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Laramie Mountain Bike Series registration now open – $30 for six races

If you’re looking for a sweet grassroots mountain bike race series sans egos and pretense — and you’re able to make it to the Happy Jack trails in southeast Wyoming’s Laramie Mountains one hour north of Fort Collins on Tuesday nights — then register now for the six-race Laramie Mountain Bike Series!  Race #1 is … Continue reading

Primal Photo of the Day

While ascending La Plata Peak at about 14,000 feet in the Sawatch Range, Colorful Colorado was in full effect, and I was momentarily mesmerized by this scene.

Stone Temple 8 XC endurance mountain bike race rolls at Gowdy this fall

(May 31, 2012) LARAMIE, Wyo.—Wyoming riders will once again saddle up for the eight-hour Stone Temple 8 (ST8) endurance mountain bike race on September 29 at Curt Gowdy State Park. Race logistics are being hammered out by the Laramie Enduro and Overland Mountain Bike Club. The two groups have combined forces to co-sponsor the grassroots … Continue reading

Gowdy Grinder Mountain Bike Race Photos

303Cycling has my Gowdy Grinder article posted here (http://303cycling.com/2012-Gowdy-Grinder).  On Sunday I raced in the Intermediate category of the Gowdy Grinder at gorgeous Curt Gowdy State Park in southeast Wyoming.  Following my finish (16th out of 58), I immediately grabbed my camera and headed out on the course to capture the Open Men and Women … Continue reading

Dead Dog Classic road bike stage race June 23-24

Last June I had just moved to Laramie and still hadn’t realized how prevalent outdoors recreation is in this high plains town with mountain ranges to either side, trails galore and many athletes.  Walking downtown, I saw a flyer for the upcoming Dead Dog Classic, a road bike stage race with a long history.  I … Continue reading

Summer Teva Mountain Games hits Vail in two weeks

The age of adventure-sports mountain festivals is well underway.  The Summer Teva Mountain Games, May 31 to June 3 in Vail, Colo., is one of these splashy multi-day events that fuse adventure sports, art, music, “mountain culture” and partying, and attract everyone from amateurs to weekend warriors to world-class athletes. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

Primal Photo of the Day

In May 2011 we were still immersed in one of the best winters ever in Summit County.  Storm after storm after storm pummeled the north-central mountains in Colorado for seven months.  I took today’s Primal Photo about a year ago after another storm deposited a couple feet of fresh powder at A-Basin.  We had so … Continue reading

Primal Photo of the Day

Does being outdoors make you feel this good too?  This energetic pup is Charlie, who after being abandoned by his first owners sat in an animal shelter for eight months.  He’s a very big Chesapeake Bay Retriever with boundless energy.  While in captivity he lost weight and looked sickly.  Then my friend Jim rescued him … Continue reading

Drat! Ride foiled by weather.

We’re down in Fort Collins, Colo., for a two-year-old’s birthday party today.  I thought I’d squeeze a ride in this morning before the festivities start this afternoon.  The weather had a different idea: This is a fairly cold weather system, and the mountains got snow last night.  Here’s the scene at A-Basin this morning. And … Continue reading

Primal Photo of the Day

On a trip to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado’s San Luis Valley one March I set up camp, got a fire going and settled in for a relaxing evening of watching the sunset while drinking a couple of cold beers.  The Great Sand Dunes, elevation 8,000 feet above sea level, have the tallest dunes … Continue reading

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