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Thursday, October 30th
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Today in Gear: October 30, 2014

Today in Gear: An affordable commuter bike, the fastest produdction Audi ever, Filson’s new Restoration Department, and more.

Wednesday, October 29th
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A Wicked Ride in the Western Sierras

Viewfinder: James Kelly’s Downhill American Dream

For most people, the American dream is owning a nice house or making a comfortable living. James ‘The American Dream’ Kelly lives a little differently — his dream involves whipping by traffic at 50 mph on a skateboard.

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Roughing it ain't so hard

Going to Ground with Sea to Summit’s Comfort Plus Insulated Sleeping Mat

A soft, supportive sleeping pad turns going-to-ground into camping and sleep into slumber. Sea to Summit’s Comfort Plus Insulated Sleeping Mat promises big comfort and insulation without sacrificing portability. We took one for a few nights under the stars to find out if it delivers.

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Reflection and Extreme Discomfort

Inside the Temazcal, Traditional Mayan Sweat Bath

Temazcal is a traditional Mesoamerican sweat lodge used for physical and spiritual cleansing. GP contributor Will McGough has suffered through it twice, at the Grand Playa Resort in Cabo and Live Aqua Resort in Cancun.

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Home in the Heavens

Want Supreme Mountain Luxury? Chopper up to Tantalus Hut

Tantalus Hut has no power or running water. But by backcountry standards, it’s still a luxurious pad. Situated in the Tantalus Range of British Columbia, the hut is an ideal base camp for the adventurous and daring who want to take aim at mountain peaks.

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Seeking The Gods' Delight

Photo Essay: Heli-Hiking the Tantalus Range in British Columbia

By JACK SEEMER

As far as recreation goes, heli-hiking is expensive. But it’s also a means for everyday folk to access remote, sometimes impossible-to-reach parts of the world — like the peaks of the Tantalus Range in British Columbia — in a four-minute helicopter ride, instead of a four-day slog. It’s only when you see the other side of the ridge that you realize you’d never tasted a wild berry or truly seen the color blue (reserved only for the types of lakes hidden in the mountains).

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: October 29, 2014

This Week in Watches: IWC’s Kurt Klaus celebrates his 80th birthday, Bell & Ross’s BR-X1 chronograph, Graham’s Silverstone RS line and more.

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Adrenaline in an Armchair Setting

Three Attainable Adventures to Plan Today

From the Archives: We like to carpe the diem as much as the next guy, but it’s okay to actually relax once in a while. This doesn’t have to mean standing in the buffet line on a Disney Cruise Line ship, but it does meaning choosing an adventure that combines immersion in the natural world with a little bit of everyman recreation. These three destinations are a good place to start.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 29, 2014

Today in Gear: Trion Supercars — handmade in America, Fitbit’s sleekest wearable, Topo and Woolrich collaborate a second time and more.

Tuesday, October 28th
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Beauty in the eye of every beholder

Behind the Wheel: Jaguar F-Type Coupe

How do you take a spectacular Jaguar roadster that the world has anticipated for decades and make it divine? According to Jaguar you give it a hardtop and the option of a 550 horsepower V8. That’s what they’ve done with the 2015 F-Type Coupe ($65,000), which builds on one of our favorite cars this year, the 2014 F-Type convertible.

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All Hail the Disc

The Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 Is a Cyclocross Game Changer

Giant has emerged as a super power in cyclocross with weaponry that puts it ahead of the pack in the form of the TCX Advanced Pro 0 ($7,450), a fierce machine that’s fully strapped with everything that’s changing the game.

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Smooth Is Fast

How To: Train for Cyclocross Like a Pro

By ANDREW VONTZ
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You must have a finely tuned engine to compete in Cyclocross, but highly polished techniques can save you huge amounts of time over the course of a race. UCI cyclocross World Cup overall champion Lars van der Haar put on a clinic for us in Los Angeles, where he recommended polishing these five skills to boost overall ‘cross performance.

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23-Year-Old Cyclocross Champion

30 Minutes With: Lars Van der Haar

Slight at 5’7” and 128 pounds, Dutch cyclocross star Lars van der Haar, 23, wields heavyweight power at the races. He rides with a style so explosive that it inspired American cyclocross fans to coin the phrase “Go van der Haarder”. Like Belgian Sven Nys before him (#svenness), van der Haar has transcended the bounds of the sport and stands perched on the cusp of becoming a legend.

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Bogged Down in West Yarmouth

Postcard: Harvesting Cranberries in Cape Cod

12:30 p.m. EST | West Yarmouth, MA — To get from the bog to the bar cart, cranberries endure a strange journey.

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Inside cycling's hottest discipline

The Cyclocross Experience

From the Archives: Sometimes you sprint at the end of a cyclocross race. But you always sprint at the beginning. As I straddle my top tube on the starting grid waiting for the whistle to send off my category at the Coyote Point Bay Area Super Prestige, I know this sprint start will hurt more than most.