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Climbing La Plata Peak - 14,336'

In addition to trail running, I have another very important hobby…crossing all of the Colorado 14ers (and hopefully a few more) off of my list. Between work, life, and other hobbies, I’m usually able to “tag” five to six mountains a year. Hopefully it goes without saying, but this number is by no means impressive (some people have done them all in one summer), but it will get me to coveted 54 crown in under a decade! A couple of weeks ago, I was up in Leadville doing pacer training for the upcoming Leadville 100! This was exciting in itself as I actually got to run the section of the course I will be pacing (up and over Hope Pass...

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The Rado Change

I don’t know why I feel the need to tell this story; probably because it’s my turn to write the blog, and I’ve got a serious case of writers block! Maybe it has something to do with the seasons changing, which reminded me of my very own Colorado change, or perhaps it was me reflecting back over the past few years during one of my training runs. In any case, below is the story on how The Colorado Lifestyle changed me forever! Just a few short years ago I moved to Fort Collins from San Francisco. I’d never been to Fort Collins, but my girlfriend assured me it was great! At this time I was up for anything; I was...

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Go Pro Mountain Games

  Go Pro Mountain Games     Every early June the best of the best athletes come out to play and compete in the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado.  It is one of my favorite events in the mountains to attend.  Not only can you watch, but you can and are encouraged to participate in the  incredible events taking place. It is 4 days of awesome athletes competing in mountain inspired sports for your viewing pleasure.  Sports are broken down into categories featuring:  Biking, Climbing, Running, Dogs, Slack-line  and Water Sports.  Always some event going on during the day there is not a moment to waste to see some of the worlds best athletes in these events.  Some of...

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Wanna Fly?

  “Hell yes! What kind of a stupid question is that?” Was my response when my paragliding buddy, Darren, asked me if I wanted to go for a fly with him last January. We met in Edwards, parked my truck at the landing area and met Darren’s buddy looking for a ride up to the flying site. It was a beautiful blue bird morning, the kind only Colorado gets, without a cloud in site,. It was also freezing, but we were well prepared with many layers. Once at the fly site we (and by we I mean Darren) get to work spreading out the wing and straightening the rigging lines. In the mean time I got to watch the other...

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Avy Savvy!

It’s here! The 2014/15 winter ski season has begun with the opening of Arapahoe Basin last Friday. Its exciting stuff when snow flies and we all rush to make our first sloppy turns with wobbly legs on that run that we like to affectionately call the white ribbon of death. Then as the snow gets deeper and the lift lines get longer many of us look outside the confines of the resorts to the out of bounds and the untouched deepness of the backcountry. However along with the amazing snow comes an undeniable risk in the backcountry. As we all gear up for another amazing season chasing powder shots, lets take a minute to remember those who perished. Last year...

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