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Picky Bars Smooth Caffeinator.

Gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.” I don’t generally do ‘energy’ bars, but for biking, this might be pretty cool fuel.

04/17/15 • 01:27 PM • ConsumptionFoodPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lifehacker: Get in Shape With This 11-Minute Fighter Pilots’ Workout.

ROTFLMAO. I’ve been waiting for someone like Lifehacker to find the RCAF Exercise book for *years*. This was like the first physical fitness phenomenon in history. HUGE in the ‘60’s.  Everyone was doing it. Ladies watched Jack LaLanne. Men did not. Men bought this book, and at least went through the motions. Everybody’s dad had a copy in the *living room*.

Does it work? My old man used it religiously through the middle portion of the ‘60’s. He stayed in good shape - but he was also a walker. A *serious* walker. If there’s one inheritance he left me, it’s the propensity to stay in shape via regular, solo walking. 

I should say “marching.”  Dad never could drop his habit of using the Marine Corps cadence. When he and I would walk anywhere, he’d continually ‘hitch’ his gate so our legs would be in sequence.

And I haven’t thought of that in years. Thanks, LH.

04/03/15 • 04:06 PM • HistoryPersonalPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: ‘Middle-aged businessmen are winning amateur cycling races on EPO’.

Masters races were said to have middle-aged businessmen winning on EPO, with some of them training as hard as professional riders and putting in comparable performances.”  Seems it’s true.

03/09/15 • 10:44 AM • HealthLawPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Potential jousting casualty unearthed at Hereford.

... there is a considerable amount of evidence suggesting this man was involved in some form of violent activity and the locations of his injuries do match quite closely what might be expected from taking part in mock battles. The fact that he was still doing this after he was 45 suggests he must have been very tough’.” ‘Tough’ ain’t reserved for the young, writer.

02/26/15 • 02:41 PM • HistoryPhysical FitnessScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Sylvie Guillem - ‘You dance, and there is always an answer’.

Some have ledes about her being “a car mechanic’s daughter” for the sensationalism; more informative is the fact her mother was a gymnastics instructor. Ms Guillem, your unique artistry will be missed.

02/22/15 • 11:59 AM • ArtsDesignPhysical FitnessTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Art of Manliness: WWII Workout Week - Posture Training.

Reminds me of the old RCAF Exercise book from the ‘60’s.

01/26/15 • 11:27 AM • HealthPhysical Fitness • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Nerdist: Badass Danish YouTuber Destroys Every Hollywood Archery Myth.

Holy cow. Thanks, milov on FB.

01/23/15 • 05:55 PM • HistoryPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Danny Macaskill - The Ridge.

No way!

01/22/15 • 07:36 PM • Motion GraphicsPhysical FitnessTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Valet: Get Fit Fast.

Time to start. Past it, actually. Trying to find a way to maintain my preferred level sans commercial gym. I don’t want to have to break out the old Soloflex, either. So looking at bodyweight solutions. Gotta get a pullup bar, though. Can’t do anything without a pullup bar ...

01/07/15 • 01:19 PM • PersonalPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TODAY! Fitness: How to Make a Slide Board.

Hey! I used to love my old rollup slide board. Great indoor workout, too.  I may gear up and build this in the next week.  I need a good indoor workout that’s not boring as hell.  You can watch tv and do this SO EASILY.

11/28/14 • 07:26 PM • GeneralHome & LivingPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Officials - Hiker found north of Santa Fe ski basin died of hypothermia.

In late JULY, note. When we’re nearly at our hottest temps. I keep banging on about this, but you can so easily be hiking, have a thunderstorm crest those mountains, and experience a 60 degree temperature drop in minutes. I see so many people, too far from the trailheads, woefully unprepared.  I do stop and advise (gently), when there’s an opportunity.

11/25/14 • 10:34 AM • EnvironmentalNaturePhysical FitnessSanta Fe LocalSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Manufactum: Hantelturm Holz [Wood and leather dumbbells].

