Saturday, March 7, 2009

What's in a name?

Gearcheep was never quite the right name for the website Lisa and I have been kicking around. In fact, the name was handcuffing us.

First of all, when it comes to outdoors stuff, we're not really "gearheads". Until last year, I never rode a bike that cost more than $100 (love you, craigslist).

Yes, we appreciate a well-designed piece of equipment. But we're much more into experiences than shiny bits and pieces. Something about the notion of a "shopping portal" was also not sitting right. Uh, we don't shop all that much. And I imagine there are a lot of folks out there like us who focus on doing things more than on buying things.

So, Gearcheep is dead. Please welcome Get Out Northwest.

The core idea is the same: Share our experiences with biking, hiking, camping, running, and travel... and allow other "everday adventurers" to connect with one another. We'll do interviews, share tips and trip reports, and maybe even review the occasional shiny bit :)

The handcuffs are off. Thanks for riding along. Now let's get out!

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