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  • Ramsey: Hill Climb racers savor thrills, and perils, of challenging America's Mountain

    We want to ride with them. We want to take the terrifying, thrilling trip to the top of Pikes Peak. That explains why The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has survived and thrived since 1916. Most of us don't have the right car, or the heightened sense of courage to take a trip to the top of America's Mountain at speeds...

  • Conditions alter course at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Vahsholtz relies on instincts in record run Woodland Park driver Codie Vahsholtz had his ride to a record perfectly planned out Sunday at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That plan went out the window as soon as he realized just how slick Pikes Peak Highway was. "I have a bunch of braking markers that I picked out on the...

  • Ramsey blog: It's Monster Tajima's birthday

    Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima celebrated his 65th birthday Sunday on Pikes Peak. “I’m still very young,” Tajima said. “I will do this race until I die. I must do this race. And this is most important. I want to keep my mind and that means every day, every minute, you must improve.” Tajima was the first driver to break 10-minute barrier in The...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox manager Rick Sweet changes view of his one-time idol, Pete Rose

    As a young man growing up in Longview, Wash., Sky Sox manager Rick Sweet modeled his baseball game after Pete Rose. He ran to first base on walks, just like Pete. He played with every last speck of his energy, just like Pete. "He was somebody I thought very highly of," Sweet said. "He was one of my idols. When I was in school, I wanted to be...

  • Ramsey: Pete Rose lied his way out of Baseball Hall of Fame

    Pete Rose can keep lying. He has that option. But nobody - well, virtually nobody - will believe him. He didn't bet his way out of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His lies locked the Hall's doors. He doesn't belong in Cooperstown. For years, I've argued otherwise. As Gazette columnist, I've talked about Rose and his quest for the Hall with Bob...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun gripes a lot and wins a lot, too

    Troy Calhoun listened as Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked with excitement about an upcoming $220 million on-campus football stadium. He listened as Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre bragged about a freshly-constructed $156 million football facility that includes a luxurious locker room and players' lounge. He listened. And he was...

  • Ramsey: MacIntyre promises better football days ahead for CU

    Some people understand the value of history. And some people don't. Mike MacIntyre is one of those people who find lessons, and encouragement, from the past. He's the football coach of the Colorado Buffs, who have stumbled to nine straight losing seasons. It's been close to hopeless in Boulder since 2011 with the Buffs losing 39 of 49 games...

  • Ramsey blog: LeBron deserved Finals MVP, but surely you already knew that

           It’s official.        Jerry West will forevermore remain the only player who lost in the NBA Finals who managed to win the MVP trophy.        LeBron James averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists while willing his Cavaliers to...

  • Outstanding save by Rapids' Zac MacMath on Switchbacks' Miguel Gonzalez was key

    COMMERCE CITY - Miguel Gonzalez of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks has been "on fire," according to his coach Steve Trittschuh. Rapids goalie Zac MacMath put out the flames. MacMath's sprawling save was a key moment in the Rapids' 4-1 win over the Switchbacks in the fourth round of U.S. Open Cup at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Rapids forward...

  • Ramsey: Colorado Springs Switchbacks coach Steve Trittschuh happy with effort vs. Colorado Rapids

    COMMERCE CITY - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks tumbled into a big deficit. Trailing 2-0 in a soccer game is similar to being down 28-0 in football. The odds are against you. The Switchbacks could have surrendered in their U.S. Open Cup battle with the Colorado Rapids. They didn't. They delivered an intense, extremely physical second-half...

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