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Why You Need A New Bike NOW!

Why You Need A New Bike NOW!


“They say money can’t buy you happiness. But, they’re wrong.

Because it can buy you a new bike and nothing will make you happier. I know because I just bought one.”
Read Jesse’s in-depth reasoning & buying process behind her newest, two-wheeled best friend, on TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.

BootDoctors: Why You Need A New Bike Now!

“The (Boot)Doctor is in the House” is a series from beloved family-owned and operated outdoor retailer BootDoctors to share the power of mountain life: adventure, style, gear, and community. Here the good guys always get to ski powder and bag summits and the sunset is always spectacular.

2017 M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

2017 M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan


M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

Woop Woop! 60 Day Training Plan! Start by getting on your bike for an hour today!
Check out the full regimen & details below!
Also, to register, CLICK HERE!

M2D 60 day training plan!

Only 60 days until this year’s Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride. The after-ride party will include a grand feed and finish at the Gateway Canyons Resort, swimming, spa, live music and a silent auction. Register now! Start Times: Telluride riders will start promptly at 7:00 AM, Norwood riders will start at 8:00 AM.

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

We share our tips with aspiring runners below.

But first, we invite you to participate (or to cheer on racers) in the upcoming Taos Ski Valley race!


BootDoctors is pleased to be a sponsor of the:




 – The Race –

This 10K mountain course is a challenge to body, mind and spirit. This scenic climb ascends peaks with views of Kachina and Wheeler Peaks.

Feel the energy of the mountains surge through you as you test your limits and rejoice in recreating in the outdoors.




People ask us, “What is the best shoe for trail running?” the answer is always the same, “The shoe that best matches your foot, your goals, the terrain you run and your personal running style.”

In other words it is never a one shoe fits all solution. That’s why we recommend you try on several shoes and take a walk or run for a while in the store.

Talk with a professional shoe fitter like the pros at BootDoctors who can examine your feet, legs and body physiology.

Customize your shoes with custom footbeds. About 75% of all people either over or under pronate, causing motion, strain, blisters, wear and tear.

A custom molded footbed holds your foot in the ideal position through gait and helps with comfort and performance.

Many shy away from investing in custom orthotics because of the hefty price tag of upwards of $400 to $600.

Custom athletic footbeds such as those made America’s Best Bootfitters at BootDoctors at $199 are a bargain.

If you purchase footbeds with a shoe purchase you enjoy a discounted price of $139. What a bargain for comfortable feet and longevity of your running enjoyment!

BootDoctors offers custom footbed services by appointment. Call today for yours! 575-776-2489.



Even if you weren’t running a rugged race up the mountain, New Mexico air is so dry you need extra hydration for daily living.

Hydration is the key for comfort and performance in trail running. Experts recommend you pre-hydrate by drinking up to 20 fl. Oz. about 2 hours prior to your run.

Then it is advised not to chug large quantities but to maintain a regular interval of hydration during your run, or 5-10 fl. oz. every 15-20 minutes.

Finished the race? Before you celebrate with a stein of frothy malted beverage, be sure to flush through 16-24 fl. oz. of water for every pound lost while running.

You may wonder, “How can I carry that much water?” Water weighs a lot, so the best plan is to carry a lightweight carrier, such as the Camelbak Quick Stow Chill Flask.

This lightweight, collapsible flask keeps your water cold 2X longer. The extra-wide mouth also makes it easy to refill on the fly, especially if you’re adding ice or drink mixes.

The classic one-piece silicone bite valve offers a durable user friendly drinking interface. The Quick Stow Chill conveniently holds 500 ml (17oz) of water.


Don’t forget the electrolytes. Water alone is not enough to keep your body hydrated and performing well.

Electrolytes are essential. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are the four major electrolytes that maintain the body’s fluid balance.

Use a drink powder in your water or take electrolyte pills. Salt pills will not do the trick!



Mountains have their own sometime unpredictable weather and your body temperature may vary greatly on the uphill vs the downhill journey.

Wearing layers that are easily added or shed is the smart way to regulate your body’s temperature.

Materials that wick away sweat and moisture while keeping you cozy are the best choice.

Start with your feet again. Your socks can make or break a run.

Smartwool PhD series mesh venting keeps your feet cool; their engineered fit system keeps the sock from moving and causing blisters;

their indestructawool technology guarantees these are the most comfortable and durable socks you will ever run in!



Go ahead and sweat, but don’t sweat the small stuff. Breath deep and enjoy the energy that the mountain is offering you.

Notice the wildflowers. And for sure, don’t forget to look up! You are in one of the most beautiful places on the planet surrounded by other passionate outdoors people.

Relish the camaraderie. Encourage each other. Smile even when you feel the burn. It’s so great to be alive!

