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I'm the site manager and editor of PikesPeakSports.us, the digital stomping ground for the outdoor community.
I've lived in the area since 1967, back in the day when our family milked cows for a living on a dairy farm near Calhan.
Graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State-Pueblo) in 1982. Worked at The Gazette for many years, first as a sports writer, then launched the Gazette's citizen journalism and social media projects.
I've written a lot of words and I loved and fretted over all of them.
I'm fascinated by the online world we live in, social media and the changes that are sure to come.
I'm low maintenance. Just give me my drawing stuff and painting easel, brushes and oils, my fly-fishing rod, mountain bike, trail-running shoes, Tom Petty on the iPod, a piece of dirt for my garden, my guitar, my beautiful wife and daughter, and a good cup of coffee ... you'll get no trouble out of me.
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Jan Speights left a comment for Tim Bergsten
"I've been out of town since I quickly put up a post about the ALL TKD Team winning World Competition in Seoul, Korea.   Is there a way to know if an article I posted came out in print?   I did get an "Fresh Ink"…"
Sep 17, 2013
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Jack Quinn's Runner working to beat breast cancer, raise money for son's bone marrow transplant operation

Liz Ford (right) and her daughter Emma are working to raise $200,000 to pay for a bone marrow transplant operation for her son, Arlo Tejada. By Tim Bergsten PikesPeakSports.usOn July 21, 2010, Liz Ford was told she had breast cancer. But on that day, one that would…See More
May 4, 2011
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Central
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Cyclists discover their freedom in Therapeutic Recreation Program's adaptive cycling rides

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usJess Stringham sat proudly on the "General Lee," his three-wheeled, hand-pedaled machine, and spoke the truth."I live to ride and ride to live," he said.Stringham named his three-wheeler after the hotrod in his favorite childhood TV show,…See More
Apr 18, 2011
Tim Bergsten posted a blog post

Chris Carmichael: USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue route will 'highlight the best of Colorado Springs'

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usA lot of hard work goes into planning a major professional bike race, but you have to figure Chris Carmichael had some fun choosing the prologue time trial route for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.Carmichael is the owner of…See More
Apr 14, 2011
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Manitou Springs-Ute Pass
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Chris Carmichael: USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue route will 'highlight the best of Colorado Springs'

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usA lot of hard work goes into planning a major professional bike race, but you have to figure Chris Carmichael had some fun choosing the prologue time trial route for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.Carmichael is the owner of…See More
Apr 14, 2011
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Central
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Chris Carmichael: USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue route will 'highlight the best of Colorado Springs'

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.us<br>A lot of hard work goes into planning a major professional bike race, but you have to figure Chris Carmichael had some fun choosing the prologue time trial route for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.Carmichael is the…See More
Apr 14, 2011
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Old Colorado City
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Chris Carmichael: USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue route will 'highlight the best of Colorado Springs'

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.us<br>A lot of hard work goes into planning a major professional bike race, but you have to figure Chris Carmichael had some fun choosing the prologue time trial route for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.Carmichael is the…See More
Apr 14, 2011
Tim Bergsten posted a blog post

The Skyrunner vs the Windwalker - Matt Carpenter meets a challenge 300 feet above Williams Canyon

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usMatt Carpenter - the "Skyrunner" who became famous for charging to the top of 14,000-foot mountains - met a challenge that shook him to the core on Monday at the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs.It helped him to repeat some…See More
Apr 12, 2011
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Northwest
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Coronado High School grad Russel Finsterwald riding to the top with Subaru/Trek mountain bike team

Russell Finsterwald, 19, a graduate of Coronado High School, is one of the top mountain bike racers in the country. By Tim Bergsten PikesPeakSports.usRussell Finsterwald probably could have been a pretty good golfer if he'd have stuck with family tradition. His…See More
Apr 6, 2011
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Central
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Breast cancer survivor Gayle Allen organizes the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usGayle Allen discovered the lump in her breast about six years ago. She didn't believe what was happening to her. "I was very surprised when I was diagnosed," she said. "Breast Cancer? Me? But I never freaked out about it."A cyclist, she…See More
Mar 30, 2011
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CTS coach Jim Lehman: La Ruta was 'the hardest thing that I've done on a bicycle'

