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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 31, 2014

Dubai-Brian-Hodes-Gear-Patrol Cycling in Dubai
The Dubai Tour is a pro bike race that kicked off in February of 2014 (and was won by American Taylor Phinney). Conquista had Brian Hodes on the ground to capture the race, which he did beautifully in the first of a four-part series. Read More
Dark-Side-Tour-Gear-Patrol Dark Side of the Tour
While we were all eating soft cheeses and pretending to be Nibali on the local loop, Der Spiegel was doing what they do best: finding the story behind the story. In this case, it’s a France with high unemployment and an increasing affinity for the political right wing. Read More
Hike-Korea-Gear-Patrol Hiking: Korea’s Favorite Sport
One of our editors returned from South Korea this week and reported that everyone there went hiking on the weekend. It turns out The Washington Post has been investigating the matter: “The pace is brisk, and at the top, big groups spread out on blankets and devour elaborate spreads. They also drink rice wine — sometimes lots of it.” Read More
TdF-Ironman-Gear-Patrol Who’s More Powerful, Triathlete or Cyclist?
If you’ve ever wondered who’s more prolific on the bike, a pro triathlete or a pro cyclist, take a look inside the data from Luke McKenzie’s ride at Kona last year compared to Michael Rogers’s Stage 16 win at this year’s Tour de France. AJ Johnson from TrainingPeaks breaks down the key metrics for Read More
Alex-Honnolds-Gear-Patrol Alex Honnold’s Adventure Vehicle
Pro rock climber and free solo specialist Alex Honnold lives in a van — at least when he’s out on an adventure. Outside met him in American Fork, Utah, to take a look through his drawers. Read More
Bike-Design-Project-Gear-Patrol A Bike Design Project
If you’re looking for the ultimate commuter bike, you may want to vote before you buy. The Bike Design Project is taking votes through August 3 on urban bike designs from five teams — partnerships between design firms and bike builders — in five cities for a ride that will eventually be produced by Fuji. Read More
Geigerrig-Hydration-Gear-Patrol A Smaller Hydration Hose
Gear Junkie brings news that Geigerrig has officially announced a hydration tube that’s one-third the size of the industry standard and which “looks like a thin IV tube.” We saw a prototype at the last Outdoor Retailer and are excited to take a pull off it. Read More
M83A3753-Edit-2 Shock Your Muscles into Recovery
Is it possible that you need an electrical device to stimulate your muscles? We tested the Marc Pro to find out. Read More