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Big Adventure Planning

How do you start planning those big adventure dreams so they become a reality?? Whether you are planning a ’round-the-world trip on your bicycle or looking for a new adventure on a wilderness trail, we all start planning at the same place: the beginning. Creating a plan of action for an adventure goal can be […]

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Taking Time Out for Daily Adventures…A How-To Guide

One of the major obstacles of adventure in our daily lives is how to find the time. Sounds silly, when I say it because isn’t this what makes life FUN? Shouldn’t we ALWAYS have time for fun?   The reality, of course, is that fun is the first element of our daily lives to go […]

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How to Create a Self-Sustaining Adventure

When’s the last time you woke up in the morning, packed an overnight bag, and just…went somewhere? So often, we let days pass us by. We get pulled left and pulled right and all around meeting deadlines, getting things done, and perpetually rotating between what “has to get done” and “things I have to do.” […]

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Rachel & Jessica Pedal Against the Grind

 by Christine Perigen Website: www.againstthegrind.com Jessica and Rachel started a cross-country bicycle tour in September, 2011. Terrified yet anxious, these two women rolled down Rachel’s family driveway, each with over 100 pounds of weight to carry down the road on their bikes. Uncertain of the journey ahead and thinking about all the unknowns to come, Rachel […]

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South Africa from a Non-Cape Epic(er)

March 20, 2012 I didn’t do much preparation for South Africa. Josh, my partner, had been training for the Absa Cape Epic for almost six months and watching how much work went into that, I figured that was enough preparation for both of us. I feel like I must state a somewhat obvious: A common mis-conception is […]

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Tread on Trafficking: Join the MOVEment

Tread on Trafficking is an eight-week fundraiser where treaders ask sponsors to support them for the number of miles or hours they spend running, swimming, biking, or working out with all the money raised going directly to Love146, an international organization working to end child sex slavery and exploitation. Love146 became a personal interest of Christine’s, after […]

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Spiritually Speaking with Liz Grover

Amazing Women Doing Amazing Things: Spiritually Speaking with Liz Grover Website: http://www.lizgrover.com/ Liz Grover is one of those reflective and airy souls that tend to migrate to the Portland, OR area. She’s an activist, spiritualist, centered individual that has a slew of stories she can tell you but you have to ask. She’s non-pretentious like that. […]

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Presenter Series: Absa Cape Epic – REI SoHo, NYC

Interested in learning what it takes to compete in one of the toughest endurance mountain bike races in the world? Want to know more about South Africa and minimalist traveling? Want to learn how to train and eat nutritiously? Join us at REI SoHo on Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm RSVP HERE! Date: 5/11/2012 Event Location: Soho […]

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Absa Cape Epic – The Saga of Suffering

The Saga of Suffering by Jackie Baker for Liv/giant USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:19pm · Recently, Liv/giant’s Marketing Manager Jackie Baker joined Giant Bicycles’ East Coast Regional Sales Manager Josh Fonner to race the 2012 Absa Cape Epic. The two, racing as the “Giant Honey Badgers,” finished one of the toughest mountain bike races in […]

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Absa Cape Epic – Stage 2, Robertson (119km)

Absa Cape Epic – STAGE 2 Race time is EARLY. Alarm is beeping at 5:00am and all I can feel is mildew on my sleeping bag and the tightness of muscles. Usually the morning starts with, “Jackie???” and an answer of, “Yea….” then the unzipping of tents and the trudge to the port-o-john and off […]

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