Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pikes Peak Rocks - Pictures

The Pikes Peak Rocks event was truely something special. Over 100 musicians, cancer survivors and supporters set off early in the morning to hike & summit Pikes Peak. There were many memories along the way & I want to thank Love, Hope, Strength for including us in this fantastic event.
The Group hits the trail after a little music & info about the day's plan.
The White Buffalo plays at the Devil's Playground for a small group break before making the final push to the summit.
Ahhh, what a view.
Conditions where great but a little snow was on the menu, the Oskar Blues crew gets closer to the summit.
The White Buffalo blew everyone away all day, here he plays solo on Pikes Peak summit. He will be opening for Grace Potter tomorrow night at The Fox in Boulder. Check him out, the full band was killin' it at The Hard Rock later.
Kevin Bacon gets his grove on top of Pikes Peak.
The Bacon Brothers, performing at 14,142 feet after starting the day at 4:30am. It was a 20 hour day by the time they finished their set at The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver for the post party.
Yep, DPA made the trip.
An interesting summit for a 14'r.

Kimi Hendrix celebrates with a Brew at The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver as The White Buffalo kills it.

Thanks again to all who participated in making this a special event!

Monday, June 29, 2009

L'epic avec JG: musings de la musette

The Breck Epic, July 5-10 2009, is a 6-day ultra-endurance mountain bike stage race held in the sprawling backcountry of Breckenridge, Colorado. After a 10-mile time-trial on day one athletes will contest 5 subsequent stages spending 4-8 hours on course each day, most of it over 10,000 feet...check out the course profile HERE.

The race does have a tender side: Proceeds from the inaugural “B.E.” benefit local open space initiatives and trail improvements. Registration for 2009 is still open!

Stay here at Oskar Blues Brews & Bikes Blog for L'epic avec JG: musings de la musette. DPA/Spot Brand Bikes pro Jen Gersbach will provide day-by-day insight into what it takes to tackle one of Colorado's most grueling bike races. Along with Jen's smile & insight we'll keep you in the action with images from www.photo-cycle.com, Tour de France banter & contests as well as many gonzo giveaways & antics as we can muster the energy to throw your way. The race starts on July 5th but preparation has already begun, stick with us as we prepare to tackle Colorado's biggest & baddest Mountain Bike Stage Race. We'll also be posting updates via the Oskar Blues Facebook & Twitter pages, so check them out as well.

Keepin' it in the family....we also have SPOT homeboy Jeff Carter's SPOT BRAND blog HERE.

Friday, June 26, 2009

July Events @ The Tasty Weasel

That's right....we have something beer fueled everyday for you thirsty weasels! Check out the stacked July events calendar, come wet your Weasel!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gates Carbon Drive™ System Powers Bikers to Victory in Epic Conditions

Innovative Belt Drive Technology Helps Oskar Blues/Spot Brand Bikes Team Belt out a Win While the Competition Crumbles

FRUITA, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In conditions that destroyed equipment, shredded even seasoned racers and caused a late race course change at the recent 5th annual 18 Hours of Fruita bike race at Highline Lake in Fruita, Colorado, the Oskar Blues Belt Busta’s team of Scott Hicar, Dale Katechis, Troy Mandery and Jeremy Rudolph took the overall victory thanks to the consistent performance and mud-shedding capabilities of their Gates Carbon Drive™-equipped Spot Brand single speeds.

With little more than two hours left in the race that had started under clear and cool skies at midnight on Sunday, April 26, the 85 competing teams were thrown a curveball in the form of a late spring storm that turned the dusty, rolling, six-mile course into a nearly unrideable patch of goo. Aided by the spring rain, the area’s infamous bentonite clay changed from a fine white powder into a sticky mud of peanut butter consistency that ripped off derailleurs, gummed up traditional chains and coated wheels with pounds of muck.

