory

Burro racing adds feet to the team — and a teammate who may not want to win

By Tom Winter
Burro racing probably won’t be coming to prime time on ESPN soon, but that doesn’t mean that the sport isn’t alive and well in Colorado.
Thursday, June 28,2012

Alex Willie named to USA World Cup Cycling Team

By Tom Winter
Alex Willie’s road to the 2012 Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria, just got a lot smoother. The 17-year-old cyclist, who was profiled in the May 31 issue of Boulder Weekly, has just been named to the elite United States World Cup Cycling Team as a downhill racer.
Thursday, May 31,2012

The future is all down

Life is looking up for mountain bike racer Alex Willie

By Tom Winter
Alex Willie might just be the best bike racer you’ve never heard of. He’s fast, damn fast, and he’s headed for the big time, with sponsorships from some of the best brands in cycling.
Thursday, May 3,2012

Getting wet

Author and adventurer Eugene Buchananīs watery life

By Tom Winter
Blame it on Boulder. At least that’s where author, adventurer and Boulder native Eugene Buchanan lays responsibility for an interesting, eclectic life that has taken him around the globe in search of steep rapids on remote rivers and some not so steep and rapid.