Transcending Happenstance: The True Tale of Myra Klettke

Not now, I’m falling, not now, find pedals, never this, weird, handlebars, stop, the group, there’s sky…

Moments after the hit. (Myra Klettke Collection)

In an instant, Myra Klettke smacks the pavement hard, flesh red and bleeding among random pebbles … Continue reading


Columbia Knows How to Put Power in a Down Jacket

Let’s just call it love at first sight. I hadn’t even put the jacket on when my heart skipped a beat. Everything about the Columbia Powerfly Down Jacket caught my attention and drew me in.

Columbia Powerfly Down Jacket in

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Columbia Omni-Heats Up… The Battle of the Base Layer

With so much competition among base layer brands, the battle of the base layer is on! Not only does it take time to properly review a critical piece of gear, the verification of claims by high-tech gear manufacturers like Columbia’s … Continue reading


The Jacket with the Silver Lining

I have a problem; I collect jackets the way some people collect trinkets from other countries.  My coat closet features coats for blizzards, snowshoeing, skiing, jogging, rain, traveling, backpacking, work, nights out on the town and more.  With so many … Continue reading