By Stephen RegenoldIt took a van loaded with gear to get from my house tothe airport. Then in the terminal, I juggled a cart stacked with three rollingduffel bags, a carry-on suitcase, and a daypack to wear on the airplane (andsurreptitiously stuff down by my feet on the flight to Chile). And didI mention the hard-side plastic bike case with my Technomarine replica watches Giant Anthem X1 inside? DeltaAir Lines charged me $300 -- each way! -- just to get the mountain bike from Minneapolis to Tierra del Fuego.Thus was my gear nightmare en route to last monthsWenger Patagonian Expedition Race, where team GearJunkie.com faced a week ofwilderness competition in kayaks, on bikes, rappelling cliffs, and trekkingungodly distances across lands few humans have seen.
According to the CDC, obesity rates rose in 23 states and declined in none. Four states have now crested 30 percent obesity rates and Colorado, which maintains the lowest percentage of overweight Americans for the third year running, is hovering replica Audemars Piguet watch just below 20 percent. Even the Rocky Mountain States percentage saw an annual increase of .4 percent. For the study, which looks at trends from 1985-2007, visit the CDC. For more information, check out Backpackers blog.Kyle Dickman
South African Jordy Smith was born on the same day as Slater (only a few years later; Smiths 19) and the way things are looking, its likely hell repeat Slaters take-home of the World Champion title his rookie year on the tour. The difference between Replica Chanel J12 Diamonds Ladies Watch H0967 him and Slater? At 62 and 180 pounds, Smiths no nimble, little surfer. Nonetheless, hes at the top of the Mens Qualifying Series in his first year (It took three-time World Champion Andy Irons three years to make it on the tour) and winning all his heats as a Wild Card in the 2007 Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley--he snagged the spot by placing second in the invitational trials.