Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Catch the Oskar Blues Beer tent at Saturday's COLORADO CROSS CLASSIC!

The CCC kicks off Colorado’s biggest weekend of cyclocross racing in the cycling mecca of Boulder. This weekend always brings the biggest names in North American racing to town, setting up an exciting showdown between national and local pros! Get in early on what will surely become a Colorado classic – an intense race in the shadows of the Rockies.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Colorado Cross Classic this coming Saturday the 30th of October at the Boulder Rez.

The Oskar Blues fueled Colorado Cross Classic is set to go off this weekend, October 30th. Check out the facebook page HERE.

NEW Long Sleeve Bike Jerseys

NEW limited quantities of Oskar Blues Long Sleeve EVOLVE Jersey's are in time for fall riding. Get 'em HERE

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Soapstone Prairie & Ten FIDY release party

We headed north past Fort Collins in tow of Boulder Business Products Troy & Karen to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area & the Fort Collins Ten FIDY release at Moe's BBQ. It's a wonderland of quiet open spaces, vista's & home of mucho wind blown trails. We set out to cover a good amount of the area to see what it's all about since Troy was itchin' and none of us had seen or heard anything about the area.

The whole thing is very well marked. There was a chatty attendant in the Entrance Station...one of the few people we saw all day.
Dale & Scott head outta the trailhead from Lindenmeier Overlook over grasslands.
The terrain is single speed friendly.
Dale & Troy weave in & out of rock formationa on the way to Mahogany Loop.

Joining onto the long & windy Canyon Trail. W I N D Y for 3.4 miles.
Heading up The Canyon Trail
We took shelter from the wind to regroup near a windmill.

The wide open view of Wyoming.

Troy & Karen reach the CHeyenne Rim Trail & cool views.
Views from the Big Hole open space looking toward Red Mountain Open Space. I'm thinking the Salt Lick trail instead of the wash areas from here if you want to ride Red Mtn in the direction.
More views down Red Canyon.
Views from the bottom of Ruby Wash Trail
Views from Sand Creek looking south.

Dale crosses the Sand Creek on on the way to Big Hole Wash Trail.
Dale on the Cheyenne Rim Trail with super cool views along the ridge.
Back to grassland heading down Cheyenne Rim Trail to the Entrance Station.
Dale & Scott insight of the Beer after climbing up the west side of Pronghorn Loop. I would suggest going DOWN this, supper twisty & turny.
Karen & Scott hunker down against the wind to share a DPA & food.

We'll probably avoid the wash trails on the next go around..thinking of making a loop just on the Soapstone Praire side. Parking at the Entrance Station & head out east on the Pronghorn loop, then back up to hit the Mehogany loop before heading back down the Pronghorn loop west side trail.

Or, if you dig the views from the Cheyenne Rim Trail park at the Entrance station & head up the Cheyenne Rim trail. Hit an out and back past the Canyon Trail to get the views from the Wyoming Big Hole Open space before heading over to the Mahogany Loop & Prongorn Loop descent via the Canyon Trail (if the wind is the same direction).

...off to the Ten FIDY release party at Moe's BBQ. Good 'Q & Big Stout = big fun.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lyons High School Mountain Bike Racing Club Oskar Blues Benefit Dinner


Please join us Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for an inexpensive dinner and social event with all proceeds going to the new Lyons High School Mountain Bike Club. This NEW high school activity is open to boys and girls in grades 9-12. They practice 2-3 times per week and race four times during the fall season. Lyons has already shown its talent with 3rd and 5th place finishers among an estimated 150-200 riders. All levels of riders from beginners to advanced participate and are welcome. Coaches (and St. Vrain Valley teachers) Pat and Diane Bacalis provide this service to our kids on a volunteer basis.

Take a look at the Colorado High School Cycling League here - http://coloradomtb.org
10/31/2010 Race 4 (State Championships). Peaceful Valley, Elbert


Pizza, pulled pork, brisket, buns to make sandwiches, some sides,

like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, etc.


The Blues Barn at Oskar Blues in Lyons.


