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Happy Friday – Not So Marathon Edition

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Tomorrow I’ll be running in the Rock n Roll Denver half marathon.  It was supposed to be a full marathon for me, but I missed a couple months training so I cut it back to the half.  Initially, it was very frustrating, but by accepting the setback, I was able to do more […]

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How Minimal Is Too Minimal?

by Andy Amick

I was planning on a Happy Friday post for today, but I read this post from Jill Homer and it got me thinking about a lot of things related to minimal gear and being prepared when we head outdoors. The post goes through her thoughts regarding the death of ultrarunner Michael Popov in Death Valley.  Michael […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Hopefully it has been a great week.  My family is headed out for a second weekend of camping in a row, which doesn’t happen often enough for us.  And this trip will be 4 nights in a yurt.  Not exactly ultralight backpacking, but it will be fun to stay in a yurt for […]

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Celebrate The Bicycle

by Andy Amick

Last week was the anniversary of the bike being patented way back in 1819.  In less than 100 years, things sure have come a long way from those early bikes that didn’t even have pedals.  Today, we have downhill bikes which feature 9″ or more of travel.   Have a look at the History Of The […]

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How To Live Your Dream Of Riding The Divide

by Andy Amick

Ever Dreamed But Never Acted? All of us have probably had visions of our head of acting out some incredible lifelong dream whether it’s travelling, completing a sporting event, or living our life the way WE want to live it.  But in the end, very few of us actually turn those dreams into reality. We […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  No need to stay here.  Go explore some other sites and articles that may be of interest to you.  Today’s edition has water, new products, races, and dealing with annoyances   Hydration Summit – Hydration at the extremes.  A few tips on hydrating in the cold, humidity, altitude, and even while exploring caves.  In […]

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Cover Your A** For 50% Less

by Andy Amick

Nothing here about sheltering your pack animal with a small tarp when camping. And nope, it’s not about how to be a corporate CYA master in less time either (just do your job and that won’t matter anyway). It’s all about chamois cream.  Ah, the wonderful world of chamois cream!  If you’re thinking the rest of […]

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Happy Friday – tips and tricks from the week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  No need to stay here.  Go explore some other sites and articles that may be helpful to you.  This week’s edition features a few tips, tricks, and a calculator.   Gear Calculator – A handy online calculator to help you pick your singlespeed gear.  You can enter several chainring and rear cog sizes […]

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Happy Friday – Some Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  No need to stay here.  Go explore a few of the articles and products that have caught my eye this week.   Andrew Skurka – Interview with GoLite Founder Demetri Coupounas – GoLite, based out of Boulder, CO, has changed their retail model to only sell from their direct stores.  The kicker is that […]

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Screw Racing, I’m Going Bikepacking!

by Andy Amick

After the racing debacle on May 5th at the Ridgleline Rampage, it’s time to put the racing numbers away and focus on some summer bikepacking.  Yes, it was only one race.  It could happen to anyone.   But…   It’s not about giving up racing, it’s about choosing priorities.  After a lot of reflection and […]

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