Monday, June 30, 2008

The Big V for JG

Cheers to Jen Gersbach for her victory in the Winter Park Cross Country Super Loop race this past weekend. Check out additiona detais HERE via VeloNews

Sunday, June 29, 2008

World Championships

Check our the details of Dell's World Championship trip to Fort Williams, Scotland HERE via her blog.

Friday, June 27, 2008

5280 Magazine says...

The annual Top of the Town issue of the mighty 5280 Magazine has just hit area newsstands. Each year the Top issue honors the best of Colorado's food, entertainment, art, sports and fashion culture. The new issue gives our beloved Dale's Pale Ale a whopping honor of Best Colorado Export. Oh yeah!

The blurb on the honor reads:

Lyons' Oskar Blues has gotten a lot of love over the years, gathering attention in the New York Times, Men's Journal and even on the Today Show. Unlike other spotlight grabbers - ahem, Britney Spears -- this attention has actually been earned. Quite simply, Dale's is the best beer - can or bottle. It's hoppy, strong but eminently drinkable. And now that Oskar Blues is distributing across the country, the rest of America gets to savor our finest beverage.

Good gracious!! To be deemed the finest beer in one of the nation's finest beer-making states, well, you know how big that is.

Three cheers for the skilled and hard-working artisans on our brewing and canning crew!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Back Home, Gettin' Some

After a whirlwind beginning to the summer festival season it was good to get back home, of course we didn't rest...instead we headed to the hills to remind us why we call the Front Range Home. We did a 3+ hour romp with Redstone Cyclery on Tuesday, Halallula! Here are a few before the DARKNESS took over.

That was Tuesday, Wednesday we headed out with the Bitterbrush Crew as well...ahh it feels good to be home.

Life, Love & Leaving

With all the high country classic Crested Butte singletrack under snow folks had to "settle" for the singletrack that leads right up to the door. All of my travles to CB have been targeted at the extreme high country of the area, I hadn't even seen the trails that run right out of town...not to shabby. After a relaxing Sunday evening reliving the experiences of the weekend we hit the trail Monday morning on our Spot Brand singlespeeds for our good bye tour. Strand Hill was the first destination as we hit the Upper & Upper Upper trails on our way to the views of Teocalli Mtn. Upon reaching the money shot we ran into Paige & Glenn from Bitterbrush Cycles here in Lyons, proof that great minds do indeed think alike. With the great views & buddies it was a chance for celebration over an ice cold trailside Gordon. We then rallied the Canal Trail back down to the deep but suprisingly rideable water crossing before Brush Creek road.
To switch it up a bit we hit the Whetstone Vista Trail back to Upper before heading out for part 2. Part 2 brought us the quick & to the point Snodgrass trail. The intial pitches were tough, but the flowers & descent made all the pain worth it...I think.

Cheers to you CB, thanks for the Love - CM

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wild Flower Rush - Crested Butte, CO

The Dale's Pale Ale / Spot Brand team headed west to the wonderful world of the western slope. We stopped in Gunnison for the final race of the spring round of the Growler Race Series. We teamed up with Pie Zans pizza in Gunnison to throw the end of spring series party, cheers to Pie Zans for the free New York Style pizza.

From there we headed to Crested Butte for stop #4 of the Mountain States Cup Series. The lower elevation CB singletrack & race courses were bone dry & dusty, odd considering snow melt had the rivers rippin'. The team didn't have as much success as some of the events in the past but Jen Gersbach's string of consistent results again anchored the team with a 4th place finish in the Pro Women's cross country. After the racing the good time vibe continued as we hosted the 2nd clunker crit of the MSC 2008 season. Cheers to those that were able to ride hard & keep that Dale's Pale Ale down. The crit ran alongside a raffle that gave away nearly $10,000 worth of merchandise. In the midst of the crit & raffle we also completed the vibe with a game of beer fueled Corn Hole. 2 lucky SOBs walked away with the winner take all $140 grand prize after an intense shoot out against the mafia racing crew, thanks for the cocktail brotha! Keep an eye out for the 21 and older Clunker Crit & the Corn Hole Shootout at the MSC races to come. The Corn Hole Shoot Out kept the good times rolling.

The town of Crested Butte was inundated with cycling for the entire Fat Tire Bike Week. Ride the Rockies had been in town through Friday morning & as they were rolling out the MSC participants were rolling in. In addition to the racing there was the Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour that went from 3:00 p.m. Saturday through 3:00 p.m. Sunday. This super fun event benefits the Adaptive Sports Center’s adaptive ski program in Argentina which takes place each fall. Thanks to the Brick Oven Pizzeria for hookin a brother up with a mullet wig & a townie to join in, not to mention keeping me full of brew.

The Mountain States Cup crew really did a lot of work to ensure the snow didn't slow down the event at all, cheers. Rumor has it that there will be a Dual Slalom course next year at this event...mmmm.

