I’ve spent 11 years in Steamboat, ridden thousands of miles around Routt county, and yet still there are dirt roads untouched and interesting routes schemed up but yet to be ridden. Our home here in Routt County sits in the corner
SIMPSON—The Classic Edition 2017 words// AUGUSTUS FARMER photography// IAN WALTON With Le Tour in full swing this is a pretty timely piece on the simple machine that is a traditional road bike. Being traditional doesn’t make it any less special,
Butch Boucher president of Moots (r) presents Marsha Daughenbaugh president of the CAA (l) a check for $5,000.00 raised by the Ranch Rally. A few photos here and links below to massive galleries taken during the day of the Ranch Rally. The clean up is done, the signs put away and the hay is being cut, but the buzz of the 4th Annual Moots Colorado Ranch Rally remains.
The week has come and gone and after last weekend I started thinking about how as cyclists there are phases of riding this that and the other…..road bikes, mountain bikes, cyclocross and now gravel bikes. We’ve been here before as riders….we love to ride no matter what the industry or marketing people might call that riding….
Towards the end of Fly Gulch is a cow pond that is home to the “other” Northwest Colorado gator. Mr. Moots loves to visit this spot….you know….”family time”. We’ve just past under 8 weeks to go until we host our 4th Annual Moots-Colorado Ranch Rally! The event is just about sold out, if you hurry you may still be able to get in.
Cobbles, wind, bergs, cheeseburgers and Moots titanium. What do all of these have in common? BELGIUM. Our International Sales Director Matt Alford……..
Back to our normal programing…..Our Weekend update resumes and finds us encountering a Colorado spring…..warmer temperatures, rising rivers, dry dirt roads and trips west to find open single track. A cast of characters makes up the whole here at Moots….these are just some of them:
Late last week we got out for a little dirt road jam during lunch. Shot with a new GoPro Kama gimbal stick…makes for smooth shooting on rough surfaces. The Airport Loop is our go-to 20 mile lap. Some of this is on the Ranch Rally route that is coming our way in June of this year. Fun to ride with work mates and even get in a friendly sprint with a local rancher.
Mat Barlow has been in and around the bike industry since he was in diapers and is now partner in our Boulder, Colorado dealer, VECCHIO’S BICICLETTERIA. He was kind enough to give us a little insight into his Baxter after he’s put some serious time on it. The versatility of the Baxter allows him to switch between a faster rolling Compass tire on a Mavic Crossmax wheel set to a wide Derby rim with 50mm Clements mounted. What’s your route today? Switch wheel set and you are gone! words & photos by: MAT BARLOW—-BAXTER IN A NUT SHELL…..if that’s possible. MOOTS: Give us a little background of you and bikes…..
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Join The Cycling House for the annual MOOTS OWNERS CAMP in Tucson, AZ. Escape the grips of winter and log a week of miles in the beautiful Tucson sun. Fully supported rides each day, Moots demos available, Moots staff on hand to share ride experiences and insight to the company.
Join us in Hartford, Connecticut February 16th-18th for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. New England has a long history around cycling and it is only fitting that NAHBS makes a stop in Hartford to celebrate the handcrafted bicycle.
Save the date! We are planning our 5th Annual Moots Colorado Ranch Rally for June 16th, 2018. This fund raiser for The Community Ag Alliance is a staple of the Yampa Valley. Come ride 50+ miles of beautiful gravel roads that wind through centennial ranches in ROUTT COUNTY. Registration will open in early February!