Actually a pretty good idea. Your toes will thank you at some point. [In German, obviously.]

11/14/14 • 11:19 AM • Physical FitnessTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Outside: Does The Wild Truth Tell the True Story of Chris McCandless?


11/09/14 • 09:12 PM • BooksEnvironmentalHistoryNatureNewsPhysical Fitness • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Cycle EXIF: 44 Bikes Snakedriver.

I really want one of these big-tire bikes. They look like a blast. Given the look, however, I think I’d feel a subtle pressure to learn how to juggle hands-free while riding ... it does resemble a circus clown bike, if you squint a bit.

11/07/14 • 03:26 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Bianchi Café & Cycles - crossing the finish line in Milan.

Bianchi green; my sole favorite green. Wait- not true - just next to British Racing Green.

11/07/14 • 03:07 PM • ConsumptionHistoryPhysical FitnessSportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Alpacka Raft.

I always wanted a light boat to carry up to the mountains; most weigh a ton (30-40lbs). This one’s 10 pounds. But at a cost ... $1,900.00. Woof.

11/03/14 • 12:05 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Le Vélo // Bikes.

A German outfit rebuilds vintage bikes.  Some really droolworthy models there.

10/31/14 • 01:19 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryPhysical FitnessVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Verge: Google VP’s 135,908-foot leap breaks world record for highest free-fall parachute jump.

The accomplishment came seemingly out of nowhere with no fanfare or media buzz whatsoever; The New York Times’ science Twitter account first reported Eustace’s incredible feat.” A quiet one-up; I like it.

10/24/14 • 02:11 PM • GeneralGooglePhysical FitnessSanta Fe LocalScience • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Sia - Chandelier - Tango improvisations by Charlotte & Cedric.

Something different. It always shames me as a male when guys don’t bother to even try to dress the part.

10/09/14 • 09:43 AM • MusicPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling Mag: The $134 Miracle Bike.

Should probably have solid tires. For comparable ‘improvement in lives’, dig around and see what bicycles did for women in the late 1800’s. One could, squinting a bit hard, credit bicycles with the suffragette movement.

09/22/14 • 04:13 PM • DesignHistoryHuman RightsPhysical Fitness • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Valet: Get Fit.

No. Work with a trainer who knows kettlebells first. It’s so easy to get injured from using bad form with these.  Round your back at the wrong time, and you’re in for a world of pain.

09/16/14 • 09:13 PM • Physical FitnessWeblogs • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Time: Salt Doesn’t Cause High Blood Pressure? Here’s What a New Study Says.

We’ve reported before that the science surrounding salt is crazy confusing, and conflicting studies come out with some frequency. In keeping with the frustrating reality of so many nutrient groups, no one side has definitively won the debate.” Yes, no. Yes, no. No, yes. Listen to your body. Having a BP cuff at home isn’t a bad thing to have anyway. I’ve been surprised how many times I’ve used mine (inherited when my grandmother passed away). Fun to check BP before/after working out, cycling, etc.

09/10/14 • 07:06 PM • HealthPhysical FitnessScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: Why Walking Helps Us Think.

Joyce and Woolf were writers who transformed the quicksilver of consciousness into paper and ink. To accomplish this, they sent characters on walks about town. As Mrs. Dalloway walks, she does not merely perceive the city around her. Rather, she dips in and out of her past, remolding London into a highly textured mental landscape, ‘making it up, building it round one, tumbling it, creating it every moment afresh.’

09/10/14 • 05:36 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?

... there is something undeniably screwy about a justice system that makes it de facto legal to kill people, even when it is clearly your fault, as long you’re driving a car and the victim is on a bike and you’re not obviously drunk and don’t flee the scene

09/10/14 • 04:19 PM • Human RightsLawPhysical Fitness • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Collectors Weekly: The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking.

A needed article! This needs to be a book. With photos. You’ll recognize so many names, now plastered on frames around the world.

09/10/14 • 10:11 AM • DesignHistoryPhysical FitnessSports • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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