Saturday, August 28, 2010

Suprise: Kenosha Pass to Breckenridge...and back

We jumped in the truck with an idea of a 2 hour ride...i returned home a day later in the same clothes with great stories and a large smile. Jeremy & Dale get rolling on the Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass. Navigating a tricky bridge The view looking back towards Kenosha Pass A great view near Georgia Pass Jeremy rolls over the summit of Georgia Pass Jeremy enjoys a Dale's Pale Ale below the view of Boreas Mtn. Dale getting after it on the descent. After a long descent we came out on Tiger Road. Jeremy soaks up the sun & river with a DPA in Breckenridge. We hit up Breckenridge Brewery for some Wings & then headed to Southridge Seafood in Breck for an amazing dinner & a Dale's Pale Ale. That place is great, the group ordered much off the menu & there wasn't anything that wasn't great. After a night of beer & seafood we grabbed some sleep. We had time restraints in the return trip so we headed up Boreas Pass & Cheered on the Breck Epic before hitting trail. Dale drops into the Gold Dust Trail.
The terrain throughout the ride changed multpile times & quickly...this was a fun smooth section through the trees

There were a few sections of tough ups & downs.
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We dropped out of the Gold Dust Trail with a good amount of road remaining. Full Circle.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Tuesday Night Quicky....and a Sneak Peak

After kicking the Tuesday Night Ride off with a Dale's Pale Ale and a group mechanical things got dark quickly. The climb was as steep and tough as I remembered, BUT the downhill in the dark was tougher than I thought & dab I did. Right off the bat getting the hike going up a tough section along the river.
Yeah, he was not alone.
YEP.
Tree was the only one to ride the river...Nice work.
We caught a nice glimpse of Longs as Darkness came upon us....& that's all I got, it was all dark & downhill (kinda) from here.

NEXT WEEK WILL BE A TRAILWORKIN' TUESDAY... CHECK DETAILS HERE.




yes, yes, the sneak peak...nice jersey.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BeerAdvocate: Top 100 Beers on The Planet


Beer Advocate just released their latest list of the Top Beers on Planet Earth, at least according to their ratings. Take a lookbehind the scenes with Jay Brooks on the Brookston Beer Bulletin HERE.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nederland HalfAss 100

Its time for another big ride in the saga of big Ned rides!

Click Here for the deets.

This year’s HalfAss is double loop of approximately equal distance, 50 miles each -beginning, ending, and half way in Town of Nederland.

We’ll start by heading south through Gilpin County and finish going North in Boulder County. This year we include quite a bit of uncommon single track which will be a blast, and using GPS will be best, or sticking with someone who *thinks* they know where they are going. With 2 loops you’ve got the option to go ‘half..ass’ and drop out after the first to hang for that good ol music event Ned Fest, or attempt the ‘full ass’ knowing that there are return points so you don’t go so deep you miss the beer at 7. …of course there are no bragging rights unless you complete whole enchilada as they say.

See you at 6:00a.m. [6:30 start] Saturday Aug 28th at Happy Trails in Ned. We’ll end at the Wild Mt for beer and food on the porch.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

5th Annual Boulder Country Brews Cruise Returns!


The wildly popular Boulder County Brews Cruise is back, and will feature two different bus packages visiting six different Boulder County breweries. Founding breweries Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer Company, Left Hand Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery will be the tour schedule for the first bus, while newcomers Asher Brewing Company and Upslope Brewing join Boulder Beer, Left Hand and Oskar Blues on the second tour bus. The “Five Finger Discount Tour” takes places on Wednesday, September 15th, one day before the start of the Great American Beer Festival at the Colorado Convention Center. For just $60, Brews Cruisers get a seat on the bus, free samples at each stop, a light breakfast, lunch, and a commemorative “Five-Finger” T-shirt (without having to ‘lift’ it).

The cruise is sponsored by Draft Magazine. Now in its fifth year of publication, the magazine focuses on the beer lifestyle and the globe’s expanding beer and alcoholic beverage culture. Get details at http://www.draftmag.com/. And as a special offer to this year’s riders, Draft is offering a 50% discount on a year subscription – get a full year for just $10!
The 2010 Boulder County Brews Cruise buses begin departing from the Colorado Convention Center (at 14th Street and Stout Street) at either 8:00 AM or 9:30 AM on the morning of September 15th. The Brews Cruises begin returning to the Convention center starting around 4:00 PM thru 6:00PM.
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Get details on the GABF at http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/. And for those of you who have attended all 5 years – please email Aly Dratch at aly@lefthandbrewing.com and tell us!
Please contact Aly Dratch, aly@lefthandbrewing.com, with any questions.

ORDER TICKETS HERE.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Purg Marks 20th Anniversary of World MTB Championships

Devo Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown race to be held on revamped Worlds course

August 6, 2010, Durango, CO – Twenty years ago this summer, Purgatory put mountain biking on the global map by hosting the Inaugural World Mountain Bike Championships. On Saturday, August 14, the resort will partner with DEVO and Durango Coca-Cola to celebrate two decades of mountain biking history with a cross-country race on the original 1990 Worlds XC course, plus a newly redesigned section that opened in 2010.

The race is the third and final race of the new DEVO Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown series, held this summer at Purgatory. The overall male and female winners of the three-race series each receive a free season pass to Durango Mountain Resort. All entrants in Saturday’s event will receive a free lunch courtesy of Durango Coca-Cola.

The race is open to Beginner, Sport, and Pro/Expert ability categories and Junior U18, Senior, and Master age categories. Registration is $30 and can be completed online at www.active.com. Race starts at 9am for all categories and the Kids Race will be at 12pm on the Coke Circuit Course. Proceeds benefit Durango DEVO, Trails 2000, Durango Wheel Club, Fort Lewis Cycling, and Bicycle Lemonade. The race will be timed by 4 Corners Timing, and results will be posted at www.durangodevo.com.

Contact: Chad Cheeney, chad@durangodevo.com

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Longs Peak: Check

3:30 on trail
Front Range Sunrise breaks through.




The Boulderfield
The runup to the Keyhole






The Trough.


The Narrows

View of Mount Meeker from The Narrows
Marily on the Home Stretch
SUMMIT



8:30, awe hell....It's noon somewhere & we earned it.