Thursday, April 28, 2011

a little cold, a little snow, great dirt. Suprise, it's Tuesday.

2011 Rocky Mountain Grass Poloships

Michael, Robin, Ryan and their friend Travis won the 2011 Rocky Mountain Grass Poloshipsin Durango last weekend. They won 6 our of 7 games, the tournament lasted 14 hours, they ended their last game at 11:45 at night under the lights. People are still in radical recovery mode. Such fun! Way cool for the Guillaume family and our "other son", Travis!!!!! There were 15 teams....check out all the details HERE via Purango Dolo.


Marzocchi Road Trip Video

local hero Sam Powers goes video round 2 for the Go Pro / Marzocchi Team

Marzocchi Road Trip Video from Travis Fant on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bikes vs Boats at The Old Chub Way

May through June The Old Chub Way is hosting a daily get down between bikes and boats to see who's loggin' the most trail/water time. Swing into The Old Chub Way and sign in after you climb out of the St. Vrain or roll off the trail to qualify to win the overall prize and represent bikes or boats. Tiger blood and Adonis DNA. Winning.

Roll off the trail or outta the water & sign in at The Old Chubway...each sign in comes with a free can or beer.

A short wrap up from a long RME Voodoo Fire

The first race of the year is always a learning experience and the 2011 Rocky Mountain Endurance Series race #1 was no different. The Oskar Blues crew was joined by my girl Marily from Outdoor Divas as we geared up for what was the first ever race for a few in camp. Cheers to Brian Spotts and Marily for jumping into a long race as it was Brian's first & Marily's second. They both left the race with that earned smile only a difficult and fun bike race can provide...they'll be back.
An unprepared shot before 70 miles and 5.5 hours of singletrack, Marily rocked the Half-Marathon.
The Marathin rolls out past the Dale's Pale Ale RV.

70 Miles of single track later and glad to be just about off the bike, whew that one hurt.

Get all the details from Mountain Flyer Magazine's coverage of the event HERE.

RMU put on a great initial event to the series that provided a ton of single track, a large field and a family style post race feedbag, raffle and awards ceremony. Looking forward to the next one, The Denver Fat Tire Festival which has a little somthin' somethin' for everyone. Hope to see you there.

"Find The Go" Clue #4

... and full of Emotion!
The 4th clue in the series of 8 video clues for the SylvanSports' FindtheGO contest is now 'live'. The video can be viewed exclusively on the contest website, We're now just 4 weeks away from knowing the elusive location of this tremendous gear cache, a Grand Prize gear package valued at over $15,000. The prize package consists of a SylvanSport GO loaded with gear from Emotion, SPOT, Kelty, Niner Bikes, Grand Trunk, Yakima, Black Diamond, and KEEN Footwear. The event also features great prize packages for the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, and a weekly online giveaway to those who register. See all of the details at

Emotion Kayaks is the featured sponsor of this weeks' clue. Emotion was founded in Wyomissing, PA in 2002, and has become an industry leader in providing the ultimate in recreational and fishing kayaks, including sit-on-top and traditional sit-inside polyethylene kayaks. Over the last 4 years, Emotion Kayaks has won 'Recreational Kayak of the Year' in all the industry magazines, including the prestigious 2010 'Gear of the Year' award in Outside Magazine. They can be found in over 1000 locations in the United States, as well as 23 countries around the world. For more information visit
With half of the clues now being released.. player interaction is at an all time high. People are getting excited as they realize that they too can be the winner of this fantastic $15,000 gear prize package. Whether they have been playing from day one or are just signing up now! Stop by and register today to win.

This year's Final Reveal Event is also creating a lot of interest with the announcement that Oskar Blues Brewery will be the official Event Sponsor. There will be a large gathering of folks from all over the country, more giveaways and a few surprises. To find out more about Oskar Blues Brewery, visit their site at

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Foo Fighters play private show at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons

Gayle Gordon and husband Ken Feldman won the event, check out the details HERE.

Images by Jonathan Dowdell
Click HERE for the article from the Longmont Times-Call.

‘Coolest thing ever’ in Lyons: Foo Fighters rock Oskar Blues

Longmont Times-Call

LYONS — The rock band Foo Fighters performed Monday afternoon at Oskar Blues in front of a select crowd as part of a private event.

The concert took place in The Barn, a structure that sits just west of Oskar Blues Grill & Brew restaurant and that once served as the brewery’s canning facility.

“It was the coolest thing ever,” said Gayle Gordon, on whose behalf, along with husband Ken Feldman, the concert was staged.

The couple were the local winners of the BlackBerry-sponsored Garage Tour Contest, which they entered through Denver radio station 93.3 FM. Contestants were asked to explain in writing why the Foo Fighters should play a show in their garage.

The concert in fact took place at Oskar Blues instead of the couple’s home, located up Longmont Dam Road, because the Foo Fighters’ road managers worried that an equipment truck would not make it up certain mountain roads, Feldman said.

The couple were allowed to invite 50 of their friends to attend the concert. Some came from as far away as Texas. After the show, they got to hang out at the Oskar Blues bar with band members, including frontman Dave Grohl.

“They’re like the nicest guys,” Gordon said. “They’re very down to earth.”

Grohl reportedly ordered several shots of PetrĂ³n tequila.

Oskar Blues learned that it might serve as the concert site last week, according to the venue’s talent buyer and sound engineer, Dave McIntyre. The engagement was not confirmed until Monday.

The performance began at about 4 p.m. and lasted about an hour and a half, venue general manager Chris Portillo said.

