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BaaRamEwe Should Wear Merino Wool

Sheep have it made: They usually live in the most beautiful, picturesque places. They hang out in communities, or flocks, if you will. They pretty much eat tasty stuff all day long. They are cute. They wear the best fiber: wool. Wool is amazing, and not just for sheep.  Jack LaLanne knew it, the fitness guru from the 1970’s, who wore…

Red Rock Adventure Company

Adventure is one of those words, that despite being in the dictionary, can be particularly hard to define. Everyone has their own version of what it should be. For some it’s that epic, once-in-a-lifetime trip that involves serious mental anguish and high chance of failure. And for others, it’s just taking an alternative route to the grocery store. We’re not here to tell you that one…

Road Wheel Stiffness

You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel… It seems as if most road bicycles these days feature carbon frames, and stiffness is consistently high and no longer an issue. Steel bikes were suppler and typically not quite as stiff, aluminum was rigid and could be somewhat harsh, and titanium frames (I have owned five) were quite often…

Trail to Zen: The Non-Racer Joey

So I thought of starting this post with a definition of “joey”, which is probably as old of a joke to people named Joey as all the season-jokes are to someone named Summer (oh, I have a cousin named Winter, ha ha ha). I sort of decided to skip the joey definitions. Let’s just get down to business. Can someone really do…

Trail to Zen: Bike Prep

As important as it is to have your body ready for an intense race like True Grit, you also want to have your bike in tip-top shape. You wouldn’t take your fresh-off-of-holiday-vacation Homer Simpson body out for the race, with no preparation or training, would you? Likewise your bike. You’re not going to be pulling some old junker out of the garage that…