Biking

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Powderhorn’s Mountain Bike Race Series

By Dale Shrull

Scenes and comments from competitors at Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s Mountain Bike Race Series.  ...


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How I spent my summer vacation

By Julie Norman

It seems an odd time to be writing this, since it’s only August, but everyone’s kids are back in school and so I suppose a “how I spent my vacation” brief is rather appropriate. Our summer has so far been filled with ...


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‘A good change’

By Jon Mitchell

The 18 Road mountain bike trails north of Fruita have gotten a lot more attention over the years. Back in 2005, according to Chris Pipkin of the Bureau of Land Management, an estimated 33,000 annual visitors came to the trails. Ten years ...


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IT DOESN’T ADD UP

By Julie Norman

It seems as though we are constantly surrounded by numbers these days. How many miles did you ride? You should exercise 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day! How many calories did you burn? How many “active minutes” is your fitness ...


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TICKET TO RIDE

By Dale Shrull

Rider after rider zipped back to the Flat Top Flyer for another trip to the top. Smiling and excited, riders couldn’t wait for the high-speed lift to whisk them back up to enjoy another downhill mountain bike ride at Powderhorn Mountain ...


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Get Out! Not middle of the road

By Julie Norman

We’re lucky folks to live in a state where mountain biking is possible almost all year. Except for January and February (and sometimes even then if you have a fat bike) it’s possible to find excellent biking at least somewhere in ...


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The downhill thrill

By Dale Shrull

Mountain biking at ski resorts has long been a destination for those looking for high-speed thrills. As summer approaches, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is set to join the list of ski resorts that have mountain bike trails. “The Grand ...


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Get Out! Question everything

By Julie Norman

On a recent snowy spring camping and biking trip to Cortez and Durango, we reminded ourselves of this: the main goal of a bike trip is to ride every day. This is often easier said than done as spring weather is never predictable and summer ...


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Get Out! The power of pedaling

By Julie Norman

Two years ago, I participated in and wrote about the April 30 Days of Biking Challenge. The challenge is social-media based, though you can “pledge” to do it on 30daysofbiking.com. The rules are simple: get on your bike every day. ...


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Get Out! Basic training

By Julie Norman

Squeeeeeeee. Squeak squeak squeak. Ping! Rattattatatatat! What IS that noise? Many times I’ve had to stop on the trail after asking myself this question. Is it a brake rubbing? A shifter problem? Is my chain dirty? If you find yourself ...


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