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Thursday, October 2nd
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New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: October 2, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: a new marathon record, the best places to work, Danny Macaskill rides the Isle of Skye and more.

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The lesser-known safari destination that's not to be missed

Photo Essay: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Witnessing a million wildebeest migrating from the southern Serengeti to Kenya’s Masa Mara reserve looks just as incredible in the flesh as it does in HD on Planet Earth. But to assume it’s the only real way to take in the circle of life on the great African continent is a rookie mistake — as four days spent on safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa made viciously clear.

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Duck, duck, goose!

Feathered Friends: Best Down Jackets

These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts next spring.

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Mountain runner and force of nature

30 Minutes With: Kilian Jornet Burgada

Kilian Jornet is, simply put, a force of nature. Over lunch, we discussed mountains, his speed climbing project, and the nature of risk.

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Plaid is just the surface

The History of Flannel

Flannel is more than just a plaid shirt. It’s a fabric with a deep history stretching back centuries. Here’s where it came from.

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On Safari in Kenya

Where the Wild Things Are: 10 Days in Kenya

From the Archives: The Masai Mara National Reserve on Kenya’s southwestern border with Tanzania is blanketed with large mammals, so heavily in fact that it takes a day or two to register that the animals are real and not holographic or cutouts from a National Geographic photo spread. This is what happens when you combine a life spent mostly staring into a computer with the ease of international travel. One day I’m in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; 24 hours and four airplane meals later, I’m on safari in the African savanna.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 2, 2014

Today in Gear: a classic gray flannel suit, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD — Kids Edition, a portable wi-fi hotspot and more.

Wednesday, October 1st
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Look ma, two hands!

High Five: 5 Best Motorcycle Gloves

Whether you’re piling on the interstate miles, tackling dusty switchbacks or just riding around in a parking lot, an off at any speed will have you palms out and road rashed. Thankfully, there is a world of options out there designed to deliver top protection and performance. To lend, ahem, a helping hand, here’s a list of the five best motorcycle gloves, broken down for riders of various styles and disciplines.

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Like a Sweatier Wii Fit

With Zwift, Cycling Meets Video Game

Zwift is the marriage of video games and cycling trainers. It’s like Wii Fit, with more puddles of sweat.

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Capital Gains

Five Watches to Burn Your Bonus On

You did well this year. Now — what to spend that bonus on? A wristwatch is the ideal choice.

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... And Hopefully Those Damn Stickers Too

Decrypted: The Specifications War is Over

If the topic of mobile technology happens to come up at your local water cooler, it’s unlikely that a fight will break out concerning which colleague’s phone has the most RAM. Tech specs used to be consumers’ top priority; what do the numbers mean to us now, with supercomputers in our pockets?

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The GTI of GTIs

Driving the European Spec Volkswagen Golf R, America’s Forbidden Fruit

Why even talk about something we can’t have? Because when VW knocks on the door and hands over their forbidden fruit — the 2015 Golf R Euro-spec — no human of motoring integrity could say no; and we didn’t either.

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Timeless Skies

Viewfinder: Above America

“Above America” exudes an old-time charm — an aerial drone video before aerial drones existed. Harrison Sanborn, a California-based director and cinematographer, dug up his father’s archive of aerial footage and scanned it at 2K resolution; the result is a celluloid time capsule without a particular year in mind.

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Vintage Finds, the Power of Odd Numbers and More

Style Advice from Frank Muytjens, Head of Men’s Design at J.Crew

From the Archives: Sometimes an outsider’s perspective is just what’s needed to achieve unique excellence. Frank Muytjens is the Holland-born head of men’s design at J.Crew, a proudly American company. Muytjens, who’s been perhaps the driving factor at the brand since he joined in 2008, finds his ideas nearly everywhere. We recently had the chance to chat with him and learned about what he brings to the staple brand, how he refreshes beloved classics, and his penchant for odd numbers.

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Northern Roads Afar

1000 Miles of British Columbia on 2 Wheels

By MATT NEUNDORF
Photo by MATT NEUNDORF

A fork in the road. Rarely in life does the metaphorical appear in such literal form. Yet there it was, and there we were. Twelve dust-covered motorcyclists on a journey through British Columbia’s beautiful northern interior, faced squarely with two paths and three options: left, right or turn around. This is where the riding stopped and the adventure began.