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Spoke Talk: Our life is someone’s biking vacation

Last week, I was excited to return to Steamboat after eight days taking on the legendary peaks of the French Alps on a bike. I was excited to return because I can’t believe that I am lucky enough to live in a place that I now know to be a world-class cycling destination.

Spoke Talk: Confronting our own worst enemy

It’s surprising to me how unpopular cyclists are to some people given how low impact bicycling can be.

Spoke Talk: Routt County cyclists on the road again

With the arrival of more bikes, there’s an increase in traffic, heightening the need for greater awareness between all road users.

Spoke Talk: Dangers of riding the thin line

Last month, I felt the thin line that separates cyclists and drivers on our county roads narrow as a truck passed by me at high speed with only inches to spare. There is a lot to this situation, but in simple terms, I think it’s about respect, or the lack of it.

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Spoke Talk: Being a bicycle friendly business

The steps to certification are probably easy

With all the energy surrounding biking in Steamboat Springs this summer — a huge calendar of biking events, trail projects, new signs and a free­ride bike park in development at the Steamboat Ski Area — we are well on the way to becoming a more bike-friendly community.

Spoke Talk: Are you a fish?

Have you ever done a double take when you saw something that didn’t make sense? It happened to me the other morning as I was riding into town in the wide shoulder along U.S. Highway 40. I looked ahead and could not believe what I was seeing.

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