• Local Junior Riders Raise over 6K for Native Americans Fighting Covid

    Submitted by Bill Plock on October 3rd, 2020

    A few weeks ago the Junior Racer X Cycling/ Colorado Bike Law teammates rode for more than fun. They found a cause.  They learned of the struggles of the Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Tribe with the corona virus,Read More

    • Chasing Peter’s Ghost in Telluride, by Rob Quinn

      Submitted by Bill Plock on October 1st, 2020

      “Money don’t talk. It swears” -Bob Dylan. Dateline. Sometime in August. Telluride, CO If you buy-in to that classic Dylan quote. They are swearing like a Sailor in the port in Telluride.  In the past 25 years I’ve seen thatRead More

      • Lawyers, Guns and Money, Monarch Crest with Rob Quinn and Dirt Journal

        Submitted by Bill Plock on September 4th, 2020

        Dateline: Sometime in July Poncha Springs. Monday AM. I slept in my truck last night—we’ll get to that. I checked my phone, dangerously low at 10%. It’s Bob from High Valley Center Bike shuttle. He asks, “since I was the only 8 AM can I sit tight till 10 AM and join a few other Monday Monarch Crest shuttlers?

        “All good” my economical response. I peer out the back of my Tacoma. Yep. The parking lot at High Valley Bike Shuttle, just like I left it last night around 10PM when I faded into a spectacular slumber after a spectacular day.  Read more

        • Ft. Lewis, Fall Blaze Making it Happen to Support Collegiate Cycling

          Submitted by Bill Plock on August 21st, 2020

          If you are not familiar with Fort Lewis and their mark on college cycling and Durango for that matter, just know that they have won 24 National Championship, as a Division one NCAA sport even though they are not a division one size school

          Due to budget cuts the 2020 Track and BMX programs have been frozen or temporarily eliminated this year. With two major disciplines out of the mix, a hunt for another National Championship is that much tougher. Read more

          • Retracing Escalante’s Journey One Blue Tortilla at a Time on My Mountain Bike–Rob Quinn

            Submitted by Bill Plock on July 13th, 2020

            If you wrote down that in 1776 two Franciscan Priests and 10 other men of various occupations described as “soldier” or “horse tender” left Santa Fe New Mexico and headed west to Monterey, CA establishing an overland route to the California Mission system–you win too! This was not a military mission. They were on a mission from God, long before Jake a Elwood used that punch line. But some thought they had embarked on mission impossible, long before Peter Graves.

            Dominguez-Escalante (Dominguez being the other priest) decided they would depart north, head to what is present day Pueblo then follow the river to Durango. They then explored north towards Grand Junction, explored the Canyonlands and ended up in The Great Salt Lake Basin. Just like your family roadtrip last year! To put this journey in perspective they knew less about what they were getting into than Lewis and Clark or for that matter the first astronauts in space.  Read more