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Nov 26, 2014
How Far Should You Ride to Burn off Thanksgiving Dinner?
horse showsThe holidays are a time of fun, family, and of course, food, but if you have trouble pumping the brakes on Thanksgiving dinner excess, you're not alone. Research shows that the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories over the course of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, which can't feel great when it's time to tackle that next hill climb.

Luckily, time off for the holidays gives us a chance to offset turkey overload by indulging in one of our other great holiday joys—riding. Here's how much you'll need to pedal to burn off some of that Thanksgiving glut. More info...

Nov 26, 2014
Winter Sports: Only for the Rich?
Recent report shows rise in affluent skiers
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A report commissioned by the National Ski Areas Association suggests that skiing is increasingly becoming a sport for the wealthy.

As the Denver Post reports, the survey found that the number of skiers with household incomes over $100,000 increased from 45% in 2006-2007 to 56% in 2013-2014. Skiers with household incomes under $50,000 dropped from 30% to 19% over the same period.

The NSAA report is based on data gathered from 87 U.S. resorts, which purportedly hosted 31.9 million of 56.3 million U.S. skiers and snowboarders last winter.

“Snow sports participants continue to skew significantly more affluent than the general U.S. population,” the report states. More info...

Nov 26, 2014
Finding Solitude and Wilderness in the Canadian Yukon
Ever since Swiss photographer Bruno Augsburger discovered the Canadian Yukon Territory in 2000, he's made it his goal to spend as much time there as possible. Augsburger will spend weeks alone in the wilderness, relying on bushcraft skills to survive. His new book, Out There, is a visual collection of those solo months as he travels through the often untouched Yukon.

Photo: This is one of my simple snow shelters. It protected me from a cold wind during a sled dog-expedition. But if the conditions are better, I prefer to sleep under open skies as I don’t mind the cold. More info...

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