Posts by Category: Body

Deep in the Umpqua, Part III

Deep in the Umpqua, Part III

My friends in Europe think the American notion of going on vacation only to eat and drink ourselves into oblivion is as wrong-headed as our idolatry of the handgun. I’ve heard from a number of ...

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Fat Tire Flyer

Fat Tire Flyer

It’s rare that one of the protagonists at the center of the rise of a new culture has any talent for story telling. It’s seems to be a weird law of mental physics that dictates those ...

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Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

For Part I, click here.   Dawn came far earlier than I expected, or could deal with. My tent began to glow green with the first rays of light and my response was to roll onto my side and ...

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Friday Group Ride #274

Friday Group Ride #274

We rolled out in a drizzle that soon became a downpour, except that downpours tend to be short-lived. Three hours later with the road flooded in spots, the deluge continued. We were wet through ...

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Fast and the Big 5-O

Fast and the Big 5-O

A friend of mine, a little older than me, offered this tidbit as I was about to turn 50:  he said 50 is not a big deal, it’s 51. He said when you turn 51, that’s when you know you are in your ...

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Clif Organic Energy Food

Clif Organic Energy Food

Reviewing energy foods is, relative to our editorial mission, a difficult business. Not that it’s hard to review these products; rather, it’s hard to say anything that isn’t ...

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The Feed

The Feed

The hot new thing in retailing is box service. You can now buy shoes, sweaters, ties—hell, whole outfits—by what is essentially mail order. That doesn’t seem to lose a big hurdle with ties, ...

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Rapha Randonnee Southern California

Rapha Randonnee Southern California

Contributor Brett Lindstrom is back with another adventure in the mountains. These days Brett is best known as the public face of Lake Shoes here in the U.S., but he’d rather be found on ...

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The Soquel Demo Forest Flow Trail

The Soquel Demo Forest Flow Trail

The first time I heard the term “flow trail” I needed no explanation. It is a phrase of such singular reference that for many people using the term, it has become almost recursive, ...

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