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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Saturday, August 24, 2013

update: USPCC Vail 2013



one of the best things the promoters could do is change the name of this race to THE TOUR OF COLORADO.

at any rate, it has been awesome to see the Colombians racing here. VAMOS TEAM COLOMBIA!



Monday, August 19, 2013

the road to hell is painted with good intentions





images from 2012; Crested Butte and festivities surrounding the much-anticipated arrival of the U.S, Pro Cycling Challenge. sadly, the Escarabajos will not be racing in Gunnison County during this year's event.



welcome to Crested Butte




no trip to Crested Butte would be complete without a visit to the one and only Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. only now, we will be making the pilgrimage to the new home in Marin County when we visit our peeps in NorCal




big time CB style festivities the night before




A-firm that




Jen and Mark riding the CB singletrack




world-class singletrack in Crested Butte/ Gunnison County, Colorado




large alpine cricket (did not get squished)




epic image of our friend and local trail guide, Kay





waiting for the Colombians




Contador where are you?




EPM-/UNE fan club area