Listen now: Years ago, I was out on a mountain bike ride in the Methow Valley with a group of friends when one of our riders broke his chain and we all gathered around scratching our heads wondering how to fix it so he could get himself out of the wilderness. Different jerry rigs were […]
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Fighting Monkey Brain and A Primer on Backpacking in the Mountains
With Powder Matt Mosteller Listen now: Download now It happens to the best of us. We get excited about an idea. We jump into it with frenzy and ambition. We might not be properly prepared. We are in over our heads. It’s a theme many of us are familiar with, perhaps in our lives, perhaps from […]
Sarah Brown on Training for Olympic Trials Pregnant and Competing Postpartum
Listen now: Sometimes dreams go sideways. It happens to all of us at what time or another – things don’t go as planned and we have to choose how to react, respond and move on. When listener (and friend! and colleague!) Rachael Seda Brown first heard The Gear Show podcast, she told me I had […]
On Yoga and Finding and Pursuing the Thing that Gets You out of Your Funk:
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli Download Mid-life crisis, existential crisis, epic freakout…. whatever you want to call it, we’ve all had one or […]
6: Trail Running and a Bit of Pragmatism
Listen now: Download Today, we talk about trail running with USATF Certified running coach, author, and speaker, Mike Ehredt about trail running, shoes, socks, and being pragmatic in competition. No shoe is made for all runners. We have to take things like running conditions, the terrain you’re running on and your own biomechanics to choose […]
Cross Training for the Best Performance of Your Life
Listen here: Download As I get older, I start to feel like a used car with a laundry list of faulty parts: “Ow, my knee, oops, my shoulder feels tight. Oy, my achilles tendon..” It is always something, and it often keeps us from doing what we want to do, and from getting better. Today we’ll talk […]
Preparing for Worst-Case Scenarios: What’s in Your Backcountry Ski Backpack?
Listen here: Download Sometimes the tiniest most seemingly inconsequential piece of metal can be the difference between a slog in the mountains and a great day out in the woods. Years ago I was on a mountain bike ride with a group of friends in Mazama, Washington. About halfway into it, and perhaps the furthest […]
Backcountry Ski Series Pt 3: How to Find True Love. In Your Backcountry Skis
Listen here: Download When we set ourselves up for success in life, we succeed. Having the right tools at our disposal is so important. For example, I have been telemark skiing for about 10 years, when a few years ago, I decided I really missed alpine skiing. I made the switch back a bit reluctantly, […]
Backcountry Ski Series Pt 2: Alpine touring bindings and being a grown-up in the backcountry
If the right gear makes or breaks the day, why do so many of us not give much thought to the AT ski bindings? I tried boots on for months, going into shops whenever I was out of town. I demoed skis. I researched, talked to people, and when I got the boots and skis lined […]
Backcountry Skiing Pt 1: How To Get More of Something you Want in Life
Skip the blah blah blah and listen now: Download Here’s the “blah blah blah:” For awhile, I’ve wanted more backcountry skiing in my life but I wasn’t sure how to go about doing that. I love the idea of getting away from the crowds in the resorts and finding peace in the snowy mountains, skinning […]