Latest Outdoor and Cycling Deals

February 18th, 2013

With Presidents weekend many cycling and outdoor stores are running deals. Many of these sales have great deals on winter gear as they make room for spring gear. Spring may be coming but at least here in Colorado we will hopefully will be getting some more snow.

Here are links to some of the deals. You can also search nearly 80 stores here on to find the best deal on the gear you need.


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Burton Modern Snowboard Boots with Burton Escapade Snowboard Bindings
Burton Modern Snowboard Boots with Burton Escapade Snowboard Bindings
Regular Price: $569.90
$208.90 on sale
Burton Women's Burton x Frye Boa Snowboard Boot
Burton Women's Burton x Frye Boa Snowboard Boot
Regular Price: $499.95
$349.99 on sale
Burton B By Burton Roosevelt Bomber Snowboard Jacket
Burton B By Burton Roosevelt Bomber Snowboard Jacket
Regular Price: $179.95
$62.95 on sale

Black Friday Outdoor and Cycling Gear Deals 2012

November 22nd, 2012

Here’s a list of outdoor and cycling related deals for Black Friday and through the weekend to Cyber Monday. Some of the deals are already available and some are just on Black Friday or Cyber Monday so check the details.

A couple big deals are 40% off regular priced items and 20% off sale items at Konasports and up to 30% off at Sierra Trading Post. See list below for coupon codes. The list is alphabetical by store name.

Altrec is running a few different sales through 11/28/12 with up to 70% off and includes free 2-day shipping on $50+ orders.

Bike Nashbar

Take an extra 20% off orders over $50 including bikes and frames through Sunday with code 72635. Some exclusions. Free shipping on Monday and Tuesday with code 43841 on orders over $25.

Climb High

25% off Rab, Patagonia, Brooks Range & ISIS. 20% Off All Ice Climbing Gear. Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Deals run Thursday through Monday.


Spend $125 and Get $25 OFF Your Next Order & Free Shipping. Offer Expires 11/26 at Midnight.


15% Off Sitewide on Snowboard and Ski Apparel and Accessories and More.


Equipe Sport


Save up to 50% on The North Face + Free Shipping over $75. Good through 12/1/12.


Up to 80% off bike and outdoor gear.

Half-Moon Outfitters

Save an Extra 20% Off Select The North Face Items through 12/3 while supplies last, with promo code: tnfsale. Free Shipping on orders over $49!


Jenson USA

Lots of great bike and bike accessory deals.


Get 40% of regular priced with coupon code BCW40 and 20% off sale items with code BCW20. Excludes UGG, Oakley and Nixon . Free 2 day priority shipping in the US excluding oversize items. Click here to visit Konasports.


Save 20% on almost everything at Moosejaw. No code necessary! Deal excludes some brands. Ends 11/25/12.


30% Off Cycling Apparel – Jerseys, Jackets & More! Sale runs through Monday.

Performance Bikes

Door busters in every category including bikes. Take an extra 20% off items other than door busters and bikes. Ends Sunday. $20 off orders over $100 on Monday.

Peter Glenn

Extra 20% off sale items on Monday with coupon code CYBMON12. Excludes skis, ski boots and ski bindings.


Up to 70% Off Snowboards, Skis, Outerwear, and much more through Monday. Click here to see.

Real Cyclist

Biggest Sale of the Season – Up to 50% Off thousands of bike items.


Save on Gear with REI’s Cyber Monday Deals! Online only at Save 50% on all REI Brand Outerwear for Men, Women, Kids on Friday only.

Rock Creek

Sierra Trading Post

Soul Poles

Get 20% off custom ski poles and free shipping with coupon code cybersoul.

Tahoe Mountain Sports

30% Off All Patagonia Clothing for Black Friday-Cyber Monday AND Get Free Shipping Too. Ends Monday. Also check their sale page.

The Clymb

Get the best prices of the year Monday only. Expires 11/27/2012 At 8:00AM PST.


20% Off Almost Everything for Running, Cycling & Swimming + Free Shipping over $75 w/ code: BLACKFRIDAY20. Ends Monday night.

