<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Getting wet]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[The sport of knaves]]> The attire is sun hats, plaid shirts and jeans. A line of pickups and Suburus are backed up to the field so people can tailgate. Two girls drive by in a John Deere golf cart shouting “Beer?” as a pit bull trots alongside nipping at the wheels. The teams on the field are delineated as red versus blue.]]> <![CDATA[Hybrid Surf-Snowboard Bridges Two Worlds]]> Snowboarders and surfboarders have many similarities in their sports, but their boards are very different. Signal Snowboards out of Huntington Beach, Calif. has bridged the snow/surf gap with their Fish Out of Water hybrid board.]]> <![CDATA['Wilderness First Aid Field Guide' is a must-have]]> There are many outdoor activities that require education and certification. Scuba divers, for example, must train indoors under an instructor's supervision before hitting the open water. Or to legally drive a motorcycle, riders must pass a driving test and receive a special license.]]> <![CDATA[The art and science of racing boards]]> If you are still clawing your way up the steep end of the snowboard learning curve, then you have bigger problems than gear to worry about. But if you have paid your dues and are looking to expand your snowboarding horizons, you could probably use some help understanding the technology of advanced snowboarding gear]]> <![CDATA[Opinion: Outdoors companies need to step up for the environment]]> Outdoors companies benefit from the environment as directly as anyone, but their efforts to protect the planet aren't always enough.]]> <![CDATA[Backcountry inbounds]]> On weekends at ski resorts, powder is a rare commodity, and you have to get up barbarously early and get lucky with road conditions and traffic to even have a shot at one, maybe two runs of unspoiled powder.]]> <![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[Climbing for a cure]]> This Saturday, many people will rock climb, hike and walk around in the beautiful Colorado sunshine. But some of them will do so in support of ovarian cancer research with the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation’s Climb4Life Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[How to keep your bike rolling]]> <![CDATA[Where there’s fire, there’s smoke]]> Many Boulder residents rely on the beautiful and abundant outdoors to keep physically fit and mentally sound. But when we look out our windows and see a pillar of smoke rising from behind the Flatirons, we may consider alternative ways to stay in shape.]]> <![CDATA[Snow wonder: Ski film 'Valhalla' captures the joy of a powder quest]]> Rumor has it the first snow has fallen on the high peaks in Colorado — just a dusting, a promise of things to come. The bubble of hope and possibility rising in the chests of every would-be ski bum at the thought of that is what the latest film from Sweetgrass Productions, Valhalla, looks to latch onto and lift the ski industry to new heights.]]> <![CDATA[Hope on the St. Vrain]]> There was no expectation in this fishing trip; I was prepared to be disappointed. But the day was warm and sometimes it’s enough to stand in the river’s cool current and go through the motions. Trout were, it seemed, out of the question but there was a part of me that thought just maybe something had survived the monster flood of 2013.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong returns to cycling, runs Aspen mountain race]]> In his first public appearance since quitting his battle against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong rode in the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., on Aug. 25, placing second.]]> <![CDATA[Something good from war]]> The 10th Mountain Division was an integral player in the rapid development of the Colorado ski industry during the second half of the 20th century. Some would argue it was the most important part. The veterans of the famous division were involved in the founding of Vail (Pete Seibert), Breckenridge (Bill Rounds) and Aspen (Friedl Pfeifer), as well as other related projects like Skiing Magazine (Dick Wilson), and the National Outdoor Leadership School (Paul Petzoldt).]]> <![CDATA[Mushroom hunter]]> We are in a mixed pine and aspen forest at about 8,000 feet. We walk slowly, scanning the ground for signs of the golden fungus we intend to pile high in our wicker basket. We have seen everything we don’t want — russulas, puffballs and trash.]]> <![CDATA[Ride, run and, above all, race]]> Hour-long cyclocross races are held on technical, hilly circuits and demand a high level of bike handling skill and physical fitness.]]> <![CDATA[‘Days of My Youth’ explores the bliss of freeskiing]]> For a Coloradan, it’s a very familiar sight: skiers perched atop the mountain, staring health, down the crest, ready to launch into the abyss.]]> <![CDATA[Riding for a lifeline]]> You do not look like a person who has just biked over 100 kilometers,” Jan “Jano” Rohac of Greenways Travel Club told me, very matter-of-factly, in his thick Slovakian accent as I entered the Grand Hotel Matej in Banská tiavnica, Slovakia, after sunset.]]> <![CDATA[The traveler’s mindset]]> There is a rumor (online, at least) that Europeans scoff at the low number of Americans who hold passports. As the joke goes, Americans are world-fearing, isolated workaholics who would prefer to squeeze in an extra 15 hours of work a week than vacation for five weeks in Tuscany.]]>