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usCarmichael Training Systems premier coach Jim Lehman stared through agaping hole in a railroad bridge, then made his leap of faith. Hedidn't have far to jump, but the conditions and a rumbling river farbelow made for some high drama in the 2010 La Ruta De Los Conquistadoresmountain bike race in Costa Rica. Lehman won the men's 40-49classification and finished 17th overall in what many people consider tobe the…See More
Nov 30, 2010
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Manitou Springs-Ute Pass
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Manitou resident Army Capt. Kelly Calway is second at Army Ten-Miler, aims for Olympic Trials

PHOTO: Kelly Calway raised her arms in celebration at the Army Ten-Miler. Calway, of Manitou, placed second in 57 minutes, 20 seconds.By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.us With about four miles left to run in the Army Ten-Miler last Sunday in Washington, D.C., Manitou Springs resident Army Capt. Kelly Calway hitthe physical wall she calls "no man's land." It would have been easy toshut it down and cruise to the finish line.But Calway, the Army's2008…See More
Oct 29, 2010
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Fort Carson
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Manitou resident Army Capt. Kelly Calway is second at Army Ten-Miler, aims for Olympic Trials

PHOTO: Kelly Calway raised her arms in celebration at the Army Ten-Miler. Calway, of Manitou, placed second in 57 minutes, 20 seconds.By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usWith about four miles left to run in the Army Ten-Miler last Sunday in Washington, D.C., Manitou Springs resident Army Capt. Kelly Calway hitthe physical wall she calls "no man's land." It would have been easy toshut it down and cruise to the finish line.But Calway, the Army's2008…See More
Oct 29, 2010
Fountain Valley School replied to Tim Bergsten's discussion 'Fountain school teacher Manning saves one of his best efforts for World Mountain Running Championships' in the group Fountain
"Go Tommy!"
Sep 10, 2010
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Fountain school teacher Manning saves one of his best efforts for World Mountain Running Championships

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usIt's rare when a runner describes his latest effort as "one of the bestraces of my life,' but that is the way Tommy Manning talks about his run at the World Mountain Running Championships last week in Kamnik, Slovenia. Manning, a high school teacher at Fountain Valley School in Fountain, placed 18th at worlds. He was the third of the six-member U.S. team to finish. The Americans won the silver medal. Eritrea won the gold,…See More
Sep 10, 2010
Teila Tankersley commented on Tim Bergsten's blog post 'Local mountain bike racer hopes event will help raise awareness about suicide'
"I am anxious to learn more about this ride to save a suicide, it is a loving tribute to Chris from his friends Jon. Every life is worth saving, kudos for organizing such a positive event!"
Aug 12, 2010
Tim Bergsten posted a blog post

Local mountain bike racer hopes event will help raise awareness about suicide

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usBrothers Jon and Chris Bearden loved turtles. Collecting them was their shared childhood passion.From time to time, they’dvisit family in the Ozarks and a turtle or two from there would inevitably find itself moving to Colorado.Jon said he and Chris had a normal childhood, born andraised in Colorado Springs. Jon graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School.Chris was a Palmer graduate.But five years ago their relationship…See More
Aug 12, 2010
Tim Bergsten commented on Jack Anthony's blog post 'Record Setting Veterans' Home Run 5K Performances!'
"The writer of this article is a longtime runner and the father of some great kids. His daughter Kirsten was a cross-country state champion at Liberty and a great runner at CSU. Jack has been deeply involved in organizing the Veteran's Home Run…"
Jul 6, 2010
Tim Bergsten posted a blog post

Great time at the Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run

By Tim Bergsten, PikesPeakSports.usKenyan Simon Cheprot looked around as he loped through the eight-milemarker on Sunday in the 34th running of the Garden of The Gods 10-MileRun.On his shoulder was Mario Macias of Alamosa. But with aquick series of powerful strides, Cheprot made it a one manrace. He hit the finish line in Manitou Springs in 50 minutes, 47seconds, to win for the second-consecutive year. About 2,000 Colorado Springs residents participated…See More
Jun 14, 2010
Tim Bergsten added a discussion to the group Briargate
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24 hours on a mountain bike, rider says "suffering is my specialty"