The North Face Nacio Fleece Jacket (For Men)
The North Face Nacio Fleece Jacket (For Men)
Regular Price: $110.00
$79.95 on sale
The North Face Canyonwall Jacket Fleece
The North Face Canyonwall Jacket Fleece
Regular Price: $99.00
$74.95 on sale
The North Face Foundation Fleece Jacket Men's
The North Face Foundation Fleece Jacket Men's
Price: $129.95

Backcountry Ski Film Solitaire Screening

January 12th, 2012

Nick Waggoner and Zac Ramras spent the better part of two years on foot, horseback, and ski-skins travelling between some of South America’s most desolate mountains. The end product of their effort, Solitaire, is perhaps the most stunning ski film ever shot. The film features 31 different skiers and snowboarders, two of whom, Arne Backstrom and Kip Garre, passed away during production. Solitaire was selected for the Banff and Mountain Film Festival, and won IF3 Festival’s Best Cineomatography Award.

Outside Magazine is showing the backcountry ski film Solitaire on their website tonight, January 12th, 2012 at 6 PM MST. Head over to this page to see it. Join a live chat at 7 PM MST with filmmaker Nick Waggoner and skiers Kim Havell and Stephan Drake.

K2 Schi Devil Telemark Skis Women's 2009
K2 Schi Devil Telemark Skis Women's 2009
Regular Price: $525.00
$159.90 on sale
K2 She's Piste Telemark Skis Women's 2007
K2 She's Piste Telemark Skis Women's 2007
Regular Price: $489.00
$109.90 on sale
T4 Telemark Boot
T4 Telemark Boot
Regular Price: $398.95
$199.48 on sale

Bike and Outdoor Gear Deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday

November 25th, 2011

Update: 2012 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Bike and Outdoor Deals

Alli Sports
On Black Friday they are offering 20% off all orders (including sale items) plus free ground shipping with code turkeys. Then on Cyber Monday they’ll have 30% off all regular price items plus free ground shipping with coupon code interweb.
Black Friday Sale at – Up To 50% off plus Free 2-Day Shipping On Orders Over $50.

Bike Nashbar
Take 20% extra off orders over $50 including bikes and frames on Black Friday only. Use coupon code 48572. Some exclusions apply.

At’s Black Friday Sale you can save up to 70% OFF with some great Door Buster Deals! Awesome savings on climbing gear, footwear, gloves, tents, packs, clothing and much more! Plus 15-20% OFF 20,000 items sitewide! And to top it off, these sale prices will be good through Monday.

Department of Goods
Black Friday they will have 100′s of items at least 60% off. For Cyber Monday they will have 72 items 72% off for 72 hours.

DogFunk’s Black Friday sale includes deep discounts of Up to 50% across 1,000′s of products. Plus they have FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING on $50 orders.

Eastern Mountain Sports
Take 20% Off (Almost) Everything at through Monday.

Get An Additional 15% Off Complete Bikes At Use Coupon Code 15BM At Checkout. Expires 11/28/2011 At 11:59PM MST.

Half Moon Outfitters
Half Moon Outfitters is having a large sale on such brands as Patagonia, Smartwool, Marmot, Arc’Teryx, Horny Toad, Columbia Sportswear, and Mountain Hardwear. Hurry Sale ends on 11/29/11! Free shipping on items over $49! Also get 20% off on Smartwool Hats, Scarves, and Gloves when you enter the promo code wooliscool through 12/6/11.

30% off all black product and 15% off everything else plus free shipping. Black Friday Only. Cyber Monday Special – Save 20% on all items in the Icebreaker Gift Guide. Plus FREE SHIPPING on all orders! Valid from 12:01 am EST 11/28 until 11:59pm PST 11/28. This offer cannot be combined with other coupons, discounts or promotions.

Jenson USA
Killer deals on bikes and accessories at Jenson USA through Monday.

KonaSports has 16% off bmx bikes with code XMASBMX16, 40% off apparel, sunglasses and watches that aren’t on sale with code BF40SALE and 30% off all sale items with code BF30SALE (excludes over sized).

LeftLane Sports
50% Off Ahnu Hiking Footwear And Trail Running Shoes. Ends 11/30.

