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THIS WEEK
 

THIS IS INSANITY!
The Average American Literally Spends 71 years of their Life Indoors! And 15 Years of their lives
Watching TV. What's even worse. Some people spend 6+ hours per day sitting in their car, in traffic!

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The Value of Bicycle Lanes and Thoroughfares
Traffic congestion has been a problem in metropolitan areas for years, but it has now spread to cities
everywhere. Congestion increases travel time, air pollution, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel
use. The number of hours Americans waste sitting in traffic more than quintupled between 2000 and
2015.

Some people point to the growth of traffic congestion as evidence of the need for more infrastructure
spending. However, there are ways to manage traffic, and cycling is at the top of the list.
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#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement
What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style brand. Like the best marketing
terms, “vanlife” is both highly specific and expansive. It’s a one-word life-style signifier that has come to
evoke a number of contemporary trends: a renewed interest in the American road trip, and a life free
from the tyranny of a nine-to-five office job.
From THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE April 24, 2017. READ >>
 
    TO YOUR HEALTH
 
Cancer Makes Too Much Money to Cure
The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the world. In 2016, there will be an
estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of
tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research
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Why bike? It makes us happy, researchers say
by Liz Murphy
As advocates, we’re quick to point out the benefits we can measure: It burns calories, reduces air
pollution, relieves traffic congestion and costs less than car ownership. But, for those of us who ride,
we know there are even bigger upsides to cycling: Biking makes us feel good. And now there’s data to
prove it.
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Why Nose Breathing Is so Important
By Dr. Mercola
Breathing is typically an ignored topic when it comes to health, yet breathing properly can improve
oxygenation through your body, including your brain, and is a powerful strategy for relieving stress
and anxiety. To induce calm, you need to breathe slowly and lightly, using your diaphragm. You also
want to breathe less, and breathing through your nose is key.  
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    PRODUCTS & GEAR
 
Considering the
Van Life?
Taking roads
less traveled?
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The United States is one of the fastest growing van markets in the world. It has become the second-largest single market for the Sprinter in terms of unit
sales, after Germany. One of the reasons for this growing market is because people across the globe are choosing to seek a better life, away from the
traditional 9-5 jobs, insane mortgages, high rents and sitting in traffic for most of their lives, going back and forth to a job they hate. And the Van Life has
become very appealing and a great option for many adventuresome people who simply just want to get away. There are several great companies selling
the Sprinter vans, or if you already have a Sprinter but need help converting it to living OUT THERE, here's a great place to start.
Sprinter RV.
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Saris Freedom 4-Bike Hitch Rack
The newest member of the Saris Freedom family of tray-style hitch racks is the Freedom 4-bike, which
doubles the capacity of the original Freedom.  
http://www.bicycleproductguide.com
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Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses
by Reflekt
Reflekt Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses are made from a unique frame material called VaporLite™
which have the look & feel of ordinary sunglasses but are 20% lighter, allowing them to float. Now you can
get out on the water and go paddling, surfing, fishing, kayaking or just relaxing knowing that your new
shades are Lighter than Water™.  
www.reflektpolarized.com/
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Quest Cooler
by Canyon Coolers
The Quest soft cooler by Canyon Coolers is constructed with white water raft-grade tough tarpaulin.
These coolers are manufactured with welded seams for high-performance durability and lined with IceSkin
insulation giving the Quest cooler 3 times the insulation found in normal soft coolers.  
www.canyoncoolers.com/
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4 Boat Trailer with Bike Rack
by Remackel Trailer
Haul 4 Canoes/Kayaks and 4 Bikes on one trailer!
With our optional Bike Rack package you can haul 4 bikes, 4 canoes/kayaks (up to 18ft long) and
outdoor gear all on the same trailer. It's a trailer that can do anything for your outdoor plans!
Web Site:
https://www.remackeltrailers.com/
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The New Mirage Eclipse
Stand tall on the water aboard the Mirage Eclipse, another world’s-first watercraft from Hobie.
Incredibly stable, just get on and go using MirageDrive® leg power. Go from the car, the dock or your
boat to the water in minutes. The Mirage Eclipse takes fitness out of the gym and onto the water and
under the sun.  
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    SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
 
EXPLORE the FLATHEAD
Explore the Flathead is an active outdoor recreation event planning service and adventure travel
organization based in Whitefish, MT. We invite you to join us! We can package your vacation, reunion,
corporate team event, ski weekend from start to finish. Call today for complete details. 406-871-6282.
Like us on
facebook.
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The Bike and Paddle Club provides the connection for all levels of bike and paddle enthusiasts. If you
ever wanted to get into biking, kayaking, standup -- or if you're new to the area, looking to meet up with
like minded people this is a great place to start! Click
HERE >> or call 406-871-6282.
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Traffic congestion throughout the country is a major problem and it gets worse every year. Many cities
are investing millions to improve biking conditions and safety measures. However, building
infrastructure alone will not get people out of their cars and onto bicycles. Click
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    ENVIRONMENT
 
More than HALF of U.S. rivers are too polluted to support life
Caring for our backcountry trail systems and waterways is
everybody's business. Plastics, especially plastic water
bottles, have clogged some rivers to the point where they
don't even flow. All for a little convenience.

Be Part of the Solution. Use stainless steel, or other
reuseable containers.
 
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