406: For Beginners

As winter wraps itself around our curvy natural state, we are compelled to accessorize with an arsenal of winter gear. Dusting off those Sorels gives me an odd sense of pleasure, as if I am unholstering a life saving piece of integral warfare…

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Climb On

There was a time I considered myself a totally “radical” climber – too cool even for myself.  I’m a female first of all, only 4’11’’ and there I was excelling at this extreme sport that was completely challenging both physically and…

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Master the Mountain Program

Big Sky Resort Snowsports School is proud to offer the Master the Mountain Program for its 14th season this winter.  This popular ski program, designed to focus on skiing “off piste” powder, moguls, glades, and ungroomed terrain, will be…

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When the Rubber Hits the Ice

As autumn’s crisp morning air sets in and stirs the blood while you furiously pedal to warm up, the thought enters one’s head that this is one of the most exhilarating times of year to be on a bike. The colors stimulate the eye as well as the…

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Grand Theft Bicycle

Bozeman, Montana. Small town, friendly people, very little crime and an abundance of generosity. Who would ever think their possessions would be in danger of getting stolen? After all, can’t a person still be hung for horse theft in…

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Preparing for the Ride

Brian Menkhaus The trails are finally drying up, beckoning riders to set out upon another season of muscle-straining, shin-smashing, dirt-eating thrills. The self-imposed pains are a small price to pay for the joys and adventures found on two wheels…

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Bozeman Boulder Initiative

Julia Daigle Still skirted with snow capped mountains, Bozeman has begun to stretch its limbs, with spring deciding to don its bashful head. Locals have learned to tiptoe that fine line between winter and spring, with both seasons playing an…

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Hey Bikers: Don’t forget you ARE Traffic

Brian Menkhaus You have a bike? Good for you. Now learn to ride it. What I don’t mean is screaming around corners, hopping between lanes and blowing away all traffic laws with a flip of your fingerless-gloved hand. You ARE traffic. You actually DO…

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Bike Month: It’s Time to Fix it Up

Brian Menkhaus It’s that time again. Winter has released its icy grip and allowed the sun to once again warm our faces, lure us outside, and tease us with weather perfect for biking. And, as always, it pukes another twelve inches after all the…

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