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High Gear: Review of the Ibex W2 Sport Hoody for men

August 16, 2017 — Hiking, biking and boarding in the Colorado alpine isn't always a warm body's best friend. One minute the weather is 35 degrees and brisk, the next it's 70 degrees and impossibly sunny, the very next it's back to 50 degrees and overcast with a threat […]

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Work It Out: ‘Manage the misery’ with 8 yoga poses for road cyclists

August 16, 2017 — Road cycling places intense demands on quadriceps, hamstrings and hips, and for many cyclists it can introduce strain on the low back, shoulders and neck. Yoga can relax lower-body muscles, improve range of motion through the hips and release spinal tension. Summit Biking member Charlie […]

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It’s no longer ‘End of Trail’ on Old Tenderfoot Trail in Dillon thanks to new connector

August 16, 2017 — Hikers, bikers, dog walkers and gear heads: It's no longer "end of trail" on one of the most popular trails in the heart of Summit County. Thanks to help from the Friends of Dillon Ranger District, Summit County Off-Road Riders and staff from the Dillon […]

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Take 5: Ultra-running with High Lonesome 100 winner (and non-runner) Hannah Taylor

August 15, 2017 — Hannah Taylor simply loves spending hours and hours and hours in the mountains. If she happens to win a race at the same time? That's even better. On July 28, the 38-year-old Summit Nordic Ski Club coach and longtime local did just that when she […]

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Summit Nordic coach takes 3rd at AR World Champs, plus 2017 Run the Rockies trail results

August 15, 2017 — Summit Nordic's Olof Hedberg takes 3rd with team at Adventure Racing World Champs About a year after he set his sights on Worlds, Olof Hedberg was standing on the podium. This past week, the head coach for Summit Nordic Ski Club took third overall at […]

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Hey mom and dad, Strider for Life benefit is back for little cyclists Aug. 19

August 15, 2017 — It's good to be a kid in Frisco this weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 19, the town's annual Free Family Fun Fair returns for a 12th season of carnival games, carnival rides, sandcastles, climbing walls, Tumble Bubble balls and more, all hosted for free at the […]

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Colorado fishing report for week of Aug. 14-18

August 14, 2017 — The wildflowers are out and the bugs are hatching on the local rivers! Now is a great time to get out and fish. The fishing has been good over in South Park, especially around the Hartsel area. A dry dropper rig has been good in […]

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Abuse from fans among reasons for football official shortage in western Colorado

August 14, 2017 — With most Colorado high schools hosting their first football practices yesterday, the excitement for a new season also brings some anxiety about the decline in the number of officials available for game assignments, stretching from Paonia to Rangely to Grand Junction. The problem matches a […]

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Mountain Wheels: Honda’s boy-toy Civic Si is an asphalt-ripper (review)

August 12, 2017 — I rather facetiously suggested to my online community this week that the 2017 Honda Civic Si might indeed be the absolutely perfect automobile for that 16- or 17-year-old new driver in the family, especially with the greener-than-green neon-colored paint scheme available as an option. I […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Keystone Aqueduct to Soda Creek Trail (video)

August 11, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Mountain biking in Summit County is more than flumes and pine forests and mine tailings. When you get away from the Breckenridge area — home to the county's most popular trails — things open up to reveal rolling meadows and faded ranch […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Keystone Gulch Road (video)

August 10, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Curious to know what The Outback looks like in the middle of the summer? Keystone Gulch Road is your ticket to Colorado's version of the Australian wilderness, even if the two only share a name. The out-and-back dirt road climbs gradually along […]

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Colorado Classic spectator’s guide for Stage 2 in Breckenridge

August 10, 2017 — Editor's note: Don't miss a minute of the action when the Colorado Classic comes to Breckenridge! Follow live video, photos and race updates on our Colorado Classic live blog or at the Summit Daily News Facebook page. The Colorado Classic ain't your pappy's pro cycling […]

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Big Fat Tire: Days of Breck Epics past on the eve of the 2017 MTB stage race Aug. 13-18

August 10, 2017 — It was late. It was dark. It was cold. I didn't have a warm jacket. I was driving a loaned vehicle that I was probably only semi-qualified to operate and the trail intersection — one that I've passed and turned onto dozens, no, probably hundreds […]

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Colorado Classic bike race: Live coverage from Stage 2 in Breckenridge

August 10, 2017 —  Live social coverage from the Colorado Classic bike race.

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High Gear: Reviewing Zeal Optics plant-based sunglasses

August 9, 2017 — In Colorado, a good pair of sunglasses is one of the most important accessories you can have. I've had friends visit me over the years, and after not respecting the intensity of our sun in the mountains, they ended up regretting their decision the next […]

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Tee Time: (Almost) the highest tee box in North America

August 9, 2017 — Summit County is home to dozens of the unofficial "highest (blank) in America," from Imperial Express Superchair at Breck to the Dillon Yacht Club on the shores of Dillon Reservoir. But none are quite as intriguing as Copper Creek Golf Course's Hole 14, known for […]

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Amid anti-doping backlash, Colorado Classic parts ways with Lance Armstrong

August 8, 2017 — The Colorado Classic is ending a partnership with Lance Armstrong and his popular cycling podcast, Stages, after U.S. anti-doping officials raised concerns about his ties to the race. On Aug. 2, the Colorado Classic told fans that Armstrong would record live from each stage of […]

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Colorado Classic Q&A: Taylor Shelden, Breckenridge native and Jelly Belly cycling pro

August 8, 2017 — Taylor Shelden has come thousands of miles since his first bike race as a teenager. Literally — thousands. For the past eight years, the 30-year-old Breckenridge native has been fighting his way into the upper echelons of professional road cycling. He's traveled the world with […]

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Don Baylor, ‘79 MVP and Colorado Rockies 1st manager, dies of cancer at 68

August 8, 2017 — Wherever he went, Don Baylor left his mark on baseball. He was an MVP and Manager of the Year, respected as a powerful slugger, punishing runner and commanding presence in any clubhouse. And during nearly a half-century as a pro, baseball left its mark on […]

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Roger Goodell talks marijuana and its potential in treating player health in the NFL

August 8, 2017 — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is "a medical issue" that the league is interested in researching further. "If pain management is something that medical marijuana can address responsibly, that's something that our medical community is evaluating," Goodell said Thursday […]

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