“It was better than our wedding,” said Ani Okun, who was in the audience with her husband, Bob. The Okuns, who own FastSigns in Boulder, came to the concert equipped with a banner that read, “Foo Fighters Rock Lyons, Colo.”

Grohl signed the banner with the words, “That was fun.”

The Okuns said they were in the front row for the show.

“The two of us had an amazing mosh pit going,” Ani said.

Feldman said band members remarked that playing to such a small audience in an intimate venue was more fun than playing in front of arena crowds.

“They seemed to be just as excited as we were,” he said.

The couple were restricted in who they could tell about the show, Feldman said. He said half the people he invited to the concert were told only to be sure to request off work Monday afternoon and to arrive at the appointed place.

“I said, ‘If you ever trusted us for anything, trust us now,’” he said.

The Foo Fighters’ latest album, “Wasting Light,” was recorded in Grohl’s garage.

The Garage Tour includes eight stops. The band was scheduled to play a garage in Dallas today.

Quentin Young can be reached at 303-684-5319 or

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gary Fisher Digs Mama's Little Yella PILS

The Spot Brand Bikes folks were holding some Oskar Blues brews at this year's Sea Otter Classic and found Gary Fisher among one of the fans. Dig it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Voodoo Fire kicks off RME Series this weekend with 35 miles of single track

Event Highlights:
Kick off the mountain bike racing season in Colorado at this exciting new venue. You'll be tempted to take your eyes off the trail to enjoy the majestic scenery that surrounds you - snow covered peaks of the Greenhorn and Wet Ranges, rocky bluffs and crags rising above Lake Pueblo and narrow technical canyons to wind through. The Arkansas River Valley amid 200 year old juniper pines and rolling mesa is the backdrop for this scenic season opener. Bring the family down for the weekend to enjoy the terrific camping and landscape in this spectacular Southwest playground.

Check out some of trails via the GO PRO CAMERA HERE.

Get all the details via

Here is a great description of the area from Blue Sky Velo riders, check it out.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Windy prep for Voodoo Fire

The snow kept us out of the high(ish)country this weekend and the wind didn't make it too freindly down low either. We were able to find some piece locally in preperation for the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series #1 VOODOO FIRE Race in Pueblo, CO this coming weekend. You Ready? Check out the details HERE.

Then we headed down to Coors Field for the cubbies and Rockies. You can catch Dale's Pale Ale in Section 137 in Beers of the World at Coors field.

Find The Go....

A Sylvansport GO, loaded with gear from 8 outdoor companies is hidden somewhere in North America. Find it first & it's yours...did we mention there will be a winners reception featuring Oskar Blues Brew?

Check out the deets and 3rd of 8 clues HERE.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Heil Valley Ranch BMA Posse

Heil Valley Ranch BMA Posse Volunteer Trail Project #4
BMA is partnering with Boulder County Parks and Open Space for trail maintenance on the Wapiti Trail at Heil Valley Ranch this spring.
We will meet at the the South trailhead off LeftHand Canyon, Geer Canyon at the pavilion at 8:15 AM. Our project site will be near the bridge above the meadow.
We will be working on an area that has limited visibility and north facing slopes and trying to improve the trail to improve user sight paths and drainage.
We will run till ~12:30pm with an option to stay longer if there is need and interest.
All volunteers must pre-register for this workday. If you are logged in to the website but don't see a sign-up section at the bottom of this page, it means registration is full - sorry!
2011/04/16 - 8:15am - 12:30pm
If you login or register for an account on the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance website, you can RSVP for this event. Your sign-in will also enable other cool social networking features - it's free and fun!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

March Winner of Free Gear from

Backcountry Magazine & Oskar Blues have announced the March Winner for the monthly gear giveaway. LAUREN STARCEVICH of DRIGGS, ID has one a full Burton [AK] Top & Bottom, A Backcountry Magazine Hoody & Winter Hat, an Oskar Blues T-Shirt, Pint Glass & Can Koozie.


Burton/AK, Oskar Blues Brewery and Backcountry Magazine have teamed up to offer a monthly giveaway. Each month a winner will be chosen at random. Please check back and sign up each month for new prizes.

You need to re-register each month at in order to be eligible for that month’s prizes.
Limit of one entry per person, per month, please.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Tuesday, that's what i do

Dave's ankle wasn't looking good before the ride but......It's Tuesday, it's what I do.
The Redstone crew didn't waste any time getting up high....well, we never really stopped but it was back to the dirt.

The view of Long's Peak was a welcome sight.

Dave hitting the perfect dirt single track.
Chris diggin it as well.
Matt getting after it on the SS
B Stiff.
As light turns to evening the trails were in great shape.

The evening ended on great dirt & great beers at Oskar Blues. Another Tuesday in the books. It's Tuesday, it's what we do.

Monday, April 4, 2011

a few weekend highlights + crazy downhill GO PRO Action

Pumptrack action on Friday Night...

Saturday plan was to head north to get away from the crowds but a few backed out & I was sore from body slamming myself to the dirt on the Pump track Friday so we stayed local and Jason was rockin' his new Intense Tracer 29er (no pictures???)

We got up fairly early but traffic was already pretty thick. Scott turned a nice shade of pink between this shot and a few G'Knight drafts at OB later in the day.
Yep, that's the pink.
a cool view in the front range sun.

gotta love the stray dog... insanity as it happens on the streets of Valparaiso, Chile. The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race is a legendary urban bike race, check it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Marzocchi Team Video

Local boy Sam Powers new Marzocchi Team Video.....check it.

Marzocchi Team Video from Travis Fant on Vimeo.