Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My GrindTV Article/Interview: Talking Fat Bikes & Iditarod

Check out the below link that just went live on GrindTV which is an extension of Yahoo! Sports for outdoor extreme sports. I'm amped about the coverage and hoping to expose the joy of fat bikes and their applications. Just because it's subzero and a whiteout blizzard, it doesn't mean you can't ride a bicycle. Not anymore.


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Flickr Photo Link: December Fat Biking Overnighters

Until I'm able to dedicate enought time to correctly capture the fat biking experiences for this month of December, please see the below link for any photographs. I will be able to expand on the experiences by mid week.


Corona Pass Road ~11K ft.

Thank you!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Weekend in Durango, Cortez, and Gunnison


Dutch Creek

Hermosa Creek

Salt Creek

Colorado Trail Segment 23



Phil's World, Cortez, CO

Horse Gulch Trail System

Monday was reserved for a loop at Hartman's Rocks in Gunnison, CO. Sorry no pics. And Tuesday, a climb up White Ranch back in the foothills of Golden, CO.



Sunday, April 14, 2013

This Weekend's Moab & Fruita Pics

Moab Saturday...Rode from the camp site at Sovereign to Amasa Back, Pipe Dream, Porcupine Rim via Sand Flats Road, and finished with M Bar before returning to camp.

Amasa Back turnaround point.

That would be too good to be true.

Porcupine Rim, becoming more enduro and less fearful with every run.

9 water bottles on board made for a tough training ride.

Dawned knee pads for the first time this year and finally nailing 4 foot drops, which only means one thing.

Fruita Sunday...Spent the afternoon exploring the Lunch Loops trail system which are impressive with their all mountain features. Figured today would be mostly for fun factor, developing my Tabeguache compass, and dialing in my technical skills since yesterday was quite a demanding effort from carrying more weight than most typical Saturday 8-12 hour rides.

First time ever at Tabeguache, unsure why I waited so long for such a gorgeous day.

Deserved an unusually lightened rig free of frame packs today.

Lunch Loops and the rest of Tabeguache was MADNESS!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle



Captain Ahab

A new found mini velodrome proved to be a dizzy spin after 20 hot laps.

Circle O


Unfortunately, time to ride back to the campsite. I was just getting going :).



Porcupine Rim

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle

Due to weather conditions on the mountain passes and a 24 hour bug that hit me like a ton of bricks late in the week, it was decided that I was to stay close and take it easy. As always, I had no qualms with back to back weekend days spent at Buffalo Creek. It's by far my favorite place to ride a bicycle in the Colorado foothills. Brett Ebben and I spent both days exploring fire roads covered with 6" of fresh powder.


Wellington Lake

That's a broken rear fender.


More Wellington Lake 
So typical.
Colorado Trail Segment 3
Buffalo Burn, always so sweet no matter what time of the year.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle

Thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles for their tremendous support, I spent the early part of the week building up my ultimate training bike, I've named Jonesy. It's for the big back to back weekend climbing days in Moab, Fruita, Crested Butte, Keystone, and most of all, Breckenridge. Golden Bike Shop had put in the finishing touches to get me on the trail in time for the weekend. I'm finally equipped with a bike that can take the abuse of big day rides without a full time mechanic to be on call 24/7.

After the Amasa Back descent, I nicknamed it to Drop City, it was amazing what I already do on my new all mountain bike.
After my first drop at Dead Man's Ridge, I immediately thought of hot butter on a warm biscuit, I wonder why :).

Pipe Dream Trail

Possibly my favorite climb in the universe, Porcupine Rim Trail's first section.

Porcupine Rim view.

On Sunday, Fruita's Kokopelli Trail.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle

The week...

First ever ride with Ida en route to work.

I've got a great feeling about sunrise (and sunset) rides this year.

Another sub 15 degree commute with Oscar, chalked up to the winter ultra endurance racing  that lies ahead.

The weekend...

One of many stunning views in my first winter wonderland joyride with Ida in Winter Park.

This site grabbed such a hold of me that I've spent all of tonight researching what I need to have and know to spend a few peacefully quiet nights here.

For the first time in my life, I want winter to last.

Foxton Road en route to finally finding my way via bicycle to Buffalo Creek. 


Platte River Road, just gorgeous.