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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: August 7, 2014

Norseman-Gear-Patrol Norseman 2014 Is in the Books
The 12th edition of the Norseman Xtreme triathlon took place last weekend, testing triathletes on an Ironman-distance course with more than 15,000 feet of elevation gain, plus serious contributions from Mother Nature. The winners were both Norwegians this year, as Slowtwitch reports. Read More
Pure-Fix-Track-Frame-Gear-Patrol Pure Fix Launches Track Frame
Pure Fix, the LA-based company offering affordable, consumer-friendly fixed-gear bikes (including one that glows in the dark), released a limited run of track frames for riders who want to stop riding to the bodega and start riding in the velodrome. $225+
Empire-of-Rock-Gear-Patrol Nat Geo Inside China’s Caves
In “Empire of Rock”, a downright breathtaking feature, National Geographic explores China’s caves and above-ground rock formations, using laser imaging and athleticism, respectively. Read More
Valet-Road-Trip-Checklist-Gear-Patrol Valet’s Road Trip Checklist
If you’re heading out for a weekend road trip, Valet offers some handy packing tips. Of course, we’ve got some thoughts of our own. Read More
Michael-Phelps-Returns-Gear-Patrol Phelps Back in the Pool
Like virtually every other super athlete to retire and then come out of retirement shortly thereafter, Michael Phelps is back. Count us among his supporters. Read More
Guide-To-Getting-Lost-Gear-Patrol The Guide to Getting Lost
A handful of cycling industry insiders took off for the French Alps with their mountain bikes. The photos, by Adrian Marcoux, are excellent, complete with craggy mountains, tattoos, animals and a fine-looking pastry shop. Read More
Anthony-Bosch-Gear-Patrol Biogenesis Founder Goes Down
There’s more news in the world of doping: Anthony Bosch of Biogenesis surrendered to the DEA, according to The New York Times. Bosch is accused of distributing steroids widely, with pro baseball players among his clients. Read More
GP-Instagram-Gear-Patrol We’re at Outdoor Retailer
We’re on the ground at the biannual outdoor gear show, Outdoor Retailer. Follow along on Instagram for a look at new products launching in 2015. Follow Along