We love bicycling as a lifestyle, culture, and sport. We love to ride, build, restore, oggle and sometimes race bicycles. We also love to talk on at great length about our ideas, opinions and exploits involving all of the above. Welcome to our BLOG!

Abandon Your Car is not a slogan or ideology so much as a reminder to all of us to get away from our petro-mobiles as often as we possibly can and embark on life as an adventure by bicycle.

We'll keep you current on the important road and trail beta from our home base in Palisade, Colorado and shower you with our .02 cents about the ongoings of bicycle tribes the world over.

Be sure to tune in for Danny, AKA: the Young Apprenctice, providing the ever important perspectives of a college-bound bike geek and all around brainiac in his NORCAL Updates.

We're glad you're here- look around, drop the Bike Master a line and then get out and ride for awhile- you'll be glad you did!





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Friday, September 21, 2012

three images for today



sharing some autumnal singletrack splendor with friends on top of Colorado's Grand Mesa... after a weekend of trail building nearby.

smiles for miles




and here's just a few of the unsung heroes who make good trail happen on some of our Public Lands in western Colorado:

do you enjoy riding world-class singletrack on America's Public Lands? did the kids in this image spend more hours building trail this year than you did? if you answered "yes" to either question, perhaps it's time to ask your physician if lifting up off your duff is right for you.

get involved, join the crew in your area, contribute generously to the cause. show the next generation the meaning and joys of stewardship and sustainability by actually participating... by getting out there and doing it.


saved the best for last- passing the Knowledge and Skills along to the next generation:


Dan takes time to explain and demonstrate the finer aspects of sustainable trail building to his daughter.

is he a cool dad, or what? she's super cool, too.

wishing everyone a happy autumnal equinox- and a fond goodbye to summer..

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

hate crime

that's what this is- plain and simple, directed toward cyclists. so happy that i don't live in Boulder county anymore... and some big props go out to Dirk and his training partner for taking the moral high ground and keeping their cool.





i'm going to start carrying a mini-vid mounted on my bike, damn right i am.



UPDATE 20 september: an arrest has been made, slap-on-the-wrist citaton issued by the CSP.

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_21584502/longmont-area-motorist-still-sought-honking-incident

inviting still more of the same tired, patronizing "told ya so's" from the internets trolls (see last line of the DC article):

An unidentified motorist who was traveling County Line Road on Wednesday afternoon said cyclists who ride the county road have "a death wish."