Pack Fitting with Wayne Gregory

There’s nothing like getting advice and talking shop with people who are recognized the world over for being the absolute best at what they do. And while I’ll probably never be on the same driving range as Arnold Palmer or have the chance to shoot jump shots with Larry... Read More ››

Celebrity sightings at the Gunks Convergence

Eastern Mountain Sports rolled out some big names for their Gunks Camping Climbing Convergence a week ago.  In attendance were all of the normal players you would expect to see at an EMS camping/climbing seminar:  La Sportiva, Evolve, Five Ten, Mammut, Petzl, Black Diamond, Sterling Rope, Big Agnes, Osprey,... Read More ››

Don’t leave home without them

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to attend a store  training event in beautiful New Paltz, NY. Thanks to the extended winter, this was also my first tent camping trip of ’11. To say that my packing skills were a tad rusty was a profound understatement... Read More ››

Because it was there?

I hate to be wrong, but I will admit when I am. Joe told me I’d be ready to commit to next year’s 195-mile Ragnar Relay as soon as the pain and muscle cramps from this year’s race subsided. He was right, I was wrong. I had said “no... Read More ››

Gadget Guru Review: GoalZero Portable Solar Power

Gadget Guru Review: GoalZero Portable Solar Power

I’ve spent a lot of time with GoalZero lately.  Between my recent trip to the Himalayas, the Five Boro Bike Tour & our Eastern Mountain Sports Camping & Climbing Convergence, I’ve had a great chance to put GoalZero portable solar products through an amazing amount of wear and tear,... Read More ››

EMS Convergence in the Gunks

As your demo tour crew, Tim and I had nowhere special to be this week since our next scheduled event isn’t until Saturday in Collegeville, PA. But we needed something to keep us busy, so we headed down to New Paltz, NY with about 150 other EMSers and vendors... Read More ››

My Mission to Change Cycling as We Know It

What is the first thing you think of when someone mentions cyclists? Many people think of cyclists as arrogant spandex clad beings that are too busy pedaling to wave, smile or do anything to acknowledge fellow human beings. It is time for America’s perception of cyclists to change. In... Read More ››

Take some carbon out of your commute

Okay, here’s the deal; every morning millions of Americans wake up, hop in the shower, throw on their uniform for the day, snag a quick bite and cup of joe, then proceed to walk past their bike and drive away in their car only to sit in traffic, go... Read More ››

SUPing – Not as hard as it looks!

SUPing – Not as hard as it looks!

On Thursday, Tim and I met up with Luke of the Kayak School and Mike Spadea from the Foxborough store to spend the afternoon SUPing on a little inlet in Newport, RI. Since Tim and I are pulling a trailer full of kayaks and SUP boards around the Northeast,... Read More ››

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