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A Guide to The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Wilder Kaiser extreme

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Prepare for an adrenaline rush just watching. Johannes Pistrol skill are only rivaled by his courage.   Wilder Kaiser extreme from Big Col on Vimeo. Read More »

Rock Climbing Bears

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Watch for the Wall

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Pull ahead, crash hard, get up. Epic win. Read More »

Peter Sagan Parking

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If I had these skills it would definately save me time racking up the bike. Read More »

Sportlegs - Saving Grace For Legs Everywhere

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The amazing cycling miracle drug of the future. (Really, and it's legal). No more cramps. Extra Calcium and a little bit of umph for your sprint. Read More »

Pick Your Kit Wisely

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This morning for reasons I don't understand I woke up at 6:30. That was after writing code until 2:30 am. 4 hours of sleep do not usually make for an especially performant bike ride, but since it's 100 degrees by noon every day I sucked it up and decided to go. For me there are two challenges facing a cyclist as they prepare for the ride - what to wear and where to go. I have a couple of default training routes that include variations so the where is usually pretty easy to deal with. Read More »

Tower Paddle Boards Review

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It's no big secret that I'm a big fan of stand up paddle boards (SUPs). If you haven't tried one yet, find the nearest body of water, observe the 20 other people on the lake, knock one of them off, and try theirs for a bit. Read More »

Patagonia Women's Re-Tool Snap-T

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The Patagonia Women’s Re-Tool Snap-T pullover is among the most popular pullover fleeces for any outdoor enthusiast. Made of Polartec Thermal Pro polyester fleece (which by the way, is 51% recycled), the Snap-T is an ideal choice for just about any weather condition mother nature can dish out. The Re-Tool Snap-T works great alone, or can always be used as a layer on those colder days. Read More »

The North Face Men’s Half Dome Hoodie

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Even in the heat of summer, when the sun goes down in the Rocky Mountains the North Face Half Dome is one of those “must have” items of clothing that will save you from the chill and mosquitos of a cool mountain evening. Constructed of 80% cotton and 20% polyester, this sweatshirt is soft and comfortable. Even in the heat of summer, when the sun goes down in the Rocky Mountains the North Face Half Dome is one of those “must have” items of clothing that will save you Read More »

Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Running Watch with HRM

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If you swim, bike, and run, and are always trying to get better, stronger, and faster, then meet your new training partner – the Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Running Watch with HRM. Garmin has long since been known for offering some of the most technologically advanced wrist units on the market, and the Forerunner 910XT is the epitome of this. Featuring the ability to provide you with detailed swim data while in the water, and distance, pace, elevation and heart rate when running and or cycling. This is really much more than a running watch as the name suggests. In addition to the data capturing capabilities, the 910XT provides wearers with a sleek profile, easy to read display screen, and a comfy wristband. Here’s a more in depth look at just a few of the major features. Read More »

Gearsnyper Extension Update

Everyone's favorite Google Chrome Extension has been updated. The latest code features better history tracking, automatic closing of the notification windows after 60 seconds and more information - the regular price and percent off. You can change the number of Read More »

The Local Market at Aloha Stadium, Summer, and Board Shorts

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If you visit Oahu be sure to visit Aloha Stadium on a Saturday or Sunday. There's a local market that circles the stadium. Try the bread and be sure to find the guys selling balsamiq vinegar. It's not cheap Read More »

Not all the crazy people are in prison

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This makes my palms sweat just watching it Read More »

A Ride to Paradise

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I know routine isn't always the best for training, but one of my favorite rides ends in Paradise. Literaly, it ends in Paradise, Utah:    It's a relatively short loop of about 28 miles. It's a great ride because on days Read More »

Some Adrenaline to go with Lunch

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In case the downhill part isn't thrilling enough it's handy to throw in sheer drop offs on both sides: Read More »

Mountain Biking Oahu's North Shore

Most people associated Oahu's North Shore with the amazing beaches and bone crushing waves that draw surfers and beach bums world wide. Having grown up in the Rocky Mountains the waves were far beyond my capabilities, but just up

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Cheese - the ultimate cycling food?

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So you're at the grocery store trying to decide if fruit loops or beer would make a better energy source when you come upon the mystical energy source - processed cheese... Read More »

2013 Santa Cruz Bronson 27.5 inch.

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I was/am excited about the Ibis Ripley. It's a sweet 29er. Just when I had commited myself to selling off a kidney to get one Santa Cruz comes along with the Bronson. It's a 27.5 inch bike designed from the ground up.... Read More »

Time Bikes - Engineering to Production

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I first rode a Time 6 years ago. I was looking for a high end bike and had been considering the Orbea Orca. Riding the Time changed my mind. These are incredible bikes with a laborious production process. Only about 4000 are produced each year. Here's how. Read More »

The Slip and Slide You Feared as a Child

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In the Spring, Summer and Fall I frequently ride by this very spot. Thus far I've viewed it as a beautiful spot that I try to pass at 24+ mph. A more innovative mind found a much more unique use of the spot - a slip and slide of death. Read More »

Danny Macaskill - Industrial Revolutions

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Again With the Insane Rope Swing

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If you day begins with "hold my beer and watch this" then you might find a place with this crew: Read More »

Backyard Swingset Lose It's Appeal? Make One With An Arch!

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I know how it goes. You're sitting around in your backyard with all your buddies when it finally hits you. This swingset just isn't what it used to be. Lucky for you Southern Utah isn't far away and you Read More »

Ibis Ripley 29er is here

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Ibis has been working on this for a couple of years and now the Ripley 29er is official: Read More »

Happy St Patrick's Day

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This is my favorite color of green: Read More »

Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

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Oahu's Stairway to Heaven reminding me of a similar experience closer to home. Angel's Landing in Zion National Park is not a trail for the faint of heart or one for those with height phobias. Read More »

Oahu's "Stairway to Heaven"

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Next time you're hanging out in paradise you have nothing to do and you think yourself, "I really want to do something hard, dangerous and illegal today," then the stairway to heaven is for you. Read More »

Up the Col du Galibier via Track Bike

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The Col du Galibier is the ninth highest paved road in the Alps and the sixth highest mountain pass. It's frequent feature of the Tour De France with the first group making summit in 1911. Only two guys rode the entire length Read More »

One of My Favorite Pieces of Asphalt

It's been a few years, but this summer I'm going to spend some time in Teton Valley. It's easy to overlook the picturesque Teton Valley and spend your time in the breath taking beauty of Grand Teton National Park on the

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The Perfect (Engineered) Wave from Wavegarden

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Other than a little body surfing on the North Shore of Oahu I didn't get a chance to try my hand at the real thing. I did see a guy on a paddle board take on the Bonsai Pipeline. Read More »

Truly Incredible Surf Photos

Clark Little is an accomplished surfer and incredible photographer. Having recently spent some time on the North Shore of Oahu I can appreciated the beauty and the difficulty behind these stunning photographs.

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Freeriding in the Hood River Valley

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These are some awesome trails, but what really impresses me is that this highlights the guys who build and ride the trials. If you have a community of riders like this consider yourself blessed Read More »

One (Winter) Day in Jackson Hole Trailer

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I grew spending a good part of my summers in Grand Teton National Park. It's an incredible place and it's no wonder that anyone who visits has a hard time leaving. Here's a day in the life of Jackson Read More »

Celeste is Sexy

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Hipsters may have made fixies in various colors and oddness popular but I'll take an old school Bianchi anyday - Basket and all. (It doesn't hurt that the owner of this particular beauty was a fair maiden herself. Read More »