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Posts from ‘September, 2008’

Comparing Ski Jackets by Weight

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Picking out a ski jacket can be a daunting task. There are so many brands and weights to choose from. You should pick your jacket based on the temperature and weather conditions for your trip. Here are your options: 1.) […]

My Experience with the Gore-Tex Mobile Weather Station

Getting hit by a massive storm is not fun. Fortunately through the marvels of modern science, we have Gore-Tex, a fabric that keeps the elements out but allows our perspiration to evaporate out. To demonstrate the effectiveness of Gore-Tex, I met with Jody, a representative at the Gore-Tex Mobile Weather Station. Check it out: Please […]

How To Guide for Bicycle Lubrication

Bicycles are made up of many parts that work best and last longest when properly lubed. The diagram below shows the lube points for modern bicycles. And below, we explain what’s involved.

Get Pummeled by a Storm and Still Stay Dry at the Gore-Tex Mobile Weather Station

For some storms, an umbrella or a wool coat just won’t cut it when it comes to keeping you dry.  For these types of storms, there is Gore-Tex. Gore-Tex is a weather-proof, microporous fabric that comes with a “Keep You Dry Promise”.  Each microscopic pore is 20,000 times smaller than a bead of water.  This […]

Does Bulk Keep You Warm?

Some people may think that a bulky coat keeps you warm.  While some bulky fabrics like wool and down do prove to be very warm, technology over the past 30 years has made big strides to eliminate bulk while still keeping out the cold. What are just a few technologies that help you stay mobile […]

Sun and Ski Sports is Donating 5% of Bike Sale Revenue in Memory of Dr. David Boyd

It isn’t too often you meet a person who offers as much to their community as Dr. David Boyd.  Dr. Boyd was a radiologist in the Houston area who recently passed away in a climbling accident in Colorado.  He was a great athlete and gave much of his time and energy to the biking community.  […]

The Principles of Layering

Imagine you got a killer deal to go to Aspen with some of your best friends.  You decide to get in amazing shape but decide that instead of bringing a warm jacket, some long underwear, and a quality fleece, you decide to bring a cotton t-shirt with a fleece you bought from Wal-Mart. $2000 for […]

Just Say No to Skiing in Jeans

It’s not uncommon to see skiiers and snowboarders in jeans.  While you may feel warm walking around the streets of a ski town in jeans with long underwear underneath, it can ruin your trip on a mountain. Staying warm is more than protecting yourself against cold temperatures.  If you are wet in 30 degree weather, […]

Bike Manufacturers Expected to Increase Bike Prices 20%

Is it just a bad dream?  No, it is not.  The increased prices in raw materials as well as the higher prices for shipping will cause all 2009 bike brands to increase their prices 20%.   If you go to Sun and Ski in about one month, you will see consistently higher prices that were brought […]

Non-Profit Sustrans Gets the UK Cycling Again

Exercise doesn’t have to consist of running on a treadmill (which I not-so-lovingly called “the gerbil wheel”) or counting down the minutes on the stationary bike.  Not only can exercise be fun, it can be a means for transportation.  Like a car or a plane, your body is a machine which is perfectly able to […]