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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Interview with Long Distance Biker, Ruth Kee | Part 2 of 2

By Megan Maxwell
Last week we visited with Ruth Kee, a long-distance cyclist, in Part 1 of this interview, and she talked about her 1,500 mile bike ride from the coast of Oregon to Wisconsin. This is Part 2 of her interview.

Ruth and her love, Snickers bars.  Photo: Meredith Kee.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Interview with Long Distance Biker, Ruth Kee | Part 1 of 2

By Megan Maxwell
Ruth Kee is a long-distance biker from Chicago. She graduated from the Ohio State University and works in accounting.  She normally prefers traveling abroad, but last summer she took a bike trip to rediscover her own country.  I had a chance to talk to her about her travels and biking in the first of this 2 part interview.

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photo: Meredith Kee

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Best Yoga Poses for Bike Riders | Yoga for Cyclists

By Megan Maxwell
It’s no secret that hunching over handlebars and pedaling with the same muscles all day long will make you sore and stiff. Doing yoga regularly will not only help you to feel good after a long ride, but it will also help prevent injuries. After you get back from a ride and properly store your bike in a bike rack, take a few extra minutes to do a few yoga poses.

yoga pose for bicycle

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Surfing and Knowing Your Limits | Surf Your Sweet Spot

By Rick Bickerstaff

As this winter comes to a close, and on the heels of a post about humility, I thought I'd write one more "lesson-learned" blog, seeing as that's a lot of what's been happening to me lately.

It was the first day that I had surfed in weeks. I got a new job, moved and had a kid all in a two week span, so something's had to give, and in this case it was pretty much everything... including surfing. Well, my friend asked me to go surfing and my incredible wife agreed to watch our daughter while I went out on what looked like a pretty standard day. When we got to the beach though, we found huge closeouts breaking far out amongst heavy white-water...ugh.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Las Lenas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Argentina

If Portillo left you hungry of more cool ski resorts, Las LeƱas will be the dessert. Located in Mendoza, Argentina, this winter sports’ ode has got everything you could ask for.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How to Choose a Bike for a Long-Distance Bike Trip

By Megan Maxwell
A bike is the most crucial piece of gear you will need for your long-distance bike trip. It’s important to find something that suits your needs, but don’t worry too much about getting the most expensive bike you can afford. One of the first people to bike across the country did it on a bicycle with wooden wheels! Your determination is what will ultimately help you succeed on your trip; the bicycle just makes it a little easier. 

the best views are at the top of the biggest climbs!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Skiing vs. Snowboarding for Beginners | What to Learn First

Skiing and snowboarding both offer the chance to get out on the slopes and enjoy yourself, but actually deciding which one you want to start with may be a difficult choice to make. If you’ve never done either, how do you know which is right for you? 

Typically, the choice depends on outside factors like what equipment you already have, for example. If you are renting equipment, on the other hand, you get the luxury of choice.

skiing and snowboarding

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Budgeting for a Bike Trip | Money Saving Tips for Your Next Adventure

By Megan Maxwell

This summer, I will be biking 1800 miles down the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to Tijuana. I currently work in the hotel industry, and summer is the busiest time of year. I’m not allowed to take six weeks off, so I will be quitting my job for this adventure. Since I still have a house and roommates, I’m going to have to pay bills while I’m gone. Therefore, I have spent the entire winter budgeting my money and spending frugally so I can afford this trip.