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Thursday, June 20,2013

Carbon-offset commuting

One cyclist's mission to ride almost 2,000 miles to offset driving to ski

By Dave Belin
I love to ski. I’m concerned about climate change. And I have an old car with nearly 200,000 miles on it. What do these three things have in common? Not much — except that they are all related to a goal I set in March to commute by bike this summer the equivalent number of miles that I drove to go skiing last winter.
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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.
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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.
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Thursday, January 31,2013

Thoughts from a rookie ski instructor

By Dave Belin
I had been asking myself that question ever since I was hired as a rookie ski instructor at Eldora Mountain Resort months before: Why, exactly, did I decide to teach skiing?
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