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In some mountain communities, the transition from winter to spring is known as mud season. That’s not the case in Bend, Oregon where transitions are welcome and mud is relatively scarce. Jesse Thomas, dad, partner, entrepreneur, and world-class triathlete remains a Bend local – the kind whose roots extend to an upbringing in Bend back when the myths of this outdoor mecca barely filtered beyond wetter parts of the Pacific Northwest. In endurance sports circles,...

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  Walking down the street in Bend, Oregon, or perhaps sipping a curated latte, the mustachioed Graham Zimmerman looks like he’d fit right in as a Brooklyn creative. Svelte sartorial taste? Check. An overactive mind capable of wordsmithing and capturing raw visuals as a film-maker? Check. Admittedly, Zimmerman could discover a fine calling for himself immersed in big-city life.  But, for every Yin there’s a Yang. During certain parts of the year, you’re as likely...

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At six foot four, Bend Oregon’s Barry Wick remains a person you want to draft behind. The former World Championship mountain biker and cyclocross rider still carries many in town on his wings. There’s the fact of the matter tallness, and yes drafting behind him does feel like you’ve got just a little more lift. He’s also the brains behind bike manufacturer Kona’s endurance cycling team, he’s the endurance team manager, and the owner and...

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You should be in Bend. Bend, Oregon. Right now. For all of my “shallow readers” in the audience, those unable to focus on any piece of written work longer than 140 characters (you know who you are), you can stop here. You’ve both learned everything you need to know and also everything your SnapChat-addled brain can handle, so you’re done. For those of you with attention spans longer than those of fruit flies, dig in,...