Simply Up a mountain Down a beer. This site serves as a means to
bring people together in a celebration of like minded folks. The focus
of this blog is to allow a doorway into the hills by providing
information on backpacking, hiking, camping, cycling, climbing,
bouldering, wilderness survival, skiing, snowboarding, and beer!!!
There are going to be deviations to the theme brought about by the… Continue
Added by Randi Hitchcock on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am —
I started at my house over by Garden of the Gods and took 31st South, crossed over Hwy 24 past the Red Rock Canyon parking lot and around to 26th St. Took 26th st. south to Lower Gold Camp and past the Section 16 trail head. Took Lower Gold Camp up past the top of the chutes to where the pavement ends. Turned around and back down to 21st St. Took 21st St. south to Cheyenne Mtn Blvd. Took that west to the entrance of Cheyenne Canyon where I stopped to strip down a… Continue
Added by Brian McCarrie on March 28, 2010 at 2:30pm —
About a year ago, my husband and a friend of his started a small organic garden on my parent's ranch south of Fountain. Since then, it's become a 16-member CSA that grows over 20 different types of veggies and fruits.
Being a part of that has brought many changes to our life. We have moved from our mountain playground in Green Mountain Falls, to the plains. Another change I've noticed is our 2 year old son. When we would include lettuce and other store-bought greens from the store, he… Continue
Added by Randi Hitchcock on March 26, 2010 at 9:30am —
I love the snow and all but getting up at 5:00am and driving on an ice rink to the pool really isn't my idea of a good time. So I'll be riding the bike trainer today!
Added by Brian McCarrie on March 24, 2010 at 8:30am —
It's not very exciting and I don't update it nearly as much as I should... but here's a link to my training blog: http://coloradocory.blogspot.com/
At this point, it's just for my upcoming Ironman 70.3 in June. However, I'm sure I'll have more races that I'll keep blogging about. Enjoy!
Added by Cory Morlock on March 23, 2010 at 9:16pm —
IDEAS OF JEFF GALLOWAY
The following information, ideas and suggestions for taking walk breaks while training or competing in a long-distance event are from Jeff Galloway’s book, Galloway’s Book on Running, Second Edition. Jeff Galloway was a world-class runner, Olympian in the 10K, and one of a… Continue
Added by Theresa Hazelton on March 22, 2010 at 9:07pm —
The U.S. Forest Service said on Thursday that the Severy Creek Trail on the northeast side of Pikes Peak, closed since 1999 to protect an endangered trout species, will probably be open for hiking in summer 2011.
The Colorado Division of WIldlife recently informed the Forest Service that it no longer believes a wild population of greenback… Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 18, 2010 at 5:19pm —
The folks at Gallup polling along with Healthways have determined that Colorado Springs is No. 4 among America's fittest cities with 17.2 percent of our population considered to be obese.
Who was No. 1? Fort Collins (16%), followed by Boulder (16.6%). Denver tied the Bridgeport, Conn., area for the No. 10 spot (19.3 %).
The cities with the highest percentage of obese residents were Montgomery, Ala., and Stockton, Calif., at nearly 35 percent. Obesity is considered to be body… Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 16, 2010 at 11:00am —
Thanks again for joining PikesPeakSports.us, the digital stomping ground for the outdoor community. This is your friendly site administrator touching base. We appreciate your interest in the site and we want to be accountable. We’ll try to get a message out to everyone once a week.
By now, you probably all know our goal of creating community by connecting runners and riders, hikers, climbers and those pumping iron at the gyms. We also want to include the businesses,… Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 13, 2010 at 8:30am —
Have a look at these new bikes (featured in WebEcoist article) and it will be apparent that these bicycle designers are having way too much fun. This fold-up model has a flexible frame.
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 11, 2010 at 7:30am —
I am for bikes. I'm for long rides and short rides. I'm for commuting to work, weekend rides, racing, riding to school, or just a quick spin around the block. I believe that no matter how I ride, biking makes me happy and is great for my health, my community and the environment we all share. That is why I am pledging my name in support of a better future for bicycling—one that is safe and fun for everyone. By uniting my voice with a million others, I believe that we can make our world a… Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 10, 2010 at 7:00pm —
This weekend's Peak Region Cyclist show was a good old time. Getting a feel for the local cycling community, and connecting with a lot of good people made staying inside on the nicest saturday this year totally worth it. Props to the Front Rangers Junior riders for winning the 1min watts/kg test at the Carmichael Training Systems booth. Those kids are going places.
Added by Winston Sauber on March 8, 2010 at 8:45am —
Finally, a race/rec ride from the Pikes Peak toll gate to the summit. Summit Cycling Promotions has it lined up for Aug. 29. Registration opens in about three weeks.
This from the Assault on the Peak Web site: "Summit Cycling Productions, in cooperation with the City of Colorado Springs, The City of Manitou Springs, the U.S. Forest Service and The Pikes Peak Highway,… Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 7, 2010 at 8:12pm —
It's almost time to register for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. Everybody get ready for some fast typing. Create that Active.com account (if you haven't already) and mark your calendars for March 17. Get all the information you need … Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 2, 2010 at 10:00am —
Last Tuesday I ran with the Jack Quinn's running club. The next morning, I woke up with a cold. Headache and sinus congestion. After a couple of days, I thought I was over it, I wasn't even close. The cold then proceeded to congest my lungs. When I would cough I would be coughing up little chunks of goop and I would feel a little gurgling as well.
Needless to say, my training was put on hold. For any of you that have a had a similar experience, I'm sure you understand how I felt. As… Continue
Added by Brian McCarrie on February 28, 2010 at 6:33pm —
After being sick last week, I feel like I'm finally getting back on track. Swam on Wednesday morning, ran on the treadmill Thursday night and swam this morning. I've got a long run planned for tomorrow. After that, I should be back in the swing of things.
I'm glad because I hate being sick.
It never fails though, I get into a good training groove and maintain a good schedule for a certain amount of time and then I boost up my training or change something and BAM! I get… Continue
Added by Brian McCarrie on February 20, 2010 at 9:37am —
I guess I pushed it a little too hard last week because I ended up being sick with a cold on Saturday, Sunday and took Monday off from work. Tuesday morning, I started to feel better so I ran with the Jack Quinn's running club and then this morning I was back in the pool with the Colorado Springs Swim Team masters group. Still have a bit of a sinus headache but for the most part I'm back to normal.
So if all goes well, the rest of the week will look like this.
Tonight: Ride… Continue
Added by Brian McCarrie on February 17, 2010 at 9:19am —
This has been a good week so far. I ran a 10 mile long run on Sunday, Monday I swam with the Colorado Springs Swim team masters group, Tuesday I ran 5 miles downtown, Wednesday I had plenty of work to do so I could only get in a ride on the trainer in my basement. Today, Thursday, I've a got 6 mile run planned. Tomorrow it's back to the pool for another swim workout. Then on Saturday I'd like to get a long ride in and Sunday another long run, 11 miles planned.
A full week for sure but… Continue
Added by Brian McCarrie on February 11, 2010 at 10:32am —
Tonight, my daughter and I ran the Jack Quinn's running club run for the first time. It was a dream come true for me. I'm sure that sounds pretty weird but running with my kids and sharing the enjoyment that I get out of it with them is and has been a dream of mine. I hope that they can grow up loving running like I do but if they don't it's okay. I just want to give them a doorway to lifelong fitness.
The run tonight was really nice. We just took it slow and talked about all… Continue
Added by Brian McCarrie on February 3, 2010 at 12:03am —
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