<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Diving in to the unclimbed]]> One look at the Shark’s Fin on India’s Mount Meru and it’s not hard to see how the arrowhead feature could dig into a climber’s mind.]]> <![CDATA[Training for more than a race]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Running full circle]]> The week he’ll be inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame, Pablo Vigil is likely to spend more hours practicing his guitar than running, a shift that he says is a welcome change.]]> <![CDATA[If you build it, they will ride]]> A collaboration between trail developers and land managers has let up to 80 new miles of trails be opened or proposed in the last four years and cut back the number of illegal trail miles.]]> <![CDATA[On the groad]]> Not far out of the gates of the “Central Iowa Rock Road Endurance Metric” (or CIRREM, as it’s known in gravel circles), riders started going down on the dirt road in the middle of Iowa. A big guy on my left spilled hard and almost took me out. Another one up front went over and slammed his helmet into the ground.]]> <![CDATA[Can you have the Wild West and your blueberry mojitos, too?]]> Erin and I are off itinerary. It’s after 1:30 p.m. when we look up at the clock in the WabiSabi thrift store in downtown Moab and realize we’ve missed our lunch reservation by an hour.]]> <![CDATA[Golden child: Young Boulder skier John Leonard]]> If you haven’t heard of John Leonard, don’t worry. The talented 18-year-old athlete hasn’t exploded onto the action sports scene, yet.]]> <![CDATA[Gliding over Ghana]]> It’s a lot like that dream you had as a kid — the dream where you could fly. “I used to love that dream and was always disappointed when I woke up and couldn’t fly,” says Tim Meehan, a freelance digital designer and tandem paraglider pilot based in Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Swiss sailing: A bike trip through the Alps, sans Facebook]]> Shunning social media since the beginning of this year has been an interesting experiment, the effects of which are definitely exacerbated by living in the bubble known as Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Luna Sandals keep you running]]> <![CDATA[Classics come forward]]> Stage Four was a day for favorites to finally emerge from the field in the USA Pro Challenge.]]> <![CDATA[The 50-mile race in Prescott, Arizona, offers historic sum for winners]]> Named for Prescott, Arizona’s infamous Whiskey Row—a collection of rowdy bars, boutique shops and libraries lining the town square—The Whiskey Off-Road is one of the most popular races in the West. Now it wants to become a national event and hopes to attract North America’s top racers.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder author pens homage to skiing]]> David Rothman’s book of essays about skiing has plenty of days when perfect conditions set in, when the rumored miracles were right, when the previously impassable chutes open up. But mostly, it’s about everything else that happens around those days — the hundreds of days a year that aren’t perfect, and the people that live them out.]]> <![CDATA[Four runs with the man]]> Chris Jarnot skis like you’d expect someone who has spent nearly all of his adult life working in the ski industry does: fast, fluid, no bobbles or unnecessary movements, legs together, turns carved.]]> <![CDATA[Winter won't slow you down if you've got the right gear]]> Let`s face it — with colder temps, waning daylight and expensive gym memberships, it’s all too easy to give up on a regular exercise routine this time of year. Thankfully for those of us who want to keep going, there are numerous gear options to help keep us warm, dry and comfortable while running in the cold.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder’s Ice men]]> Between the northernmost reaches of Canadian soil, at Cape Discovery on Ellesmere Island, and the North Pole, there is a jumble of frozen seawater and ice sheets that break apart and collide together again. It’s like plate tectonics, but these frozen plates are driven by wind, tides and ocean currents.]]> <![CDATA[Chronicles of pain and passion]]> “The two of us have never done a bike tour and we thought it would be pretty cool to do a bike tour, we’re pretty good friends, we’ve traveled a lot, and, you know, it’s all culminated in the worst trip of our lives,” Honnold says in the film trailer.]]> <![CDATA[Alex Willie named to USA World Cup Cycling Team]]> Alex Willie’s road to the 2012 Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria, just got a lot smoother. The 17-year-old cyclist, who was profiled in the May 31 issue of Boulder Weekly, has just been named to the elite United States World Cup Cycling Team as a downhill racer.]]> <![CDATA[Paddle through the parks]]> If the nation’s park units represent the heart of our natural legacy, the rivers flowing through them are the central arteries, the life-blood offering nourishment, habitat, shelter, and, of course, geological beginnings. Best yet for us visitors, they offer fun. As Water Rat says famously to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”]]> <![CDATA[My attempt to hunt was more harmful to me than the elk]]> A few months prior to this, I was invited by a friend of mine to join him in elk hunting this fall. He and his family live outside of Aspen, and he hunts every fall within 10 miles of his house, and has a successful hunt around 90 percent of the time. Of course, he grew up hunting in Michigan, so he has it in his roots, so to speak.]]>