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Recreation

How the Other Half Rides

It’s true. Boulder County and its cycling community has gotten under my skin at times. Like the time I drove an SUV on Foothills Parkway, hauling a trailer behind me.  Fighting to keep the car on the road while battling the cross winds proved difficult enough. But then when I…

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Roiling Rapids

I’ve always been hooked on adrenaline. Rollercoasters, go Karts, downhill skiing — anything to get my heart pounding. So years ago, when I lived in the San Francisco area, I found another recreational pursuit to satisfy that need for excitement. As temperatures soared into the 90s, I heard a friend…

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Snow, Snow and more Snow

At 7 a.m., it was already 60 degrees.  Today would be hot. Pulling into the parking lot, I spied my two hiking partners and pulled up alongside of them. I tucked my gaitors and traction devices into my pack. “Do you think we’ll need snowshoes?” she asked. “Probably, but I’m…

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Slush Bumps

White skinny legs sticking out from under plaid shorts.  An equally porcelain bare chested young man skiing up to me, leaving a spray of slushy snow in his wake.  People sunning themselves on the deck, while sipping beer, enjoying the warm rays of sun.  Such is the scene of skiing…

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