Photoglimmer: Rippers Undressed

Photoglimmer: Rippers Undressed

Nate Ripperton. Known to some as “Rippers”. Efficient, detail-oriented, clever, charming and hard-working; all the characteristics you would look for in a guide. He knows what you want before you want it, remembers how you like your bottles, drives a mean support van and tells jokes, some of which are actually funny. Big gold heart, [...]

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Coach Talk: Getting Nerdy About Cadence

Coach Talk: Getting Nerdy About Cadence

Last week, I spoke with Julie Krasniak about the benefits of working to increase cadence. She gave some interesting insights about how it has helped her along the way and how/if it can benefit normal schmucks like me. This week, we dig a little into the nerdy scientific side of cadence with Russell Cree, a Physical Therapist [...]

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Time Tested (and dirt cheap): DeFeet Wool Gloves

Time Tested (and dirt cheap): DeFeet Wool Gloves

I’ve been wearing these DeFeet Wool Duragloves for nearly 5 years now. Because they’re very affordable and very popular in this house (and because gloves have a way of disappearing) I bought three pairs in the first year. The collection has dwindled back down to a single, lonely pair and Sal and I continue to [...]

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Pro Tips: Talking Cadence with Julie Krasniak

Pro Tips: Talking Cadence with Julie Krasniak

A few weeks ago I noticed an Instagram conversation around cadence. It was a photo of Julie Krasniak scarfing a snack, but one commenter noted that she was riding in the small ring, which led another commenter to note that he had seen her ride 120 miles in the small ring, spinning 110 RPMs all [...]

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PhotoGlimmer: Strangers in Hawaii

PhotoGlimmer: Strangers in Hawaii

Hawaii was almost sullen. Bodies beached and burning. Languid. Languishing? We dove in, full-on tourist style except for a few excursions to secret beaches revealed to us by friends with local knowledge. At the Royal Kona Resort octogenarians in bright red lipstick and head kerchiefs owned the late afternoon bar scene. We stayed in a lovely [...]

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Racing somewhere hot? Heat acclimation and hydration tips

Racing somewhere hot? Heat acclimation and hydration tips

On January 18th, I decided to race MTB Ayiti. The race started on January 30th. Besides being undertrained and overweight (which I like to think of as “rested and healthy”), I was really worried about the heat. It was 34 degrees and raining in Portland while I was training and the forecast told me it [...]

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