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Thursday, August 21st
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Race for Survival

How to Race at Altitude

At altitude, you dehydrate more easily, your body has to work harder just to survive and, depending on how high you go, you can be at risk for various degrees of altitude sickness. But sometimes outdoor adventures and competitions call us into the mountains, by bike or by foot. So how do we handle it? Legendary cycling coach Chris Carmichael gives us some tips.

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For Better Biking

Kit: Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Take 104 miles of dirt road, pavement and single track; mix in over 12,000 feet of elevation gain; sprinkle in oxygen-deprived mountain air and — voila! You’ve got the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. This is the kit GP’s Peter Koch took with him to best this deceptively brutal course.

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New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: August 21, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: a debate about the value of breakfast, a portable hot tub, superior bread, Copenhagen’s bike skyway and more.

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Playing Muddy Waters from the Mud

Eight Great Rugged Bluetooth Speakers

All-weather bluetooth speakers make sure that you have listening options in any climate, on the edge of any pool or in your pack on any adventure. No plug, no jacks, no need to check the weather report. Just durable music wherever you need it. These are the eight best.

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A Stranger Collaboration

Viewfinder: Seven Outliers in Iceland

Seven creatives — filmmakers, photographers and musicians — who had never met traveled to Iceland in 2011 with one purpose: to document beauty. Outliers, Vol. 1: Iceland is the amorphous, unfocused, and impressive culmination of the landscapes, people and traditions they encountered.

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How the West was won

Cycling Skyward: Conquering the West’s Toughest Climbs

One month after he set out from King’s Beach, CA, on a 5,000-mile bike tour of America, GP contributor Will Eginton stood on top of the Continental Divide at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park and reflected on the mountains he’d climbed.

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Racing across Costa Rica

Conquering La Ruta de Los Conquistadores: The Film

From the Archives: Nearly a year after his training began, Dirk Shaw completed the final mission in The Road to La Ruta: 193 miles, 5 mountain ranges, and 23,000 feet of elevation gain. La Ruta de Los Conquistadores. This video captures the journey.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 21, 2014

Today in Gear: A new release from Red Wing’s Heritage Collection, the HTC One is now available with Windows Mobile, Cambridge Audio’s new line of updated wireless speakers and more.

Wednesday, August 20th
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A Brief, of sorts

Tested: TravelTeq Trash

TravelTeq’s humbly named Trash meets an extremely wide range of needs and wants, and also includes features that you may not need or want — but you can’t argue that they’re pretty cool.

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Doesn't sound fun, does it?

Decrypted: A Guide to Avoiding Data Throttling

Throttling is a term that has snuck up on laypeople all of a sudden, particularly applying to how mobile data is delivered. Rather than just cutting users off altogether once a certain usage level is reached, carriers far and wide are instead putting a chokehold on the speed at which data is delivered. In other words, those who consume too much lightning-fast LTE data may find their emails loading much slower until the next billing cycle. That’s better than no data at all, but it’s a very poor user experience that you’d be wise to avoid.

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Breaking Down the Denny City Bike

For Commuters, the Smarter Smart Bike Is Nigh

A new contest-winning commuter bike solves the woes of urban cycling through cleverly simple design.

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Jerry's Gold, and Others

Five Comedy Series that Prove the Web’s Staying Power

Some of the most original and exciting programming today is first written and produced for the web. If this trend has passed you by, here are five comedy web series to get you up to speed.

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Meet this year's hottest new shooters

The New Camera Class of 2014: DSLR Alternatives

From the Archives: In just a few short years the world of photography has been turned upside down, and the advent of the iPhone and other innovations like mirrorless cameras has created a dizzying array of options. We take a look at the latest new class of cameras, none of them DSLRs, but all capable and unique in their own right.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 20, 2014

Today in Gear: J. Crew’s athletic suit, SWASH’s Express Clothing Care System, Sounds of Street View and more.

Tuesday, August 19th
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One minute at a time

Timekeeping Selects: OMEGA Chronostop

For the sixth installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we bring you a gem in the form of an OMEGA Chronostop ($1,450), a unique timepiece from 1968 with a bright blue dial and a unique one-minute chronograph.