Dale Strode

Position: Herald Sports Writer

Email: dstrode@durangoherald.com

Former ballerina keeps dancing on bicycle pedals

Another national cyclocross championship – for a ballerina.No kidding.Shannon Gibson of Durango – you’ve probably seen her at Bread or Bakers Bridge or somewhere about town riding her bicycle –...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Lauren Hall shares a passion for U.S. cycling

Listening to Lauren Hall talk about cycling is like listening to author/historian Shelby Foote talk about the Siege of Vicksburg – accent and all.And it’s not because Hall hails from that same...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Hairy times for collegiate mountain bikers

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. – Collegiate mountain bike racing is a hairy sport.And we’re not just talking about legs here.We’re talking hairy, high-speed, downhill racing. We’re talking hairy, tricky, turny,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Durango’s Wells plans a move up to marathon rides

Todd Wells might be on to something.When the professional mountain biker returned to Durango from London last summer after competing in his third Olympic Games, Wells said he planned to move on to...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Hardrock much more than a race for trail runners

Lost in the thousands of miles covered by runners in the 2012 Hardrock 100 is the fact that 98 of the 140 starters finished the arduous mountain test.All of those 98 runners had to finish the...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Bicycle cowboy gets back in the saddle

What does every good cowboy do when he is bucked off his horse?He gets back on, right?Meet Gaige Sippy.A modern-day Durango bicycle cowboy if ever there was one, Sippy is back on his “horse” after...

DATE: June 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Fort Lewis cyclist balances bikes with academics

Rotem Ishay’s life was at a crossroads when he discovered Durango cycling and Fort Lewis College.The 20-year-old was completing his two years of mandatory military service in his native Israel, and...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

From plaid-clad college cyclists to world’s best

The cyclists streamed by the scoring tent on Rim Drive in a rainbow-colored blur.Then, a few minutes later, more collegiate cyclists zoomed past.Gary Hunter watched the riders pedal – almost in...

DATE: April 26, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Durango’s sporting area code expands

Durango’s sporting area code is global. It’s not just (970). It’s not (970) or (303) – remember (303)?It’s more like an international (800) number. And it takes a global satellite to track the...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Call of the wild: Professional bowhunter from Marvel serenades elk

Listen ... closely.Is that an elk? Or is that Dennis Howell?And don’t ask the elk because they can’t tell the difference, either.Dennis Howell of Marvel, an otherwise quiet, go-about-his-business...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2012 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Cycling Colorado: Route selection and dead pines

On the road, from the road, across Colorado with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge:Crested ButteHost organizers of the stage finish in Crested Butte put on auxiliary events down in the old town of...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

Durango cyclists piling up miles and milestones

Mile after mile after mile, Durango’s intrepid cyclists keep on racing. And keep on winning.Kristin McGrath, a pro road rider from Durango who won the omnium title in the 2011 Iron Horse Bicycle...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Outdoors... More or Less

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