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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)

Full Suspension Trail Bike

A full suspension mountain bike glossary of terms: To many mountain bikers, full suspension is full of questions. It’s unfortunate to just forget about it and go, but the reality is that many riders are missing out on the advantages of the suspension they paid for when they bought their bicycles. For answers, we…(Read More)

Map reading for mountain climbing.

Any trip into the backcountry starts with a plan, especially climbing a 14er, whether it’s where to park, how to get there, what the weather will be like. But it’s fair to say that for an extended hike into a remote area, even more care should be taken. Here is how we do…(Read More)

stand up paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding – SUP – has been around for centuries or longer, but it’s recently become one of the largest and fastest-growing outdoor activities in the U.S. In 2014 alone, Americans went out more than 13 million times for a paddle, according to the American Canoe Organization. So what is it? Think…(Read More)

Mountain biking is a full body activity. While your legs are pushing and pulling those pedals, your core and upper body are holding everything in place, and that is a major key to climbing hills. By following these five steps, your bike and body will become one tackling any climb. So get ready to crank…(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)

fat biking the Silverton Whiteout

When you’re crushing miles at the Silverton Whiteout, your bike doesn’t have to be the lightest on the snow, but a few things are key to get you over the kickers and through the finish line in one piece. You’ll need some winter footwear, some sick shades and don’t forget the…(Read More)

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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)