For almost ten years, Prolly is Not Probably has been one man’s voice. One person’s take on the ever-expanding world of cycling. Over the past few years, I’ve really struggled with the identity of the site. It may not be evident to you, the readership, but I’ve been conflicted for a long time.
When I finally chose to rename and rebrand PiNP, I had to come up with a name that I felt fit the tone, content and projection of where I saw cycling going for myself, as well as the readership. It needed a color and a mascot, or spirit animal that had to still look metal (right?)
Bikes are fucking amazing and I want more people’s voices, photography and experiences on the site. In order to do that, it can no longer be my own voice, it has to be a community.
A community of like-minded individuals who I’ve gotten to know over the years and whose work I respect and admire. These authors will share their stories, photos and yes, even non-cycling related commentary. In short: cycling-related and unrelated.
Onto the elephant in the room, or rather the new name and its jackal-like spirit animal (more on that guy later).
Atavism is a term, first introduced to me by Seth Rosko, four years ago. While the actual definition delves into the human condition, social behaviors and ‘throwback’ phenotypes, it’s the inherent need for all living creatures to play. It’s why dolphins will surf shorebreak, why a sea otter will slide down a rock and why a dog needs to play to be happy and healthy.
In a lot of ways, atavism is what fueled the early days of PiNP. It’s why we began bunny hopping track bikes, or riding cross bikes on MTB trails. It’s why we still do these things.
There’s only one problem with the word… It’s too serious and I wanted it to be more abstract; something we, this new community, could define over time.
For me, and the people I’ve invited to contribute to The Radavist, the ride is just as important as the stories and moments you secure along the way.
The Radavist will always stop for the ‘gram, or to hit that tranny again, or nail the backflip off the rope swing…
You don’t learn unless you try and that means, Rubber Side Up!
Now onto a few key points:
On the left, there is a column called RADAR. It’s the news feed. In the middle is REPORTAGE, those are the galleries. Up top is a toolbar with a break-down showing the most current posts. In the ABOUT section, you’ll find the necessary emails. Please email your video submissions to the video email and products to the products email.
This is a completely new website, we’re still tweaking things. If you see an obvious error, that our tired eyes missed, please contact the Radavist.