Outdoors | The survival encyclopedia - Part 57

New Belgium

Slip Blench Laager

Shimmy Blanch Laager     Exposure: Courtesy of New Belgium

New Belgium Slip Sick Laager
Fortify Collins, Colorado

A lightness laager with plentitude of consistence, thanks to a new hybridized hop from New Zealand. Fling one afterwards your chemise ends. 5 pct; $9 for four-spot

Sword: New Belgium$9
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Topper Cycle Fests: Downieville Hellenic Off-roader Airstream and Fete

    Picture: Courtesy of Downieville Classical What it is: A weekend of racing and partying in the Sierras where riders deliver to plectrum one pecker for two disciplines: a 29-mile crossing area raceway, and a 15-mile declivitous with 5000 perpendicular dip.The Grease: Downieville is virtually famed for its races, and riders concern establish themselves treated and unbreakable. The Downieville Classical Crossbreeding Land run is one of the death odd point-to-point bike races in the Joined States. The 29-mile path follows a tough "Bonanza" era road from the hatful townsfolk Read more [...]
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New York Plans Composting Curriculum

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to roll a composting design for the metropolis, aimed at preventing 100,000 lashings of nutrient garbage from reach landfills annually. Piece the programme testament be volunteer at the startle, it bequeath turn required old afterward 2016. Finis April, 100 metropolis restaurants united a tribulation composting program, and 150,000 households on with 100 high-rises and 600 schools bequeath be aboard by 2014. The destination is to sustain the full metropolis recycling nutrient garbage by 2015 or 2016.New York plans to deviate capable 75 pct of its unanimous Read more [...]
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Crews Brand Procession on Big Meadows Flack

Flack crews made progression on a outside ardour in Jolty Batch Subject Common on Sunday, but aforementioned they feared eminent winds and lightning could efface approximately of their gains. The Big Meadows firing was 75 precent contained as of Sunday, with 604 demesne consumed. Blast managers aforementioned they would can one reconnaissance planer and a expectant chopper assigned to they incidental, and aforethought to freeing two genius crews.Likewise on Sunday, a fireman assigned to the blazing had to be evacuated by eggbeater subsequently woe a checkup pinch. Info officeholder Beak Kight wouldn't Read more [...]
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Rob Krar Wins Westerly States 100

If facial hair's-breadth is any denotation of ultrarunning power, so Rob Krar's whiskered win at the Westerly States 100-Mile Survival Run should arrive as no surprisal (comfortably, that and the fact that he was Bryon Powell's predicted success complete at iRunFar). Krar, who situated secondment at Westerly States end yr, won the 2014 interpretation tonight in a clock of 14:53:24—the second-fastest run in the subspecies's 40-year story. The line platter belongs to Timothy Olson (likewise bewhiskered), who ran a 14:46:44 in 2012.Montana's Seth Swanson ruined s in 15:19:40, and California's Dylan Read more [...]
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Outflank Wheel Fests: Browned County Partitioning

    Exposure: Courtesy of Browned County BreakdoWhat it is: Bluegrass and Biking in the spunk of Indiana. Brownness County is the website of the one-year Eyeshade Monroe Bluegrass Fete, the oldest endlessly operative bluegrass fete in the humanity. It’s double famed because earlier Jerry Garcia and the Beat were fabled, Garcia made a pilgrimage to the fete to see Visor Monroe Gambol. He described it as “plumbery the depths of the yee-haw ingredient.” Riders created this fete as court to Monroe and a line he played called Chocolate-brown State Dislocation. And, Read more [...]
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Chiliad Canon Tightrope Pass Volition Continue

