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The X Factor By Racer X

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Being outdoors in winter and being comfortable is a challenge when the mercury starts dropping. Whether you are picking icicles out of your beard on the North I...

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The X Factor By Racer X

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Longer nights can only mean one thing…colder weather is on the way and it will soon be time to throw down some deep lines...

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The X Factor By Racer X

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Plans have been made and time set aside; the journey beckons. What to bring is always a topic of travelers. Too much or too little to carry depends ...

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The X Factor By Racer X

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Kozuka Gothic Pr6N'} The coldest months of the year are here with the best possible conditions for sliding and gliding your way down virgin sl...

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The X Factor By Racer X

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; min-height: 15.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial} Finally, the blue skies of early winter have arrived, bringing coole...

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The X Factor By Racer X

Late summer and early fall is my favorite time to travel the countryside in Japan. The trails are quiet and the weather still warm enough to sleep outside even at higher altitudes. But be careful of the occasional typhoon or sudden rain showers. They ...

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The X Factor By Racer X

Japan is an archipelago of more than 3,000 islands with a serious rainy season and a raging typhoon season. So, if you like to play outside, odds are you are going to get wet. Here are some useful Items to make getting drenched more fun and a bit more...

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Gear Guide By Racer X

Cycling is a simple, effective way to feel good about traveling around our planet, getting to work and simply having fun outside. Here are some recommendations to make your two-wheeled life more enjoyable and safe. Cool Shades Cycling Sunglasses ...

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The X Factor By Racer X

Trail running is now a sport in its own right rather than just trail practice by marathon masochists. Mountains and forests have become the preferred training grounds for many athletes instead of pounding concrete and sucking exhaust fumes in the city...

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The X Factor By Racer X

Hot summer days are here, and it is time for moving your feet at your favorite outdoor summer festival. Whether you are making the trek to Sado Island for Kodo's drumbeats or moshing it up at Fuji Rock, these items will help keep you cool, dry and sty...

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The X Factor By Racer X

It seems as If the snow has just melted and it's already time for sunscreen, sandals and the beach. A revolution in ways to play in the ocean, rivers and lakes is happening around the world as new designs for paddleboards, kiteboards and surfboards...

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The X Factor By Racer X

With warm, wet weather on the horizon, I am reminded of the classic outdoor optimist’s expression, "There is no bad weather, only the wrong clothing." Many outdoor gear companies are showing the way to do it right. When it comes to off...

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The X Factor By Racer X

THE X FACTOR Spring is around the bend, but this year’s huge snowfall beckons for more runs. As the Haitian saying goes, "If work is such a good thing, why haven't the wealthy grabbed it all for themselves?" Racer X says taking a day ...