Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

Category: Travel


​The 8 Things Cyclists Should Never Leave in a Hot Car


PSA for those of you going on summer vacations and cramming all your belongings into cars, leaving them outside all day as you stop in various locations. Give you gear a break (and avoid ruining your sick paint job on your frame) with this …




Long Drive Packing Strategies for Stuffed Cars and Vans


Another month, another long drive: this one was a 4 day excursion from Ontario to Alberta, crossing through the Badlands. It wasn’t a leisurely drive, it was a race to get out to Canmore as soon as possible while staying reasonably healthy. We had …





Washing Your Cycling Kit: Dos and Don'ts of Laundry Cycles


Laundry. Seems ultra-simple, right? Wash, rinse, repeat. Umm… Turns out with cycling kit, it can be a little more complicated. In addition to skin irritation—more on that in a sec—I was out on a ride yesterday and got caught in the rain. A guy …



7 Ways to Consistently Run While Traveling


Summer is officially here, and that means SUMMER VACATION! (Cue cheering noises here, and a countdown calendar for us to be done with Ironman so I can truly embrace the doing-whatever-I-want-for-training lifestyle again…) Anyway, for most of us, summer is a great time to …

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On Turning 30 (And Totally Not Freaking Out.)


So, I turn 30 today. That’s a scary thing to write, for someone who still kind of feels like she’s 17. I didn’t think much about the fact that I would be hitting this milestone back when I was, say, 28. But in the …



Watch Your Water Bottles: A Cyclist Traveler PSA


I wrote earlier this year about how I was swapping out my water bottle and coffee-buying habit at the airport for a Nalgene and a completely sealed thermos, but it’s time for a refresher as to why I fixated on that swap… Peter recently …