Thanks to the foul weather performance of their carbon-reinforced, polyurethane Gates belt drive as well as Gates chainrings and rear sprockets with patented Mud Ports™, the Oskar Blues team was able to click off consistently fast laps while their competitors struggled to complete a lap in two or three times their normal rate. “There were no worse conditions that I’ve ever ridden in,” said 42 year-old Oskar Blue’s rider Hicar. “The Gates Carbon Drive system just pounded right through it, allowing our guys to keep riding fast while everyone else was literally just trying to survive!”

To learn more about Carbon Drive systems, visit www.carbondrivesystems.com.

Gates Corporation (gates.com) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 25 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Gulf Region. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins plc, a global engineering group listed on both the London (TOMK) and New York (TKS) stock exchanges, and with revenue of $5.5 billion in 2008. Tomkins plc has over 33,000 employees worldwide and enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

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Oskar Blues "DOUBLE L" Bus Trips

Ride the "Double L" Blues bus each Thursday and enjoy a free ride to and from our twin breweries. Our '59 art-on-wheels rolls out of Lyons at 5 PM and heads to the Tasty Weasel. The bus leaves the Tasty Weasel for Lyons at 7 PM, heads back to Longmont around 9. Ride on!


Join Oskar Blues Brewery, 100 musicians, cancer survivors and supporters as we hike Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain”. The most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan’s Mount Fuji, Pikes Peak forms a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. At an altitude of 14,110 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks and offers the greatest base-to-summit elevation gain in the state: 7,400 feet. About 15,000 people a year attempt to climb Pikes Peak on foot. 100 lucky participants will be part of this historical journey.

Check out all the details of this historic journey HERE.

Oskar Blues Brewery sponsored POST-PARTY featuring The Bacon Brothers at the HARD ROCK CAFE Denver. 100% of the proceeds benefits the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Tickets & More info HERE.

Redstone Tuesday Night Solstice ride

We made it back from Crested Butte in time to get the lights charged & head out on the longest Redstone Tuesday night ride of the year. The ride provided plenty of adventure...it was too late to hit Oskar Blues for open bluegrass pick, brews & food so we had to enjoy the evening sky over beer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MSC Crested Butte & Redstone Solstice

We made the trek to one of our favorite places this past weekend for the most recent stop on the Mountain States Cup Circuit. It welcomed us with good camping, great riding, Great Beer & Pizza as well as with some raging rivers & storm showers. The Cat 1 men & Singlespeeders were lucky as the rain started coming down on the final of 3 laps...but the PRO's got the stuck with some really tough rain conditions. CB boasted 3 completely different courses, all of which lived up to the high CB standards. As usual EDDIE caught us on film...
Mike Vigers & Brae Patton put the screws to teh Cat 1 juniors on the uphill start.
Vigers goes warp speed on the last lap to surge ahead and take the win.
Holdin' it together during the SS race.
Dellys Starr gaps the women's field in a field of daisies.
Dell fights back after flatting on the first lap.
Jen G sliding her way down the mud for one more lap.
Jen Tilley got the finish line wave off & heads out for another lap, finishing 7th.
JG fought through the conditions to finish 2nd.

Crested Butte laid the charm on once again as it was difficult to leave...we have more to come from some camping, beerin', riding & all 'round fun having. stay tuned.

PDP release party pictures

We had a good event last week touting the Paper Dream Production pre-release party for their first completed project: Short-Stack.Erik gets some after playing a good set.
PDP displayed several signed pieces of art from the new book & raffled off 3 pieces to The Tasty Weasel crowd.
The winner of one of the signed pieces.

Erik Oftedahl & 2 members of Interstate Stash Express provided the tunes for the evening as hail & a rainbow danced outside.

Good Luck at Hero's Con in Charlotte...check out what PDP has going on via www.paperdreamproductions.com

Poll at www.timescall.com

VOTE NOW: Do you think the Planning and Zoning Commission made the right decision in granting Oskar Blues the right to paint the silo at its soon-to-be-open Longmont restaurant to resemble a beer can?

