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March, 2011

Cycling Gear: NW Cyclist 2011

March 27, 2011


Gear and Garb for 2011 — Keep an eye out for these Northwest favorites at your local bike shop. Ortlieb Zip City bags, Specialized Sport & Spirita Touring Shoes, Mavic Women’s Cloud Jersey + Arm Warmers, and more!

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Cycling , Gear Reviews , Reviews

NW Trails: Hiking the San Juan Islands

March 22, 2011

Hiking the San Jaun Islands

Looking for an excellent springtime hiking destination? Set your sails (literally) for the San Juan Islands.
Situated between the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca, the San Juans are surrounded by some of the most stunning…

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Camping , Features , Hiking

Cycling: Velodrome

March 21, 2011


The Northwest is home to several of the nation’s most well-known and most beloved velodromes.

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Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

March 12, 2011

Yvon Chouinard

“I’ve never considered myself a businessman,” said 66-year-old Yvon Chouinard, during his recent visit to Portland. “Businessmen are greaseballs.” Whether he likes it or not, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard…

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Features , Misc

On the Northwest Brewpub Trail

March 12, 2011

Cheers! Pike Brewery owners Charles and Rose Ann Finkel enjoy some down time at their Pike Place brew pub. Photo courtesy of Pike Brewery

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” Benjamin Franklin famously remarked. It’s a philosophy that the Pacific Northwest heartily embraces, judging by the recent craft beer craze and sheer number of small brewpubs in the region…

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Features , Misc

Cycling Book Reviews: March/April 2011

March 3, 2011


Into bike racing? Check out these two recent releases by Human Kinetics: Mastering Cycling by John Howard, and Cycling Fast by Robert Panzera.

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Book Reviews , Cycling , Reviews

Eco-Travel in our own backyard

March 2, 2011

Mt. Bachelor provides a spectacular backdrop  to canoeists paddling in Hosmer Lake near Bend, Ore.  Photo by Christian Heeb/Wanderlust Tours

There is an old saying popular with park rangers and campers when enjoying the great outdoors: “Take only pictures and leave only footprints.”…

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Features , Hiking , Travel , Watersports

Internet zaps Tacoma outdoors icon

March 1, 2011

Ken Campbell

I suppose I’ve always known it would happen. With new gear arriving every day and an optimistic feeling that maybe the economy is on the rebound, I wasn’t really expecting it to happen right now but when things end…

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Features , Misc