TWW Daily Feed for March 2, 2010

2:00pm

I’m a big coffee drinker, and a big fan of the Pacific Northwest, so this little article caught my attention for two reasons: it deals with coffee, and it examines whether Seattle or Portland has the better coffee. My vote: Portland, but I have certainly found some great coffee in the Emerald City.

Continuing the post-Olympic fun, head over to Vanity Fair and check out their gallery titled “Faces of the Games” with a mix of breakout starts and some oddball competitors who despite not coming close to a medal still added some flavor to the games (the Mexican downhill skier sounds like an interesting dude).

This is a stupid, short-sighted idea to alleviate traffic between the mountains and Denver. We need trains. Not easier ways to get cars back down to the city.

In celebration of the first month of Spring I took yesterday off and enjoyed the sunshine that is pelting the Front Range. This is my favorite time of the ski season. Warm enough during the day to enjoy the mountains without a thousand layers on, but still cold enough at night to allow the snow to build up. It’s a hard time of the year to beat. Hope everyone is having a good start to the week. The Feed:

9:45am

Ever wonder how a carbon bike frame is produced? Me neither. Nevertheless, this gallery is an interesting look at Giant Bicycle’s carbon fiber production facility. Apparently carbon frames are super labor intensive, requiring the fine motor skills and broad labor pool of a third world country fully of underage workers.

It was a frustrating Olympic games for Gretchen Bleiler. In 2006 she won gold in the women’s halfpipe event. This year, her hopes for a medal were lost to a fall during her second run of the finals. Regardless, Gretchen has carved a little groove in my heart. Check out her interview with Outside and pray for the day when she decides the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is her next logical career step.

Need a new career path? Check out this gallery over at the Adventure Life for some of the most artistic tree climbing pictures you’ll find on the internet. I have no idea what possessed this photography to climb trees and follow these dudes around, but the results are pretty fantastic.

I don’t know why this video is so intriguing. But it is. Are the people really models or are they real people? I don’t understand what is going on.

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