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Review: Velocio Luxe Bib Tights

Review: Velocio Luxe Bib Tights


When I got the latest Velocio winter/spring kit to check out, I admit I was pretty skeptical about the Velocio Luxe Bib Tights. They weren’t lined, and as someone who prefers a smaller cycling wardrobe for easier travel I was pretty if-y about a pair of …


the bike checks you need to do pre-ride

The Quick Bike Checks the Pros Do Every Ride


When I interviewed the Rally UHC Cycling Team last year, one question I had for them was: What do you check on your bike every single ride? Some of the answers, like checking tire pressure, sounded really obvious, but then I recalled my first …



The Art of Layers For Fall (and Spring) Running

The Art of Layers For Shoulder Season Running


Layering for runners: It’s a subtle art. You don’t want to overdress, or underdress, and you definitely don’t want a bunch of gear flapping around on you. But at the same time, buying clothing for every season is pricey and impractical, since the combo …





Best Outdoorsy Foodie Gifts for 2019


Like the other categories I’ve listed, I wanted to come up with options that were good for everyone—so I didn’t include specific gels or sports drink mixes, because I can say as endurance athletes, we rarely want you to buy us new flavors or …


Gift Guide_ Outdoors-y Types

Outdoorsy, Fun Favorites From $7 to $99: Gift Guide 2019


For the people who already buy all of the sport-specific gear that they could possibly need or want but are still super outdoorsy and active, what do you get them for a gift? A bottle of wine is kind of generic, tickets to the …


Camp cooking for beginners

Camp Cooking for Beginners


Does the idea of using a camp stove make you nervous? Yeah, me too. For some reason, the open flame / tiny propane tank just made me nervous, and like I had no business cooking at my campsite. Ask me to start a campfire …


runner gift guide

Holiday Gift Guide for Runners 2019


As a serious runner myself, I don’t like the idea of gifting apparel because between size, fit, and style, it’s really a personal decision on the runner’s part. It’s annoying to have someone give you gear with the best of intentions, only to realize …