An Olympian and former national champion, Connie Carpenter takes us along for a tour of Boulder, Colorado.
Sklar Bikes Factory Team Does The Colorado Trail
Photos by Adam Sklar, words by Sam Atkins
A particular genre of plans are hatched in the depths of cold, dark Montana winters. Call it cabin fever, call it seasonal affective, call it whatever you like, but after months of cloud-choked skies, icy winds, and trails buried under feet of snow a cerebral switch flips. Dreams of green and blue flicker, illusory echoes of hoots and laughter brought by the thrill of wheels rolling over dirt ring in the subconscious. So when a group of old friends reached out last January to suggest we reunite to bikepack the Colorado Trail, I couldn’t say no.
… and I love Berkeley Supply! Lookin’ good, Eli!
Some people from Niner, Kitsbow and Golden Saddle embarked on 197 dirty miles with 19,302 brutal feet of climbing from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs, Colorado with the Ralleye Riders. Elliot from Kitsbow rode with all his camera equipment and made this video, which I think is his best yet!
Looking for a fun 50 mile “all-road” ride in Moots’ backyard? Check out their Ranch Rally. Head over to Moots for details but HURRY, there are only 150 spots!
When Jeremy Dunn called me and said Rapha was planning to hold a Gentlemen’s Race in Boulder, I was, plainly, stoked. I’ve always followed the coverage of the other races and hoped we’d have the chance to share our characters and terrain here in Boulder with everyone, too.
And… Here we go!
This has got to be one of the best Rapha Gentlemen’s Race to date. I can’t wait to see the full feature photo gallery. It’s great to see Tyler from Pearl Velo in there!
Colorado Road Trippin’
Words and photos by Jeff Frane
Hello, it’s me Jeffrey Gene Frane of Bike Jerks and All-City. This is the first time John’s let me infiltrate the Radavist with my ramblings and photos, although he insisted that I let him edit the photos, something about dropping out the cyan or some such. It stung at first, but I can see how my iPhoto skillz may not be up to par for such a fine site as this…
This looks like a RAD time in Colorado:
“Colorado is home to some of the finest handmade bicycles in the country, if not the world. This site is a showcase for not only these well crafted machines, but also the craftsmen that build them.
You will also find the latest news of our annual show, the Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ, where you can come see these beautiful bikes and enjoy some delicious food and beer while chatting to the builders. This year’s BBQ will be held on September 27th, 2014.”
I’m thinking road trip? See more at the Colorado Framebuilders’ BBQ.
The guys at Pentabike are back at it and I’m stoked. One of my all-time favorite accessories is back in stock, the Black N Brass Muststach “bar end one-hitter”. I shouldn’t have to explain what makes this bar end so special, but if you need a history lesson, check the archives.
See the full Pentabike line here!
I’m still on kind of a Denver high and no, I’m not talking about the altitude. I really fell in love with that city and believe me, that’s a big deal considering it was under snow most of the time I was there. In Roads is the aforementioned documentary on handmade bikes in Denver and Boulder. Featuring Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop and Mosiac, with music by Trout Steak Revival. Great work Tyler!
Now I need to make it back when it’s warm!
Here’s the official NAHBS Framebuilder Party flier for this year’s event. Like I said, there are a bunch of parties happening Saturday but this one’s for the exhibitors, VIPs and media, at the Colorado Convention Center.
Another related note is the radness that’s been going on in the Velocipede Salon’s Thursday Night Lights thread. Definitely check that out. I wish I had more free time to poke around that forum more often…
I’m digging all these event fliers coming out of Colorado. Here’s one for the upcoming True Crit in Boulder on March 2nd. Check out more information on the event’s Facebook.
I love that frame builders, like Mosaic are taking the initiative to tell their story through narratives like this. Sure, it’s marketing but kudos to encouraging people to get out and ride. I’d love to see something similar unfold from a number of other builders too.