The Radavist 2018 Calendar: June

This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Lassen” shot with a Canon 5dmiv and a 24-70mm lens in Lassen National Park, California.

“Spring is here, yet up in the Cascade Range, there’s still plenty of snow. Luckily, the road conditions are prime for the taking.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – June. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from McCloud, California. Click here to download June’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Jun 4, 2018 1 comment
Swift Industries and Tenkara Rod Co Elwha Pack

Love fly fishing or perhaps you’d like to get into this leisure activity? Well, Swift Industries just made it a bit easier to get your feet wet.

“The Elwha Pack is equal measures a hip pack and a bicycle handlebar bag. Mounted at the bars of your bicycle, the hip pack straps stow discreetly out of sight, and the bag secures to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system. No racks or metal attachments are necessary. The 2.5 liter pack was built for your essential fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and windbreaker. There are two exterior webbing straps on the base of the Elwha Pack to securely carry your limited edition Swift Industries X Tenkara Rod Co. fishing pole.”

You can either buy the Elwha pack alone for $120, or with a Tenkara rod for $270.

Jun 4, 2018 No comments yet
Project Y

This just in from the Mythical State Of…

“It’s part of our shared, universal human experience. It’s been with us since the very beginning, it’s as old as fire. The Greeks discovered it. Modern Philosophy was invented, in part, to study it. In the absence of hunting and gathering and the need to survive old-school-style, in this post-industrial age of communication and virtual everything, it’s more ubiquitous and relevant than ever. But still, nobody really knows what it is or why it’s a thing. Nobody can say with certainty why humans—Subject Athletes—are compelled to push their Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional limits without causation. Until now.

Until we made a feature-length science documentary to finally answer the question: What’s the deal with endeavors and sports and activities commonly referred to as “Type 2” or “Latent Fun™”?

We interviewed Scientists, Rabbis, Nutritionists, Anthropologists, Jungian Dream Therapists and a host of other experts with various fields of expertise. And we experimented on a control group of “Subject Athletes” while they trained and raced the Dirty Kanza 200, the world’s premier Sucks Event. And we put it all in a movie and that movie is called PROJECT Y.”

See more at MSO!

Jun 1, 2018 4 comments
Looking Forward to the Chris King Swarm in Bend and the Lost & Found

Over the next two weekends, we’ll be hitting two events: the Chris King Swarm in Bend and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s Lost & Found. Both events have a strong community tie-in for the type of riding we pursue over here, as well as a strong support from various brands and personalities. We hit the road tomorrow and from that point forward, you can expect coverage from Central Oregon and the Lost Sierra. See you on the road and if you’re going to these events, be sure to stop and say hello!

May 23, 2018 2 comments
WTF Bikexplorers Honors SJ Brooks

Following up on yesterday’s post, the team at WTF Bikexplorers posted an update to their scholarship fund, which has now been re-named to honor SJ Brooks, the cyclist who was fatally attacked by a mountain lion in Washington this weekend.

“We would also like to take this moment to honor and celebrate the life of SJ Brooks by renaming the scholarships in their name to the SJ Brooks Bikexplorers Scholarship. SJ was the founder of the Seattle chapter of Friends on Bikes, a cycling group that fosters a community for women, trans, femme and non-binary people of color who love riding bikes. SJ was scheduled to speak about FOB and be a part of the QPOC panel at the WTF Bikexplorers Summit. This past weekend, SJ was fatally attacked while biking outside of Seattle. SJ’s tragic death is a huge loss to the cycling community. They were a positive light who worked tirelessly to create change.”

Read more at WTF Bikexplorers.

May 23, 2018 10 comments
Get Your WTF Summit Scholarship Submission in by This Thursday!

This just in from the WTF Bikexplorers! Check out all the information you need to apply for their Summit Scholarship below.

