Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Friday, December 09, 2005

The Sporting Rage (not "the sporting range"!) in Carson City

Finally made it to The Sporting Rage in Carson and was surprised it was called 'sporting rage' since it always sounds like 'sporting range' when someone says it! Anyhow, this is Kevin's outdoor store and it is very well equiped and he seems pretty able and willing to order anything you need from skis to kayaks to titanium knifes and forks.

I took the plunge and bought some ski boots and a helmet. Was really impressed that Kevin spent so much time helping me get the fit just right, so important with things like boots and helmets. You could probably get stuff cheaper at a volume outfit like REI in Reno but I think it's always worth getting a reliable recommendation and proper knowledgeable help with fitting stuff properly.

Kevin is a bit of a star really, he runs some excellent trips with Bently Adventures too. Although he seems always supremely well organised himself, and arrives early at meeting points, he's pretty relaxed about things, like people faffing, forgetting gear or whatever. Well recommended as a guide. Actually, if he and Sonja led a trip together you could get a bit of yoga at the end of the day to fix your aching muscles!


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