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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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Happy Friday – Not So Marathon Edition

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Tomorrow I’ll be running in the Rock n Roll Denver half marathon.  It was supposed to be a full marathon for me, but I missed a couple months training so I cut it back to the half.  Initially, it was very frustrating, but by accepting the setback, I was able to do more […]

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How Minimal Is Too Minimal?

by Andy Amick

I was planning on a Happy Friday post for today, but I read this post from Jill Homer and it got me thinking about a lot of things related to minimal gear and being prepared when we head outdoors. The post goes through her thoughts regarding the death of ultrarunner Michael Popov in Death Valley.  Michael […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Hopefully it has been a great week.  My family is headed out for a second weekend of camping in a row, which doesn’t happen often enough for us.  And this trip will be 4 nights in a yurt.  Not exactly ultralight backpacking, but it will be fun to stay in a yurt for […]

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Celebrate The Bicycle

by Andy Amick

Last week was the anniversary of the bike being patented way back in 1819.  In less than 100 years, things sure have come a long way from those early bikes that didn’t even have pedals.  Today, we have downhill bikes which feature 9″ or more of travel.   Have a look at the History Of The […]

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How To Live Your Dream Of Riding The Divide

by Andy Amick

Ever Dreamed But Never Acted? All of us have probably had visions of our head of acting out some incredible lifelong dream whether it’s travelling, completing a sporting event, or living our life the way WE want to live it.  But in the end, very few of us actually turn those dreams into reality. We […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  No need to stay here.  Go explore some other sites and articles that may be of interest to you.  Today’s edition has water, new products, races, and dealing with annoyances   Hydration Summit – Hydration at the extremes.  A few tips on hydrating in the cold, humidity, altitude, and even while exploring caves.  In […]

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