How-tos & Advice Archives - UnTapped

Ted’s Tips on Riding Through the Heat

Hydration pack or no hydration pack, that is the question. That’s a very common question ahead of gravel races, as are those revolving around aerobars and tire pressure. UnTapped co-founder and gravel racer Ted King here and I’d like to have a chat on the first of these topics; namely, how to work through the

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Packing in Preparation for a Gravel Ride

So you’ve got your hands on a gravel bike and a friend convinced you that you should join them on a gravel ride — or maybe even a race. Given the booming popularity of gravel cycling, this scenario is happening all the more often. What isn’t necessarily happening is that friend giving you the tips

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Making Sugar on Snow at Home

Ingredients & Tools Slopeside Syrup (preferably amber grade) Fresh clean snow or blend ice in a food processor until it resembles snow Food Thermometer Fork or Popsicle Stick Dill Pickles Directions Pour 1 – 2 cups of Slopeside Syrup into a pot and bring to a boil. Let boil for a few minute until syrup reaches 235°. Pack

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Spring Running

Winter is saying its goodbyes and the transition to spring brings about countless things worth smiling about. Longer daylight hours, warmer temperatures and of course for maple lovers it’s the time when the sap runs.  No matter where you are in your running career, spring can be a great time to lay the groundwork for

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The 2022 Gravel Season is On

It’s fitting that the gravel cycling event, MidSouth, is geographically smack in the middle of the country in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This event is the unofficial start of the gravel cycling season and it is like an enormous central magnet pulling riders from every direction throughout the country to meet, compete, and have a fun time

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Katharine Ogden skis

A Nordic Skiing Q’n’A

Temperatures this week in the northeast have only briefly moved out of the single digits and a blizzard is in the recent rearview mirror. That means we’re in the heart of the outdoor winter season, which is also prime nordic ski season. We’re lucky to have a cadre of professional xc-skiers in our midst at

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Winter Tricks and Tips

Winter Tricks and Tips

With cold weather outside, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get outside and stay active. We’re fortunate here in Vermont to have a tight community of adventurous outdoorsy people who don’t see winter as an obstacle, instead it’s an opportunity. We reached out to three Vermonters across a variety of sports to

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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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Fueling With UnTapped

Fueling With UnTapped

There are a number of variables that can steer optimal performance from the perspective of nutritional and UnTapped has you covered. Our ingredient list relies on simplicity to deliver the very best final product — the best tasting, the best digesting, and the best performing. Similarly, we offer this simple fueling guide to steer your

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How to Make Maple Syrup

We spend a lot of time talking about simple ingredients and all natural energy. Simple, natural products taste great, are high-performance nutrition, are easy to digest, all the while being a bit more environmentally friendly to boot. Nothing underscores that like the cornerstone of our products, pure maple syrup. Due to the efforts of “big corn

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