Forest of Progression

Adding this to my list of places I must ride!

“The Sunshine Coast is slowly making waves in the mountain bike world. Just a short ferry ride away from Vancouver, British Columbia, the coastal towns have witnessed logging, fishing and mining industries both thrive and dive. In the midst of all this, there’s been an insurgence of trails everywhere, from logging road networks to old landfills, that have caught the attention of the communities and riders alike. Nowadays, the weekends see a mass-migration of bikers to Coast Gravity Park and pickup trucks filled with bikes getting on their second ferry to Powell River. Tourism has become the area’s newest industry, one that is welcomed by the communities and thankfully has no signs of slowing down.”

Nice one!

May 4, 2016 1 comment
Topanga Creek Outpost Invited Us on a Two-Day Camping Trip!
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There’s been a lotta camping going on here in Los Angeles and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to partake in the festivities due to either work or other obligations but tomorrow, that’s all changing. The guys at Topanga Creek Outpost invited Kyle and I on a two-day bicycle camping trip Wednesday and Thursday, so I broke the Indy Fab out of my storage unit and loaded it up with my Porcelain Rocket bags.

This go round I’ll be traveling pretty light, relying on a sleeping bag, pad and a minimalist bivy for warmth during the cool coastal nights. My packing is pretty dialed at this point, with lighter items like clothing in the rear saddle pack, my “bed” in the front and food, utensils, tools and camera lenses in the frame pack.

I always want to do a knolling photo, but I figured it might be fun to do in-field rather than before I take off. We’ve got content scheduled for the next two days, so stay tuned and hopefully we’ll have some great stories on Friday when I return.

Feel free to see some more photos below and leave any questions you might have in the comments!

(more…)

May 3, 2016 16 comments
The Radavist 2016 Calendar: May
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This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Hard Work.” This one’s from the archives and was shot on my Leica M7 with a 50mm Summicron.

Spring is here and it’s one of the busiest times of year for local bike shops. Everyone wants a tune-up, or a new bike, or even a set of new wheels. If you’re going for the latter, make sure you chose local, hand-built wheels and if you’re in Melbourne, Australia, go by and give Dan at Shifter Bikes a high five for me.

NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

May 3, 2016 1 comment
The Firefly Gallery
Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 9.59.58 AM

Well, it’s not really a gallery, it’s a new website that features a gallery. So if you’d like to drool over some Beautiful Bicycles, go check out Firefly‘s new site!

May 3, 2016 2 comments
Spencer Harding’s Perfect Bound Photo Books
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We’ve featured Spencer Harding’s photos in the past here at the Radavist and while digital, or online photos are great to look out, printed books or zines make for great conversation pieces or coffee table reading. Spencer has taken some of his more memorable trips and made beautifully-printed, perfect bound photo books from them, all from $15 to $25 in limited runs. If you have a bit of wanderlust and enjoy looking at photos when you can’t be out on your bike, make sure you check these out. See all of his books at his webshop.

May 2, 2016 No comments yet
Bunyan Velo: Issue 06
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Bunyan Velo, the magazine dedicated to bikepacking, photography and tales from the road, has just posted their sixth issue online. You can buy a PDF copy, or view it for free right now at Bunyan Velo!

May 2, 2016 3 comments
Compass Cycle: Rat Trap Pass in Standard Casing
Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 9.35.09 AM

Compass knows that not everyone needs an ultralight tire for day to day use and that sometimes, a “standard casing” is just well, better. Knowing this they took their Rat Trap Pass, that giant 26″ tire and made it more resilient to road debris. Head over to Compass to see pricing and more information.

May 2, 2016 1 comment
Hacked

Here’s Charge UK’s submission to the Hack Bike Derby. Man, that event looks like so much fun!

May 2, 2016 No comments yet
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Forest of Progression

Adding this to my list of places I must ride!

“The Sunshine Coast is slowly making waves in the mountain bike world. Just a short ferry ride away from Vancouver, British Columbia, the coastal towns have witnessed logging, fishing and mining industries both thrive and dive. In the midst of all this, there’s been an insurgence of trails everywhere, from logging road networks to old landfills, that have caught the attention of the communities and riders alike. Nowadays, the weekends see a mass-migration of bikers to Coast Gravity Park and pickup trucks filled with bikes getting on their second ferry to Powell River. Tourism has become the area’s newest industry, one that is welcomed by the communities and thankfully has no signs of slowing down.”

Nice one!

May 4, 2016 1 comment
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Topanga Creek Outpost Invited Us on a Two-Day Camping Trip!
Two_Day_Bikepacking-6

There’s been a lotta camping going on here in Los Angeles and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to partake in the festivities due to either work or other obligations but tomorrow, that’s all changing. The guys at Topanga Creek Outpost invited Kyle and I on a two-day bicycle camping trip Wednesday and Thursday, so I broke the Indy Fab out of my storage unit and loaded it up with my Porcelain Rocket bags.

This go round I’ll be traveling pretty light, relying on a sleeping bag, pad and a minimalist bivy for warmth during the cool coastal nights. My packing is pretty dialed at this point, with lighter items like clothing in the rear saddle pack, my “bed” in the front and food, utensils, tools and camera lenses in the frame pack.

I always want to do a knolling photo, but I figured it might be fun to do in-field rather than before I take off. We’ve got content scheduled for the next two days, so stay tuned and hopefully we’ll have some great stories on Friday when I return.

Feel free to see some more photos below and leave any questions you might have in the comments!

(more…)

May 3, 2016 16 comments
The Radavist 2016 Calendar: May
RAD_MAY2016_1000

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Hard Work.” This one’s from the archives and was shot on my Leica M7 with a 50mm Summicron.

Spring is here and it’s one of the busiest times of year for local bike shops. Everyone wants a tune-up, or a new bike, or even a set of new wheels. If you’re going for the latter, make sure you chose local, hand-built wheels and if you’re in Melbourne, Australia, go by and give Dan at Shifter Bikes a high five for me.

NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

May 3, 2016 1 comment
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The Firefly Gallery
Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 9.59.58 AM

Well, it’s not really a gallery, it’s a new website that features a gallery. So if you’d like to drool over some Beautiful Bicycles, go check out Firefly‘s new site!

May 3, 2016 2 comments
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Spencer Harding’s Perfect Bound Photo Books
66_dsc0299

We’ve featured Spencer Harding’s photos in the past here at the Radavist and while digital, or online photos are great to look out, printed books or zines make for great conversation pieces or coffee table reading. Spencer has taken some of his more memorable trips and made beautifully-printed, perfect bound photo books from them, all from $15 to $25 in limited runs. If you have a bit of wanderlust and enjoy looking at photos when you can’t be out on your bike, make sure you check these out. See all of his books at his webshop.

May 2, 2016 No comments yet
Bunyan Velo: Issue 06
Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 11.01.12 AM

Bunyan Velo, the magazine dedicated to bikepacking, photography and tales from the road, has just posted their sixth issue online. You can buy a PDF copy, or view it for free right now at Bunyan Velo!

May 2, 2016 3 comments
Compass Cycle: Rat Trap Pass in Standard Casing
Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 9.35.09 AM

Compass knows that not everyone needs an ultralight tire for day to day use and that sometimes, a “standard casing” is just well, better. Knowing this they took their Rat Trap Pass, that giant 26″ tire and made it more resilient to road debris. Head over to Compass to see pricing and more information.

May 2, 2016 1 comment
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Hacked

Here’s Charge UK’s submission to the Hack Bike Derby. Man, that event looks like so much fun!

May 2, 2016 No comments yet
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