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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: November 20, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: the best adventurers of 2014, a new film about Nolan’s 14, GoPro messes up, performance-enhancing weed and more.

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Guide to Beginner Rock Climbing Essentials

This is bomber, save-your-ass gear that’ll get you started with trad climbing, but a word of caution: it’s only as good as the climber using it.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: November 13, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: a legendary NHL enforcer, sexual abuse in swimming, the greatest outdoorsmen of the century and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: November 6, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: the new Miss Reef calendar, inside a bike messenger stage race, the complete guide to building a campfire, what’s killing triathletes and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: October 30, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: the heretic of bike fitting, an inflatable jacket, bacon-wrapped trout and more.

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An e-bike with a brain

The Bicycle Wheel, Reinvented

With the highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel, from MIT-born Superpedestrian seeks to improve urban biking. In an increasingly crowded e-bike market, it might be the most successful attempt so far.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: October 16, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: extreme fitness in America, a look back at Landon Donovan’s career, the state of MREs and more.

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Stow and Go

The Tern Eclipse S18 Gets the Folding Bike Right

Meet the folding commuter bike that will steamroll your fixie.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: October 9, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: the seedy and contemptible world of bike theft, an argument for shaving your legs, the best ski towns and more.

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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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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: September 25, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: real-life medieval battles, a folding helmet from Brooks, gyms for bigger folks and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: September 18, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: the fastest cyclist on Earth, game-changing avalanche technology, weather-proof Converse kicks and more.

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The Little CampStove that Could

Talk Shop: A Look Inside the BioLite Burn Lab

The clean energy stove company BioLite is built on more than just a trendy charging device. We paid their Brooklyn HQ a visit to see firsthand what they’re all about.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: September 11, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: underground weightlifting in Cuba, the world’s oldest horse race, a limited-run pack from Mountainsmith and more.

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Slightly Less than Roughing It

Car Camping Done Right

Car camping is all about possibilities, whether it’s in the Adirondacks out East, the lakes of the Midwest or the empty spaces of the BLA land out West. Getting to a campsite on four wheels means you can take along a mountain bike, kayaks, hardcover pulp fiction and a cooler of microbrews. This is the camping you remember from childhood, replete with great, cushy gear — a hissing propane lantern, creaky camp chairs and someone strumming a guitar.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: September 4, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: new replay technology in pro tennis, Rapha’s new cyclocross shoes, the battle of man versus internet and more.

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Big Ambitions, Small Boats

Stowable Boats for the (Adventurous) City Slicker

Boats, kayaks and canoes are large and unwieldy, but these five will fit in your apartment.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: August 28, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: Cannondale sponsors Slipstream, Garmin introduces an updated power meter, an app brings pick-up sports to the teammate-less masses and more.

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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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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: August 14, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: crappy sports commentary, a magnetic zipper, unreal surfing photos and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: August 7, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: two Norwegians win Norseman, Michael Phelps is back from retirement, we’re on the ground at Outdoor Retailer and more.

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Just add mountains

Tested: Casio ProTrek PRW-6000Y-1A

While Casio’s G-Shock series has the extreme sports category on lock down, their ProTrek line is blazing a trail in the world of outdoor adventure. In many ways, it’s about the most trustworthy, comely companion a beginning mountaineer could need.

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Maximizing the bare minimum

Farther, Faster: A Primer on Ultralight Backpacking

A guide to ultralight hiking: rethinking pack weight, preparedness, safety and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 31, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: photos from a bike race in Dubai, a tiny hydration hose, a look inside Alex Honnold’s van, the story behind the Tour de France and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 24, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: better looking running gear, a protective baseball hat, photos from Challenge Roth and more.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 17, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: A bike crash mystery, an app for mountain athletes, a boxing business primer, and more.

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Street Smarts

Every Mile Accounted For: The 5 Best Bike Computers

Turn your bike into the ultimate machine for exercise, travel and competition with these five computers.

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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 10, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: an interview with Lance, bespoke baseball bats, self-driving minesweepers, and more.

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Smarter Helmet, Smarter Cyclist

Tested: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet

The LifeBeam Smart helmet is the first bicycle helmet with a built-in heart rate monitor. We tried it out to see how it stacked up against today’s great field of cranium-savers.