• Several TeamHalfwayThere squads raced USARA Nationals 2014 in Deep Creek, MD

  • Michelle paddle-boards class-III whitewater at USARA Nationals 2014

  • Bev and John plot their night orienteering strategy at USARA Nationals 2014

  • Check out our latest clinic on Stan's NoTubes!

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From the monthly archives: December 2009

Here is some of my favorite gear from 2009.

  • Salsa Dos Niner.  Softail ride with all the benefits of 29er wheels.  Excellent choice for AR.
  • Old Town Penobscot 17′ in Royalex.  Add a seat in the middle, tracks straight and goes fast.  Legal for most races where the RD doesn’t provide a boat for you.
  • WTB Silverado saddle.  Tried a lot of seats, this is my absolute favorite.
  • Crank Brothers Eggbeater pedals.  Strong, light, best mud shedding out there and lots of float (no knee pain!).
  • Stan’s Notubes.  Arch rims and Notubes.com fluid.
  • Numa Shades.  Great optics, extremely durable and a huge AR supporter.
  • Dinotte Lights.  Great beam, light weight, long burn times.
  • Smartwool base layers.  Perfect fall, winter and spring 1st layer.
  • Defeet Wolly Polly socks.  I use them for everything.
  • REI micro weight wind jacket.  Uber light and durable.
  • Bag Balm.  It works, and seems to be nearly unaffected by water.
  • Specialized S-Works helmet.  Lightweight, phenomenal venting, exceptional fit.  Stays put through tough terrain, even with a light mounted.
  • Specialized Cycling Bibs.  My “go to” bibs for long rides.
  • Sidi Dominator 5 shoes.  Most comfortable (esp. with the Specialized BG insoles) shoes I have.
  • Inov-8 flyrocks.  Light, low, great traction no foot bruising.
  • Salomon 20l and 30l packs.  Great fit and lightweight.

See you outside – next year!

Shane