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July Newsletter – The Sunscreen Issue: Could you do my back?

Our July newsletter features awkward instances of sun lotion application. You know what we’re talking about. Spreading sunscreen on other people’s sweaty skin. Skin often covered with a thick coat of shag. Skin south or north of the universally accepted friend line.

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Casting on the Deschutes

Dan is back at it again, this time with a line or two on the Deschutes (D) river.

“The Salmon fly hatch is certainly in the final chapter on the “D”, as we suspected. We did see Mr. Salmon D. Fly cruising to and fro, but it was not the food of choice for our red-sided friends on the surface.

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Our Resident Fisherman Reports from the Metolius

Dan, our go-to-guy for everything fly fishing, takes a June trip to the Metolius River, and ends up with quite a handful.

“While most people are heading to the Big D, I had to remind myself of that fact and head to a place I call heaven……The Metolius River.

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Casting About: Deschutes Opening Report

It’s here again: fishing season on the Deschutes. The air is still chilly, but the sun’s out and the fish are rising. Our man Dan is a pretty serious fisherman (and that’s not even taking his past life as a professional into account) so when he sends over a report, it’s worth paying attention. Here are his thoughts from his opening weekend on the mystic and wonderful Deschutes.

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A Tiny Day At Jackson Hole

It’s Jackson Hole, in miniature! Well, not really–it’s just tilt shift. This short day-in-the-life video of a ski area is pretty sweet. You can pretend you’re a tiny little shredder, making graceful lines in the powder. Or you can just enjoy the great camerawork and creative presentation.

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Get On The Road To Healthy Skin!

Columbia is proud to be a sponsor of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s (SCF) Road to Healthy Skin Tour. The Tour, now in its fourth year, provides free full-body skin exams by local volunteer dermatologists. We have partnered with SCF since 2008 to help educate consumers how to safely enjoy the outdoors. SCF is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.

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Chasing Legends To Screen On Broadway

Remember when we told you about Chasing Legends, the feature-length documentary by Gripped Films featuring Team HTC-Columbia at the Tour de France? Well, it’s gotten some rave reviews since it came out, and this week it will be screened in New York City at the Symphony Space on Thursday, September 30th at 8pm.

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Unstoppable Cavendish Dominates in Paris

There was no lead-out train. No Mark Renshaw to guide the Manx Missile cleanly into the final turn as there was in 2009. No long stream of white and yellow flying into the final meters.

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Cavendish Soars to Number Four

Photo Credit: (c)Tim De Waele

Cavendish Soars to Number Four

What’s the sweetest redemption for a sprinter who has just dragged himself up and over some of the longest, steepest mountain passes in the world? A blazing stage win under sunny French skies.

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Cav Prepares to Pounce

Credit (c)Tim De Waele

After four days in the mountains, HTC-Columbia got some much-deserved R & R today as the Tour enjoyed its second rest day. With just a handful of flat stages, the route for this year’s Tour didn’t favor sprinters, but the Manx Missile and his stellar support squad have done a bang-up job of making the most of their opportunities, racking up three stage victories to date.

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