Dave Baumann made this video to celebrate the Colorado Trail, an equally beautiful as tough 540 mile trail from Denver to Durango across the Rocky Mountains…
The Steamboat Springs Ramble Ride is not an easy route, so having it be your first bicycle tour is quite the endeavor. Youtubers Mo and Hannah reports on their experience in their latest Vlog…
It’s not often we get the pleasure of watching Joey Schusler ride a hardtail! Yeti tried something different with this self-filmed digital and film edit by Joey in the Colorado backcountry.
The journal entry following my first bike trip reads: “Why does recording life events feel so vital? Because memories can’t be trusted to stay in place. Because in their wake remains the shadowy outlines of phantom feelings—forms so great and vague that we long to recall the experiences that gave them flesh and weight. Okay. Bike trip.” On the next page I taped five sheets of 3×5 pages, carefully ripped from the pocket journal that I carried with me on the bike. I did this for the sake of chronology in my journaling, so that all of my day-to-day reflections remained bound together, in order, but in leafing through the past, I enjoy the three-dimensional quality that my inserted notes lend to the entry.
The Far Quarter film explores the past, present, and future of rural Colorado through the lens of gravel cycling. We can’t wait to share the feature-length!
The latest story from Salsa is not to be missed:
“For years now, I have had an idea percolating in the deep recesses of my adventure mind. Living in the picturesque mountain town of Durango, Colorado, I am lucky to have access to one of the world’s most stunning mountain ranges, the San Juans. Encompassing more than 17,000 square miles, the range is a playground for all mountain enthusiasts. I have hiked, climbed, skied, kayaked, and biked much of the range. For most, an exploration of the range begins in the towns of Durango, Pagosa Springs, Telluride, Ouray, or Silverton. The scenic byways of 550 and 160 provide quick and easy access to high alpine lakes, trout streams, rocky summits, and deep gorges. Additionally, because of the bisection of the range from the Durango-Silverton railway and the presence of the famed Colorado Trail, a north-to-south (or vice versa) traverse of the area is common. Few ever think of crossing the range from the other cardinal points of east and west.”
Check out the full story at Salsa!
Tory Powers is a filmmaker out of Boulder, CO and they recently just wrapped up a documentary alongside cyclist Charli Mandel.
Charli had the ridiculous idea to do the world’s first track bike Everesting last May. Alongside this, Charli was in the process of transitioning MtF. On their birthday. 200+ miles, 29,029ft of elevation, over 6000 calories, and nearly 19 hours in the saddle.
It’s not long after we’ve packed all eight of our bikes and a weeks worth of gear to be loaded in the Western Slope Rides shuttle van in Moab, Utah, that Robert Warren, our driver, has us all rapt and pinned to our seats.
Why Cycles brand ambassador Ann Driggers lives quite the life. In fact, if you follow her on Instagram, you’ll see the proof is in the pudding! Good on Why for pulling together such a rad profile on Ann.
Big Agnes’ team has pulled together this great video, guiding us along 740 miles of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado. Check out their full guide at Big Agnes.
Lyons, Colorado is home to Reeb Cycles, a framebuilder that makes mountain-ready bikes in the old Oscar Blues brewery barn. After watching this video by Pearl Izumi and Shimano, take a look at their models online. They look pretty rowdy! Just like a 60-series in the driveway at the barn!
Interestingly, it seems the Blackburn Ranger program might be ramping back up, after being canceled last year…
“In early July 2019, three Blackburn Rangers set out to ride the Colorado Trail. At a length of more than 500 miles, and with climbing that adds up to more than 70k feet of elevation gain, the CT is no small feat in a normal year. The week before they departed, Colorado’s snow pack was 40 times higher than normal following a spring solstice storm. Emphasizing “Fun Over Fast,” this is the preview of their story.”
I can’t wait to see where this is going!
Patagonia really delivered on this one! If you haven’t ridden in Fruita, get inspired, and if you’ve never eaten Hot Tomato, make sure you do the next time you’re riding there!
Summer is here and with it, road trips! On our recent romp throughout the American West, we found ourselves driving through the little town of Dolores, Colorado to refuel. Along the highway was a peculiar outpost, accompanied by an even more peculiar sign. A massive, handmade lizard, constructed from sprockets and other bicycle parts, commanding my attention as both a closet herp freak and an overt cycling freak. What on earth was this place?
This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2019 Calendar, entitled “True Call” shot with a Canon 5D and a 100-400mm lens in Telluride, Colorado.
“Happy 4th of July. Here in the US, we pride ourselves in our Bald Eagle. It’s our nation’s symbol, a proud, noble bird with a majestic call. But have you ever heard a Bald Eagle’s caw? It’s hardly the hearty screech as depicted in movies. That’s because the Bald Eagle’s call is often substituted for the Red Tail Hawk’s.”
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The mobile background this month is of the La Sal Mountains, from Telluride, Colorado. Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.
Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller own Hot Tomato in Fruita, Colorado, a veritable MTB playground. Patagonia did a great video feature on these two rippers and if you haven’t had Hot Tomato, make sure you order a pie next time you’re in Fruita!
We’ll post the full-length of this video on July 9th. Until then, enjoy this trailer!