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.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nairo Quintana is awesome



if you didn't see Nairo Qintana's win today at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque People's Country, for us gringo-speakers) there are a few highlights of the 4-hour slog available here.



image courtesy of steephill tv



also available are several options for live coverage of tomorrow's stage for those not wanting to miss out on the thrilling action one more day.

over at Cycling Inqisition, Klaus has done a great job in answering the question that is yet again on people's lips... "who is Nairo Quintana?"

it is also well worth mentioning that had it not been for Contador disrupting the show, it would have been a clean podium sweep by Nairo and his fellow compatriots. Sergio Henao did an excellent job in defending his leader's jersey- but i expect as much from the Sky train (until he hands it off to a better time-trialist on his team, that is. *sigh*)


my shrine for the safe racing and success of the Colombian riders racing in Europe.
buene suerte, Escarabajos.


my friends Brian and Kristina found this super-cool musette in a thrift store. i did backflips when they gifted me with it.
made in Colombia, reads the tag.