Archive for the ‘Outdoors’ Category

Little Mo

Posted: 11th June 2010 by Chris in Outdoors
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It’s been quite a while since I’ve been there, but it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The Little Missouri River in Southwest Arkansas has some decent whitewater at higher levels and sits in a beautiful steep walled valley. It’s close to the Cossatot, which can get class V at higher [...]

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I just got through catching up on the news and read an article over at 9news on bicycle traffic at the Colorado National Monument. Bike traffic appears to be up 31% since 2008. Here’s a quote from the article that has me a little perplexed: Superintendent Joan Anzelmo tells The Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand [...]

Fun in the backyard

Posted: 15th April 2010 by Chris in Outdoors
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Wildlife surprises in Colorado

Posted: 8th March 2010 by Chris in Denver, Outdoors
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Lara and I went on a muddy hike down at Roxborough State Park with the intention of shooting over the ridge and heading into Waterton Canyon. It was a little too muddy for that, so we stuck to one of the wider, drier trails. We ran into a couple of mule deer who did not [...]

Just when you think it’s safe…

Posted: 9th July 2009 by Chris in Denver, General, Outdoors
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Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water, three people have died on the Arkansas River in the last week. All were rafters, two at The Numbers and one at the rather innocuous Pinball rapid. It was joining the swim team at Rigor Mortis on Clear Creek that ended my run [...]

I knew there was a reason…

Posted: 19th April 2009 by Chris in Biking, General, News, Outdoors
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…I was staying away from Cycling News. Hamilton positive, Armstrong dodging testers. It’s become a sick, tired joke. There are only so many times you can listen to the same thing again and again without losing the capability to believe a word that’s said.

12 days

Posted: 31st August 2008 by Chris in Biking, Denver, General, Outdoors
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12 days and counting where I’ve seen the frontside of the sunrise. I feel privy to an unseen waking smile while the world clears its eyes for a new day. All the gear is together, half a pot of coffee is consumed (the rest waiting on ice for the heat of the day), and I [...]

Buffalo Creek

Posted: 30th August 2008 by Chris in Biking, Denver, General, Outdoors
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This is turning into a great weekend. I was a complete burnout at work, so I resigned. I was afraid my legs were gone but I felt super strong and owned Buff Creek. I found myself wishing I was on a single speed. Even a surprise appearance by a ghost from the past could not [...]

Fun with FSR

Posted: 14th March 2007 by Chris in Biking, Equipment, General, Outdoors
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Back in the day, I bought the first version of the Stumpjumper FSR XC. It was a very very nice ride. I rode the crap out of that bike. I went through four drive trains, two front forks, and three wheelsets. I finally had to put it down a couple of years ago because the [...]

Fruita

Posted: 14th October 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors, Western Slope
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I got some much needed sleep last night, and was up bright and early to get my ride on.  It was drizzling when I walked out of the hotel, so I headed downtown to get some coffee at Aspen. I was welcomed by ‘Tater, at least I think that’s his name. He seems to be [...]