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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 111

Steve Ramras’s New Year’s tradition is more fun than yours (video): “Whereas some cyclists are in a constant state of…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 110

I was recently on the jury for the Nanshan International Mountain Film Festival, and we awarded the grand prize to…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 109

Oh, the joy of being right. Kind of. (video) A very different, well-told, story about Mt. Everest: bringing two bodies…

Friday Inspiration Vol 108

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 108

I think you might find this film entertaining and/or funny and/or strangely aesthetic, but don’t hate me if you think…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 106

If only morning commute traffic could flow as well as starling murmurations (video): If you need an artistic license for…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 105

Here’s a wonderfully original music video/visual documentary of Coney Island: (video) I am neither going through menopause nor a Gen-Xer…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 104

This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking using Google Chat transcripts from 2007. (video) Brody Leven and I will be…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 103

“If you’re not taking risks, then you’re not living life. Risk doesn’t have to be this totally dangerous thing, though,…

52 Pieces Of Adventure Advice

Everybody has a few one-liners that always crop up in their head when they’re out hiking, skiing, climbing, and/or having…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 101

I saw The Hard Way at a couple film festivals last year and it’s definitely worth renting/buying: “I don’t ever…

10 Basic Rules For Adventure

Earlier this year, my book The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 99

“We were just kids then. We never really thought about life after fingerboarding—or the toll it would take on our…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 98

Take two minutes, watch this, and remember how cool bikes are (video). Behold this brilliant essay/review of Olive Garden/Olive Gardens.…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 97

How about 30 days at sea on a container ship in 10 minutes? (Video) Ellie Carey, 6-year-old world BMX champion.…

10 Tips For Buying Skis

Fact: ski season is just around the corner. Another fact: it’s hard to participate in ski season without skis. Don’t…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 93

“They could be selling drugs or they could be robbing people. But they not doing that—they riding their bikes.” (video)…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 92

“It’s a texture, it’s a collage—and the bicycle is like a crossfader.”—artist Geoff McFetridge on biking in L.A. (video) If…

The Case For Giving A Shit

Hilary and I drove four hours to stand on a gravel road north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for two minutes of…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 91

“The reason to see an eclipse isn’t because it’s rare—it’s because of how it will make you feel.” “Creators spend…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 90

Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting that (Video): Why Southern Californians Say “The” Before Freeway Numbers (and, I would add, Arizonans)…

Gear Of The Year: The Wheel

In “the outdoor industry,” people have thrown around the term “game-changing” for several years, using it to describe a new…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 89

“It’s like he starts new careers with every project.” (Video) The legendary David Roberts on his life of adventure and…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 88

27 days of storm chasing, 10 states, 90,000 time-lapse frames: (video): This Esquire story about the Barkley Marathons is the…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 87

“Think about it: At my age, I should be sitting at home doing my knitting.” (Video) “It’s the same journey…