LOOKING FOR A TAI CHI CHUAN MENTOR IN HONG KONG, PARIS OR GENEVA

SPORT PHYSIOLOGY / MY NEWS / 2010-11-17

I’d like to learn tai chi. For relaxation and defense. I’m ready to invest substantial amounts of effort and time. Who would you recommend as a mentor to me?  + 

MY OUTDOOR 2009 AND EUROBIKE 2009 PRESS COVERAGE

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / MY NEWS / 2010-04-16

Twitter has quickly made my news from the major outdoor and cycling trade shows of 2009 unsearchable and unavailable. I’ve solved the problem so you can read my tweets from these events again.  + 

GARMIN DAKOTA VS GARMIN OREGON GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-30 / 26 COMMENTS

How does the smaller, lighter, touchscreen Garmin Dakota GPS compare to its older brother, Garmin Oregon? What about screen readability, Oregon’s main issue? Which one should you choose? Find out in my belated but detailed review.  + 

GARMIN OREGON VS GARMIN COLORADO GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-26 / 41 COMMENTS

Garmin’s latest and greatest GPS units for intensive outdoor use: the touchscreen Oregon and the wheels and buttons Colorado. How do they perform in the real world, and which one is better?  + 

BOGUS BIRTHDAY

MY NEWS / 2010-02-15

I use a bogus birth date on web social apps. Facebook, MySpace, Plaxo and others show February 15, 1980. A nice, round figure. But it’s only part bogus.  + 

MY RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY: DJ ANDREY PUSHKARËV

MUSIC / PHOTOGRAPHY / MY NEWS / 2009-11-24

A selected project from my recent photography work. Slowly changing my workflow so you’re updated on the stuff I’ve been working on.  + 

MSR QUICK 1 TITANIUM 1,3 L POT REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / REVIEWS / 2009-10-13

A compact 1,3 L (44 fl oz) lightweight titanium pot that’s perfect for snow melting during solo fast and light winter backpacking trips.  + 

PREVIEW VS REVIEW: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

JOURNALISM / PREVIEWS / REVIEWS / 2009-08-19

When I write about gear or services, I may publish a preview or a review. I might even start with a preview and later add a review. Allow me to compare and clarify.  + 

OUTDOOR 2009: CHANGES IN THE WAY I COVER THE SHOW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / JOURNALISM / MY NEWS / 2009-08-18

For this year’s edition of European OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, I’ve added Twitter to my arsenal and have divided my writing efforts in 2 categories.  + 

MY RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY: ZURICH NIGHT URBANISM SHOT WITH IPHONE 3GS

GADGETS / PHOTOGRAPHY / MY NEWS / 2009-08-11

My nighttime, handheld photography of Zurich urbanism… shot with an Apple iPhone 3Gs using the default Camera app.  + 

I’M ON TWITTER. WHY? AND HOW’S THAT USEFUL TO YOU?

JOURNALISM / LITERATURE / MY NEWS / 2009-06-29

I tweet. Do you? Let me explain how Twitter compliments my web site and why you might find Twitter useful.  + 

MY RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY: DIRECTOR VALERIA IVANOVA

PHOTOGRAPHY / MY NEWS / 2009-06-18

A bit of my recent photography. I’m sorry. I’m late, very late. More to come, of course. For now, please  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: GARMIN OREGON TOUCHSCREEN GPS PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2009-05-29

Presented to the public for the first time at the Friedrichshafen Outdoor 2008 show, the new Garmin Oregon GPS switches from buttons and thumbwheels to a touchscreen user interface.  + 

BACKPACKS TO CARRY A FOLDED BROMPTON: MY DIY RUCKSACK

CYCLING / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-12-06 / 16 COMMENTS

An ultralight, ultratough, ultracompact, do-it-yourself backpack that carries a folded Brompton bike anywhere or rides under its frame.  + 

BIKE FRIDAY TIKIT VS BROMPTON COMPARISON REVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2008-12-06 / 39 COMMENTS

When it comes to 16-inch folding bikes, 2 models stand out: the Brompton and the Bike Friday Tikit. Both cost almost the same. Both position themselves in the high-quality range. Which one to choose?  + 

TAKE-ALONG TOOLS TO FIELD-REPAIR A BROMPTON FOLDING BIKE

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-10-28 / 2 COMMENTS

Bikes come unglued. Parts go loose. Brakes need adjustment. Tires puncture. To hush a minor rattle or fix a major showstopper while on the road, you’ll need a set of tools. OK, but which bike tools to choose for the not-so-standard Brompton folder?  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: PACIFIC OUTDOOR LTW FRONT FENDER PANNIERS PREVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / PREVIEWS / 2008-10-24

Lightweight waterproof bike panniers from… Pacific Outdoor! The makers of sleeping pads and other backpacking items introduce a whole new line of bike-specific products. The LTW Front Fender achieves an impressive weight to volume ratio.  + 

SAVE YOURSELF, THE POLAR BEARS AND THE PLANET. RIDE. DON’T DRIVE.

CINEMA / ENVIRONMENT / INSTALLATION ART / LINKS / 2008-10-15

Human-made global warming kills. The mankind, the animals, the planet. Josh HARRIS, Tim GODSALL and the Ogilvy agency reach out to the passers-by in a striking, effective, minimal, symbolical way. And they suggest solutions. Actions.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB SUMMIT SUPERLITE BIVI & SUMMIT MOUNTAIN BIVI PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-12 / 9 COMMENTS

Actually, these are tents, not bivies. A couple of super rare, bombproof, compact, single-wall shelters using the very breathable eVENT fabric. Optimized for high-altitude winds, snow and cold.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB DRILLIUM EVENT RAIN PANTS PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-04 / 2 COMMENTS

A rare, half-zipped, lightweight, eVENT rain pant from Rab. A crucial item for serious rain, mud and wind.  + 

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