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Gear Small, medium and large items that make the outdoor life easier, off the trail and on the road

Oct. 30, 2000
Oct. 30, 2000

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Oct. 30, 2000

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Gear Small, medium and large items that make the outdoor life easier, off the trail and on the road

Skis for the Summer
Crosskates ($1,195) are ATV's for the feet that enable you to
"ski" the backcountry before the first snowfall. The front wheel
steers when you lean, allowing you to carve turns like a
downhill racer, while the built-in boot's heel lifts like that
of a cross-country ski for overland workouts. Go to
www.crosskate.com.

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Wilderness Security Blanket
The Brunton Multi-Navigator ($399) is a handheld digital
magnetic compass, weather station and global positioning system.
Its Straight-Home function gives a direct bearing back to your
start. Brunton, 800-443-4871; www.brunton.com.

Smart Bike
The Bianchi Auto-Milano ($699) shifts among four gears
automatically. The transmission is controlled by Shimano's
Auto-D, a small computer that senses how fast the wheels are
turning. For Bianchi, go to www.bianchi.com. For more
information on Auto-D, go to shimano.com.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVIES + STARRCOLOR PHOTO: BRUNTONCOLOR PHOTO: BIANCHI