Zwift Cycling

Zwift Cycling: An Indoor Virtual Cycling Experience

Dayton Kelly If you love to cycle, there is no doubt you have found yourself on a cycle ergometer at some point, grinding away, stripped of the joys of riding outdoors. Rainy days, cold winters, or the simple lack of riding spaces leave the serious rider and beginner alike wishing themselves off of the monotonous

hyperwear vest

Increase the Intensity with HyperWear’s Vest Pro

Hank Shell  Spring has arrived here in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Those slate gray and gelid winter mornings are giving way, albeit reluctantly, to temperate sunrises and birdsong. Each day the rivers grow with the seasonal tithe of high-mountain runoff. The snows are receding, revealing the myriad caches of dog poop that punctuate every

Muse meditation headband

Muse: A heart rate monitor for your head

A Review by Hank Shell I’m all about mindfulness, y’all. If you’ve read my columns, you know this. If you haven’t, then that’s your misfortune. Anyway, mindfulness can have all kinds of wonderful health benefits, as I’ve so graciously pointed out in the past. Not only can it improve our mood and ability to regulate

Motiv Ring: The Next Best Innovative Fitness Tracker

Hank Shell There’s a piece of your workout kit that’s missing. Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint – it’s not a steezy headband … or a shake weight. C’mon, dude. It’s a heart rate monitor – the Motiv Ring. Why you ask? Because heart rate monitors are important. Yea. I wear

Ultimate Recovery Tool: Recoup Fitness Cold Roller

Katie Rose Hejtmanek, PhD I am masters athlete currently training for a women-only powerlifting meet (where the majority of the lifters are masters athletes!) and in order to be at my best, I must focus as much on my recovery as I do my training. But even if one isn’t training for an event, a


Last Minute Outdoorsy Gift Guide

Hank Shell I’m not sure if you were aware of this, but IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL. If you’re anything like me, and hopefully you’re not, you’ve put off gift buying for a couple of those really picky folks on your list. You know, the ones that demand a certain tactful consideration from any gift buyer.

fly fishing

Best New Fly Fishing Gear of 2017

Hank Shell It’s springtime here in the Rockies. Temperatures are rising and rivers are swelling with runoff. Soon, the waters will recede, insects will begin to hatch, and anglers from across the country will wade into Colorado’s many streams to fool a few fish. We often think of spring as a time of rejuvenation, and

The Best Hiking Boots of 2017

Hank Shell The days are getting longer, the sun is shining brighter, and it’s time to get out and hit some trails. Spring is one of my favorite times to get out and put down some mileage on area trails. Of course, winter can leave your footwear looking a little less than dapper. If you’re

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fisherman

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fisherman in Your Life

Hank Shell Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fisherman in Your Life Deep in the karst hills surrounding the east Tennessee hamlet of Bluff City courses one of the most sublime fisheries in the eastern United States. For the 18-mile stretch of tailwater below its provenance at South Holston Dam, the South Fork Holston River is an

Christmas Gift Ideas: The Northern Toboggan Company

Christmas Gift Ideas: The Northern Toboggan Company

Hank Shell Christmas Gift Ideas: The Northern Toboggan Company There’s a lot I remember about the winters of my childhood. Whether it was making surrealist Santa ornaments out of oyster shells with Grandma or assembling for the family band’s annual Christmas concert (always entertaining), our yearly holiday traditions were always anticipated with glee. Each December