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Meet the New Commuter Rig: Surly Ogre

A couple shots from the test ride of the stock Surly Ogre I recently put a deposit down on. Off the bat, I’m switching out handlebar, grips, saddle and pedals. Additional photos to come once I pick it up for it’s first ride!  

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2014 Breck Epic

2014 Breck Epic: Final Day!

Yesterday was the final stage of racing at the 2014 Breck Epic for Amy Thomas. Catch all of her stage recaps here! It’s really hard to believe today was the last day. While I am relieved to no longer sleep in compression tights and eat boatloads of sugar throughout the day, I am really sad it’s over. This week of riding I will never forget, in part…

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2014 Breck Epic: Wheeler Pass

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. It took 5 days but it finally hit me. I am tired. Stage 5, Wheeler Pass, is a deceivingly hard stage. On the course profile map it looks like a giant kidney bean over the Ten Mile Range between Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. At “only” 28 miles and @5000’ climbing, you…

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2014 Breck Epic

Breck Epic: Keystone Aqueduct

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Over the hump! Day 4 is a monster loop that brings us from Breckenridge to Keystone and back with a few big ridges in between. Today we rode about 42 miles and 6500′ of climbing and was reminded that “it ain’t called the Breck Epic Tickle Fight”.

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2014 Breck Epic: Circumnavigation of Mount Guyot

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Three down, three to go!! While the major goal of this week is to get through all 6 stages, there was one stage in particular that has caused some PTSD since 2010. As the name suggests, the Circumnavigation of Mount Guyot is not the shortest point from A to B. It’s…

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2014 Breck Epic: Colorado Trail

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Day 2 of Breck Epic defines the perfect pairing of ebb and flow. It’s the Colorado Trail stage and that name says it all. If you only have ONE trail to ever ride in Colorado,  ride ANY section of the Colorado Trail. It’s all amazing and you will be rewarded for…

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2014 Breck Epic: Pennsylvania Gulch

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. After what seemed like an eternity of waiting for Breck Epic to start, it finally happened. With a record attendance of over 400 racers, the start was definitely a little nerve wracking. One of the cardinal rules of the Breck Epic is “don’t be a dick”. With everyone gunning for good…

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Social Media for Bike Shops

How Should Bike Shops Be Using Social?

As you are probably aware, I am an active user and abuser of social media channels. By priority and preference I use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to converse with fellow bike nerds and promote this website. I have been doing my best to Like, Follow and curate all local bike shops on the various platforms. While it is encouraging to see more and more local…

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