Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Thursday - Winter Park

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It's hot this time of year on the Front Range but not up in the high country where mountain biking has so much variety to offer. Today's focus is on Winter Park, "The Mountain Bike Capital USA". They have hundreds of miles of trails and the best part is most of their trails have dirt unlike the rock gardens found on many of our local trails.

Women's Wednesday - Why Don’t More Colorado Women Race?

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Author: Cheri Felix
(Photo Credit: 303Photo)

Today is going to be one of those days where I posit the question that we may not be able to answer. Why don’t more women race?

I’ve always wondered about this but racing the Big Mountain Enduro really brought it home. Why aren’t there just as many girls racing (period) and why aren’t there just as many girls racing enduro. Why is it that we have women physicists, women senators and women urologists but we can’t match the boys out at short track?

Dirty Bikes Are Not Cool: Wash Your Bike.

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I’m not proud of what I’m about to tell you. I used to take some sort of weird pride in having a dirty bike. It was like I thought it was cool and that I was tough. And I wasn’t some sissy that needed a shiny bike.
Now I’m different. And not just because I have a new bike. Now I actually take pride in having a clean chain and I think, wait let me take that back and say I know that my bike runs better when it’s well cared for. And clean. And properly lubed. Before I go any further as usual you should take care before you take me too serious. I’m a total hack and I’m learning as I go. Just like many of you. Minus the hack part.

Women's Wednesday - Girls & Enduro Go Together Like Butter and Popcorn.

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Author: Cheri Felix
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There’s this great line in a song by Phillip Phillips. It goes like this; “Hold my head up just to keep it clear. I want a chance to face my fear, face my fear.” That pretty much sums up the Big Mountain Enduro for me. I signed up not really thinking too much about the fact that I would A) have to ride up the chair lift multiple times and B) that I would scare myself like I did and C) that I would make such cool new women friends.

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