Monthly Archives: June 2010

Black Hawk ban should go down

If you haven’t already heard about the Black Hawk bike ban, then prepare yourself for a cycling shocker before you read this. I’ve never ridden my bike through the town of Black Hawk, Colo. I probably never will, even if … Continue reading

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“Chasing Legends” psych

Since I’m working on a story about “Chasing Legends,” a Tour de France documentary that’s coming to the Boulder Theater Friday night, I got a sneak peak of the flick last night. Two thumbs up. Best part: Watching the mountain … Continue reading

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Trading up–back story

If you haven’t already, check out my five tips for dumping your climbing (0r other) partner. There’s a little back story with this one. Some of these tips are based on real-life incidents. I don’t want to give too much … Continue reading

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Wind Tower open again

After the rockslide accident on Recon at Wind Tower yesterday, Mike McHugh, park resource technician for Eldorado Canyon State Park, posted on Mountain Project that Wind Tower would be briefly closed for trundling (clearing out dangerous lose rock left behind). … Continue reading

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Climbing together, even when you shouldn’t

Ever since I wrote about tearing photos of our climbing avatars out of Climbing magazine and posting them on our refrigerator, people have been asking: Did you really do that? Of course I did. I’m a journalist, not a novelist. … Continue reading

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Race Face: Tom Janney, kayaker

This edition of the Race Face features the local guy who showed up a few pros at the Lyons Outdoor Games. Go Cutters! Breaking Away? Anyone? Tom Janney — our Cutter — came in sixth, beating out several pro kayakers. … Continue reading

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Crag kitty

After much ado about dogs at crags last week, I had a new pet experience while climbing this weekend: crag kitty. My pal Piper and I spotted a cat at the campground at Rifle Saturday morning as we nursed our … Continue reading

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A pesca-hypocrite goes fly fishing

In today’s Field Notes, my friend Dan takes my fly fishing for the first time, and I try to decide if I’m OK with fish suffering. I like to eat fish. I don’t like to see fish suffering. I have … Continue reading

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Weekend primer

There’s a lot to do this weekend on the Front Range. If I weren’t taking off for the weekend, I’d try to go to some of these. But how to chose? Get out there and get some. UH.

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Do dogs and climbing mix?

If you haven’t already seen today’s Wicked Gravity on Canines, Crags and Calamity, go check it out. Spoiler alert: It ain’t exactly pro-dog. But the dog stories are freaking hilarious. PS, for the record, I am totally allergic to dogs, … Continue reading

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