We will be cheering you on at the Taos Up and Over. Come in soon to get set up for success in your trail running.

BOOTDOCTORS’ HAWKEYE JOHNSON: Why Does A Pirate Take The Hiking Trail?

BOOTDOCTORS’ HAWKEYE JOHNSON: Why Does A Pirate Take The Hiking Trail?



Because he’s got a big Heaaaaart for helping others!


Hawkeye Johnson is a beloved hiking guide for the BootDoctors in Summer and a ski instructor for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in Winter. He is also the creative mind behind , an organization with a mission “To provide support to adaptive organizations and individuals through financial aid, outdoor experiences and film making meant to inspire people of all abilities.”


The GoHawkeye Foundation believes that the power of sports and recreation is essential to the quality of life by helping to develop confidence, independence and good health through physical and mental strength. These benefits are especially important for those living with a disability.  He is also co-producer of films about adaptive sports with Craig Stein. Their films showcase people overcoming disabilities and reaching their goals through active lifestyles and outdoor adventures.



Hawkeye is a TWO TIME triple crown trail hiker. THE TRIPLE CROWN AWARD is recognition of the dedication, commitment, and achievement of those who have completed the three major National Scenic Trails; the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. ALDHA-West is the only organization that officially recognizes the accomplishment of these few intrepid hikers.


On July 23, Hawkeye is taking to the trail again, raising funds for GOHAWKEYE.ORG


This time Hawkeye is a trail blazer, hiking a brand new route in the San Juans of Colorado. The 250 mile, 5 week route starts in Telluride, Colorado and winds through the mountains of SW Colorado.


Hawkeye is looking for volunteers who are adventurous! Join him on a stretch, shuttle people to the trail, help him resupply in towns or maybe even host a trailside barbeque. The more the merrier. This 250 mile, five week hike begins in Mountain Village/Telluride and extends around the San Juan Volcanic field in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.


Hawkeye is calling this route the, GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. It’s being invented and pioneered by him, so it’s sure to go down in history as a classic trail. There will be many opportunities to participate along the way so join up today! Contact him at or call 970-519-1439.


You can volunteer to hike with Hawkeye for part of the journey, shuttle folks, resupply or help fundraiser by: CLICKING HERE.  Also, follow Hawkeye on his trip through: HIS HIKING JOURNALS.



GoHawkeye Sports Equipment Grants help applicants acquire outdoor sports equipment. Awards are based on funds available at the time of the awards cycle. Applicants are evaluated by essay content, financial need, and complete personal/general information as well as answering any follow up questions. Find out more by: CLICKING HERE.


The latest Go Hawkeye Giveaway partnership with ESI Ergonomic Solutions is the Kids Wildcat Handcycle Contest. Open to kids age 6-11, this is an essay contest (parents can help) to win a Wildcat handcycle, custom built by ReActive Adaptations. Bike builder Jake O’Connor designed this unique off road handcycle especially made for a young “wildcat” to rip on mountain bike trails.





Like to dress up as a pirate? Join Bob and Penelope at the Annual Pirates of Telluride Buccaneers Ball Saturday July 15, 7 pm to midnight at the Telluride Elks Lodge.



What’s the tie in between Adaptive sports and pirates? “Piracy represents a romanticized form of escapism, freed from the constraints of modern society. People living with the constraints of a disability are trying to find some freedom. Participation in adaptive sports helps make this happen.”


Join Penelope and Bob in dressing up for a cause with Hawkeye and the Pirates of Telluride for fundraising and fundraising!

YOUR INNER ATHLETE: Never Let Success Go To Your Head

YOUR INNER ATHLETE: Never Let Success Go To Your Head


Never Let Success Go To Your Head

Dr. Haley Perlus shares her sport and exercise psychology that we can all apply to our lives to keep us confident, motivated, and focused.
Check out the video & full article from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.

Your Inner Athlete: Never Let Success Go To Your Head

We first met Dr. Haley Perlus at the Telluride WOW Festival. We asked if she would share her pearls with out readers. Haley’s advice tends to apply equally to sports – and to life in general.

GET A GUIDE: The Truth About Mountain Biking In Telluride & Taos

GET A GUIDE: The Truth About Mountain Biking In Telluride & Taos


GET A GUIDE: The Truth About Mountain Biking In Telluride & Taos

The trails are calling. Check out the awesome mountain bike opportunities around Telluride & Taos.
See the full details in the article below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
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The Truth About Mountain Biking in Telluride: Get a Guide

“The (Boot)Doctor is in the House” is a series from beloved Telluride retailer BootDoctors, The subject is mountain lore and stories in which the good guys always gets to ski powder or bag summits. The Big Idea is to share the power of mountain life: style, gear, community and community outreach, and adventures of all kind.