Riders on Western Spirit’s guided trip from Telluride to Durango
—Courtesy of Western Cycling Adventures
When planning your summer biking tour, you don’t have to choose between a well-run (but often impersonal) big outfit and a small, independent guide who embeds you with the natives—then forgets your luggage. These operators provide provincial and professional expertise so you can forget you’re a...
—Courtesy of Mosaic Cycles
Smooth Ride (pictured above)
Mosaic Cycling’s new GT-1 custom titanium frame has more clearance for wider tires, and dynamic disc brakes boost control on
descents. Prices vary; mosaiccycles.com
For Good Measure
Stages Cycling’s power meters—the most accurate way to train—add mere grams...
How will this scene change over the next 90 years? —Courtesy of Shutterstock
The pine beetle damage of the past few years has underscored how vulnerable Colorado’s forests are to climate change (scientists say that the pine beetle’s spread was hastened by warmer winters).
But ponderosa pine and the Colorado blue spruce (beset by another pest, the spruce beetle)...
February 19 2016, 8:01 AM
—Photo courtesy of Stryd
The next time you go for a jog, wouldn’t it be nice if a personal trainer could nudge you when your form falls off? A little coaching might be just what you need to shave a few minutes off your 10K time and reach that elusive personal record.
Good news, runners: Your new coach has arrived—but it...
Where's the powder at? —Courtesy of Shutterstock
Imagine if you could know weeks or even months out what ski areas in Colorado would get the best snow at any point in time. You’d be able to plan an epic weekend ski trip, determine which resort is ideal for a holiday getaway, or even choose what ski pass to buy.
Those days aren’t quite...
November 5 2015, 11:36 AM
A snowboarder descends Moose Glades to Eldora's Corona lift. An expansion, currently on hold, would extend the ski area’s boundary down to the valley. —Courtesy of Joe Lindsey
When the U.S. Forest Service released its draft decision, late last winter, on the expansion plans for Eldora Mountain Resort, it looked like the proprietors would get literally everything they asked for.
Despite strong opposition from a number of groups, including Boulder County and area...
October 19 2015, 10:12 AM
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Although hops make up a vanishingly small part of the ingredients in beer, these flowers provide our favorite sudsy beverages with their personalities—think the bright floral aromas of a well-balanced IPA or the lingering citrusy bite of an artful saison. There’s no ingredient that brewers worry...
September 23 2015, 8:30 AM
—Courtesy of JT Thomas
The largest brewery in the MillerCoors empire stretches across nearly 600 acres in Golden. The facility produces 13 million barrels of beer a year, mostly Coors Light, Coors Banquet, and other big-name brands such as Miller High Life and Keystone Light. Deep within the sprawling complex, a six-...