Bicycling and Weight Loss

Bicycling and Weight Loss

By Jeri Rutherford, Food Scientist and Owner of RideOut Technologies Over half of Americans (51%) say they want to lose weight *1. Weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution. Personally, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t prefer to be five pounds lighter. If...
Why do bike seats hurt so much?

Why do bike seats hurt so much?

That is a great question! It is also a complicated question with complex answers which we will tackle one at a time. First, let’s look at the physics of our body on a bike and then examine what makes for a comfortable bicycle saddle or bike seat. Pain Caused by the...
Biking Logging Roads of Montana


Biking Logging Roads of Montana


It is cold, the last days of October in Montana and a heavy white frost sits outside. 
I wake to the sounds of my husband in the kitchen as he raises the espresso maker to life. He brings a steaming cup to the bedside, yet I am still unwilling to open my eyes. I hear...
A Most Frightening Nighttime Visitor

A Most Frightening Nighttime Visitor

I woke, desperately needing to relieve my very full bladder. The phone tells me it is 5:08. Yet the dawn air, heavy with fog is cold and I hesitated to leave my warm bag. My body is telling me to get up- yet I resist. The restroom is 70 feet from the tent and I stir,...
Boy Scout Tree Hike

Boy Scout Tree Hike

Redwood National and State and states parks are in northern California and are a conglomeration of lands that were established 50 years ago. After more than 95% of the original old-growth redwoods had been logged at the beginning of the 1900’s, three major...

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