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Save $ with Sweet Vintage Binoculars

Everyone who wants to explore our world needs binoculars. And they should be good. Kept in a case. ...And, remember, if you use them or keep them around your house they really DO need to be kept in a case. Otherwise they'll get bent, scratched and damaged, then they won't show you reality anymore.

Right now I only have two decent binocs…

Latest Articles

Why is Snowsport Fun? -> *Glide *Rhythm *Payoff

((BUMP FROM APRIL 13, 2016.)) This is my mantra. And I'm not kidding. I think it deserves traction. I'm a missionary of snow fun! So why is skiing fun? Why do we play in the snow? I say that IT'S ALL THE SAME! All skiing is one! I'm the Dr…

LA is Fun: Cool Things to Do, DIY Indie-style

I love LA. Some people say Los Angeles is too big or impersonal. I've never thought so. I have a personable time whenever I visit. The people are awesome, outgoing, civilized, thoughtful, generous, and friendly, I think…

My Forever Annual Song of Winter

Every year it seems like I am compelled to write something about how great winter is and how lame are people who whine about it. It's an evergreen. Because each year I get stunned yet again by people who it really seems would know better…

The Ski Industry's View of Itself

Some food for thought that relates to downstate Michigan trail skiing... The Nordic ski biz has apparently never considered itself as having parallels to biking, much less the different kinds of biking…

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Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream

by Pete Vordenberg, US Team Head XC Coach Reg. list price $18. Paperback, with photos. 191 pages. What's So Special About This Ski Book? Momentum is "the best XC ski read ever," says Bob Gregg, editor of Master Skier magazine. ...

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80 Years of Yachting Vol. 3 Edited by Bill Robinson

80 Years of Yachting Vol. 3 Edited by Bill Robinson ...

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