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These hand-picked rides capture a cross section of terrain, scenery and culture from bedrock desert to alpine mountains and everything in between. Welcome to the Southwest, where strips of pavement unfold like ribbons to Heaven across the landscape as far as the eye can see. If you have your road bike, get ready to…(Read More)

Trail running is as rewarding as it is challenging. You get to workout and run amok at the same time. We chased down accomplished trail runner Joey Schrichte on his home trails of Durango, Colorado, to see how he tackles the ups and downs of tough terrain, and has fun doing it. “Trail running isn…(Read More)

Purgatory Snowcat Adventures

When we rolled up to Purgatory Snowcat Adventures on a foggy morning in February, we weren’t sure if it was the day for a cat skiing. Lucky for us, things at the Southwestern Colorado-based business were about to change. A lull in winter storms had the best of the Southern Rockies getting tracked…(Read More)

snowboard camber and rocker

We dropped in to The Boarding Haus in Durango, Colorado, to learn about snowboard camber and how it can affect your ride. (Camber refers to the arching of a horizontal surface, like a ski. It helps turn, but when other shapes are applied, more benefits can be achieved.) Owner and lifelong boardsports lover John Agnew…(Read More)

snowboard stance

In snowboarding you’re locked in place on the board, unlike surfing and skateboarding where you can change the position of your feet – your snowboard stance – at any time. But that’s part of the fun. Becoming one with your board is perhaps the very essence of snowboarding, and it all begins with where you…(Read More)

Twilight Nights, Purgatory

Those twilight nights of winter are so quiet and tranquil. Or are they?  We found something different at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado. A pair of headlamps  bobbing oddly through the woods, getting brighter. The sound of crunching snow grew louder. Then came the breathing. A few hundred yards away, fat bikers with night lights…(Read More)

colorado cyclocross

Cyclocross 101

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Ice, mud, cold. Hop on a road bike with knobby tires and crank hard around a marked off road course with ups, downs and all arounds. Don’t stop for an hour. Welcome to cyclocross. “It’s kind of like show up and throw up,” says cross racer and cycling coach Chad Cheeney. “Cross isn…(Read More)

cyclocross colorado mud

It’s 14 degrees and your feet are numb. Keep pedaling. That’s cyclocross, or cross, as some call it. And a bullet proof crusting of snow over a tough, rolling course laden with obstacles is perfect. The century-old sport is known for mixing brutal temperatures and winter conditions with running, cycling and pain…(Read More)