March 17, 2013

Provisions: A guide for what you need

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience.


VerbalizeIt Translation App


When traveling abroad, don't you wish you could just grab a native speaker by the scruff of the neck and use him to translate? A new app gives you the next best thing – a native speaker a phone call away to interpret.


ePulse2 Strapless Heart-Rate Monitor


For those who don't like wearing a heart-rate monitor strapped around their torso, here's a monitor that fits on one's arm like a watch. It also gives you exercise time and calorie consumption readings.


"Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" by Lennard Zinn

$24.95; Velo Press, 520 pages

This is the fourth edition of this bible for bike gearheads. It features 650 hand-drawn illustrations, with intricate diagrams on everything from how to fix a flat tire to all manner of chain and pedal repair. The new edition also shows you how to retrofit a bike for cyclocross.


Fodor's 7 Unknown Islands That Won't Be For Very Long
1. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

2. Chebeague, Maine

3. Lord Howe Island, Australia

4. Rabida, Galapagos Islands

5. Ischia, Italy

6. Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

7. Tikehau, French Polynesia


Real Runners @RunningQuotes: "Running shirt on the back said If you see me collapse, please hit 'Pause' on my Garmin."

– Compiled by Sam McManis,

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