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Lines of Eleven

Lines of Eleven

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jan 13, 2012 January 13, 2012

Note: On this blog in 2011 I wrote over 30,000 words in 40 original blog posts (to TCL readers, I apologize for the resultant drop in your IQ). I also edited and introduced another seven posts from other authors, and wrote a little on my… Read More

Above: Scott DeCapio trying to lull us into complacency. Photo: Kelly Cordes

A Good Ride

By Kelly Cordes   |   Nov 2, 2012 November 2, 2012

Shadows crept across the pavement, clouds reflected stars and headlamps crawled slowly up the road, bicycles under a full moon at 12,000 feet. A month later – just last week, in fact – I parked my beater Honda and stood on the sidewalk outside of… Read More

Keeping the Commuting Spirit Alive

Keeping the Commuting Spirit Alive

Jun 6, 2007 June 6, 2007

They say it takes about 30 days to form a new habit. It’s been about 30 days since we got rollingwith our Bike to Work Week festivities, so it’s time to check in: How y’all doing with that new habit of rolling through the sunny summer mornings on your way… Read More

The Dirtbag Award, Part Deux

The Dirtbag Award, Part Deux

Aug 14, 2007 August 14, 2007

On June 15th, we announced the winners of this year’s two Dirtbag Grants. One went to Rachel Babkirk and Lucia Robinson, for their "Down for the Down and Out" trip to climb, camp and collect used gear to distribute to the homeless. The second award went to Australian… Read More

Four Summer Stories Added to the Tin Shed

Four Summer Stories Added to the Tin Shed

May 4, 2009 May 4, 2009

We're not poaching on the classic MacGillivray/Freeman surf flick but we do have news about one of its stars. Gerry Lopez's field report, "Surfing with Aloha," is one of four new stories that have just been added to the Tin Shed. Sailboat captain Liz Clark, whale activist Crystal… Read More

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Mar 21, 2007 March 21, 2007

We got this field report from Laura Cooper, a Virginian living in Oregon. I really liked her story, writing and dedication to the outdoors – she’s an ESL teacher who spends most of her time backpacking, skiing and reading, as well as birding, paddling, and taking pictures.Thanks for the great… Read More

Product Testing – Cool Weather Cycling

Product Testing – Cool Weather Cycling

By Old School   |   Feb 12, 2010 February 12, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and Products Tested: Capilene 2 Bottoms, Shelled Insulator Pants, Simple Guide Pants, Windproof Gloves, Socks, Nano Puff, Alpine Wind Jacket, R2 Jacket, Integral Jacket Activity: Cool Weather Cycling… Read More

Get On The (omni)Bus!

Get On The (omni)Bus!

Jan 13, 2009 January 13, 2009

 Lovers of wilderness take note: some long-fought land legislation has just been kicked into high gear. Senate Bill 22, aka. the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, has been taking shape over the past few years. While stymied repeatedly by vigorous filibuster, a recent re-shuffling of the Congressional deck… Read More

The Day Aloha Returned

The Day Aloha Returned

May 23, 2008 May 23, 2008

Ray King, the manager of Patagonia Santa Cruz, sent the following dispatch from Gerry Lopez’s book tour: Not since 1969 had the Aloha visited Santa Cruz California. True, there are bits and pieces of it floating around, but true and pure Aloha has… Read More

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