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The Mad Ones

The only people for me...

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Xanadu

It's been a dry, hot summer in Washington. It was 90 degrees when we decided to climb a sizzling fireroad up the mountains outside Leavenworth for an XC mission along the Xanadu spine there. ...

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Happy Hour

With each step along the quickly ascending trail, the 9-to-5 fades. The gray office walls fall away. And in their place, soaring tree trunks and moss-laden granite walls. The emails and conversations of the day hush themselves. And the only sounds become boot steps on dry dirt ...

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Trip Report: Backpacking to Horseshoe Basin, Pasayten Wilderness

It seems that were you given only Washington state to explore for the rest of your life, you wouldn't pass with an empty, wanting heart. The state's diversity of profound geologic zones, portraits of the natural world on another scale...

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Dialing it in: Trek Dirt Series 2012

You can ride and ride and ride mountain bikes around your local haunt for years and be... pretty good. Or, you can go to Whistler and attend a Dirt Series clinic...

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Mt. Hood Memorial Day

The place to be this past Memorial Day weekend was the tiny outpost of Hood River, Oregon, at the toes of its namesake mountain. At least, for us it was. And for the folks we met up with to ride mountain bikes...

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Birthday affair

We celebrate birthdays on two wheels. In the mountains. In the quiet and the sunshine. With sweat and sunblock stinging the eyes. We celebrate them overlooking deep sweeping valleys, and on switchbacks that twist in and out of shadows...

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