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Helping A Strong Willed Child Ride A Bike

by Andy Amick

Notice how the title does not start with “Teaching”.  With a strong willed, stubborn, independent child, it’s more about helping than teaching. There are plenty of online resources such as REI and Bicycling.com  for teaching a kid to ride a bike.  It’s all laid out with step by step instructions.  However, some kids don’t like […]

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September Sunrises

by Andy Amick

The month isn’t over but there have been some spectacular sunrises.  They are even more enjoyable when they are viewed during an early morning bike ride. Here’s to more awesome sunrises and early rides during the cooler Fall mornings.

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2013 Tour Divide Finisher – Scott Thigpen

by Andy Amick

If you follow the Tour Divide at all, you know how much training and work riders put into the race.  If you don’t follow the race, you’re missing out. Earlier this summer, Scott Thigpen finished his Tour Divide in Antelope Wells, NM and was 4th place in the singlespeed category.  It’s a incredible feat to […]

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Become A Better Technical Rider

by Andy Amick

There is no secret formula, product, or shortcut  to become a better technical rider.  The only way to improve those skills is by riding more technical trails on a regular basis.  That is great news because it means more rides and more trails.  Of course, there will be falls and failures, but those don’t have […]

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Sometimes Fun Is Better Than Epic

by Andy Amick

Last week, I travelled to Nebraska and rode in my 4th NUMB Ride For Hunger.  Yes, I choose to take time off from my day job to travel from Colorado to eastern Nebraska for 5 days of relaxed riding. Have I gone crazy?  I’ll agree that Nebraska is not considered one of the top cycling […]

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It’s 2013 Tour Divide Time!

by Andy Amick

It’s Tour Divide time!  The 2013 Tour Divide starts this Friday, June 14th in Banff Alberta.  From there, it’s a measly 2700+ miles to the finish at the Mexican border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.  This is an exciting time for followers of the race and probably a very nervous time for the competitors. For […]

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Where Has Your Bike Taken You?

by Andy Amick

It’s a subtle difference, but it’s not about where you have taken your bike.  It’s really about the places your bike has taken you.  And those places are some incredible places.  Instead of focusing on the next ride or next trip, it’s a good idea to occasionally look back and think about the variety of rides your bike […]

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Happy Friday – Thawing Out

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Hopefully your 2013 is off to a great start.  If not, make it great.  The cold snap in Colorado has finally lifted and we are seeing temps above freezing and some beautiful sunshine. The blazing sunshine just invites you to go enjoy the outdoors. Now, on to the articles for this week that […]

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Do Your Best Thoughts Occur When Riding?

by Andy Amick

There is something about a long ride that let’s your mind relax, generate some great ideas, and even solve problems that seemed complex.  Maybe it’s the solitude.  Maybe it’s the cadence of pedaling.  Maybe it’s getting away from the problems you are trying to solve.  It’s probably a combination of all three.  The only downside […]

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3 Keys To Successful Winter Riding

by Andy Amick

The snow is on the ground here in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the riding season.  It just means it’s time to layer up and have more fun! Here are 3 simple ways to make your own winter riding more enjoyable: 1. Toasty Extremities Nothing ruins a winter ride faster than […]

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