The Rusty Lung: Salida’s Newest Trail

By Mike Rosso Since 2006, a group of volunteers named Salida Mountain Trails (SMT) have been steadily increasing the number and quality of non-motorized, multi-use trails in the Salida vicinity. The latest addition to the extensive trail system harkens back to the early days of mountain biking in the area. Back in the 1980s, mountain […]

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A Technical History of the Two-Wheeler

By Eric Sampson Since we here in Central Colorado have been singled out as a bicycle mecca, we thought we’d take a closer look at this enigmatic machine. First, consider what life may have been like at the dawn of the 19th century. Most in the community lived and worked on local farms, some distance […]

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For the Love of Single-Speeds

By Mike Rosso “One gear bikes have two speeds: riding and pushing.” – Anonymous I remember clearly my first bike. It had one gear. If you needed to climb a hill or gain momentum you stood up and pumped hard. Downhill you wound it out to the maximum RPM, slamming back hard on the pedals […]

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