Month: June 2011

Washington State Wonder – The Ape Cave Lava Tube

I’m just miles away from one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in modern history.

Mount Saint Helens. 1981. A blast that re-shaped the landscape in Washington.

Thirty years later -- I’m crawling through a two-mile-long lava tube on its lower

Gear Test: Giro Xen Gloves

I love Giro bike helmets. Even its less-expensive models are beyond reproach.

This track record had me pretty excited about trying out its Giro Xen gloves. I picked some up at South Mountain Cycles in Ahwatukee, Ariz., in December of …