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Gravel Guide 2.0

Gravel Guide 2.0

Welcome to part 2 of the Gravel Guide. UnTapped athlete and cross-country skiing Olympic Gold Medalist, Kikkan Randall is trying out gravel cycling this summer and reached out to Ted King to pick his brain on some core questions. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. To jump back to part 1, read here.

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The Path of Most Resistance

The Path of Most Resistance

Jenna and Greg love the mountains through and through. Originally from just outside Mt. Shasta City, after many years of travel Jenna landed in California’s Sierra Nevadas while Greg hails from Vermont, but has called Kirkwood, California home for more than a decade. You’ll find them ski partrolling, guiding, and mountain biking depending on the

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UnTapped Takes on Unbound -- Part 2

UnTapped Takes on Unbound — Part 2

This is part two of the interview exchange between two UnTapped co-founders Roger Brown and Ted King. They both took on Unbound 2021 and despite their different approaches to the event, they both made it the 206 miles from start to finish! To read part 1 where Ted interviews Roger, click here. To read part 2

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UnTapped Takes on Unbound -- Part 1

UnTapped Takes on Unbound — Part 1

The UnTapped team ventured to Emporia, Kansas to take on the granddaddy of gravel racing, Unbound Gravel. The timber-frame was a very welcomed part of the expo with maple creemees for sale in addition to last minute nutrition needs. Co-founder Ted King has twice won the race, and with a respectable 4th place in 2021, we’re

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Full Speed Ahead into a Swimrun

Full Speed Ahead into a Swimrun

Kanoa King is a Chiropractor in Concord, NH at Performance Health Spine and Sport Therapy a multidisciplinary practice that blends PT, rehab and Chiropractic. At work he strives to get his patients better as quickly as possible so they can get back to the activities they love. As a new dad of a beautiful 14-month-old

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Back in Action with Aliza Lapierre

Back in Action with Aliza Lapierre

Professional ultrarunner (and UnTapped employee!) Aliza Lapierre hit the road for the first time in over a year for the sake of competition. She’s obviously not let the grass grow under her feet as she won the recent Ultra Race Of Champions 100k in Virginia. One of the friendliest people you’ll meet in an already

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The Importance of the Mountain Bike with Farid Noori

The Importance of the Mountain Bike with Farid Noori

Farid Noori sees a world of potential when he looks at a mountain bike. Born and raised in Afghanistan, he came to the United States as a teenager, and fell in love with the sport of mountain biking. A recent graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in economics, he’s the executive director of the

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Shaking it Up!

Shaking it Up!

Sarah Mac Robinson is a runner, mother of two and freelance storyteller and writer. She is a 2016 Olympic trials qualifier in the marathon with a time of 2:42:36. Over the years she has acquired wisdom from all realms of her life and most recently has been focusing on participating in activities other than running

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Hanging Out In and Out of the Kitchen with Chef Chris Cosentino

Hanging Out In and Out of the Kitchen with Chef Chris Cosentino

Meet Chef Chris Cosentino. Born and raised in Rhode Island’s Italian-American community, his rise through the culinary world has been prodigious and lauded. Chris was one of the first to bring acclaim to each and every bit of nose-to-tail cooking. A winner of Top Chef Masters, Chris is one of the busiest chefs you’ll meet;

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This is Going to Be My Year!

This is Going to Be My Year!

“Heck YEAH! This is going to be my year!” thought every athlete waking up on January 1, 2020. Nobody knew that in a matter of two and a half months all of our life plans would be put on hold as a global pandemic rapidly took over the world. Everything shut down, including my motivation

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The Mirnavator

The Mirnavator

It takes some serious stamina to keep up with The Mirnavator! Aka Mirna Valerio, this Vermonter is an outdoors professional when she’s not dividing her day as a mother, writer, diversity practitioner, singer, and coach. Generous with her time, we caught up with Mirna on the tail end of winter but chatted all seasons. Hi

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