How To… Survive & Enjoy a Broncos Game at Mile High Stadium

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Last year, we spent a lot of time at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. This year was totally different; thanks to a friend passing along 4 tickets, we were able to see one Bronco’s game – Broncos Vs. Raiders in Game 10. Oddly enough, we saw the Broncos play the Raiders last year; maybe we should just start a tradition?

Games can be frustrating, and for many more reasons beyond terrible runs and hurt players. We recognize this, and made a list of Helpful Hints & Tips for when you, your family, and friends head down to Mile High Stadium to watch the Broncos play. Of course, a lot of these can be applied to any sports game or concert viewing…

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Congratulations – the Skiboard Season has Begun

We’ve only been out twice this season, but both times have been awesome!

Our first time out, we headed to Breckenridge to teach our friend, Jeff, how to snowboard. An avid skier, Jeff was ready to change it up. Luckily for us, he was going doing the hill by the end of the day! If you’re thinking of teaching a friend, bring ’em to Breck – their beginner’s area is top notch, easy to get to, and not super crowded.

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Jeff learning how to snowboard. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Kat smiling for the camera while we head back down to the parking lot in the gondola. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Learning how to snowboard can be rough, but Jeff learned how to fall with grace. Left: Steve, Right: Jeff. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

Yesterday, we headed to Keystone, which was pretty good. Great weather, that’s for sure! Unfortunately, the snow felt pretty packed like we’re used to back in Michigan, which called for some sketchy areas. We’re excited to head back after this upcoming Tuesday when it looks like there will be more snow.

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Riding up the Peru Express. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Enjoying our second day out of the season at Keystone. Top Left: Kirsten. Top Right: Steve. Below, looking part of the way down the 3.5 mile long run of Schoolmarm. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Keystone wasn’t too terribly busy, which was great! Stopping for lunch wasn’t rushed or crowded. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Beautiful Keystone. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

Steve hit Beaver Creek last Thursday and it was all powder with no one there. Just a reminder – try to use your Epic Pass during the week when the traffic is at a minimum both on the roads and the slopes!

Happy 2014 – 2015 Skiboard season to all of our friends, near and far. Can’t wait to see all of your shredding pictures.

How To… Store Bikes for Efficiency

We live in a one-bedroom apartment in Cap Hill. It’s definitely not the smallest, but really… how huge do 1 bedroom apartments get?

We have 4 bicycles and 1 frame currently, thanks to our two newest editions from State Bicycle Co’s Black Friday “Mystery Bike Sale”. Steve and I each paid $300, provided our size requirements, and had two random bikes shipped to us. Merry Christmas to US. 

Our savior has been this bad boy:

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Racor Pro PLB-2R Two-Bike Gravity Freestanding Bike Stand ($49.95 US + shipping). Check it out on Amazon.com by clicking on the photo. Photo Credit: Amazon.com, 2014

Keep in mind that it’s rated for 2 bicycles, however we have stacked 4 on it and all is well. We have the heaviest bikes on the bottom, the blue bike (“Devil in a Blue Dress”) weighing in at just under 30 pounds. Total weight on the rack right now, 4 bikes total, is about 100 lbs; maybe slightly over.

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Space is key in a one-bedroom. This rack makes that possible with 4 bikes! Photo Credit: Steve Mercer, 2014.

There are tons of racks that can actually mount flesh against the wall, however these are usually single bike mounts and typically cost more than the Racor Pro pictured above. Cool thing about the single, hand-crafted bike mounts is that they’re definitely more stylish, and can be made from recycled materials. We like how some of them have little mini shelving units for your gear, again catering to people who need that efficiency factor.

We found this cool item on Etsy, made by a Colorado company:

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Handcrafted Wall Mounted Bike Rack, made form recycled materials by RackandCycle ($119 US + shipping). Check them out on Etsy by clicking the pic. Photo Credit: RackandCycle, 2014.

We usually hang our helmets and gear on the handles of the bike, or store in our bike bags in the closet or beneath the bikes.

Outside can get pretty sketchy for us downtown, so we prefer the indoors where our bicycles can be kept safe and sound. How do you usually store your bikes? Any companies you love grabbing gear from? Share your awesomeness with us.

If you’re into bikes, check out our site for more bike events, gear, and activities.

Wish for Wheels – Helping Kids Through the Joy of Bicycles

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Learn more about Wish for Wheels by clicking on this photo and checking out their Facebook page. Photo Credit: Wish for Wheels Facebook Page, 2014.

Here at DenverSpeax, we’re extremely interested and intrigued by how bicycles have continuously strengthened this Denver community. We’ve written a ton about bicycling events (like Royal Rush), shops (like DBC), and even groups (She Devils) that really give back… but what about the kids? Continue reading

DenverSpeax + I Get Down = Save 10%

We’ve partnered with I Get Down Clothing & Apparel as part of their “Pro” program, becoming stewards for this awesome brand.

I Get Down stands for what we believe in – getting down on all of the things you’re passionate about and love in life. What better way to promote that and the IGD philosophy than wearing their super comfy and awesomely designed gear?

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Check out a new release: Beanies! Pictured is the newest Pom Beanie in BUCKIN’ BRONCO – $28. Click on the photo to check out their site. Photo Credit: http://www.igetdownco.com.

Use Promo Code DENVERSPEAX and save 10% on your IGD purchase while supporting another local, small business right here in Colorado.  Continue reading

Light it Up: Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light

Super sad that Chihuly is gone? Don’t fret, friends! With the holidays upon us, the Denver Botanic Gardens turns into a beautiful, sparkling spectacle of light throughout the grounds.

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Photo Credit: Denver Botanic Gardens website. Click on the photo to check out more info on the Denver Botanic Gardens!

Check out the new displays this year at the York location Botanic Gardens; bring the family and weave throughout the lights sipping hot drinks and munching on seasonal snacks. Instead of bustling around shopping malls stressing out over the holidays, relax and unwind with friends and family ENJOYING the holidays at the Botanic Gardens! Read more for Dates, Times, & Cost Continue reading

30 % OFF: Get Crafty for Christmas: Make 12 Gifts in 4 hours

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Use 30% off code until Wednesday Night for Share Denver’s Holiday Craft Workshop: WRKSHP30. Click on the photo to be re-directed.

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We know.

You promise yourself every year that you will hand-make your holiday wares, and this year was no exception. Feel yourself falling a little short on the gift-giving quota?

No worries – Share Denver‘s got you covered with their Holiday Craft Workshop.

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On December 6th from from 1 – 5 pm MST, join Share Denver‘s nicest and most awesome instructors to create gifts that you’re PROUD to give to those you love. 

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