Mountain Biking the Lunch Loop

Call them the Town Trails, Tabeguache, or the Lunch Loops and everyone knows what you mean: The trails out on Monument Road in Grand Junction where 70% of town (it seems) bikes, hikes, and trail runs most days of the week. Locals head here to “secret routes” during the spring to escape the crowds in …

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Something New in Crested Butte

After two rides in Crested Butte this past weekend we stopped in at our friend T’s house to bum some showers and hang out while the afternoon rains passed overhead. T lives in CB and was eager to bike with us that weekend. “What’s something you guys haven’t done? Have you done Farris?” “Yep, done …

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Turkey Flats Trail: The Third Ride is the Charm

The first time I attempted to ride the Turkey Flats trail near Glade Park, CO, I made it about half a mile down the trail before I collapsed in a heap and declared the ride over. The second time I headed up there I dragged several friends with me. We suffered through the 10-mile trail …

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Ritchey WCS “Lady” MTB Saddle Review

The Ritchey WCS Lady bike saddle arrived at my doorstep recently and I promptly got my live-in bike mechanic to install it for me. To be honest, it looked a little thin to me. I mountain bike so I’m constantly getting bumped around and, even with a nice amount of rear suspension, after several days …

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Four Trails for Avoiding the Crowds in Fruita

It’s spring here on the Western Slope of Colorado and that means bikers. Lots and lots and lots of bikers. Bikers are great! There are festivals and campgrounds filled with tents; the Hot Tomato and other pizzarias and restaurants do a booming business and bike companies rent, guide, and shuttle happy mountain bikers day-after-day. Still, …

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My First Group Ride With The Singletrack Sisters

Last Wednesday evening I joined an all-abilities group ride with the Singletrack Sisters group. We met in Fruita, at 18 Road for some much needed after-work riding. About Singletrack Sisters: According to their Facebook page, Singletrack & Skinny Tire Sisters of Western Colorado is a cycling group for women who love to mountain and road …

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