Take 30% Off All Vibram FiveFingers Running Shoes at through 11/27. No code needed. Get free Moosejaw e-Gift Card with any item over $99 with coupon code FREEGC. Some brands excluded. Ends 12/4.

Mountains Plus
Thanks-Gearing Sale UP TO 40% OFF at Mountains Plus. Expires 11/30!

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Monday get 30% Off All Patagonia At Nantahala Outdoor Center. Add Items To Cart To See The Discount Applied. Expires 11/28/2011 At 11:59PM EST.

Outdoor DIVAS
Receive 20% off ALL PrAna.

Performance Bike
20% off almost everything until 2 PM on Black Friday. Excludes Black Friday deals and outlet bikes.

Monday get $20 off purchases of $100 or more. No code needed.

Pro Board Shop
Take an Additional 10% Off All Skullcandy Heaphones & Earbuds at with coupon code skullcandy10 on Monday. Shop for Up to 70% Off.

River Sports Outfitters
20% off Cascade Designs-Therm-A-Rest, MSR, Seal-Line, Platypus and Tracks and 30% off Mountain Hardwear Kelvinator Jackets. Good through Monday.

Rock/Creek Outfitters
15-50% off at Rock/Creek’s Hiking & Camping Sale plus FREE Shipping over $49.
20% off skiing and snowboarding accessories through Monday. Some exclusions.

Summit Online
20% off skiing and snowboarding accessories through Monday. Some exclusions.

Tahoe Mountain Sports
Get 10-30% off all the new Patagonia Jackets, Pants and Fleece. Sale ends Monday 11/28 at midnight.

TriVillage is kicking off the Holiday Season with a 20% Sale from today through Monday, November 28th at midnight. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to save 20% on hundreds of popular gift items for swimmers, cyclists, runners and triathletes.

If you need some gift ideas, I have gift guides from last couple years and most of the items will still make great gifts. I plan on posting updated gift ideas soon.

Vasque Men's Breeze III Goretex
Vasque Men's Breeze III Goretex
Price: $179.99
Byron GoreTex Jacket Men's
Byron GoreTex Jacket Men's
Regular Price: $129.95
$71.47 on sale
Vasque Women's Breeze III Goretex
Vasque Women's Breeze III Goretex
Price: $179.99

Wolf Creek Pass Wins Race to Open for 2011

October 9th, 2011

Wolf Creek Ski Opening

The Wolf Creek Ski area got dumped with over 40 inches of snow in an early season snow so they decided to open for skiing yesterday. That made them the first ski area in the US open for skiing and it’s the earliest they’ve opened. They’ll be open through tomorrow October 10th and then plan to be open again for next week.

Loveland and A-Basin, long time rivals for being the first ski area in the US to open, said they may not have been the first this year but when they open they’ll be staying open.

Check out the article on OutThereColorado and also their photos.

Black Diamond Boundary 107 Skis
Black Diamond Boundary 107 Skis
Regular Price: $879.95
$679.95 on sale
Black Diamond Boundary 115 Skis
Black Diamond Boundary 115 Skis
Regular Price: $899.95
$699.95 on sale
Black Diamond Drift Skis
Black Diamond Drift Skis
Regular Price: $778.95
$350.95 on sale

Colorado Avalanche Alert

May 9th, 2011

Peru Creek Avalanche April 30, 2011

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Colorado Geological Survey have issued an avalanche alert:

“Public, fieldworkers, recreationalists cautioned that unusually heavy snowpack could spark larger, stronger avalanches in uncommon locations. Unusually deep snowpack in parts of Colorado’s northern and central mountains has the potential to produce dangerous avalanches in pathways that may not have run in decades, and that may run farther than they have in recent memory.”

Many monitoring sites are recording snowpack levels of more than 160 percent of average, with some with levels well over 200 percent of an average year.

An example of this hazard occurred April 30, when an unusually large and destructive avalanche struck the Peru Creek drainage near the town of Montezuma in Summit County. This avalanche destroyed large, 100-plus year-old trees as well as a high-voltage tower that was installed in the late 1970’s. This was an isolated event, but an indication of what is possible this spring.

