Blog Posts

  • Things That Make You Go Hmmm

    I have never nor will I ever, claim to be a runner, I am not genetically predisposed to be one.
  • Getting Naked Pays Off

    53-year-old Australian cyclist Yair Kellner, already a certifiable bad ass for simply entering the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational from Knik, AK to McGrath, AK has one up-ed himself with his survival instinct. Kellner had entered the race as a bike competitor where he was required to pedal, push or drag a beefy bike laden with supplies across Alaska in what is billed as the worlds longest ultra winter race!
    Bike, Survive
  • Women's Mountain Biking Association of Colorado Springs

    Check it out!!! The Women's Mountain Biking Association of Colorado Springs or WMBA of COS is in full effect!!! What a great way to start the spring season. This group of local hammers have let their powers combine to found the WMBA of COS as well as Sunna Racing.
  • SW Colorado Anti-Resort

    Having a craving to stretch my legs a bit and set out on a winter adventure, I recently left home and traveled to southwestern Colorado under the disguise of "greatly underspoken skiing/snowboarding consultant for UpaDowna". We originally planned for 3 days at Wolf Creek, but when my traveling partner suggested we try to get in some time at Silverton Mountain how could I refuse?
  • Yes I Can!!

    Buy new tires for the singlespeed!! Whoo hoo.
  • Old News

    I stumbled upon this video today. It is a piece by the New York Times about the Leadville 100 MTB race and the epic battle last year between reigning champ Dave Wiens and Tour de France phenom Lance Armstrong. I know that it is old news. Dave won by 1 minute to claim his 6th title over the brutal race. However this video makes it real, the passion and intensity is awe inspiring. This is not a high intensity deep thumping base line video, rather it is a well balanced calm look more into Dave's personality.
  • Climbing Training

    Last fall I wrote about the value of a climbing board a.k.a. finger board.
  • Banff Mountain Film Fest

    Pretty epic day yesterday. I had the good fortune to get a solid 3 1/2 hour ride on the single speed with a bunch of great riders. Tons of rolling single track mixed with some gnarly technical rock sections, a few of which I cleaned unexpectedly!! Whoo Hoo! After the ride I was able to head out to the Banff Mountain Film Fest here in Colorado Springs and thoroughly enjoyed not only the great compilation of films but a few sneaky PBRs as well.
  • Wend Magazine

    wend (wend) v. wend·ed, wend·ing, wends To proceed on or along; go: wend one's way home. v.intr. To go one's way; proceed. [Middle English wenden, from Old English wendan.] Wend is the magazine for those of us that enjoy the outdoors.

    SERIOUSLY!!! The all new CARBON FIBER Blur!!!! Ever since I picked up my Blur XC a few years ago I wondered if it could get any better. Now I guess it has.