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04 Sep 2016

2016 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150

Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 2016 By Renee Melly Stage 1 Wow! What an amazing experience.  The pendulum swings that I experienced throughout the day were swift and strong.  First the good:  I felt great through the first 6 miles…was even holding down the middle of the pack.  And the scenery was absolutely breathtaking…pictures just can’t do it justice. You quickly realize how small you really are in the grand scheme of things. After the first aid station, I felt a […]

19 Feb 2016

Gemini News – 2016 Events and Sponsor Discounts

Gemini News – 2016 Events and Sponsor Discounts Only 2 months until our first event and we can’t wait to get out on the trails! This season in addition to our current Desert RATS race series and small group tours we’ll also be hosting a new half marathon in Fruita in May and new multi-sport tours where small groups can run, hike, bike, and canyoneer all in one epic trip. We also have great discounts on nutrition and gear from […]

17 Jan 2016

Gemini News – Kokopelli Running Tour Recap

Gemini News – Kokopelli Running Tour Recap    “I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before. Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.” Edward Abbey “Do you want to sleep outside,” asked Bear, as the cacophonous noises of tooth brushing and sleeping bags unrolling erupted into the quiet stillness surrounding us.  I studied him uncertainly.  I’d never slept outside before and, in fact, the idea […]

17 Jan 2016

On The Trail – Reid’s Top Running/Hiking Trails

On The Trail – Reid’s Top Running/Hiking Trails I don’t know that I really believe in New Year’s Resolutions but I do enjoy taking the time to plan out where I want to be in the upcoming year. Do I want to be in my usual routine or do I want to be in the desert, the mountains, or the jungle? I like to think about where I’ve been and set new goals. One of the most wonderful things about […]

12 Nov 2015

Training – Top 6 Foods for Post-Workout Recovery – Brendan Brazier US News

Training – Top 6 Foods for Post-Workout Recovery – Brendan Brazier US News Originally published in US News and World Report   Whether you’re an endurance or strength athlete, recovery is a crucial component of your training. During your workout you’re breaking down muscles; it’s after your workout that you actually get stronger. Feeling stiff and sore for days after training can significantly reduce your ability to train again and get even stronger. Active recovery techniques such as foam rolling […]

12 Nov 2015

On the Trail – Desert RATS 2015

On the Trail – Desert RATS 2015 RATS 2015 Unique beauty, amazing wildlife and profound solitude – all the elements of true adventure – rewarded racers willing to brave the strenuous 2015 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 journey. Having completed the 11th annual 6-day stage race, racers experienced why we are the longest running stage race in North America. Vast landscape and ancient obstacles combine to create the rugged and stunning beauty of the Kokopelli Trail. With a small intimate field Desert […]

04 Aug 2015

How to match the road bike to the terrain

Choosing what style of bike best fits your needs can be a difficult decision to make, even once you’ve realised your preference is for the road over dirt trails, there are a lot of options that can complicate things. If you’re considering purchasing one of the many styles of road bikes (Tesco stock options for every budget) and aren’t exactly sure what is the best style of bike for you, here are few tips to choose a ride that will suit your needs and […]

21 Feb 2015

Gemini News – 24 Hours of Utah Course Lighting Sponsor

Gemini News 24 Hours of Utah Course Lighting Sponsor Gemini Adventures is thrilled to announce that this year’s 24 Hours of Utah race will have LazerBrite as a sponsor! The entire course will be lit with their innovative modular LED light system. The buzz surrounding these lights has been fantastic and as soon as you see one you’ll want to try it for yourself. Luckily, LazerBrite will also be giving away some of the sticks as prizes and giveaways. The crew has been […]

24 Jan 2015

Gemini News – Desert RATS 2015

Desert RATS 2015 Desert RATS is the longest running stage race in North America and 2015 will be the best year yet. Many things about this year’s race will be unique. It’s a reunion year with amazing deals for previous year’s RATS and their friends (click here for details), and we’re also really excited about new improvements. This run caps the Gemini Adventures season in June with a 148 mile crossing of the iconic Kokopelli Trail. Starting in Grand Junction CO […]

24 Jan 2015

Training – Winter Traction

Training Winter Traction   As the weather gets cold and the snow begins to fall adventurers are beginning to look for ways to continue getting out on their favorite trails while remaining safe.  One of the most dangerous aspects of winter training is the ice on the trails.  Whether you live in the mountains, plains, suburbs, or city you can run into icy conditions.  A simple way to deal with this danger is to create screw shoes.  Screw shoes are […]