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Category Archives: OOL First Syndication

First Ride: The 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy Gets Updated, Not Overhauled

This article was first published by Pinkbike.com. For Santa Cruz, the previous generation of the Tallboy was a bike that became something of a cult classic. It seemed to resonate with nearly everyone that rode it, inspiring all sorts of unique custom builds, some of them focused on eking out as much downhill performance as […]

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How Fast Can a Pro Cyclist Run a Marathon?

As Eliud Kipchoge and a group of some of the world’s fastest runners assemble at the starting line for the Berlin Marathon on September 25, professional cyclist Freddy Ovett will lace up a pair of Adizero Adios Pro 2 racing shoes a few starting waves behind them and give it a go. Ovett won’t be […]

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One Solution to Invasive Species: Eat Them

Sea turtles, burrowing owls, ocelots, and manatees are bordering on dangerously low numbers, but invasive species—Burmese pythons, European starlings, feral hogs, and lionfish—are populating in out-of-control numbers. Consider the emerald ash borer, a glittery insect native to Russia, China, and Japan that started popping up in Michigan in 2002, destroying ash trees in their wake. […]

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10 Things You Should Know about the 2023 Boston Marathon

The 2023 Boston Marathon is still months away, but excitement is already brewing for the April 17 race. Registration closed on September 16 and the age-group field and charity fields will be announced by about the first week of October. After that, training, fundraising and various planning details will begin in earnest for the 127th […]

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In Defense of Your Regular Morning Routine

My morning routine looks a little like this: wake up, hit snooze ten times, roll out of bed, head out on a half-conscious jog wearing a mismatched outfit. When I reenter my apartment, it’s a mad scramble to down coffee, shower, and open my laptop. (I forget about breakfast until roughly 10 A.M.) Despite the […]

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How This Chef Continues Cooking Large in Tight Quarters

We are a few hours into the inaugural sail of the 2022 season aboard the Schooner Ladona, which traces the rocky coast of Maine for twenty-odd weekends a year, seeking adventure in the mist, fog, and harbors of Vacationland. On land, it may be a fine June morning, but at sea, we’ve encountered the truest […]

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I Raced 142 Miles With Only Six Weeks of Training

The nightmares started three weeks before the race. Middle school-type dreams where I’m at the starting line at the Steamboat Gravel Black Course without my jersey and have to race shirtless. You don’t have to be Freud to figure out I was worried about being ready for the 142-mile event that climbs almost 10,000 feet […]

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