In addition, the Colorado Geological Survey warns that the heavy snowpack combined with a rapid warm-up could also lead to substantial mudslides and debris flows. For instance, similar conditions in 1984 led to more than 40 mudslides and debris flows in the Vail Valley. More information is available at Natural Resources Conservation Service with a map showing federal NRCS SNOTEL data on snowpack.
Backcountry advisories are available at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center through May 30.

-Deb Acord

Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Beacon
Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Beacon
Price: $489.95
BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon
BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon
Price: $335.00
ARVA Neo Avalanche Beacon
ARVA Neo Avalanche Beacon
Regular Price: $359.95
$251.96 on sale

10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2010

January 7th, 2011

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. I don’t make New Year resolutions but I’m looking forward to new adventures and goals in 2011.

As we move into the new year, let’s take a look back at the top 10 most viewed posts on UltraRob’s Adventures in 2010. Interestingly the top 3 spots were the same as in 2009.

10. Jure Robic Dies in Accident

Jure Robic, an amazing ultra endurance cyclist, was killed during a training accident on September 24th. Reportedly he was training for the Crocodile Trophy and hit a car head on while descending a narrow road through the forest near his home in Slovenia. He won the Race Across America 5 times, more than any other male.

9. Wyss Wins RAAM, Robic Drops Out!

This post is from 2009 when Jure Robic dropped out of RAAM with 54 miles to go because he and his crew felt that he was given penalties unfairly while Wyss wasn’t given penalties when they felt he should have.

8. Felony Charge for Racing Leadville 100 Without Entry

Wendy Lyall used Katie Brazelton’s entry in the 2009 Leadville 100. It may have gone unnoticed but Wendy finished 2nd in the 40-49 age group although she was 36. They were both charged with felonies although they plead guilty to lesser charges. At least one and maybe both of them lost their jobs because of it.

7. Leadville 100 Race Across the Sky Movie on DVD

The movie made of the 2009 Leadville 100 when Lance Armstrong won was released on DVD in the spring of 2010.

6. 100 Mile Mountain Bike Races 2010

A list of 100 mile mountain bike races for 2010. I plan on posting a list of 2011 dirty centuries soon.

5. What are Tree Wells and How Do They Kill Skiers?

Last winter within a couple weeks in 2 different cases a skier was found dead in tree wells. This post explains what tree wells are and how they can kill skiers.

4. Livestrong Tattoo

When I broke my derailleur cable in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the summer of 2009, I visited Rabbit Bike in Hill City to get a new one. The owner had a Livestrong tattoo on his calf.

3. Leadville 100 Mountain Bike FAQ

Since Lance Armstrong raced the Leadville 100 in 2008 and 2009 and the Race Across the Sky movie, there’s been a lot of interest in the race. The main Leadville 100 mountain bike FAQ page was the most popular but a couple of the sub posts also made it into the top 10. How to train for the Leadville 100 and the best bike for the Leadville 100 were in the top 10 but I grouped them with this post.

2. Garmin Edge 705 Review – First Impressions

After not having a GPS on my bike or a computer at all on my mountain bike, I upgraded to the cool Garmin Edge 705 a couple years ago. This post has my initial thoughts on it.

1. Top 5 Reasons Cyclists Shave Their Legs

The question I’m asked most about cycling is why do cyclists shave their legs. The 5 reasons I posted continue to be very popular. I also answer some questions in the Cyclist Leg Shaving Questions and Answers post.

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Free Skiing at Monarch Ski Resort

December 30th, 2010

Skiing at Monarch

A big thanks to Tim over at Pikes Peak Sports with hooking me up with a couple tickets to the Monarch Ski Area. I mainly ski in the backcountry, so I gave the tickets to my brother since he was in town for Christmas. He and his son skied at Monarch on Christmas Eve and the snow was great!

You can win Monarch tickets from Pikes Peak Sports. They are giving away a 4 pack of Monarch tickets every week through the end of the ski season. You can find all the details here.

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It’s Warren Miller time

November 4th, 2010

John Morrison in Antarctica

Four words: Penguins, pow pow and polar bears.  Or is that five words?  Whatever.

It’s one way to describe this year’s Warren Miller extravaganza.

Called “Wintervention,” this year’s ski film focuses on ski and board addicts who throw aside jobs, responsibilities, families, and finances in the pursuit of snow. Sure, the plot is a little thin, but it works because, after all, it’s November.

