Category Archives: Expert Advice

5 Reasons to Get Your Bike Tuned… Today!

Has your bike been tuned? Ever? Or did you bring it home from whatever shop you purchased it at and figured it was good to go? Just like your car needs maintenance, your bike needs to be taken care of to make sure it performs safely every time you go for a ride. Here’s why:…

How to Choose the Best Kayak for You!

What is the best way to choose a kayak? You have several options to start with: recreational kayaks, touring and sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, fishing kayaks, and many of these offer a choice of sit in or sit on designs, and even solo or tandem seating. There are positives and negatives that need to be…

Preparing for Mt. Rainier: The Ultimate “Suffer-Fest”

Article written by: Will Nagengast Edited by: Chloe Tennant “If we can make it work, I am so down for a suffer-fest!”          That’s the sentiment my good friend Robbie expressed when I talked to him last. We were talking about a tentative schedule for climbing Mt. Rainier in Washington. Robbie lives in Olympia, Washington,…

MadRock Shark 2.0 Review

Assistant Manager for the Columbia store and avid climber, Ryan Gajewski, dishes out some pretty awesome hands on experience for the new MadRock Shark 2.0 climbing shoe! Over the past four months I have been testing the new MadRock Shark 2.0 climbing shoe. What is new this year is the split sole technology. The idea…

Why You Could Use a Pair of Superfeet Insoles

I recently had the opportunity to attend Superfeet University in Ferndale, Wa., just an hour and a half north of Seattle. It was amazing experience to learn about the company and all it has to offer those who need good quality insoles without the price and hassles of custom orthotics. I was able to gain…