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California Whitewater

California Whitewater

 By Haven Livingston Dan Menten on Yager Creek (Phil Boyer). California is flowing with water – whitewater paddlers rejoice! Now the big question is: what should you paddle this spring and summer? We caught up with three experts to help answer this all-important question. CAUTION: Winter storms have changed many runs, and spring and summer flows will be bigger and colder than in years past. Use extreme caution when choosing a run, dress for immersion, and go with someone who knows the run at current flows. Above all, know your limits. Northern California with Dan Menten Dan Menten started whitewater kayaking 25 years ago on Idaho’s Payette River. After getting his start in slalom racing he moved west and has spent the past 17 years exploring NorCal’s secret wonderland of whitewater. Never underestimate Menten. He’s an underdog who shows up at downriver races having never seen the run and...
The Badass Lasses of The Little Big

The Badass Lasses of The Little Big

By Michele Charboneau The Little Big Event Director and Truckee Bike Park co-founder Cortney Knudson (far left) is thrilled for the opportunity to teach alongside colleagues she rarely sees through the year due to busy clinic schedules (Keoki Flagg). The Little Big bike festival returns to the Truckee Bike Park in Truckee, CA for its fifth year on May 27, 2017. The event draws the world’s top female riders to teach its popular women’s skills clinic. This dream team of passionate IMBA ICP certified coaches from near and far empowers girls and women  via two wheels, ample dirt, and loads of encouragement as they learn a wide range of skills. There is something for every ability level, including basic riding technique, pumping, cornering, wheel lifts, manualing, drops, and jumps. The festival also includes competitions for women, men, and children, plus  live music, food, and industry demos. Proceeds benefit the...
420 for the Run

420 for the Run

A healthy new image for Cannabis By Jennifer Stein Deuvall Dorsey taking on the Desert Dash Trails of Glory 2016 course at Cottonwood Valley in Las Vegas (Shanti Colangelo-Curran). Although recreational marijuana use recently became legal in California and Nevada, destigmatizing its use in connection with running and other endurance sports is still a challenge. Meet Deuvall Dorsey, aka the Vegas 420 Runner, an ultra-runner and triathlete. As a  cannabis advocate, Dorsey aims to dispel myths and help raise awareness about cannabis benefits in the athletic community. Through his PR firm, Redefine Cannabis, and his Vegas running team, 420 Cross Country, Dorsey is on a mission to promote marijuana’s healthy new image. Why and when did you start running and how did you become the ultra runner you are today? I started running in May 2012 when I was elected student body president of Nevada State College. While taking...
Event Profiles: Issue 96

Event Profiles: Issue 96

Mountain Top Bliss April 15, Los Gatos This event merges mountain biker wannabes with die hard gravel grinders in a playful and dynamic setting. Come and Earn Your Beer on April 15th from 11 am to 4pm. Arrive at Historic Radonich Ranch and be ready to get out and ride. Entry fee of $22.00 includes: Festival entry, Shuttle Smith Adventures shuttle service, access to the first known mountain bike egg hunt AND exposure to really fun people. Enhance your experience with child care (with optional riding lessons) for $5/hour, demo bike rentals (loop ride takes about 45 minutes) for $18/hour, and/or a one hour “Butt in the Saddle” clinic with fun instructors for $15. Local wine, beer, and food will be available, plus enjoy live music, games and a raffle. Proceeds will go toward the construction of The Lodge at Loma Prieta, a mountain biker’s resort getaway adjacent to Soquel...
Gear We Love: Issue 96

Gear We Love: Issue 96

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. Tepui Ruggedized Kukanam Sky 3 Rooftop Tents Maybe you have seen these Tepui tents on car roof racks as you drive around town and wondered what rooftop camping is all about. We say don’t be surprised if you never want to camp on the ground again after trying a Tepui tent for the first time … it’s that comfortable. We tried ours for the first time at the Tepuifest in Hollister, an annual camping festival of Tepui owners hosted by the company. It takes less than ten minutes to set up and we slept like babies on the memory foam mattress while it rained all night. At 210 pounds the Ruggedized model is right at the limit for some car roof racks, so make sure you check the dynamic weight capacity of your roof racks in the manufacturers specs of your particular vehicle. The...
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