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Keep Singletrack Single

Singletrack is beautiful when it is single. With the warmer weather finally making its way across the nation, more and more people are digging out their bikes for the first rides of the year. In many areas of the country the trails have a very hard time staying singletrack when the climate is predictably very…

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Huayhuash Film

Last winter 3 friends got together to go on an impossible mountain bike journey through the Huayhuash Mountains in the Peruvian Andes. Locals questioned their sanity, but in the end these guys nearly reached their goal of completing the trail, but most importantly they all had a journey that would go down as one of the…

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The World’s Safest Bike

Many more people are now leaving their suburban communities and heading to the city. The world’s cities are in turn becoming much more congested with more and more cars dominating these already busy roads. We certainly live in a car centric world in the United States, but thankfully more and more of our cities are…

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Boulder’s Koppenberg Climb + Data

Every bike racer in Boulder knows where to find the Koppenberg Climb in our town. It’s part of the spring classic adopted to our local race community from the tradition of the actual spring classic in Tour of Flanders in Belgium. This term Koppenberg actually means “Heads Mountain” and “Koppen” is Dutch slang for cobblestones. In…

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Remember When Greg Lemond Mocked Lance Armstrong?

Last week the fine folks at Outside Magazine created a viral video featuring Lance Armstrong. It was Lance’s first appearance since the Oprah confession interview last year in Austin, TX. Outside magazine beautifully crafted the video and really put the cycling community into a world of “Huh?” Only a few days after the video of…

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Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb

Mount Evans is still one of my favorite road rides in the entire state of Colorado. I’ve climbed this beast of a mountain from both the Idaho Springs and the Evergreen side. Back in 2009 I even did my longest ride on a bike where I rode from downtown Denver to the top of Evans…

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Why You’re Not a Pro & Always Wear A Helmet

This clip is from the World Cup Downhill Race in Cairns. OUCH! I hope this guy is ok, especially considering he was not wearing a helmet! And here’s some details around how this happened from Reddit: The pro rider, Adam Brayton, crashed further up the track fairly hard and couldn’t finish his run so this…

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Quick Tip: Dry Those Wet Shoes

Spring weather is finally hitting most of the country and with that comes the inevitable rain storms. For some areas of the country, like here in Colorado, the spring also brings with it rising creeks from snowmelt. All it boils down to wherever you might reside is that you’re going to find yourself with some…