<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Success by The Book]]> 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.”]]> <![CDATA[Beating the Bloat]]> The festive cookies with lots of chocolate chips. The brownies with plenty of ice cream. The roast beef for Christmas dinner. A second helping of that roast beef. And then, of course, the cocktails. And the beer and the wine. And now, what you're left with is an already tight cocktail dress that's gotten a lot tighter.]]> <![CDATA[As long as he can hold his hands up]]> Tucked into an unassuming block on Pearl Parkway — you wouldn’t know unless you investigated — is Front Range Boxing Academy. The out-of-the-way location and rugged appearance create a mystique that blends with a charming grittiness upon entering.]]> <![CDATA[One stage remains after Sagan takes Fort Collins]]> A few jerseys have already been won in this year’s USA Pro Challenge. But the yellow jersey isn’t one of them.]]> <![CDATA[Pedal on up]]> At the end of the cycling season a year after Timmy Duggan rode on the U.S. Olympic cycling team, he chose to retire. He was just 31 years old and on the edge of what could have been his best cycling years.]]> <![CDATA[Still recovering, Lyons proud to host 13th Outdoor Games]]> Although Cordova moved to California seven years ago to better his career in BMX, he still has plenty of family in and around Longmont. The homecoming, which the Lyons Outdoor Games’ yearly invite provides Cordova, makes the competition especially significant to the local icon.]]> <![CDATA[Not all who wander are lost]]> <![CDATA[Schooled in the outdoors]]> The Girls’ Wilderness Program believes in using time in the woods to help girls develop confidence and build interpersonal and personal skills.]]> <![CDATA[The art of the time trial]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Landlocked: The agony and opportunity of being a surfer in Colorado]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[12 for 2012: This Year’s Best New Mountain Bikes ]]> We’ve ridden, tested and evaluated dozens of the most promising bikes of 2012. From flyweight full-suspension 29ers to carbon downhill bikes and a handful of beautiful and revolutionary trail bikes, here are 12 of our favorites.]]> <![CDATA[How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest?]]> How much does it cost to climb Everest? This is probably the most popular question I get asked. The short answer is the price of a a car. The long answer is that it's personal decision that depends on several factors.]]> <![CDATA[Benjamin trail - it's money]]> On the same theme, many fat-tire devotees thought hell would ice over before another foot of singletrack was ever built in Boulder County, especially given the recent chilly weather and the rein statement.]]> <![CDATA[A bolt out of the blue]]> When she made the choice to call climbing to an end that day at Vedauwoo, a rock climbing area in southern Wyoming, Emily Isaacs was making what she saw as a conservative call on safety. Most of the 12- to 13-year-old girls on The Women’s Wilderness Institute trip she was working as a rock tech for had climbed by lunch, and while they were eating, Isaacs, a wilderness therapist and professional rock climbing guide, started to see the traces of a storm on the horizon.]]> <![CDATA[Undeniable Denali]]> He looked bizarre, totally out of place, this Pakistani climber in ragged, old mountaineering clothes, alone, shaking our tent while we tried to sleep, asking frantically for a satellite phone,” says University of Colorado alum and Denver-based mountaineer Alex Harz, recounting a night high on a flank of North America’s tallest peak, Denali.]]> <![CDATA[Bear Country]]> Nature's alarm clock is ringing early for black bears, and some aren't hitting the snooze button. Recent warm weather in Colorado - temperatures as high as 75 degrees - is stirring some bears from their dens a few weeks early, and officials are.]]> <![CDATA[Come for the fish, stay for the people]]> Before setting off in August 2011 to float for 31 days down the longest undammed river in the lower 48, filmmaker Hunter Weeks had spent just a little time rafting the Arkansas. It had been 10 years since he’d caught a fish.]]> <![CDATA[Climber Glen Denny reflects on Yosemite’s golden era]]> Another photo highlights a collection of suspect gear: old ropes that seem more appropriate as clotheslines, battered pitons, thicksoled workman's boots and no harnesses to speak of. The serenity and clarity of Denny's photos contrasts sharply with the 1,000-foot drops and perilous anchors that define Yosemite's world-famous climbing walls.]]> <![CDATA[The emerging tenkara, a simplistic fly-fishing technique]]> Usually the talk of the town in fly fishing is something progressive, like the next big deal in reel technology, but surprisingly the tenkara method boasts a more simplistic approach, where only a rod, a line and fly, are used. Tenkara purists take the minimalistic concept one step further.]]> <![CDATA[A mountain of preventive medicine]]> Nothing compares to the experience of being in the mountains at altitude, taking in the views, breathing crisp, clean air, hearing the first bubble of a stream at its nascent spring and seeing the tundra climate shrink our world down to miniature — tiny flowers, tiny shrubs, tiny pikas running among them. It’s priceless.]]>