By Tim BergstenPikesPeakSports.usSean Raborn not only won the GoFAST 24 Hours of ERock, he wore it.His face was dry and dusty, as if the stunning 264 miles he’d ridden hadaged him by 20 years. A mixture of sweat and dust caked on his legs.But as he stepped off his bike on Sundayatthe Greenland Trail Open Space, he managed a thin smile.Read…See More
Jun 7, 2010

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Jack Quinn's Runner working to beat breast cancer, raise money for son's bone marrow transplant operation

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

Liz Ford (right) and her daughter Emma are working to raise $200,000 to pay for a bone marrow transplant operation for her son, Arlo Tejada.



By Tim Bergsten

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On July 21, 2010, Liz Ford was told she…

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Cyclists discover their freedom in Therapeutic Recreation Program's adaptive cycling rides

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

By Tim Bergsten

PikesPeakSports.us

Jess Stringham sat proudly on the "General Lee," his three-wheeled, hand-pedaled machine, and spoke the truth.

"I live to ride and ride to live," he said.

Stringham…

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Chris Carmichael: USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue route will 'highlight the best of Colorado Springs'

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

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A lot of hard work goes into planning a major professional bike race, but you have to figure Chris Carmichael had some fun choosing the prologue time trial route for the USA Pro Cycling… Continue

The Skyrunner vs the Windwalker - Matt Carpenter meets a challenge 300 feet above Williams Canyon

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

By Tim Bergsten

PikesPeakSports.us

Matt Carpenter - the "Skyrunner" who became famous for charging to the top of 14,000-foot mountains - met a challenge that shook him to the core on Monday at the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs.

It helped…

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Fountain school teacher Manning saves one of his best efforts for World Mountain Running Championships

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 10:33am 1 Comment

By Tim Bergsten

PikesPeakSports.us

It's rare when a runner describes his latest effort as "one of the best races of my life,' but that is the way Tommy Manning talks about his run

at the World Mountain Running Championships last week in Kamnik,

Slovenia. Manning, a high school teacher at Fountain Valley School in

Fountain, placed 18th at worlds. He was the third of the six-member U.S.

team to finish. The Americans… Continue

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At 3:52am on November 19, 2014, Stephanie Assa said…

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At 3:09pm on September 17, 2013, Jan Speights said…

I've been out of town since I quickly put up a post about the ALL TKD Team winning World Competition in Seoul, Korea.   Is there a way to know if an article I posted came out in print?   I did get an "Fresh Ink" email and it was on there, but I don't know if that refers to print or on-line submissions.  Can I get a copy of that if I stop by?   Thanks, Jan

At 7:02pm on December 9, 2010, Karen Marie Shiver said…

Dear Mr. Bergsten:

 

Last March, you left a comment on my blog post, Santa's Secret, mentioning you may be interested in publishing this story in this month's issue... is this still true?

 

Sincerely,

Karen Shiver

At 9:45am on June 7, 2010, Bob Stephens said…
Yo Bergie ... Hope you're doing great, man.
At 10:24am on April 29, 2010, Bob Stephens said…
You are pissin' me off, man. Quit being so damn happy! everybody should be havin some Tom Petty tho
At 7:59am on March 11, 2010, Victoria Selfridge said…
Tim - I'm sure you guys are working on this: The "buy drugs online" spamming of this site that's going on... seems to be getting worse?

Just hard to find the "real" articles with all the spam this (probably 1) guy is posting.

-V
At 12:34pm on January 27, 2010, Falcon High School Athletics said…
Thanks. I want to put a link to each teams website. Do I put that in the RSS section?
At 8:40pm on January 14, 2010, Bob Essl said…
Glad to be one of your buddies!
At 11:22am on January 12, 2010, Jeff Towne said…
There should be a text field as part of the Profile where we can add more personal information such as web pages etc. I just posted a story and the clock was off by one hour. Is the site hosted in the Central timer zone?
At 5:00pm on January 11, 2010, Jeff Towne said…
I just posted a blog at 4:56 pm and the page showed the blog published at 5:56. Why??
 
 
 

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