“I’m hoping that you could help us spread the word about the Summit Scholarships that we’re accepting applications for through this Thursday! There are five scholarships available, all of which include a ticket to the Summit this August, a $500 travel stipend, a Sweetroll bag from Revelate Designs, a year premium subscription to Ride With GPS and awesome #shredthepatricharchy swag. Three recipients will also receive a bike, based on their needs, from either Bike Works or Specialized.” (more…)

May 22, 2018 Comments are OFF
Pining over the Pinion Drivetrain System – Adam Sklar

Words by Adam Sklar, photos from Sklar Bikes, diagrams from Pinion

The Pinion Gearboxes have been around for a long while now but their popularity in Europe is just now starting to break its way into the US bike scene. Last Fall Sklar Bikes started receiving orders for frames built with the mounting system for these gearboxes and as someone who had eyed them for years, with only a little riding experience, I was pretty excited. Being that Sklar builds all custom bikes, it feels great to offer something that is really special and harder to get. These frames have mostly seen use as commuters, “bikepacking bikes” and everyday trail bikes for customers who are maybe less maintenance-inclined or just intrigued by this neat system. So far all of those customers have been psyched on their bikes and I am happy to build with Pinion, though there are certainly pluses and minuses that come with it. At the end of the day, it is pretty easy to overthink a bike, but of course, overthinking bikes is my job and so what follows are my thoughts on Pinion from the perspective of someone who builds bike frames for a living and also spends a whole lot of time riding them. (more…)

May 22, 2018 14 comments
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The Radavist 2018 Calendar: June

This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Lassen” shot with a Canon 5dmiv and a 24-70mm lens in Lassen National Park, California.

“Spring is here, yet up in the Cascade Range, there’s still plenty of snow. Luckily, the road conditions are prime for the taking.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – June. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from McCloud, California. Click here to download June’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Jun 4, 2018 1 comment
Swift Industries and Tenkara Rod Co Elwha Pack

Love fly fishing or perhaps you’d like to get into this leisure activity? Well, Swift Industries just made it a bit easier to get your feet wet.

“The Elwha Pack is equal measures a hip pack and a bicycle handlebar bag. Mounted at the bars of your bicycle, the hip pack straps stow discreetly out of sight, and the bag secures to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system. No racks or metal attachments are necessary. The 2.5 liter pack was built for your essential fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and windbreaker. There are two exterior webbing straps on the base of the Elwha Pack to securely carry your limited edition Swift Industries X Tenkara Rod Co. fishing pole.”

You can either buy the Elwha pack alone for $120, or with a Tenkara rod for $270.

Jun 4, 2018 No comments yet
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Project Y

This just in from the Mythical State Of…

“It’s part of our shared, universal human experience. It’s been with us since the very beginning, it’s as old as fire. The Greeks discovered it. Modern Philosophy was invented, in part, to study it. In the absence of hunting and gathering and the need to survive old-school-style, in this post-industrial age of communication and virtual everything, it’s more ubiquitous and relevant than ever. But still, nobody really knows what it is or why it’s a thing. Nobody can say with certainty why humans—Subject Athletes—are compelled to push their Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional limits without causation. Until now.

Until we made a feature-length science documentary to finally answer the question: What’s the deal with endeavors and sports and activities commonly referred to as “Type 2” or “Latent Fun™”?

We interviewed Scientists, Rabbis, Nutritionists, Anthropologists, Jungian Dream Therapists and a host of other experts with various fields of expertise. And we experimented on a control group of “Subject Athletes” while they trained and raced the Dirty Kanza 200, the world’s premier Sucks Event. And we put it all in a movie and that movie is called PROJECT Y.”

See more at MSO!

Jun 1, 2018 4 comments
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Looking Forward to the Chris King Swarm in Bend and the Lost & Found

Over the next two weekends, we’ll be hitting two events: the Chris King Swarm in Bend and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s Lost & Found. Both events have a strong community tie-in for the type of riding we pursue over here, as well as a strong support from various brands and personalities. We hit the road tomorrow and from that point forward, you can expect coverage from Central Oregon and the Lost Sierra. See you on the road and if you’re going to these events, be sure to stop and say hello!

May 23, 2018 2 comments
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