<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![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[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[‘New Alpinism’ promotes cross training regimen for climbing success]]> Steve House was seeking a better way to train after he was forced to turn back during his attempt at Pakistan’s Masherbrum, a 25,659-foot peak, in 2003. He’d had overtrained for the climb, according to Scott Johnston, who stepped in to provide some advice.]]> <![CDATA[Dropping weight]]> In 2008, Alan Carpenter decided to try his first long distance hike. He picked the manageable John Muir trail, a 218-mile walk through the Sierra Nevada mountains, as he says.]]> <![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[One stage to rule them all]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Continental drift]]> Somewhere over the more than two years of interviews that went into making 5 Races 5, Continents, which tracks toward the emotional core of trail running, the conversation among the filmmakers and one of their central subjects, Killian Jornet, turned to the growing popularity of the sport.]]> <![CDATA[Telluride Festival: Beer, blues and autumn colors]]> If you're feeling the fall blues, your cure just might include heading to Telluride this weekend for the 16th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.]]> <![CDATA[Water tested]]> What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs swimming across the English Channel? Philippe Croizon.]]> <![CDATA[MORE THAN 2-D]]> No question, the overarching goal of telling the history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley in a single film must have been daunting. This year, Sender Films is using the Reel Rock Film Tour, with its round-the-world schedule that includes hundreds of stops, to showcase.]]> <![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[Carrying on with a heavy load]]> For Lakpa Rita Sherpa, there was no question. After five of his men died on the side of Everest in the avalanche that swept down its slopes on April 18, he had two things to do — take the body of a friend home, and then come back to Base Camp to tell his team that for him, the season was over.]]> <![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[One runner's high: 'In the High Country' at Adventure Film Festival]]> If you want to get to know an ultrarunner, it takes more than spending a mile in his shoes. In fact, forget the shoes. Spend miles alongside him everywhere from the rolling asphalt of roads in farm country Nebraska to the foothills he frequents in training runs to the high, snowy peaks he revisits and explores in varying conditions.]]> <![CDATA[The 2012 Adventure Bucket List]]> Everyone needs goals. Hence this life list. In the United States, a good case could be made that one of them should be to take more time off. Americans have notoriously few paid vacation days: 12, compared to 21 for Canadians, 23 for the Brits, and 39 for the French. What’s more, you may be hard pressed to find people who actually use all their vacation days. According to a 2010 study by Expedia, the travel company, Americans earned an average of 15 vacation days (paid and unpaid), but only used 12 of them.]]> <![CDATA[On the trail to recovery]]> A handful of the hardest-hit sections remain closed as OSMP staff works on plans to revive the damaged trails. The popular Royal Arch Trail was fundamentally destroyed, though the famous natural stone arch at its southern terminus was undamaged.]]> <![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[Fast times at Boulder highs]]> Three years ago, when the first meetings were held at Boulder-area high schools to talk about launching the Colorado High School Cycling League, a handful of riders showed up interested to cycle for their schools. Fairview started with two riders in 2010.]]> <![CDATA[Skating for a cause]]> His System Skateboarding shop, which opened on March 16 at 305 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 2, is holding a grand opening April 9-11. During the first two days, Childers plans to offer giveaways and free food and drink.]]> <![CDATA[Jens Voigt wins Pro Cycling Challenge Stage Four six minutes ahead]]> With a note on his top tube that said “shut up, legs,” Jens Voigt took off ahead of the break at 12:15 p.m., just 30 minutes into Stage Four of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.]]>