Biking and Brews

Biking and Brews

One of the best things about a long hard bike ride is getting off the bike. Regardless of how comfortable your seat is. It is great to stop. The primary reason being, you now get to eat…and drink. I have always used biking as part of my method of weight control....
Stalking Morels via Mountain bike

Stalking Morels via Mountain bike

It is spring in western Montana. The soil is still moist from recent rains and the winter snowpack. Cheery green shoots of grasses are just popping up. Brilliant white Trilliums and golden yellow Glacier lilies grace the shadowed forest floor. I have come to hunt the...
The Value of Good Gear

The Value of Good Gear

Every part of my body was screaming…my knees ached, I couldn’t seem to quench my thirst. I just wanted to stop, yet I could not. As you hike down from the rim of the Grand Canyon, there is a sign which reads, “Going down is optional, hiking up is Mandatory”. The...
Wood Bike Holder

Wood Bike Holder

There was a cascading crash coming from the garage followed by a groan. Opening the door to investigate, the scene played out. My husband, while taking the garbage out had caught the handle of a bike by accident, as it tipped over, so did the next bike and the next...
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...

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