Healthy Living

Gear Review – Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL

Gear Review – Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL

Rocky Mountain Bikes of Vancouver, British Columbia, has been building killer bikes for over 30 years.  For 2013 they have taken an old favorite, the Altitude, and crafted a beautiful 650b bike. 650b’s have claimed the middle road of tire diameter, landing between 26 inch and 29 inch tires at [...]

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: 8 Essential Items for Adventure Dogs

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: 8 Essential Items for Adventure Dogs

If you think you enjoy the great outdoors, wait till you get your canine partner in crime on the trail. So many smells so little time. Here to get you started on training your mountain dog for the switchbacks are 8 items to outfit your four-legged friend: Dog Pack - Perhaps [...]

Post-Marathon Recovery

Post-Marathon Recovery

You just finished your first marathon – congratulations! You’re mood ought to be soaring pretty high now…but don’t sit down just yet. Wondering what you’re supposed to do after crossing that finish line and accomplishing such a massive goal? How do you recover properly so you can (and will want [...]

10 Things to Do the Week Before Your Marathon

10 Things to Do the Week Before Your Marathon

Training for a marathon is never easy, but if you have a schedule down and an idea of what you need to do, it certainly helps. The trickiest part of training, though, isn’t all of the long runs and intensive build-up. Nope. It’s actually the tapering the week before your [...]

Five Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

Five Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

It’s nearly impossible to attend a running event and not get caught up in the feelings of excitement, accomplishment, optimism and community. Even non-runners who come out to cheer their friends or family on are soon seen waving their arms, screaming with excitement, and jumping up and down with carefree [...]

Are Video Games Stealing Thunder From the Out of Doors?

Are Video Games Stealing Thunder From the Out of Doors?

It seems like it has become easier and easier to sit down in front of a video game instead of getting outside a.k.a the real world. It used to be that video games were hard, you had to have great reflexes and timing to get far in them, and if [...]

Best Destinations to View from Above

Best Destinations to View from Above

Life on land is wonderful, but sometimes everything starts to look mundane and original. If life starts to look bland, it maybe time to a ride on cloud nine as some sites are best seen from the sky. Get ready to spread your wings and catch a bird’s eye view [...]

2013′s Greatest Memorial Day Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss

2013′s Greatest Memorial Day Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss

Memorial Day is the best day of the year for many reasons. First and formost, it is a patriotic time when Americans collectively remember those who have died serving in the United State’s military. But that’s not all. Over the years, Memorial Day has adopted an additional meaning for the young and [...]

Climbing Stewardship: Q&A with Access Fund’s Ty Tyler

Climbing Stewardship: Q&A with Access Fund’s Ty Tyler

When it comes to making a difference for their sport, few can hold their own against the Access Fund. For the past 20 years, this not-for-profit has worked tirelessly in the areas of climbing stewardship, conservation, land acquisition, protection, and education. I caught up with Ty Tyler for specifics on what [...]

A Gift from the Gods – MTB Dropper Seatposts

A Gift from the Gods – MTB Dropper Seatposts

Last year I went for a ride with this guy who had a mountain bike dropper seatpost. The gadget was hydraulic and the piece he pressed to initiate it looked like an extra brake lever with a cable attached to the seatpost. When he wanted to raise his seat, he [...]