Outdoors

Getting Out

Custer elected to Modesto Bowling Hall of Fame

Rich Custer has been elected for induction into the Modesto Bowling Hall of Fame. Custer was nominated in the Superior Ability category and his accomplishments are impressive. For starters, he holds the high three-game series in Modesto with an 899 set on games of 299-300-300. He has posted seventy-nine 300 games, fifty-two 800 series’ and two 1,100 series’. He has been the Modesto USBC annual high average male bowler five times, three times averaging 245. Custer earned the Modesto Scratch Champion twice, Scratch 6-Gamer Money List twice as well as taking titles or placing in city and state events.

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A shoe to fit all your outdoor needs

Trail running shoes are all about protection. You want a stable platform for uneven surfaces, a rugged outsole to keep your footing, and a hardy upper that won't be ripped apart when snagged by vegetation on the trail. The Merrell Agility Peak Flex has all of these elements - plus a wide range of motion to help mimic the more minimalist style of running shoes that have become popular. That's not to say the Agility Peak Flex is a minimalist shoe - it certainly isn't, as it features a good bit of midsole foam, rock plates in the heel and forefoot and a molded heel counter for additional support.

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Wina Sturgeon: Properly wax your skis and snowboards for optimal spring riding

Now comes the best part of the ski and snowboard season: spring skiing. It's that brief period where snow is still crystallized and has not yet turned to mashed potatoes. The air is warm and filled with the scent of pines. Spring snow gives extra support to a carving edge, which makes it a great time for novice snowriders to become accomplished intermediates and more.

Getting Out

Custer wins another 6-gamer title at Yosemite Lanes

Rich Custer took his ninth title in the Yosemite Scratch 6-Gamer after two, down-to-the-10th matches. Brandon Bates qualified in the top spot with a 1,556 total – a 259 average. Scott Boyle was second high at 1,530, and Custer next in line with a 1,513. Custer won his first match in the stepladder and moved on to meet Boyle in the semifinal. The match went down to the 10th frame, where Boyle needed a mark to win but left the dreaded 7-10 split. Custer advanced to the finals on a 246-244 match. The final match also came down to the 10th frame, this time Bates needing a double to win. He rolled the first strike, but not the second, and lost 249-244 against Custer, who earned $400 for first place. Bates earned $290 for the second-place finish.

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Wina Sturgeon: When is the last time you changed your workout?

One fact many athletes or weekend warriors don't know is how quickly the human body adapts. If you've been doing the same workout for months, it is no longer helping you develop. Doing the same workout over and over again is futile, because your body adapts while progress and further development stops.

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To run with headphones safely outside try Aftershokz

Lots of people love listening to music while running. But that does create a danger - particularly in urban environments - since runners are less aware of what's going on around them. That changes with the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones, which actually deliver the music through your cheekbones and leave your ears open to hear other ambient noises on the run. Yes, while it sounds odd, these cordless headphones wrap around your head and sit just outside of the ear. You hear the music through a process called bone conduction.

Videos

Flowers await at Modesto farmers market

Kelley Flower Farm is among the farmers market vendors in Modesto, California. It will launch its season on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (John Holland/jholland@modbee.com)
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Flowers await at Modesto farmers market 0:49

Flowers await at Modesto farmers market

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Toor de Cakes and Servpro owner Harinder Toor

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Top 10 free agent signings from the NFL offseason

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Raiders fans in Modesto express opinions on move to Las Vegas