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Wina Sturgeon: Tips from a pro: How to get better results on your road bike

The Tour of Utah has been called "America's toughest stage race." Taking place from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, it's one week of riding up and down hills that are more properly called mountains; riding past resort lifts on narrow mountain roads, handlebar to handlebar, wheel to wheel in the peloton, which this year numbers over 120 riders, both men and women.

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Woman cyclist aims for men’s world speed record

It's been 23 years since anyone has attempted to break the world's paced bicycle speed record of 167 miles an hour. But if the skies are fair and the body's willing, Denise Mueller-Korenek hopes to smash that record Sept. 15 on a dry riverbed in Utah.

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The guide to responsible camping in Colorado

Camping in Colorado is a blast. It's the best way to get up-close to the wild environment that makes the Centennial State so special. That being said, following best practices of camping responsibly is key to having an experience that's both enjoyable and safe for often fragile environments. Here are a few guidelines to make sure that you're camping in the smartest, safest way possible.

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Tenkara Hane Rod easy to transport if you want to fish on a backpacking trip

When you're backpacking or camping, it's always fun to spend some time relaxing on the water trying to reel in a fish. What's not fun trying to pack a traditional rod and reel with all your other gear. It's an awkward shape that's easy to break – and that hook always seems to a snag on your expensive tent or sleeping bag. The Tenkara Hane Rod is a great alternative. When collapsed, the rod measures just 15 inches long and weighs a mere 3.5 ounces. You can attach it to your backpack, and you'll hardly know it's there.

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Nathan’s HammerHead water bottle is one you’ll find yourself actually using

Somehow, we end up with a lot of water bottles. Whether you get them from race giveaways or as promotional items, the bottles probably sit in a cupboard until you throw them out to make space for more water bottles. So why spend your hard-earned money on a new one? In the case of Nathan's HammerHead, it's because you'll actually use it. Made with 18/8 double-walled stainless steel, the 24-ounce model keeps beverages cold for up to 35 hours or hot for 15 hours. It features a wide-mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning, par for the course with most of its competitors.

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River sports expert teaches safety first

Jen Kjellesvik and several preteen students, all wearing helmets, wetsuits and life preservers, slipped one by one into a channel of the Bend Whitewater Park. Their heads bobbed above the rapids usually navigated by experienced kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders. Kjellesvik, who is the owner and operator of Adventure Fitness, coursed through the white water while her students floated behind her like eager ducklings.

Large rodents invading the San Joaquin Valley

Large invasive rodents may be invading California's Delta. A small team of Fish & Wildlife field biologists is assessing the danger nutria pose for wreaking havoc on the Delta.