If you haven’t gotten tickets, you still can – it’s Friday and Saturday at the Pikes Peak Center (go to for more info). If you aren’t local, you can get dates for other locations here.

And if you haven’t been daydreaming about powder, this film will fuel your imagination and make you check the calendar for possible “sick days.” Vail Resorts and Telluride are featured prominently in this year’s show, but don’t look for freebies there – ticket holders will go home with buy one/get one offers at Steamboat, Winter Park and Crested Butte, along with a coupon for Colorado Ski & Golf. 

This is the 61st year for WM, but there’s no footage of Warren or his distinctive voice.  Miller sold his company in the 1980s to Warren Miller Entertainment.  Now, after considerable legal wrangling, the two are separate entities, with WME only owning Miller’s name in ski films and magazines and Miller himself relaunching the Warren Miller Company.

But that’s boring.  Let’s talk “Wintervention.”

As in previous years, the film crew travels the world, starting in Antarctica and ending in Norway, 500 miles from the North Pole. In between, there are jaunts to Austria and British Columbia, with a long visit at Vail Resorts and a loving tribute to Telluride.  Colorado’s ski legends feature prominently, with Chris Anthony and Chris Davenport getting the most screen time.  And Lindsey Vonn even makes an appearance, answering the burning question: what do ski racers do when they aren’t training?

You say you’re not a big mountain kind of person?  Heli-skiing isn’t on your to-do list?  You’ve never skied anywhere except Colorado?  Go for the penguins.

- Deb Acord

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Burton Modern Snowboard Boots with Burton Escapade Snowboard Bindings
Regular Price: $569.90
$208.90 on sale

Women’s Skis – Secrets Revealed

October 28th, 2010

Whether or not women’s skis differ from men’s skis has been a subject contemplated by ski consumers for a long time.  Over 20 years ago the reply was probably not—the difference was a layer of pastel paint and possibly a few fluffy, floral designs.  At least women looked as if they had their own ski, with ski companies pursuing women’s attraction  to panache.  Thankfully that has significantly changed across the years and women’s skis are now constucted to revolve around their distinct physiology.  And that makes all the difference in the world of women’s skiing, notably for the beginning and intermediate skier.

A Lady’s Ski Design Spins Round Her Center of Gravity

As it’s transparent to the naked eye, women boastfully display a different center of gravity than men.  In a woman the center drops lower around the hips, which pushes her weight backwards  and concentrates it closer to the tail end.  She has a tendency to lean back when skiing.  While a man’s center shifts above the navel where there exists more muscle bulk.   

Women’s skis are altered to adjust for this key dissimilarity.  Ski boots and bindings are fitted a couple of centimeters forward towards the ski tip. The waist of the ski is also moved forward resulting in a shorter, lighter tip. And a woman’s ski is designed for more responsiveness  making it easier for her to initiate quick, concise turns.   Altogether these adjustments  result in better performance and easier execution.  

Women weigh less and aren’t as tall as men. So their skis are made with lightweight materials for less fatigue on the hills.  A women’s ski line provides a wider range of short lengths and with the new developments today you don’t have to compromise steadiness and speed.  Enjoying the hobby in comfort is also critical to women resulting in boots that are built less stiff.

Women’s Skis are Designed on Technology

The brand name manufacturers of women’s skis such as Salomon appreciate these key dissimilarities, and build skis to help women experience  a comfortable glide  with high execution and ease.  The front runners in the ski trade  during the past several years have invested  a lot of effort, time and money on research and technology in order to present unique skis that accommodate the female physique .  Then women specific modifications  for each ski classification and level are extensively tested by women, on site, with  a full range of expertise. 

Yes There is a Difference

No matter what your skill level, from trainee to pro, or passion—discovering new mountain terrain, demolishing the parks, speeding for the prize or maybe you favor something a little more relaxing like a nice downhill jog–you will find brand name skis crafted to accommodate your unique anatomy and desires. With all this information, it is easy to figure out a woman’s physique fashions all the difference. Whether snow skis are different between the genders, the reply is absolutely and it’s all packed by research not powdery fluff.

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