Blog Posts

  • Helpful Biking How Tos

    As we slip into summer some of you will no doubt be waking your rigs out of their hibernation. Others of you that never gave your rigs a break will no doubt need to give them some love and tune em to thrash them this spring/summer. Listed below is a few sites that have been helpful to me over the seasons. I have compiled a few of the great online resources for everything cycling maintenance related.
    Bike, Tips
  • Teva Mountain Games 2009

    Man am I getting amped up for the Teva Mountain Games!!! Last year we had a blast checking out this great venue for tons of great sports. For a little beta check out these posts as well as The Gear Junkie's info. Here is some info on this year's games.
  • Will Ferrell Man Vs. Wild!!

    HAHAHA Found this courtesy of the folks at Backpacker, American funny man Will Ferrell joined Bear Grylls for a two night survival trip!
    Survive
  • Backcountry Coffee

    One of the lifelong battles coffee fiends have is how to make a decent cup of joe in the backcountry. I love the taste of a fresh cup of coffee in the early morning regardless of where I am, especially if I am camping. Warms the body, soul and mind! For some folks they forgo coffee for tea simply because it is easy to carry into the backcountry. Others go so far as to bring a handy dandy espresso machine!!!
    Hike
  • You Have No Excuse...Now Get Outside!!!

    Stuck in limbo here in Colorado we are facing the epic battle of winter vs. summer. Clear skies and temps in the 70's one day to 6" of fresh snow the next. Ahh the beautiful confusion of it all! The upside to all of this weather variation is the abundance of activities that we have here in CO. For instance I was planning on getting in a decent ride on the bike today but now am looking towards either snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
    Bike, Run
  • Just Wait Five Minutes

    Warning: This is a bit of a rant. While "just wait five minutes" could be referring to a wide range of topics it seems to me that if you live in Colorado you will most likely hear this in reference to the weather. Coloradans like to belt it out when every a comment is made about the weather with much the same enthusiasm as the Texans when they hear "the starts at night are big and bright" and it seems almost hardwired for them to all respond in kind "deep in the heart of Texas". Sheesh! This late winter and early spring has finally displayed the truth of this local saying.
    Bike
  • To Bonk Or Not To Bonk...

    Have you ever experienced the feeling of utter lack of energy, like there is no way you can possibly move. Not the "oh I am tired and don't want to move" more of the "I can't move". If you have ever felt this way then you have bonked, hit the wall, canned out, and the list goes on and on. Regardless of what you call it, this feeling refers to glycogen depletion.
    Bike
  • Gift Of Love

    This was brought to our attention by our buddy Mike Hahn of Mud, Sweat, and Beers fame. By the way Hahn means "cock" in German, and although unrelated I thought some of you would appreciate it!
  • UpaDowna Stickers Are Traveling

    [gallery link="file" columns="2"] If you have some great pics of your traveling UpaDowna sticker send it to us and we will post it up in a gallery!
  • How To Choose The Best Waterproof Jacket

    When facing a new gear purchase you should be as prepared as possible before slapping your money down. Get the facts and understand what you are buying. This goes for everything from carabiners to tent stakes and everything in between. When it comes to outdoor gear a good waterproof jacket is one of those products you don't want to be left with that under performs. One of the most key pieces of equipment when in inclement weather is your outer layer. Responsible for keeping you dry or warm or both. Ensuring that you find a product that meets your individual needs is very important.