Blog Posts

  • Sequoia National Park

    For the short time I spent in Sequoia National Park last Spring it sure made quite the impression. Like the other gems in California that John Muir spent his life marveling and boasting about, Sequoia's beauty was more than I could ever take in, or I could ever put into words to do the area justice. You just have to go there!  Giant Sequoia Trees climb towards the heavens, while deer, black bears, and various other critters strive through the forest floor.
  • Bristol Brewing's Venetucci Pumpkin Ale Pre-Sale

    "It's a beautiful day, folks are being really patient and they have to remember this is all for charity." Mike Bristol chimes in on the progress of the Venetucci Pumpkin Ale Pre-Sale day.
  • Unwanted Adventure, Fresh Perspective

    On Monday, September 30th, an emergency call for help went out around Colorado Springs and our mountain biking community. One of our own was missing. Alicia Jakomait went on a ride Sunday night but never came home. Her husband realized something was wrong and set out to search for her. Alicia spent a cold, unexpected and unprepared night out in the cold mountains west of Colorado Springs. Now, back home, safe and warm, Alicia shares her story, emphasizing that this should help others avoid the same predicament she was in. 
  • Matthiessen State Park, IL.

      Another hidden gem in the middle of this sea of corn and beans in Southern Illinois was, Matthiessen State Park. With miles of well maintained forest trails dropping you lower and lower to the base of the canyon, Matthiessen State Park can fill any outdoor lovers need or longing for escape. Highlighted here are beautiful forests, intriguing rock formations, flowing creeks, river ways, and waterfalls.
  • Unleash Your Adventure, Anywhere

  • Do you have good trail habits? Find out.

    Our Friends at the Peak Foundation wrote up a great article on rules of the Trail read on to find out how good you rank up.
  • Flying Eagle POV Video and Beer Plumbing

    Eagles are awesome. Getting to experience what it is like to be an eagle flying is awesome-er! Check out this Go-Pro video of the action. And in other news, here is a video of a group of guys that replaced a friend's house water lines with beer. Truly a dream!
  • Damn You Mother Nature For Wrecking Our Trails

    You come flying down a steep hillside, dodging rocks and trees. Your chain looks like it’s suspended in a state of anti-gravity as it bounces back and forth, all while careening into a sharp hairpin turn at full speed. You’re caught in a moment where you and your bike become one as the back tire skids sideways through the corner of the turn sending a shower of dirt, mud, and rocks that spray across the side of the trail.
  • Until The Last Drop Falls and Beyond

    I sit here writing this, with the constant sound of rain hitting puddles just outside my window. Two streets away from me, countless properties have been damaged or even swept away. Our trails, parks and open spaces have suffered trail-altering and boulder-moving flooding. Lives lost, over 1,000 people unaccounted for, roads through valleys washed away, entire towns closed off from the rest of the world.
  • Trail Bites

    I've seen it all on the trail from backpacking trips with people trying to carry coolers filled with six packs and bacon, to people carrying very little and relying on the land for food. To each their own, and for me I eat like a champ!!!