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  1. An Ode to the High Road: A Reflection on Haute Route Alpe D’Huez

    “Mountains are one of the wonders of this world. They’re at their best when we interfere with them as little as possible, and ride them as nature intended.” At The Mountain Mutton, cyclist Jim recounts the three-day Haute Route Alpe D’Huez event.

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    Photo via The Mountain Mutton (Haute Route / Photorunning)
  2. 50 Shades of Grey Areas

    With rules both explicit and unspoken and a complex etiquette all its own, professional cycling is not a sport for people who don’t like uncertainty.

    Sports
  3. Blogging For Your Brand: How Ruffwear Connects to Its Canine Community

    Ruffwear Explored, the blog of Ruffwear, successfully blends product promotion and customer stories.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruffwear ambassador Maria Christina Schultz
  4. “Why is sentimentality considered such a ‘sweet fear’? It can portray an overly saccharine and false portrait of the world, for one. And as many have declared, that sentiment has no place in climbing.”

    Commentary
  5. A Porker of a Personal Best!

    Ashley Rae recounts landing the big one — a personal best carp on Lake Ontario: “One wrong move and this fish could be gone.”

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  6. For Opening Day

    “He kept to himself during the pre-game jostling and joking, doing his stretches and running silently, eyes fixed in the grass or in the darkening skies of the summer evening. He had a sense about him of ascetic dedication to his craft. He prepared for each game as a priest might prepare for mass.”

    Nostalgia
  7. A love letter to climbing

    Kathy Karlo pens a love letter to climbing: “Nature becomes a great equalizer and through climbing, we’re able to channel emotions through something physical.”

    Nature
  8. Crank and Cog

    Ciarán and Laura are wanderers who prefer to absorb their surroundings by traveling very, very slowly. Join them as they eat, drink, photograph, chat, hike, and cycle everywhere from Ireland to Mongolia.

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  9. Awesome Sports Project

    The Awesome Sports Project, created by the nonprofit Basketball Education in Action, is an online literary journal committed to inspiring girls and women’s voices in sports.

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  11. Clara Hughes

    Explore the site of Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes, a six-time medalist in cycling and speed skating and the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter games. You’ll find news, a gallery, an online journal, and more.

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    Photo by nuestrociclismo.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  12. Finding Michelle Kwan: A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice

    “What attracted me to figure skating was the space it granted me to be the boy I was meant to be, which is not the boy the world wanted me to be, or thought I could be if I was to thrive.”

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  14. for the love of climbing

    Kathy Karlo chronicles a life spent moving ever upward: “Climbing has brought me closer to more successes and failures than anything else in my life. It’s a life journey that forever tests the limits of possibility.”

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  15. In The Depths, The Stars

    Open-water and long-distance swimmer Donal Buckley, alone in the ocean, finds himself: “Only the sea. Lakes and river and pools are small and pale. They are shadows and revenants. They are not big enough to fill me. I need an ocean to pour into me.”

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