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Tuesday, September 30th
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Viewfinder: Comic Book Heaven

More than TV, music, and movies, comics have had the hardest time adjusting to the digital age. Comic Book Heaven follows the owner of a small comic book vendor in Queens as he closes up for good.

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Sidecars and Snow

A Mountain Ride with Ural Motorcycles

From the Archives: Given the chance to ride motorcycles in the winter, a sane rider might politely decline, but what’s life without a few two three-wheeled thrills? On a recent invitation by Ural Motorcycles we did just that, responding “yes, please” (pronto) while simultaneously reaching for our bags, and multiple changes of underwear. Next stop, cold and soggy Seattle.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 30, 2014

Today in Gear: a stress-relieving headband, a yacht designer’s travel trailer, metropolitan headphones and more.

Monday, September 29th
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You've got skin in the game

Six Proper Motorcycle Jeans: Look Good, Save Your Skin

Full race-spec leathers are the surest bet to save your bacon when the possibility of a motorcycle crash becomes a reality; but practicality, timing and social demands don’t always encourage full gear. These are the best motorcycle jeans designed to both resist high-speed abrasion and look good when you reach your destination.

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Teaching an old dog new tricks, on two wheels

The Moto Guzzi V7 Special Is a Quirky Beauty

The prom queen is never chosen solely for her personality, and character actors don’t win People‘s Sexiest Man Alive. These are truths we’ve come to simply accept, and they extend to machines, too. Saying an item has “character” or “personality” implies it has aesthetic, ergonomic, or other flaws. The Moto Guzzi V7 Special ($9,290) has character.

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Break Boat

Surviving the Rolex Big Boat Series

By JASON HEATON
Photo by JH

The Rolex Big Boat Series is known by participants as the “Break Boat Series” for the toll it takes on boats and crews over four days of racing. GP’s Jason Heaton braved San Francisco Bay’s gusty winds and waves for a firsthand account.

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This Week's News on Wheels

This Week in Motoring: September 29, 2014

This Week in Motoring: Cadillac tries to stem the tide, the making of the Hellcat, a China-only McLaren, Audi gets the driverless nod and much more.

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Offshore for sure

Kit: Racing the Rolex Big Boat Series

Offshore yacht racing may seem like a gentleman’s sport, but underestimate it at your peril. Leave the polo shirt and leather boat shoes in your shore bag for the yacht club after-party. Here’s the kit Jason Heaton used for the Rolex Big Boat Series while crewing for Escapade Racing.

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Farr and Away

Viewfinder: The Farr 40s

Hot on the heels of the Rolex Big Boat Series is the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships, which will be held in San Francisco Bay starting on October 15. The Farr 40 is considered one of the most beautiful and classic yachts, designed from the keel up to race.

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The Cool-Weather Standby Still Stands Up

The Many Great Sweaters of Fall

Beyond just comfort and warmth, the sweater is a utilitarian’s dream — if you upgrade one thing each year to prevent a stagnant closet, this should be it. A strong collection of these secondary layers instantly multiplies your wardrobe choices, so study up on the many styles and choose one that fits you.

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On His Race's New Tack

An Interview with Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race

From the Archives: How do you popularize an obscure sporting event that runs through the remotest oceans for three quarters of a year? That is Knut Frostad’s task as CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, a round-the-world yachting competition that takes place every two years.

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WHAT'S NEW, NOW

Today in Gear: September 29, 2014

Today in Gear: Nike’s new driver, a great game from Middle-Earth, cases for your iPhone 6, cocktails wisdom from Death & Co. and Vizio’s crazy affordable 4k TVs.

Sunday, September 28th
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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: September 15 – 19

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: the best boots for fall, following a pro cyclist through wine country, burning your tongue off with hot sauce, playing golf in a democracy, the best fruit beer and more.

Saturday, September 27th
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The Gear You Missed

This Week in Gear: September 22 – 26

ood morning, welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear — pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday brunch and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic…

Friday, September 26th
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Your last iced coffee of the season

What We’re Drinking: Espresso and Tonic

The objective of most post-Starbucks coffee shops has been an almost authoritarian pursuit of purity. But it seems we’re turning a corner. This summer the Kaffe Tonic, a mixture of espresso and Fever Tree tonic served over ice at Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco, caught on.