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.
Manufactum: Hantelturm Holz [Wood and leather dumbbells].
Actually a pretty good idea. Your toes will thank you at some point. [In German, obviously.]
Outside: Does The Wild Truth Tell the True Story of Chris McCandless?
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.
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.
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.
Le Vélo // Bikes.
A German outfit rebuilds vintage bikes. Some really droolworthy models there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’”
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”
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.
Schiller Bikes: The X1. Biking on water. Love it.
Men’s Journal: The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit.
Yep. Remember: perfect form. If you cannot do an exercise with perfect form, stop. Continuing is the road to imbalances and injury. I may actually use most of this over the next month - I’m way behind on my warm-month fitness regime. And my biggest shoot of the year is at the end of next month. I need to be able to walk 10 hours, ~15 miles, squatting hundreds of times, carrying ~45 pounds on my back and ~5-8 in my hands. Photographing cars at Concorso ain’t no picnic.
TAOM: How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises.
Pigeon pose and couch stretch get my heartiest approval. Careful with the couch stretch if you have a sore back - I find it the most beneficial, but trickiest to get in and out of.
Bicycling: 6 Tough American Climbs.
HisPotion: Maintenance-Free Bicycles - Priority Bicycles.
“So, these bikes feature a belt instead of a chain, an aluminum frame that is advertised to last forever and ever and, last but not least, a comfy saddle (that’s the best part, I’m already sold!).” $400 for no-maintenance belt drive? I’m sold too.
Usually, you only see the perfect performances on video. So much painful.
Bicycling: Carbon-Fiber Fear Mongering in the Times.
Bicycling: How Female Cyclists Pee in Bib Shorts.
I’d wondered. Bib shorts make a huge difference in biking performance, IMHO. The removal of a stricture around the waist frees up the breathing. If you’ve never tried them, you should. You really should. I don’t ride in anything else.
Bicycling: New Pro Gear at the 2014 Tour de France.
FiveThirtyEight: Dying at the Grand Canyon.
Erm, go observe in person. When I visited the park, the number of both American and European tourists prancing [I chose that word carefully and accurately] down the Bright Angel Trail with just a single water bottle stunned me.