A Douchebag For Your Bike

Douchebags Tour

Norwegian company Douchebags (or DB Equipment) made quite a name for themselves with their beautifully designed ski bags — helped in part by the share-worthy name. Recently, the company partnered with Team Sky to take on the bike travel bag category next. The result — a mountain bike bag called The Trail and a road bike bag called The Tour that make traveling with your bike a much smoother process.

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What’s in My Pack: Thru-Hiking the PCT

PCT Thru-Hike

My neighbor Annie Emanuels — a lovely young outdoorswoman — is heading off this weekend to hike the PCT. She plans to thru-hike the entire trail before starting grad school in the fall. The other day she let me come over and have a look at all her gear — one of my favorite things to do. And let’s just say, I am not worried about her having to name her pack Monster.

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Tompkins Conservation Donates Land to Chile for National Parks

Parque Pumalin

Last week, Kristine Tompkins signed over one million acres of land to the Chilean government for the creation of a series of national parks. Decades in the making, this land was saved from industrialization and preserved for both wildlife and ecosystem prosperity as well as for the people to sustainably enjoy these wild spaces.

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Mountain Biking in SLO County

oatspeak

I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. THIS is what mountain biking should be, I thought to myself. Flowy singletrack with interesting twists and turns, ups and downs to keep you on your toes, and the most incredible views out across the Pacific. Why can’t we have this in Marin? the Central Coast has it dialed.

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