Trekking Poles

When moving downhill, there is a large amount of pressure on the knees as they help the body slow its descent – Trekking Poles can effectively act as brakes.

Protecting Our Right to Bike

We all know that I am an advocate for protecting our right to bike in Colorado Springs for both on road and off. With a deep appreciation and passion, can be fairly out spoken at times. But as a single voice, that passion can only go so far. Posting online and getting on the news all have an effectiveness, but the power to get people to listen lies in the power of many. The more squeaky wheels (no pun intended) the more “oil”. Targeting that squeak through positive organized directing, gets things done!

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Homeless Camps

After watching the KRDO13 clip, I was curious to know why the city’s hands were tied – it didn’t make sense to me. I contacted Aimee Cox (Community Development Manager for Colorado Springs) and spent an hour on the phone with her. This was an excellent conversation that lead to some discoveries that I don’t think the public readily knows about (I didn’t). But first a little back story to the homeless situation.

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Training Partner

Knowing that in 6 weeks I will be pulling a loaded trailer up in the Colorado Mountains for my overnight trip, I thought that it would probably be a good time to start getting used to having a trailer io the back of my bike. I’m estimating that I’ll have about a 20 pound load on a 16 pound trailer – I really need to get used to having all that weight behind me.

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Big Johnson Loop

Big Johnson Loop Riding the roads of the Fountain, Colorado - Big Johnson Lake with Pikes Peak in the background.  

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Stoned in Colorado

Recently I went to a local bike shop here on the south side of town and as soon as I walked in the doors the odor was so overwhelming it upset my stomach. Then the owner comes around the corner – totally stoned out of his mind “can I help you”? Like I’m gonna leave my prize ride with him, I don’t think so!

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Hard OTB

Just got on the trail at Ute Valley Park (Colorado Springs, CO) yesterday - and without any warning I was on my back!

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