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    Born to Run: Stray Dog Hoofs It 1,100 Miles Across China in the Company of Cyclists

    Run, Little Sa, run. Meet the Forrest Gump of canines, a small white stray (breed unknown) that earlier this month latched onto a group of touring cyclists in China. Over 20-plus days, the pooch tagged along on a journey that covered 1,100 miles (1,700 kilometers) and climbed a dozen mountains, a few higher than 14,000 feet. As reported by ABC News (whose story includes a brief video clip), approximately 300 riders joined together to commemorate a graduation and undertook a cross-country ride ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 30, 2012 6:23 PM & Tagged Cycling, dogs and touring | permalink | Comments

    Tips on Running with Your Dog

    fileSearching for a running partner? Look no further than your 4-legged companion.  I find that when I take my dog, Teton, on runs with me, my pace, endurance and mood improve. Plus, not only am I keeping myself healthy by exercising, I'm keeping Teton healthy and happy, too. I've been blogging about dogs for more than a year now and have acquired a robust portfolio of knowledge surrounding dog behavior, health and training. Here are my tips for introducing your dog to running: Evaluate Your ...

    Posted by Shannon the Dog Lover on October 24, 2011 5:04 PM & Tagged Running, dogs and fitness | permalink | Comments

    Outdoor Retailer Show Goes to the Dogs

    fileOne warm-and-fuzzy part of the Outdoor Retailer show that took place last week in Salt Lake City: dogs!  Outdoor Retailer, or OR as it's referred to in the outdoor industry, is the largest trade show in the U.S. devoted to outdoor gear and apparel. The summer version of the twice-annual show ended Sunday. A little-known fact outside the OR walls is that in addition to the nearly 25,000 people who attend the show, there are numerous dogs who are credentialed to roam the show halls. They have ...

    Posted by Sara Plays Outside on August 12, 2011 4:42 PM & Tagged Alite, FiveTen, Ibex, OllyDog, Outdoor Retailer, Zukes and dogs | permalink | Comments

    The Teva Mountain Games: Something for Everyone

    fileIt was a fun and busy weekend in Vail, Colo., at the 10th Annual Teva Mountain Games. Here with a few of the many highlights is Dan Holz from the REI Denver store: Spanning 8 different sports in 23 disciplines, the Teva Mountain Games is an adventure sport unto itself. With my camera in one hand and an event schedule in the other, I was ready to take on the Games.  First on the agenda was the ITSA Bouldering World Cup. Emceed by the always outrageous Timmy O'Neill, this event is the only World ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 9, 2011 5:20 PM & Tagged Bouldering, Cycling, Running, Teva Mountain Games, dogs and kayaking | permalink | Comments

    High-Altitude Fun: Teva Mountain Games Underway in Vail, Colo.

    fileIt's an event billed as "the country's largest celebration of adventure sports, music and the mountain lifestyle."  It's the 10th annual Teva Mountain Games now through Sunday, June 5, in the famed Colorado ski town of Vail. Are you going? Dan Holz from the REI Denver store is covering the games for the REI Blog. The following is his preview of what to expect this weekend: The Teva Mountain Games are one of the few events that truly offer a little something for every outdoor enthusiast.  Here ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 3, 2011 6:52 PM & Tagged Bouldering, Cycling, Running, Teva Mountain Games, dogs and kayaking | permalink | Comments

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