Blog Posts

  • Neat Trick

    This world and it's creatures never cease to amaze me.
  • UpaDowna Stickers Are Here!

    We finally have some schwag! That is right folks now you can show your devotion to the UpaDowna lifestyle by pimping one of these great stickers. Get one for your water bottle one for your bike, one for your neighbors car, one for your forehead. Now you shouldn't think of these stickers as one dimensional, they serve many purposes.
  • Busy Busy

    Unfortunately I have been a bit busy lately and just wanted to stop in and say howdy. Among the many projects I have been working on include; working up a new set up for my rig, ensuring that the new UpaDowna stickers are coming in soon, field testing the Ergon BD2 pack and testing some new boxed wine!!
  • Outward Bound Instructor Dies During Trip

    Travis Lizotte a 25 year old Outward Bound instructor died tragically when an ice bridge he and his team were crossing collapsed while attempting to summit Mount Tronador near Bariloche, Argentina. The Outward Bound 72 day course was attended by 11 students and 3 instructors.
  • Colorado Says "No Real Beer For You!"

    At least not outside of liquor stores and bars. Colorado House bill 1192 fizzled out during the house vote yesterday! Yep the vote came down to the wire yesterday and unfortunately or fortunately, what ever, Colorado grocers and gas stations will not be allowed to sell real beer only the 3.2% crap. I was kinda pulling for this one because I really dig Trader Joe's.
  • 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.