Vote in the Business Section of www.timescall.com

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jason Ringenberg hits Denver

Cowpunk creator/pioneer Jason Ringenberg plays Denver this weekend, including two gigs as his Farmer Jason alter-ego. Details: June 19th - Farmer Jason, The D'Note, 4 PM // Jason Ringenberg, Swallow Hill, 8 PM. June 20th - Farmer Jason, Mercury Café, 1 PM. See you there!

Beer Dinner Tonight

Oskar Blues Brewery We have a goose-bumping beer dinner tonight at Barking Goat Tavern in Castle Pines. Five courses of fine fare matched with fne OBB beer. Ten FIDY floats for dessert. Come join us

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

a few more from LOG

Steven Wright on his way to the Pro Freestyle Win
one more time for good measure.

Michael Hosey on his way to the Short-Track Win.
Zac White leads a group in the Short-Track.
One more time around...are those skinny tires?

www.leelikesbikes.com Skills Clinic
I caught up with Lee leading a good sized group through the Pump Track Nation learning curve. Check out his clinics HERE.
Lee gets all hands on.
Pump it, Crush It...Pump It, Crush It....the group takes turns.

Thanks again to all who contributed to LOG 2009, great times!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Paper Dream Productions release party for Short Stack at Tasty Weasel WED!

June 17th The Tasty Weasel hosts Paper Dream Productions for Live Music, Signed artwork giveaways at the release party of their first book: Short-Stack. Check out their website each Thursday for a new sneak peak before the book drops. Live Music by Erik Oftedahl & Interstate Stash Express. You can also catch the OB Blues bus from Lyons to Longmont.

Bicycling Magazine says...GORDON!

Check it OUT.

The Daily Times-Call covers LOG

You can view their Photo Gallery HERE & read coverage of the event HERE.

Photo-Cycle.com pictures from LOG 2009

Dirt Jump Comp
Nick Simcik pulls in a superman air with ease.
Local gravity racer Sam Powers was busting out some big ol Toboggans for the jam.
Pro Fix rider/dirt jumper/digger Jared Fischer boosts the second big jump for the jump jam.
Nick Simcik Backflipping the Jump Jam.
Amplitude to spare as he spins a turn down 360.
Full On Clucked out Turndown, SWEET!
and carnage was had for all.

Pump Track Comp
Course designer and local dirt legend Lee McCormack displays some great pumptrack technique. Thanks for yor help Lee.
John waaa waaa Watts puts the mond game on Brandon Turman with a consolation hug prior to their LOG pumptrack championship heat.
It came down to a draw on time, so John Watt and Brandon Turman had a head to head final heat to determine the winner. John would eventually catch Brandon after a critical washout to take the pumptrack win.
Nick Simcik gets pumped for the pumptrack.
Monique Hein took a break from the national road racing series to support the LOG. She also broke the hearts and minds of many young men by lapping them while warming up for the Short-Track on the pumptrack.

Giant racer Zach White leads out the men in the short track race.
Boulder speedster Brian Fuentes passes Chad Melis on his way to nearly winning the short track race, a mechanical on the last lap dropped him to 2nd.
Jen G leads out the ladies at the start, and Dell Star would lead the ladies to the finish.
Jen G dropping in on an off-camber left hander that sent several peeps over the bars into the brush below.

World Class Kayak Events
LOG co-founder, Scott Young, uses his locals knowledge to negotiate the 'Narrows' during the creek race.
The Adam Barron memorial South St Vrain creek race was held with some solid cfs for boaters to contest several Class 5 rapids.
Jackson Kayaks was representing and their boaters all brought their A-game for some serious tricks in the freestyle comp.
The Black Bear Hole once again served up a nice wave for the pro freestyle kayak comp

Thanks to Eddie from www.photo-cycle.com for sharing the view from behind his lens, CHEERS!