Our Summer Trail Crew has been building a few new permanent snow fences. This one, in Montezuma Bowl, is on the traverse into Northern Spy and ultimately over to the Mountain Goat Traverse and The Fourteeners. In the past we have used portable fences here. That was effective, but required snow on the ground to stand the fences initially. With the new fences we will be catching snow when the first flurries fly. Permanent fences are larger than the portable fences and a bigger fence catches more snow. The objective here is to get Northern Spy and East Zuma Bowl open and accessible a storm or two earlier in the season than we have in the past.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Kay and I rode our bikes over to Moonstone in Breckenridge to watch that very steep climb of the bike race. The people at the dance party were crazy (and really fun). We connected with Patio and "Bumpy" and the "Iowa Gang." I took another very entertaining (and some might say inappropriate) photo of the party scene. Both Kay and "Bumpy" advised me not to post it. If "Bumpy" says don't post it, I better not post it. The racers were even having fun. Of course, the contenders were roaring up the hill. Some of the guys towards the back enjoyed the spectator show. A few added to the entertainment riding wheelies up that wicked, steep road. If you like costumes and music and crazy, fun people and super intense bike racing, Moonstone is the place to be.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Wednesday morning I went over to Copper Mountain for the Stage 3 start. It was good to see the riders looking fresh in the morning. They looked a bit rougher Tuesday afternoon at The Basin. Copper did an outstanding job sending Stage 3 towards Aspen. Thanks to Copper and all the USA Pro Challenge Host Cities that make this race possible.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Yesterday was a very special day for Arapahoe Basin. Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge met everyone's very high expectations. It was FUN, FUN, FUN. Stage Winner and BMC Rider Brent Bookwalter took home a pair of handcrafted, A-Basin logo-ed SKILOGIC skis.Today I am in that foggy period and I just keep saying "WOW" to myself. Thanks to the riders. Thanks to the 1,000 people that made the race happen. And EXTRA, EXTRA THANKS to all of you that came out and made the scene.
Enjoy the Dave Camara photos.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Festival Village is complete. The vendors are showing their goods. The Summit Stage buses are coming up full. There are more bikers on Highway 6 than I have ever seen.. The racers are two hours away. The guys in the bacon suits are here. The party is rolling. Oh yeah.