Wednesday October 27 6:00-9:00pm


To raise funds for the team.



How much: $12.00 a head. All proceeds go to the team

What else: The team is interested in donations of old cycling gear,

tools and clothing. Anything will help!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Race Across The Sky 2010

Race Across The Sky 2010 from Citizen Pictures on Vimeo.

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about: In 2009, "Race Across the Sky" captured the imagination of countless mountain bike enthusiasts when Lance Armstrong not only won the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, but set a new course record that seemed unattainable. This year, "Race Across the Sky 2010" delves into the resulting race entry boom, including record numbers of citizen riders, all with their own personal reasons for challenging themselves to this epic test of will, strength and endurance. Joined by the toughest elite field this high-altitude century race has ever seen, these riders are tested by one of the most brutal courses known to the sport. From the center of the little mining town of Leadville, Colorado, to the 12,570-foot top of Columbine Mine, get ready to be inspired all over again.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Songs from the Silo - The Longmont Channel

Songs from the Silo - The Longmont Channel

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"Ten Fidy" Carries Ten Fidy Brand The 2,183 Miles of the Applachian Trail

From: Phil Ivers
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 10:31 AM
To: Dale Katechis
Cc: Brian Ivers; Phil A Ivers
Subject: AT Hiker "Ten Fidy" Carries Ten Fidy Brand The 2,183 Miles of the Applachian Trail


This is from Phil Ivers, father of Brian Ivers, aka "Ten Fidy" (to hikers on the Appalachian Trail) whom you met during the recent GABF Weekend. When we told you about the Ten Fidy can that Brian carried for six months and 2,183 miles from North Georgia to Maine, you had expressed an interest in getting some photos of Brian with his Ten Fidy can. So here they are.

HOW THIS GOT STARTED: After getting a glowing report on Ten Fidy beer from a pal who biked the ocean coast in Californina, Brian had been looking for some Ten Fidy for months, but to no avail. On his last night in civilization before getting a ride to the AT trailhead, Brian finally found some Ten Fidy in an Atlanta suburb and took it with him on the ride to the State Park in northern Georgia where the hiking adventure began. Enjoying it on his last night in the civilized world, he deemed the beer so good that he decided to take one empty can with him on the hike, perhaps to remind him of his last pre-hike pleasure and giving him motivation to succeed in his quest.

By tradition, AT hikers are known to each other only by a trail name, which other hikers bestow upon them in the early days of their hike. Brian's fellow hiker, whom Brian dubbed "Groom" in light of the fact that he was hiking to his wedding at the end of trail, bestowed upon Brian his trail name of "Ten Fidy", and for the next six months, even his friends and family began to use that name in honor of Brian's hike. In fact, before the hike ended, dozens and dozens of friends and family were following the hike on the web blog site "Groom and Ten Fidy's Long Walk" (www.thatsalongwalk.com) which is still operational and includes some of the attached photos. There are six months worth of great stories and updates from the AT uploaded by Brian via iPhone on this site as well as six months worth of follower support and encouragement.

Since we cannot get Ten Fidy here in Missouri, you can imagine what a treat is was for Brian, his brother-in-law Cory and me to get to savor it in Denver when we met you. Which is a good point for me to thank you for your hospitality and kindness shown to us when we met you. I can assure you that Brian getting to meet you like that really put some wonderful closure on his whole AT Adventure. Thank you being so interested and for treating us so kindly.

Thanks for seeing the synergy between the wonderful thing you all do for a living at Oskar Blues and what Brian accomplished while carrying your brand with him!

Best wishes for continued brewing success! Oskar Blues brews are all fabulous beers! -- phil

Phil Ivers

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ST8 round up...

Check out the results HERE.

Check out images here http://www.actionphotographic.com/
aaahhh a little HOLESHOT.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Primin' the Pump FIDY Style

The 2009 FIDY Video resurfaces.....but initial batches of 2010 jet black viscous Ten FIDY hit the can yet this week.

Ten FIDY Returns from Chad Melis on Vimeo.