The Oregon Timber Trail Route is Officially Open

I’m so stoked for Gabe and the rest of the Oregon Timber Trail team!

The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 668-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from the California border to the Columbia River Gorge. Work developing the trail and route resources has been underway for eighteen months and this week the world gets to see the fruits of that labor. Today we have launched the official route and you can download it all at the Oregon Timber Trail. (more…)

Jul 21, 2017 5 comments
VYNL Fights + Jesse LeDoux KOM Pin for Charity

How’s a bit of flair to benefit charities for your Friday?

“VYNL Fights is back in time for the Tour de France, this time pairing up with artist Jesse LeDoux for a King of the Mountains pin that will help make sure the mountains remain epic for future generations to enjoy.

Made in the USA, all proceeds from each pin purchased go towards one of five planet-loving charities of your choice: The Sierra Club, 1% For the Planet, The Carbon Fund, The National Forest Foundation or The Environmental Defense Fund”

Scoop one up at VYNL!

Jul 21, 2017 1 comment
FREE by Machines for Freedom

This is one of the most beautifully-shot and visually compelling cycling videos I’ve seen. There are so many wonderful shots including Tracy‘s Leica M240 selfie and that amazing Starling Flock as the riders descend at sunset. Here’s the description from Machines for Freedom:

None of this is free. But that’s what makes the payoff so sweet.

Anyone who has ever stuck with a training plan to prepare for a new challenge knows this. Anyone who has pedaled through a cold winter to reach new distances come spring knows this. Chances are if you’ve ever ridden a trainer indoors, you might have felt yourself banging up against that wall and asking yourself, why?

“Free,” the new film from Machines sets out to capture the inner dialogue of the rider who has found themselves at this crossroads and come out the other side with a reason… something to hold on to when those questions start to bubble up within.(more…)

Jul 20, 2017 9 comments
The Ride

Here’s to all the #DadBike families out there. Hopefully more households hold true to the values in this video.

Jul 20, 2017 1 comment
swrve® Launches CORDURA® Combat Wool™ Capsule Collection on Kickstarter

Now, I’m not one to simply copy and paste press-releases but when I get stoked about a collection like this, I have to include all the details. SWRVE‘s apparel is top notch and some of their goods have made their way into my “can’t live without” list. While I haven’t seen this Combat Wool collection in person, I’m sure it’ll land on that list shortly. Check out the full press-release below, including photos of the goods. (more…)

Jul 19, 2017 5 comments
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The Oregon Timber Trail Route is Officially Open

I’m so stoked for Gabe and the rest of the Oregon Timber Trail team!

The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 668-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from the California border to the Columbia River Gorge. Work developing the trail and route resources has been underway for eighteen months and this week the world gets to see the fruits of that labor. Today we have launched the official route and you can download it all at the Oregon Timber Trail. (more…)

Jul 21, 2017 5 comments
VYNL Fights + Jesse LeDoux KOM Pin for Charity

How’s a bit of flair to benefit charities for your Friday?

“VYNL Fights is back in time for the Tour de France, this time pairing up with artist Jesse LeDoux for a King of the Mountains pin that will help make sure the mountains remain epic for future generations to enjoy.

Made in the USA, all proceeds from each pin purchased go towards one of five planet-loving charities of your choice: The Sierra Club, 1% For the Planet, The Carbon Fund, The National Forest Foundation or The Environmental Defense Fund”

Scoop one up at VYNL!

Jul 21, 2017 1 comment
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FREE by Machines for Freedom

This is one of the most beautifully-shot and visually compelling cycling videos I’ve seen. There are so many wonderful shots including Tracy‘s Leica M240 selfie and that amazing Starling Flock as the riders descend at sunset. Here’s the description from Machines for Freedom:

None of this is free. But that’s what makes the payoff so sweet.

Anyone who has ever stuck with a training plan to prepare for a new challenge knows this. Anyone who has pedaled through a cold winter to reach new distances come spring knows this. Chances are if you’ve ever ridden a trainer indoors, you might have felt yourself banging up against that wall and asking yourself, why?

“Free,” the new film from Machines sets out to capture the inner dialogue of the rider who has found themselves at this crossroads and come out the other side with a reason… something to hold on to when those questions start to bubble up within.(more…)

Jul 20, 2017 9 comments
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The Ride

Here’s to all the #DadBike families out there. Hopefully more households hold true to the values in this video.

Jul 20, 2017 1 comment
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swrve® Launches CORDURA® Combat Wool™ Capsule Collection on Kickstarter

Now, I’m not one to simply copy and paste press-releases but when I get stoked about a collection like this, I have to include all the details. SWRVE‘s apparel is top notch and some of their goods have made their way into my “can’t live without” list. While I haven’t seen this Combat Wool collection in person, I’m sure it’ll land on that list shortly. Check out the full press-release below, including photos of the goods. (more…)

Jul 19, 2017 5 comments
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Cross is Coming: Get on a Speedvagen Team Issue Cyclocross Bike

With ‘cross season right around the corner, Speedvagen unveiled its new Ready Made race frame. These stock-sizing frames come in two Team Issue bike kits, the CX-R with SRAM Force 1 and CX-X with Shimano 1x and begin at $5,995 with three paint options. The pre-order is open for two weeks (July 18th – Aug 1st). Once the window is closed, they’re going to move into production and get your bike to you in time for Cyclocross season. Check out more photos and specs below and head over to Speedvagen for ordering information.

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Jul 18, 2017 10 comments
What is Push Industries?

Check out this video for a good intro to Push Industries’ latest product, the ACS-3, a drop-in hybrid coil/air spring kit for Fox 36s and RockShox Pikes. The kit will allow riders to remove their existing air shock and replace it with PUSH’s ACS-3 system. The ACS-3 (fancy marketing name for “advanced coil system”) mates a proprietary coil spring with a pneumatic bump-stop that allows riders to fine-tune the lower third of travel. So, while it’s hyper-sensitive for small bumps, it still ramps up the way it should at the end of its travel, rather than harshly bottoming out. Interested in this? Check out more at Push Industries.

Jul 18, 2017 5 comments
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