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Hole in the Ground Gets Some Love

Hole in the Ground Gets Some Love

Aug 17, 2007 August 17, 2007

This just in from some of the folks in our Reno Distribution Center. These people like to ride, which is why they pitch in every year to make sure one of their favorite trails stays in good shape. On Tuesday August 8/7, eight Patagonia employees from Reno worked on… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 4

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 4

Jun 28, 2007 June 28, 2007

Navigation of the washout is far from easy, the only reasonablechoice is to completely unload the bike and ferry it and my gear downthe embankment, across the stream, and up the steep and sandy oppositebank. The entire process takes 40 minutes.  I cover 30 yards. Theroad on the far side… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 3

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 3

Jun 26, 2007 June 26, 2007

sweep of velvet green meadow ringed with aspens, leaves manicured to an even height by the elk, deer, and few free-range cattle that move through these mountains each season. I’ll be leaving the car here, and setting out by bike as soon as I can organize my gear… [Morning blues… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 2

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 2

Jun 22, 2007 June 22, 2007

[Lupines give definition to the "blue" in Blue Mass Canyon, Kern Mountains. White Pine County, NV. Photo: David Smoyer. Map: Proposed boundary for Blue Mass Wilderness. Survey work  compared on-the-ground realities with this mapped proposal. Remote Nevada dirt roads are often little more than twin shadowy lines… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 1

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 1

Jun 20, 2007 June 20, 2007

"Wilderness," by both popular and political definition, is a large physical space devoid of the artifacts of human interference—no occupied permanent structures, no motors, no roads. To be something eligible for protection under the law, Wilderness must be a concrete thing, something that can be measured and documented. But in… 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

Portland Sets the Standard

Portland Sets the Standard

May 19, 2007 May 19, 2007

The results are in from the retail store Bike-to-Work challenge. Nick from Patagonia Seattle — the store that instigated the friendly competition — gives us the lowdown: The final numbers are in and we have the results for the Retail Cycling Challenge. First, I would… Read More

Bike to Childcare

Bike to Childcare

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

Yesterday, some future Patagoniacs from our onsite childcare got into the spirit of Bike-to-Work Week. Their enthusiasm was so infectious. Listen carefully for some priceless remarks and look for a cameo appearance by Uncle Dave. I think biking to work has brought out the inner kid in a lot of… Read More

3 Counties, 2 States and No Excuses

3 Counties, 2 States and No Excuses

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

An impressive-enough commute by car, 2 states and 3 counties are exactly what some of the folks who work in our Reno Distribution Center pedaled through to get to work Thursday morning.  Undaunted by distance and mountain passes, Nate Hanson (Pro Sales), Tim Kipp (Customer Service), Anne Cahill… Read More

Bike to Work Retail Challenge

Bike to Work Retail Challenge

May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

Last week, before the improptu Ventura vs. Reno rivalry developed, a friendly competition was issued between Patagonia retail stores to see which store could ride their bikes the most during Bike-to-Work Week. The store with the highest percentage for the week gets bragging rights and a… Read More

Long Ride In

Long Ride In

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

What to do when you want to participate in Bike to Work Week but your commute’s a beefy one? Follow Team Bacon Strip.  If the ride’s a long one, these guys aren’t afraid to start the night before. If you’re in the Reno area and want to… Read More

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