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Colorado Trail Race – Beauty Within the Failure

by Andy Amick

The Colorado Trail Race is both brutal and beautiful. The beauty of the trail, the mountains, and the vistas allows one to keep pushing (literally) over pass after pass after pass. Unfortunately, this rider was not able to keep pushing to the finish. I had to stop my race on the third day in Lake […]

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Colorado Trail Race – Final Gear List

by Andy Amick

A quick post to document my CTR gear least.   Final decisions Switched to a down bag and a Klymit X Frame sleeping pad No bear spray Packing a stove for coffee and freeze dried meals. This choice forces me to take a break during the day. If I carry the meals, I’ll be inclined […]

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Training for the Colorado Trail Race

by Andy Amick

How do you train for 500+ miles of technical mountain terrain? I’m using my 2014 Tour Divide training log as a guide, and using a very similar mantra. “When there is time, get outside.” I personally don’t prescribe to a training plan because too many other things in my daily life are scheduled. I want […]

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Have You Ever Been Chased By A Turkey?

by Andy Amick

In all my years of mountain biking, I have been chased by dogs, crossed paths with a mountain lion, and been blocked by a cow on the trail. But never have I been chased by a turkey. That all changed last weekend. While pedaling up a dirt road, I noticed a sound. Not a squeak […]

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Little Green Singlespeed. Oh, The Places You Will Go!

by Andy Amick

Next week, my kids start a new school year. Way too early to start if you ask me, but they didn’t ask me. Not only do I have two boys going to school, but my dear little singlespeed will be turning 18 and “graduating” this year. Dear Bianchi, oh the places you will go my […]

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Turn. Take a different turn

by Andy Amick

When I worked in downtown Denver, I took a walk most days at lunch. For years, I turned right out of my building and headed north on the 16th Street Mall. Each day, I saw the same buildings, the same traffic light patterns, and the same sidewalks. Then, one day, as I was walking out […]

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Merry Christmas Steven B

by Andy Amick

Three years ago, my father-in-law passed away on Christmas morning after battling Alzheimer’s. He impacted his family in many ways – teaching his kids the value of hard work, showing me how calmness and patience were better than my agitation, and teaching his grandkids about Pistol Pete and all things basketball related. But in this post, […]

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Book Launch Week!

by Andy Amick

The book is coming. The book is coming. I think it was Paul Revere who said this first. Although maybe he said something slightly different. I can’t believe it’s here! After more than two years of work, my Tour Divide book will be published this week. I have a few minor details to address, but expect […]

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Three Benefits Of Reducing Your Riding By 90%

by Andy Amick

While out on a ride the other week, it hit me that 2015 saw my riding reduced by 90% over the 2014 levels. Initially, I was a bit disturbed by that realization. However, I kept pedaling and found three positive twists on such a reduction. 1. Recovery When a picture of your bike sparks images […]

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Wrestling The Witch of the Wind

by Andy Amick

As I write this, the forecast for Denver on Feb 27th is high 60s, bright sunshine, and gusty winds. All on a day when the NHL Stadium Series will be played outdoors at Coors Field. Ah, spring(ish) time in Colorado. Earlier this week we had snow. Sunshine and 50s filled the remaining days. With all […]

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