Local junior cyclocross racer to cut his teeth in Europe
With temperatures in the single digits and snow in the forecast, it'd be easy to assume Oregon's cycling season has ended. It hasn't.In fact, cyclocross was invented for such conditions, and this weekend two of the biggest 'cross races of the year will be staged in Bend's Old Mill District on the hilly and technical course behind the Deschutes Brewery.
Chicka chicka yeah! Meissner Nordic's new groomer is radical.
As recently as five years ago, during the beginning of, oh, say Obama's presidency, nordic skiing at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park—home to Bend's community ski trails—was hit or miss. Let's be honest: Mostly, it was the grooming that was a miss. To tame the 40-plus kilometers of ski trails, the local ski club (formerly known as Tumalo Langlauf Club) relied on a clunky decades-old contraption that looked (and performed) like a vehicle from a '80s National Lampoon movie.
A weed or what?
What would our wintering robins do without Western juniper? All day long they're out feeding on juniper berries (cones actually), guzzling water to help digest the berries and leaving the remains on tops of cars, sidewalks and other flat surfaces.
Junior 'cross, crack climbing improvements and the best trails of the year
First thing's first: Bend's junior cyclocross racers are absolutely. Killing.
A handful of elite Bendites are hoping to throw down at the upcoming Winter Olympics
If all goes according to plan, at least three Bend athletes will make the trip to Sochi, Russia in early February to compete in the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. Dakota Blackhorse-von jess, Nordic skiing
Freshly home from Europe, Ian Boswell explains racing with world's best cycling team
Last week, Ian Boswell was, by his own admission, "dying." At 6 feet tall and 155 pounds, the lanky 22-year-old Bend native is one of America's best road cyclists.
How to stay fit during the darkest days of the year
With the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, gone are the evening daylight hours, and the leisurely post-work evening workouts they allow. What to do?
OK, Jane Stevens—licensed wildlife reahabber—get ready to blush...I ask you, dear reader, have you ever given a thought to what it would be like to save a baby bat's life? I mean really tiny babies, eyes still closed and wet with placental fluids.