While shedding a tear I bid farewell to the beautiful town that nearly stole my heart. Thanks to everyone for making this a special weekend in one of Colorado's truly magical places. We did get out for one last ride before we left...but that's for a different day.

be well,

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

National Trails Day (June 7th, 2008) - a video review

Thanks to all those spent blood sweat & tears to make this a success of the highest level.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bonnaroo 2008

Holy $h*t...we just came back to the surface from an amazing weekend diving in with Spin Magazine at Bonnaroo. Ummmmm, yeah....ummm, fun was had...lives were changed, Dale's Pale was consumed. Check back for pictures as we gather the pieces to the puzzle. Protein Drink > Sewing Machine**, Ride Me High** > Impossible** > Love Tractor**, Lawyers, Guns, And Money, Her Dance Needs No Body*, You Should Be Glad*, Tall Boy -

Dales fueled Tribe Pictures From Yeti posted their view from this year's Dales Pale Ale fueled Yeti Tribe Gathering HERE.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

National Trails Day - Picture Rock Trail

Well, we did it! We all helped pull off the largest POS volunteer trail work project in recent history. We counted 217 waivers, so that's what we are saying is official. Thanks for standing up & taking trail building to the next level. Watching the volunteers enjoy the afternoon and each other's company is a result that is just as satisfying as the 8400 feet of trail we got built! We are building community, and that will pay dividends for years to come.

Yes Possum, You heard Right!

Possum Starr's response to finding out that his mum, Dell Starr is going to the Olympics. Dell has successfully qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team, representing Australia and will be racing on a Spot Brand bike.

Friday, June 6, 2008

OnSight Media does Lyons Outdoor Games videos

Another local Oskar Blues homeboy has put his spin on the 2008 Lyons Outdoor Games. Check out OnSight Media's videos from last weekend HERE.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A word on Lyons Outdoor Games from Eric Jackson
Lyons Outdoor Games a huge success and super fun!
June 4, 2008

With Sponsors like Oskar’s Brewery, Vitamin Water, and Jackson Kayak, lots of fun events, great water levels and tons of spectators and participants, you have a recipe for FUN! This year’s Lyons Outdoor Games was the biggest yet. Team Jackson Kayak was there in force, competing in the Extreme race on South San Vrain as well as in the Freestyle Competition at the whitewater park. We also sponsored a “Cadet” rodeo for kids under 14 years old where a Jackson Kayak of choice was given away to the winner! 7 Year old Sage, competed in her Shooting Star in this event as the youngest competitor this year. Last year 5 year old Henry was the youngest competitor. click HERE for the entire press release from jackson kayak.

Here are a few pictures from the Oskar Blues after party on Saturday night. I can't explain how much fun we had, thanks to all that came out!

Going Against traffic on HWY 36...freeking sick!
Scott Young hangin OB style
This guys an animal!

National Trails Day, June 7th - Volunteer TODAY!

Volunteers Still Needed!
National Trails Day
at Heil Valley Ranch June 7

200 volunteers - 10000 feet of trail....

This Saturday, we will start in Lyons and head south toward the Wild Turkey trail through some absolutely stunning terrain. We can accelerate the opening of this trail, be we need your help making it happen.

A light breakfast and coffee from the Boulder County Horse Association
A box lunch from Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Free BBQ & special Brew hosted by Oskar Blues afterward - Live music as well!
REI will have 'Get Dirty' tech t-shirts for schwag
When will the Picture Rock be open? As soon as we can build it!

When: Saturday, June 7, from 8:30am to 3 pm
BBQ starts at 3PM
Where: Lyons. Registrants will be sent instuctions via email

Particpants MUST register: CLICK HERE

Registration Closes TODAY...

Carpool: You are encouraged to carpool... SITES HAVE CHANGED - ONLY ONE SITE

Northeast corner of Broadway and Iris (Boulder County Complex). There are 77 parking spaces in this lot that volunteers may use. If you want to carpool, be sure to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30. Everybody should be leaving for the project site no later than 7:45. This is an informal carpool, rides are not guaranteed, so please have an alternative way to get to the project. There are no designated carpool locations in Longmont. Feel free to ride your bike, we will have a bike coral for all you folks.

Opportunities like these don't come around very often. Let's get it done!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Angel Fire, NM MSC#3 gets Super Human treatment

The Chile at Angel Fire was extra hot this year with all the big hitters in the house. Check out some additional coverage of the event from HERE. They also had a link to the Nathrop Races HERE.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

LOG Pictures from

Well...Eddie didn't end up finding his socks but he did keep track of his cameraThe Dirt Jump comp drew a fun crowd to Bohn Park for some great dirt jump action.
The Crowd Favorite Backflip
some indyair bike spin thing.
smoove as silk CanCan

a great shot of a Turn Down
No Hander

Famed boateer Eric Jackson stroking for a drop
Pinned in a bad place...
Event co-founder, Scott Young, is dropping some class 5+ in the downriver race
more class 5+ in on the South Saint Vrain.

Thanks for the shots Eddie, I did find your flask so most everything is accounted for...what a party!