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These are two of the four bikes that were stolen. By chance I had taken photos of them downtown not long before the theft. Photo: Hank Greer

Fighting Back Against Bike Theft

It’s heart sinking. You look around and ask, “Where’s my bike?” The answer you deny is, “It’s gone.” You look again and again to make …

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Pity Parties and Other Steps to Injury Recovery

There are few things I can say are an absolute truth with the exception of this fact: Being injured sucks. In fact, injury is kind …

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OTM Editor Derrick Knowles doing what he loves most, hiking.

Going Skiing

In junior high, all my cool friends were skiers, and it took until 9th grade until I could join them up on the mountain. Our …

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For many of us who like to play outside, it can be a hard sell to come indoors and run on a treadmill. However, there can be many benefits to gym training, not to mention types of gyms that will suit your own health needs. Photo: Fiona Hicks

Surviving (and Loving) the Gym This Winter

I used to think the only reason to go to a gym was if you were in prison – for fitness and so the guy …

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Zora in awe of big trees. Photo: Ajia Town

4 Tips for Fall Hiking with Kids

Whether your family calls it a nature walk or a hike, when you’re out in nature walking with children the essential goal is the same: …

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Sparks fly at the hands of Glen Copus, who makes Spokane's best bikes. Photo: Hank Greer

The Elephant in the Woods: Ultimate Back-Road Touring Bikes Made in Spokane

I’m always amazed, and a little envious, when I meet someone who has found his or her passion and lives it every day. Glen Copus …

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Hike of the Month: North Fork Silver Creek Trail (Abercrombie Mountain, Colville N.F.)

Save the easy approach to Abercrombie Mountain for summer. Once fall arrives, the long, 14-mile, roundtrip version gives hikers ample time to savor the spectacular …

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Reflections From Under a Mother &#%!@?! Rock

I try to have a pretty Buddhist approach to my life, you know, except the part about not eating animals. By and large, I try …

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Be a good driver. Watch for bikes. Photo: Hank Greer

Can Bike Commuting Kill Road Rage?

Years ago I was driving up to a stop sign and getting ready to make a right turn. I looked to my left, didn’t see …

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