Five years ago, I was involved in a hit-and-run accident. After three months in the hospital and 13 surgeries, my left leg had to be amputated. It felt impossibly hard at first, and I didn’t have a positive outlook. Who would? At age 25, I had just become disabled. It wasn’t until I started climbing at my local gym that things began to change. For one birthday, my brother took me on an adventure where we did a bunch of activities, including climbing. Climbing was all I could think about the next day.
If you’re not out there running the rivers this season, what are you even doing with your life? The mucho grande snowpack from one of the snowiest ever seasons in the Rocky Mountains means this year’s whitewater rafting is stupidly splendid! Every watershed in the west has an average of 125% to 135% normal snowpack, which translates to a f*** ton more water in the rivers we run.
There’s no need to exclusively cycle for exercise. Biking to work is a great way to burn some calories and reduce your impact on the environment, but your commute might become lengthy if you aren’t careful. No one wants to get to work drenched in sweat and completely exhausted from their commute. Here are a few simple tips and tactics that you can use to increase your cycling speed and minimize your commute time.
In the summer of 2005, my life as I knew it changed as I bounced down the banks of Brown’s Canyon on the Arkansas River as a raft-guiding rookie. Out of the variety of tools exposed to me, the cam strap was the #1 game changer. We could jump down the rabbit hole going over the incredible variety of ways to utilize this gear from the gods.
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