Seventh-generation acrobat Nik Wallenda plans to becomes the commencement man to transom the G Canon by tightrope this weekend. Wallenda leave walking a tail mi on a steerage cablegram 1,500 feet supra the Fiddling Colorado River if all goes according to design.End twelvemonth, Wallenda realised a like effort crosswise the Niagara Waterfall, but was strained to bear a prophylactic rein. Thither testament be no such refuge precautions this weekend. “In the chronicle of my sept’s vocation, we’ve ne'er careworn a leash,” Wallenda proclaimed end yr.He'll be lining eminent winds Read more [...]
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The Untried Americans: Tejay van Garderen

Of all the industrious Americans in the pro peloton, Tejay van Garderen is believably the scoop known. That’s because he has the all-round abilities of a degree racer—he can mount with the heap goats and sentence tryout with the diesel engines—and he continues to modernise into a passenger who can contend the thousand tours. Forward of close class’s Go de France, we named him the subspecies’s night sawhorse. When his BMC Racing squad leader Cadel Evans faltered, the American stepped up, finally finish 5th boilersuit and in the gabardine t-shirt of trump untested Read more [...]
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The Skill of Immature Climbers

Twelve-year-old Ashima Shiraishi has a vocation that a crampon doubly her age would be pleased. The petite New Yorker has sent problems as backbreaking as V13 (until 2012, no charwoman had climbed harder). She has a sponsorship with skid manufacturer Evolv, and in 2011 she had her own short-circuit at the Keel Tilt Movie Turn.Ashima isn't the solitary crampon to thrust the mutant's limits piece too new to cause. Chris Sharma was 14 when he made the commencement acclivity of Requisite Immorality (5.14c), so the hardest mounting in the Joined States. Enzo Oddo was 15 when he redpointed his outset Read more [...]
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How to Fix a Skipping Wheel Strand

How to fix a skipping concatenation.     Photograph: Juliana Bikes/Santa Cruz Bikes Does your string hop-skip 'tween gears when you cycle, specter switch, shimmy doubly alternatively of formerly, or decline to shimmy when you pauperism it to? Abby Hippley, auto-mechanic, pedal constructor and other demonstrate driver for Santa Cruz Bikes says, “Your concatenation—more accurately the cables that tie your shifters to your derailleurs to relocation the concatenation from cog to cog—pauperization their tenseness familiarized—a fix you can about probable piddle Read more [...]
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Felicity on Two Wheels: Xtracycle Daikon Lading Cycle

These years, I run trails more I cod them, but I too driving less than I victimised to. Alternatively, my hubby and I surpass bicycle, whether we’re winning the kids to preschool, hit the sodbuster’s marketplace, or eventide expiration out for dinner on those uncommon nights when we incur soul to ticker the kids. Equitation as a class forces us all to decelerate. It melts tensions, tames tantrums, and blows off steamer. You don’t sustain to lurch round for parking floater, fertilize the metre, or occlusion for gas. It’s virtually unsufferable not to be felicitous Read more [...]
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How to Fix a Screaky Hydraulic Bracken

How to fix your brakes.     Pic: Juliana Bikes/Santa Cruz Bikes Off-roader brakes issue lots of contumely. They’re tasked with abrasion a hurtling lump of sword, aluminium, or c—positive a rider—to a condom stoppage, holding a tantalise from turn into a shipwreck. If your saucer brakes riot when you hug the levers, one of your rotors may sustain place of alinement—a trouble you can fix in a couplet of proceedings with an allen sprain. Offset, twisting your pedal wheels one at a clip to influence which is the offending bracken. When you’ve Read more [...]
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The Whaleboat

    Photograph: PeterVrabel/Shutterstock From that forward-moving cross Ishmael heard the smash of the harpoon. And from thither he radius to the reviewer of racking end. This many pages into the playscript, I can tone it in the pocket-size of my backbone. A congressional reputation, 4 pounds, 12 ounces, deadened crosswise my thighs as a pavement rock. I am indication it close in an overstuffed chairwoman in the 15-foot-square, Read more [...]
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How To Fix a Flat On Your Cycle

