In early August, 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes after setting out from the start line in Burgas, Bulgaria, 24-year-old German Fiona Kolbinger rolled into Brest, France, to win the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race, one of the world’s premier self-supported, ultra-endurance cycling competitions. Kolbinger didn’t just top the women’s category. She won […]
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For some folks, wandering ridgelines, gazing at the stars and brewing cowboy coffee at sunrise are part and parcel of a normal weekend. And those adventurers—who already have a closet full of gear—are often the hardest to shop for. That’s why this holiday season, we’ve rounded up our favorite gifts that are sure to get […]
Mushroom caps filled with savory goodness, these stuffed mushrooms are a tasty late-season camping or Thanksgiving appetizer. While we don’t always have the foresight to make them ourselves, we are eternally grateful to anybody who makes a proper appetizer. Not only does an appetizer really class up an evening, but makes the pre-dinner prep feel […]
The air is colder, the days are shorter and the leaves are changing colors. Take the cue and do some routine maintenance on your bike so you can keep riding through the winter. Slop, snow, frost, dirt and general dampness will do a lot more to your rig than make it dirty. Ignore them and […]
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Smoky, spicy, and completely vegetarian, this tempeh chili is a protein-powered and steeped in smoky adobo sauce and spicy poblano peppers. As we enter into the chili time of year (see: winter), we find ourselves searching for a new take on the old classic. While most vegetarian chili recipes bulk up on protein by adding […]
It’s breakfast time at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway and the final day of the third annual Bikepacking Summit, a three-day grassroots event that’s equal parts summer camp and bikepacking seminar. Mulberry Gap co-owners Kate and Andrew Gates stand behind a counter flipping pancakes while greeting a steady stream of cyclists. “This is my dream […]
Capture the essence of fall with a hearty bowl of gnocchi, pancetta, sage, and pumpkin. Little fluffy lumps of potato goodness, gnocchi is one of our favorite fall dishes. They’re filling, warming, and quick to cook, which makes them perfect for cooking on a late-season camping trip. While we would love to make our own […]
The biggest piece of lifesaving gear you carry into the backcountry might not be something you even know you have. It doesn’t need batteries or a subscription. But, in the event of an emergency, it could improve the chances of rescuers finding you. RECCO®, which has been used in winter apparel and equipment since the […]
was in downtown Palisade, Colorado, a tiny hamlet in the high desert outside Grand Junction, when I wandered into a rummage store. Filled with antiques, sports memorabilia and other nostalgic items like the sort of wooden snowshoes and cross-country skis someone might proudly display above the hearth in their vacation home, the small shop transported […]