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2018 Flyathlon report: No fish, but I caught so much more

Fly fishing is not my first love, but it’s close. I’ve been fortunate to travel the state and catch lots of fish. Big fish, little fish, flashy, colorful, fighting fish.

On Saturday it felt good to trick a stealthy trout into taking my fly on the low-running Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, which must be close to the middle of nowhere. The occasion was the 2018…


Added by Tim Bergsten on September 21, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Running in Reel Time

Some running and fishing thoughts by Phil Goulding

The first of the Triple Crown of Running races is coming up this weekend and as I was working on my taper by fishing on the Taylor River this morning I got thinking about the similarities between running and fishing. The water is really high so the fishing is tough, like the hills…


Added by Tim Bergsten on June 13, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

Cash donations great way to help Black Forest Fire first responders, volunteers and those who lost everything

Doing some homework on ways to donate and contribute to the Black Forest Fire victims, first responders and volunteers.

First a quick digression: Did you ever slide cash into somebody's birthday card and mail it to them? It never felt right to me, as if I didn't take the time to consider the person, or shop for the perfect gift. But I can tell you that I'm always happy…


Added by Tim Bergsten on June 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Oklahoma Road Trip report: Shoes delivered ... thanks, Colorado Springs!

I rolled down the window and cranked up the Rock ‘n’ Roll at 3:15 a.m. as Shawn Finley and I blasted out of Colorado Springs on Saturday morning.

Our destination: Moore, Okla., a green, tree-filled city raked by a killer tornado on May 20.

I pulled a U-Haul trailer full of new and used running shoes, all donated by the awesome folks in the Colorado Springs…


Added by Tim Bergsten on May 27, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Cam Chambers: Sand Creek Sports creating the 'best' mountain bikers

By Cam Chambers

This year I had the honor of being a part of the inaugural PikesPeakSports.us Sand Creek Cycling Team. Along with my teammate Tracy Thelen – I participated in the full season of the Ascent Cycling Series under the

direction of Andy Bohlmann and Sand Creek Sports.

Throughout the season I blogged often about the significance…


Added by Tim Bergsten on October 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sign the petition and help protect Browns Canyon

From Change.org

Places like Browns Canyon are an important part of many Coloradoans’ personal identity, and

attract and retain talented individuals to the region to enjoy a high quality of life. By preserving

this incredible…


Added by Tim Bergsten on February 20, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

City councilman Tim Leigh raising funds for proposed Tour of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs City Councilman Tim Leigh has thrown his support behind the proposed Tour of Colorado Springs. Event organizer David Whitaker asked the city of Colorado Springs for $68,000 in in-kind support last week. Leigh is determined to raise private funds to make the event happen.

Here is an e-mail Leigh sent today

"I’m willing to put my money where my…


Added by Tim Bergsten on February 17, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

UPDATE: 4-year-old Nevaeh Paredes loses fight with cancer

UPDATE: PikesPeakSports.us has learned that Nevaeh Paredes passed away on Nov. 3. She was 4. We're sending our prayers to her family.

PHOTOS: Heaven Can Wait 5K Run/walk…


Added by Tim Bergsten on October 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Shared experience

By Jen Shotwell

PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Runners race team

My hubby and I have different approaches for preparing for the Triple Crown of Running race events.

Mine involves running and the many activities I participate in during my work…


Added by Tim Bergsten on July 30, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments

Making peace with setbacks

By Jen Shotwell, PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Runners

In yoga class, lying on my back on the mat, eyes closed, concentrating on breathing and letting go of the stresses of the day.  My mind is resistant to settling down, I hear the…


Added by Tim Bergsten on June 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Skyrunner vs. the Wind Walker - Matt Carpenter meets a challenge 300 feet above Williams Canyon

Matt Carpenter makes his way across one of the narrow "elements" at the Wind Walker ropes course at Cave of the Winds. Below right, Brandi Lock, Cave of the Winds staff member, hangs out on the cantilever section of the Wind Walker. Below left, Kyla Carpenter, 8, Matt Carpenter's daughter, showed her dad how it's done.



Added by Tim Bergsten on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Mike Mazzola and the crew at Mountain Equipment Recyclers working hard for the community

Heal the Soul Dramatically (HTSD) Campaign combines three

things the community can get behind: food, music, and helping others.

Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Inc., is partnering with local restaurants to put on a

lunchtime concert series to benefit three Colorado Springs non-profits helping military

members. The HTSD Campaign hopes to change negative… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on April 11, 2011 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Gear Review: Eureka Apex 2XT ... win this tent!

This comes from Robert Mitchell at the UpaDowna website


MSRP: $129

Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz

Floor Size: 7′6″x 4′11″

Eureka’s website says it…


Added by Tim Bergsten on April 6, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Making Tracks: Picking up the pace with two training runs and a new running club

If you've been putting off your runs and need some motivation, this is a good week to get moving.

The Garden Training Runs, hosted by the Pikes Peak Road Runners, begin tomorrow (Tuesday, April 5) at 6 a.m. and will go each Tuesday and Thursday through June 9. The goal is to prepare for the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on June 12.

On Thursday, the Incline Club…


Added by Tim Bergsten on April 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Making Tracks: Registration for the Rock2Rock Adventure Race is Now Open!

Colorado Springs runners and riders, get ready for an all new kind of competition. Our new friends at Big Mountain Adventure Racing just posted this on their website.

Registration for the Rock2Rock Adventure Race is Now Open!

Kick start your adrenaline reserves from the winter…


Added by Tim Bergsten on January 11, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Tell us about your best ride or run and you'll be entered to win these Carmichael Training Systems Performance discs

There is nothing like a great day on your bike, or a run on area trails to make you feel alive! Tell us about your best day of riding, running, hiking or racing and we'll enter your name in a drawing for the new Carmichael Training Systems Performance discs. Here's how you can win.

1. Write a blog about your best cycling or running experience. Tell us what happened, how did you feel, where did it all go down? Tell us what you'll always… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on December 6, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Making Tracks: A weekly roundup of running and riding in the Pikes Peak Region

Hey everyone! Welcome to "Making Tracks," my new blog about running and riding in Colorado Springs. I hope to include the names, faces and races that are important to all of us. I'll provide bits of news, photos, video and anything else I can round up. But I'll need your help. As you know, the running and riding…

Added by Tim Bergsten on October 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tunnel repairs close Gold Camp Road to through traffic

One of the best routes for Aspen viewing, Gold Camp Road, is closed to through traffic. Workers are making mandatory safety improvements and historical improvements to one of Gold Camp's famous tunnels. The road was closed on Monday, Sept. 27, and will open in about six weeks.

Drivers and cyclists can still use Gold Camp, but those traveling westbound from Colorado Springs will have to turn around at FSR 376 (Seven Lakes Road). Eastbound traffic from the Cripple Creek/Victor area will be… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on October 1, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Guess the winner of Leadville Trail 100, win a PikesPeakSports.us T-Shirt

PikesPeakSports.us member Dean Blanchard, the only person to predict Levi Leipheimer as winner of the Leadville Traill 100, has won the PikesPeakSports.us shirt. Congrats Dean! Way to go, Levi!

OK, Lance Armstrong has announced he won't race in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race on Saturday.


But now we have a race. Who will win? Dave Wiens? Levi Leipheimer?… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on August 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Rained-out Freedom from Poverty event became an intimate community celebration

Above: Singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins played for about 100 volunteers after a rain-out of the Freedom From Poverty Community Celebration.…


Added by Tim Bergsten on July 9, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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