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Dan Lucas: How to Build a Mountain Bike on a Budget

Dan Lucas: How to Build a Mountain Bike on a Budget

Dan “the Man” Lucas is a previously sponsored Airborne mountain bike rider, a walking bike-part encyclopedia, and co-owner of Underdog Bikes, the self-proclaimed best bike shop in Virginia. Here for you today, Dan takes you beyond the basics, above the ordinary, and presents you with some 201 bike jargon know-how: Dry [...]

Bike Designer Michael Embacher’s Collection at the Portland Art Museum

Bike Designer Michael Embacher’s Collection at the Portland Art Museum

Portland truly is the home of cycling. If hitting the pavement with two (or more at times) wheels all powered by your legs is your kind of thing, you might want to visit the Portland Art Museum between June 8th and September 8th. During that time the exhibition Cyclepedia will [...]

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 [...]

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

by Kraig Becker The spring climbing season in the Himalaya is now over and the mountaineering community turns its attention to Denali, the Alaskan peak that is the tallest in North America. Denali (aka Mt. McKinley)  has a reputation for being incredibly challenging, with unpredictable weather and cold temperatures throughout [...]

Bamboo Clothing: Earth’s Favorite Eco-wear

Bamboo Clothing: Earth’s Favorite Eco-wear

Bamboo is known for many decorative features from hardwood floors to feng shui lucky plants. But now these shiny green stalks are taking a new leap into the world of fashion. Comfortable and soft, this new generation of fiber is sustainable and chic. From yoga pants to snarky shawls, these [...]

Dave Patton: Bringing Recreation to the Cornfields

Dave Patton: Bringing Recreation to the Cornfields

Dave Patton is the director of the University of Iowa’s Touch the Earth Outdoor Program, a program recognized by Outside Magazine as the 19th best outdoor program in the U.S. – not bad considering the “geographic disadvantages” the state of Iowa poses for recreational purposes. I pulled Dave from his [...]

Controversial Plan To Add Ladder To Everest Announced

Controversial Plan To Add Ladder To Everest Announced

By Kraig Becker A plan to install a ladder at a crucial climbing point on Mt. Everest has drawn the ire of some mountaineers who say that that it will take away some of the challenge of the climb. But proponents of the idea say that it will ease traffic [...]

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 [...]

When You Meet a Moose

When You Meet a Moose

When you first meet a moose, your mind shuffles images through your head. You’d seen elk everywhere in Yellowstone the day before, they were almost like pests, but this beast’s snout was not like an elk’s. The animal was way bigger and taller than a deer, it was – it [...]

Man Jumps off Everest, Shatters Records in the Process

Man Jumps off Everest, Shatters Records in the Process

Valery Rozov is quite the daredevil (base jumping into an active volcano), and now he’s done it again. The 48 Y.O. spent a considerable amount of time preparing for the jump, including working on a new Wingsuit specifically made for the job. It paid off, as he set the new [...]