Monday Break - Issue 59
The snow has arrived to our mountains, first days with skis, or to ride with long sleeves or run with gloves. Winter is still perfect to enjoy outdoors, like every Monday to read our curated news.
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Vosper: Nearly half of US bike shops don't carry any of the Big Four brands
According to September data from Georger Data Services, some 45% of the approximately 7,000 U.S. bike shops do not carry any of the industry's four biggest brands.
How Klean Kanteen works to remain the ‘Patagonia of the drinkwear space’
Klean Kanteen water bottles are the vibrantly colored, stainless-steel containers that may have accompanied you to work, the gym, or a music festival over the past two decades. The water bottles were some of the first to replace single-use plastics in 2004, long before multi-use habits had entered the mainstream.
Danielle Cresswell, who heads up sustainability for Klean Kanteen, discusses why being a small, family-owned business that focuses on sustainability is both an advantage and a challenge.
Calm Links Sleep and Mental Health
Interesting report we had presented by the meditation app Calm, called the The Snooze Report, where we can find some interesting trends about sleep.
Fanatics helps pro athletes transition to life after sports
Fanatics is helping professional athletes transition to life after the final buzzer — or pitch, or whistle.
The company is expanding a pilot program to offer business education and exposure to players with the WNBA and MLB via a partnership with the University of Southern California. Through the one-week immersion program, players get in-classroom learning combined with hands-on experiences in Fanatics’ different business units.
Lucy’s Dad: Ash Bartholomew’s inspiring story at Western States 100
Ash Bartholomew, a runner, a father, a role model. After years of ballot entries, the Australian finally has his name called to take to the starting line of the prestigious Western States 100. At 61 years old, Ash returns to Western States 5 years after watching his daughter Lucy take 3rd place, but this time for his own journey.
Ultra-cyclist Jack Thompson breaks another long distance world record
Australian ultra-cyclist, living in Girona, Jack Thompson has added yet another world record to his collection after completing his latest ‘Munda Biddi Dreaming’ project in a new record time.
The Munda Biddi in western Australia is the longest continuous bike trail in the world. It runs from Mundaring to Albany and is a gruelling 1067 kilometres in length.