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Animal Encounters: Mountain Lions / Cougars

  While it's quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible: 1. Know your tracks. 2. Keep your friends close. 3. Let it go. 4. DO. NOT. RUN. 5. Show them who's...

Layer Up with SmartWool Thermal Midlayers

09.15.2010 With the introduction of the new Thermal Midlayer (TML) series, SmartWool launches the SmartWool® Layer Up System for Fall 2010. Cold weather outdoor enthusiasts will be able to layer head-to-toe in SmartWool® material, offering the most effective and...

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Catlike Whisper Plus

In late July, I read about Catlike's 2010 Whisper Plus helmet. Supposedly, the lightest and coolest (from a temperature standpoint) helmet on the market and I had to have one! They were available for purchase in the US on August 2nd, which is when I placed my order,...

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Cloudveil Run Don’t Walk Vest

The "Run Don't Walk" line of gear from Cloudveil is not only for the athlete who is based in the high reaches of the company's home base of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Nor is it some utilitarian line of unattractive gear that works well, but looks awful. When I got my...

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Giro Advantage 2

Ok, so let's face it, almost everybody who sees an aero cycling helmet thinks they look a little silly, but secretly harbors a desire to strap one on and see what it can do. I know I did! Earlier this year, I got my hands on the Advantage 2 from the Giro company. If...

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Smith Optics Pivlock V90 Max

Leading up to Ironman Louisville this year, I have been quite desperate to find something that could keep up with my rate of perspiration. That's right, I sweat...a TON. I need a pair of glasses that are lightweight, has a great field of vision, minimal or no frames...

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