Compy Goggles, and remembering Greg Hind

We regularly get new customers finding us via our original Hind compy goggles (now called the Water Gear Competition / compy goggles). Here is one story from a long-time loyal customer. IX. Of goggles, and remembering Greg Hind an article written by The Siljan Diary (Marathon Swimming in a Swedish Lake) I  discovered Hind goggles in 1981 when  I… Read more »

The 35th Annual SLO Triathlon – another fun, successful year!

We were honored to spend this past Sunday near the finish line of the 2014 35th Annual SLO Triathlon, and are extremely proud to mark this as our 35th year as a sponsor. Just like every year, we are so happy to have been a part of this celebration; the participants, the vendors, and all the volunteers brought their own level… Read more »

Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes with Cinnamon (and fresh ground flax seeds)

One of our longtime customers, Neil, recently shared this healthy, yet yummy, banana pancake recipe with us. An avid cyclist, Neil says these make a fantastic portable, healthy snack (he excludes the brown sugar). He freezes a batch at a time, takes a few out before his rides, spreads peanut or almond butter in between two of them, cuts… Read more »

Imagination is inspiring

Kelly McKnight, long time friend of Greg and Jane Hind and fellow equestrian-advocate, receives accolades for his riding talent and creative thinking as featured in Horse & Style Magazine article shown below. Congratulations Kelly! Your imagination is inspiring to us all. A Different Kind of Halter Horse: Zan Chin & Kelly McKnight By Erin Gilmore |… Read more »

Dedication, hunger, and fun – a combination for success?

Dedication, hunger, and fun – a combination for success? This story about a small town tradition may prove so, or at least proves how community, tradition, and competition create a recipe for lasting memories and lots of laughter. Stockton Tavern Owner Uses Ancient Secret By DAN HRUBY, Mercury Sports Writer – originally published in 1967 ANGELS CAMP (1967)-… Read more »

A Customer’s Story – Rich Mondoux

Rich Mondoux – has run the equivalent of twice around the equator Kitchener, Ontario Canada In 1974, I was 70 lbs overweight and a heavy smoker.  I joined the YMCA and began a running program, which I continue to do today.   When I joined the YMCA it took four months to run my first non-stop… Read more »

Improve Your Swimming Technique with The Big 4

GH Latex Swim Cap White

Law of Chaos- “When left unattended, a swimmer will gravitate towards the worst technique possible.” As a swim coach, I teach kids from ages 4 all the way to ages 18 how to swim, and not just how TO swim, but how to swim WELL. I’m with kids who can barely doggie paddle, and young… Read more »

Meet the GH Team: Jake Scott

WELCOME JAKE SCOTT Major: Kinesiology Hometown: Bakersfield, CA College: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – GO MUSTANGS!! Joined the GH Sports Team: June 2014 THE INSIDE SCOOP Why did you choose to major in Kinesiology? I was first studying agricultural engineering at Cal Poly, but I didn’t like it at all so I decided… Read more »

Fun Times in Summertime

We love this time of year. The sun in shining, cyclists buzz by our retail windows, triathletes pop in to get nutrition for their upcoming tris, and customers are getting more active in general. Our staff is busy and happy. On top of all that, we just got in these new GH Sunglasses (thanks Promotional Concepts for… Read more »

EPIC Indeed

EPIC Bar

Let’s acknowledge the naturally raised, grass-fed elephant in the room: EPIC Bars. Moist, meaty, and maybe appearing a bit eery at first glance – it’s what’s on the inside (and where they’re made – Texas) that counts. Bison Bacon Cranberry Turkey Almond Cranberry Beef Habanero Cherry Lamb Currant Mint The basis for Taylor & Katie (Founders &… Read more »