Women will come first when cyclists start racing into Aspen on Aug. 22. That’s right, the all-men’s cycling USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be preceded by the Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge, a criterium race in downtown Aspen that finishes an hour before riders in Stage 3 of the Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison are expected to arrive in Aspen.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will spend a week pitting cyclist against cyclist for top rank in a race that claims to be one of the world’s toughest. But when the bike tires turn toward Boulder on Aug. 25 for the last stage of racing before the final time trial in Denver, the race will become personal for a few of its riders.
What got Rebecca Much into cycling has a similar thread to what she does now that she’s retired from a competitive cycling career that included National Cyclocross Championship and National Time Trial Championship wins. It’s about what bikes can do that has nothing to do with how fast you pedal them.
What began as an initiative to help the Center for ReSource Conservation clear out its inventory has blossomed into a community-building collaboration of artists and is drawing visitors into surprising corners of Boulder. The Bold Doors tour reinvented about 100 doors as artwork that is now on display in shops around town and part of a silent auction.
As Kerry Larkin has traveled the country with her handmade quilts, she’s discovered that people in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. — just like people in rural Pennsylvania where she grew up and her current home in Colorado — have stories about quilts.
We’ve all done it — watched a film like The Way and thought about packing up for Spain, or seen 180º South and considered a life of climbing mountains and surfing new waves. But how often do we turn that inspiration into the impetus to pack up a motorcycle and set off to write our own diaries?
If the shocks in his prosthetic arm would reload faster, Marc Dervaes could spend all his evenings doing one-armed pushups. After losing his right arm just above the elbow in combat, Dervaes had a replacement prosthetic built with a set of shocks like those on a mountain bike. He wanted to go kayaking again.
There´s a new kind of technology in town, and it’s subtle enough to walk past on the street, but strong enough to change your life. Or, at least, that’s what the people who practice kundalini yoga will tell you.