Finally. Seems like it always takes longer than I think it should to take a good look through whatever photos I bring back from whatever event. This time around, between Sunday, Aug. 19 and now, I’ve manage to lose the list of names and bib numbers that should have helped me to identify the riders … Read more
And now for something completely different … Despite the Monty Python comedy sketches likely called to mind for most people by that phrase, I tend to think of climbing in Montana. Either way, everyone ends up smiling. Anyway, when I let some of my favorite climbs in the Last Best Place run through my mind, … Read more
It’s not exactly the Tour de France, but a bike race is a bit more fun to watch in person. Here are a few photos from Saturday’s second stage time trial and Sunday’s third stage criterium that I collected en route to a couple of stories (find those HERE and HERE). And here’s a note … Read more
With the Bohart Bash making its earliest appearance on the Montana schedule in recent memory and the Tour de Bozeman following quickly on its heels, it’s a busy week of biking in the Gallatin Valley. Here are a few more photos from the past weekend, and the story is HERE.
I’d be lying if I said it was a shame. But, when I try to talk about climbing at Avalanche Gulch, most people around these parts think I’m describing the little chossy towers standing on either side of a certain ski run at Bridger Bowl. They could be imagining something further from the truth, just … Read more
“So we were kind of joking, it’s kind a like a finer quality whiskey. You know, our bourbon.” That’s how Tom Kingsbury, a Homestake Pass bouldering pioneer, described the Northern Bourbons area during the first annual Butte Bouldering Bash. Having climbed down the road at Whiskey (Gulch), I have to agree with him. And, if … Read more
Somehow it only seems fitting that the season finale for collegiate skiing should be accompanied by blue skies, sunshine and spring conditions. And despite the snow falling on either side, that’s what the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships got. If you missed the action, the stories are here: – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day … Read more
It’s kind of funny that in a big ol’ state like this one there would be two climbing areas with the initials N.B., within a couple hundred miles of each other. It’s a little weird there would be two with the same initials, period. But anyway, at the Northern Bourbouns – across the dirt road … Read more
As the name might imply, Big Sky Country covers a lot of space. And a lot of miles of road. Here are a few glimpses of the stretches between Bozeman and Helena – from both sides of the Bridger Mountains – and the Paradise Valley, most taken from the passenger seat by Lyra Leigh-Nedbor. -SF … Read more
It’s kind of like the hole-in-the-wall gem that most people find an easy excuse to avoid.