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How To Stay In Shape For Winter Sports

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Hopefully that light bulb in your head has gone off like the time you awakened in a cold sweat remembering that school project you had 6 months to complete is due tomorrow. Now that you’ve spent most of your summer lying on the beach, drinking malt beverages and munching on foods that are not part…

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How To Adjust Avid BB5 Disc Brakes

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You’ll need a 5mm hex wrench and a Torx T-25 driver. Let’s start with the assumption that the rotor, caliper, and cable are properly installed on the bike, and that the rotor is true. 1. Loosen the (2) black CPS mounting bolts with a 5mm hex wrench to a point where the caliper body can…

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Style Guide: 2014 Men’s Spring Fashion

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Men’s Spring Fashion It feels great to shed some layers after piling them on throughout winter.  Spring is a transitional season to freshen up a wardrobe and change the pace of life.  This is the first Style Guide of many installments; enjoy some of our favorite pieces that rolled out recently. 1. DC Duster Shirt There…

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Benefits of Bike Commuting Infographic

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Whether it’s to save money, lose weight, get exercise, or protect the environment, the reasons people bike to work are as varied as the bikes they ride. And people are seeing the benefits. Since 2001, the number of bike commuters has more than doubled, more bike paths are being created, and there is even a…

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How To: Carry a SUP

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Transporting a SUP First, you’ll need to get the board from your house to the water, which typically involves a car ride. A roof rack works perfect. To protect the board, it’s best to use a bar pad on the rack. It’s best to stack the board on the roof with the fin up, towards…

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How To: Paddle Board Turning Tips

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Paddle Board Turning Tips Turning on a stand up paddle board is an essential skill to make the most of your SUP experience on the water. It also adds to the fun factor and excitement of paddling! If you are a beginner, it is important to first master your balance, change directions on the board,…

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke Alright! Sweet new stand up paddle board. Check. Paddle. Check. New trunks. Check. Polarized sunglasses. Check. A pristine lake lined with birch trees. Check.  Now it’s time to hit the water and soak in every moment of summer! Although paddle boarding looks simple enough, you don’t want to…

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Snowboarding Terms

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Do you think you have all of your snowboarding terminology on lock down? Or are you looking to pick up your first set up and want to be sure you’re ahead of the game when you take your first lesson? Maybe you want to impress a car full of teenagers as you’re giving them a…

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How To: Snowboard in Powder

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As intuitive as it looks, snowboarding in powder actually requires more technique than you’d think. Figure it out and you’ve unlocked the door to the best part of being a snowboarder.

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How To: Turn Heelside and Toeside on a Snowboard

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You likely already know this, but executing – carving – both turns correctly takes some practice and attention to form and body positioning. Here are some tips to help you learn the first time you take to the hill.

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