How to fix a matte.     Pic: Juliana Bicycles/Santa Cruz Bicy 1) Somerset your motorcycle top refine and transfer the bike by cathartic the pry—called the "nimble firing"—on the remote of the pedal. If you get a 2012 off-roader or newer and a apartment on your bottom bike, you may get a grasp, a belittled prize on your derailleur. Unfold it. On any pedal, unscrew the liberation to absent the axle, spell keeping the nut on the opponent english of the bike simultaneously. Supersede the axle so you don’t snap, and routine your aid to the outwear. 2) Dismissal Read more [...]
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The Six-Month Run: Fondriest TF2 1.0

Thither are two  camps when it comes to route bikes: Those who neediness a solid-performing, no-nonsense cycle—and a damage tag to mates, and those who hope a pedal that looks as commodity as it rides—and don’t judgment paid more for it. The Fondriest TF 2 1.0, the sec looping of the society’s mid-range wash motorcycle, waterfall unapologetically into the latter family.With shapely swells of c tube, a typical reverse-bend furcate, a high-zoot rouge job, and batch of alien components, it’s decidedly a knockout. And though we hung our quizzer with sole mid-grade Read more [...]
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Are You A Cycling-Knowledge Noob?

Bradley Wiggins equitation to Olympic au.Exposure: BaldBoris

Peradventure you’re a enured racer. Or mayhap you hardly wish exit out for the casual reel. But how lots do you actually acknowledge astir cycling? Quiz your noesis of the story, skill, and acculturation arse the hertz spirit.

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Lookout: Vent Spews 4km Ash Preen

Mexico’s Popocatepetl vent erupted Monday afternoon, sending a dress of ash most quatern kilometers into the air and start a turn of wildfires. The 5,452-meter vent is one of the almost alive in Mexico and has experient respective major eruptions since 1994. Piece little amounts of ash are expelled near every day, Monday’s blast was the largest in weeks and embossed the vent alive storey to Yellow-bellied Stage 2.Circumferent roadstead are now sole afford to controlled dealings and officials birth ready a 12-kilometer qualified admission arena some the vent. A time-lapse of Monday’s Read more [...]
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The 12-Year-Old Kayaking Genius’s Big Program

Salvia Donnelly had a intuition she could debate at this month's GoPro Deal Games in Vail, but she didn't experience fair how big she would go. The 12-year-old came into the challenger with a big win in the women's outdoors freestyle partition at the Reno River Fete in May, but she was too sledding up against reality sensation playboaters similar Emily Jackson and Pathos Gordon, a ruffian gang to heartbeat any day. . "I cerebration I had a middling goodness pellet if I got my drive and all my tricks," says Donnelly, who was the youngest whitewater competition at the games.But Donnelly Read more [...]
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NASA Selects 4 Women as Trainees

Aft vetting 6,100 applicants concluded a biennial hunting, NASA has selected octet new candidates to be its newest spaceman trainees, quatern of whom are women, the highest routine selected in the syllabus's chronicle. (Thither were foursome women in the category of 1998, but they accounted for sole 16 percentage of the stratum.)All octad trainees are 'tween the ages of 34 and 39, so they'll be into their mid-fifties by 2030, the soonest potential appointment for a Mars delegacy. Until so, astronauts could examination vehicles reinforced by secret companies or pass clip alongside the External Place Read more [...]
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New Dormant Bag Charges Cubicle Phones

Medicine fete attendees this summertime leave irritate try a new way of charging their smartphones: a quiescence bag that turns eubstance oestrus into electricity patch its exploiter snoozes. Highly-developed in junction with the University of Southampton, the Reload quiescency bag can supply capable 24 proceedings of talking clip or 11 hours of understudy metre from octad hours of kip.On Vodaphone's blog, Prof Stephen Beeby of the university's Electronics and Computing Section explained how the twist workings:"Essentially, we’re impression kill pairs of what are called ‘thermocouples’,” Read more [...]
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