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  • Outside's 2018 Winter Buyer's Guide

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    This Buyer’s Guide covers Ski and Snowboard, clothing, essentials, and fitness.  It may help if you’re looking for some new winter gear or hey, it’s always good to see what’s out there.

    Outside’s 2018 Winter Buyers Guide

  • Training Tip From Mandon Welch MSPT, PT

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    Whether skiing the backcountry, dodging jagged rocks, riding singletrack or trail running over slick roots, a strong and powerful core provide the foundation necessary to maximize your potential.  I like to compare a lack of core stability with firing a cannon from a canoe.  Sure, the cannon is a powerful weapon, but it’s largely useless unless fired from a stable platform.  Attempting to use your arms and legs with insufficient core strength is a very inefficient way for you to tackle the outdoor activities you love.

    There have been many innovative “core” exercises introduced over the past decade, as core strength has become a buzzword.  However, the old standby, SIDE PLANK, provides a great deal of bang for your buck.…

  • NPRA Rodeo Finals Prineville, Oregon Sept 22-23

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    The Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA) wraps up the season in Prineville this Friday and Saturday with the Smolich Ram Rodeo Road Tour Finals. The best of the best will be throwing down and it’s a great chance to see some awesome rodeo action and talent right here in Central Oregon. Tickets sold at the gate. More information Here!

  • Real Time Air Quality Conditions

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    It has been difficult to know where to recreate since August with so much smoke impacting areas of Oregon. We found this site helpful during these challenging times. “Bend, Oregon Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)”

    It’s scary when you see the index for Bend recently, however, we do live an an environment where fire has always been a part of a healthy ecosystem.  We really like how you can see the different air quality around the state and hope this helps you plan your outdoor activities while we endure the smoke. And hey, maybe it’s time for a little road trip for a couple of days to explore another part of our beautiful state and get some…

  • New Featured Artist "Trevor Lyden"

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    Our new featured artist on the home page this month is Trevor Lyden. Trevor is a talented photographer living in Bend and capturing great outdoor images of our backyard! He’s also taking over our Instagram account this week so look for his photos there and follow him. You can find him at www.trevorlydenphotography.com 

  • Temporary closures on Sisters RD around the Milli fire

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    Redmond, Ore. – The Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest has issued temporary road, trails, and trailhead closures around the Milli fire, burning about 8 miles west of Sisters. More Info Here!

    The Milli fire started by lightning yesterday one and a half miles west of Black Crater Lake. Fire activity intensified this afternoon and the fire grew to an estimated 70 acres, burning into dead and down timber from the 2006 Black Crater fire.

    The Deschutes National Forest has issued the following temporary closures for public safety:

    TRAILHEADS:

    Black Crater Trailhead

    Millican Crater Trailhead

    Scott Pass Trailhead

    TRAILS:

    Black Crater Trail #4058

    Millican Crater Trail #4066

    Trout Creek Tie #4067

    ROADS:

    Forest Service Road 1024 to Millican…

  • B 17 Flight Over Bend, Oregon

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    Thought y’all might enjoy a view of beautiful Central Oregon from The “Aluminum Overcast B-17” vintage WWII bomber. She’ll be flying over Central Oregon Friday April 28 thru Sunday April 30. Take a ground tour or a flight if you get a chance. www.b17.org. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine Benders!

  • 3 Day Partner Juice Cleanse with Mother's Cafe

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    Started my 3 Day Partner Juice Cleanse with Mother’s Cafe today.  It is important to give your digestive system a break from time to time.  As Spring comes and things start to get busy around Central Oregon, I find April is the perfect time to do one!

    The Partner Cleanse works best for me as it’s awesome to have someone else going through it with you and supporting you.

    The team at Mother’s Cafe is full of helpful tips to help make sure you get the most out of your cleanse! -BP Fox Sports 94.9

    Get all the info you need to start you Juice Cleanse at https://mothersjuicecafe.com/cold-pressed-juice-cleanse/juice-cleanse-instructions

  • Bend Bike Swap is Thursday-Saturday

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    The Bend Bike Swap is this Thursday through Saturday at the Bend National Guard Armory. Go to http://BendBikeSwap.com
  • Disc Go Ball is this weekend

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    The Disc Go Ball Northwest Team Disc Golf Invitational and Gandy Goose Ultimate Frisbee event are coming Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th to the Bend Pine Nursery Park. Watch some of the elite athletes from around the region. There’s Frisbee Side games, on field snacks and entertainment, live music and a Saturday night Players Party. Come watch the exciting disc golf and ultimate Frisbee action this weekend at the Bend Pine Nursery Park. Check out http://BendUltimate.com or http://CentralOregonDiscGolf.com

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