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June 25, 2018

The Humble Beginnings of Mountain Bike Racing

I wasn’t prepared for the shaved legs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not above the luxuries of smooth skin and streamlined wound care. It’s just the sea of well-defined calf muscles and correlating vasculature taunted me as we waited for the starting gun. The air was thick with humorless ambition, offset by my own self-deprecation […]

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June 24, 2018

Mini-Episode: All You Can Do

What do you look for in a climbing partner? Stoke, strength, or most …
June 24, 2018

Mini-Episode: Bleed Into My Life

Have you ever talked to a stranger about some of your deepest fears? …
June 24, 2018

0: This is Not a Climbing Podcast

The difficult things can be hard to talk about because, well, they’re hard. …
June 21, 2018

Going Somewhere? Put These 5 Mountain Bike Trails On Your List

When you show up to a new place with your mountain bike in tow, it can be hard to figure out where to start pedaling. Between Strava and the MTB Project, Instagram and Facebook, and all the bike parks out there, the options are plentiful and, when you want to do it all, making a […]

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June 19, 2018

How Much Does It Cost to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

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At nearly 2,​190 miles long, the Appalachian Trail (AT) passes through 14 states, eight national forests, six national park units, and countless state parks, forests and game lands, according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Thru-hiking this national scenic trail is a dream for many. And if it’s a dream for you, you know the importance […]

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June 15, 2018

Trailheads: Mountain Biking

How do you begin mountain biking without breaking your face? Our two newbies are back for more first-time fun, this time on mountain bikes. You have to see this. Learn more mountain biking skills! Mountain Biking for Beginners Basic Mountain Biking Tec...
June 15, 2018

Trailheads: Backpacking

Getting out for your first backpacking adventure can feel daunting, but it is easier than it looks. Learn about the Ten Essentials, Leave No Trace, and other backpacking basics with Anna and Colin. Learn more backpacking and camping skills! Beginner's ...
June 14, 2018

Revival in the Lost Sierra

Portola, California, is a former railroad town in a northeastern pocket of the state called the Lost Sierra. A 50-minute drive north of Reno, this area is rich with natural beauty: Beckwourth Peak lies just south of town, the Middle Fork Feather River—a national wild and scenic river—flows alongside the town flanked by a bike […]

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