Category Archives: Photos
Snow Way!
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Photo by Donal Rey

As soon as I was back from Patagonia, I began catching up on social media, where it was brought to my attention that the NorthEast finally welcomed in winter last week.

I hope all of you are making the best of it and are making some great photos like this one…

Jan 24, 2016 6 comments
Whitney and Bukowski

Photo by Kyle Kelley

Kyle’s got an X-Pan. A Hasselblad-branded camera made by Fuji that takes panoramic images and uses 35mm film. These cameras can create some exceptional photographs, especially when the photo is of such exceptional subjects. Whitney, her 20/20 Cycles Kalakala tourer and a Bukowski mural here in Los Angeles.

Jan 12, 2016 4 comments
Enjoy the Weekend!

Photo by Julio Boostamante

We got snow in Los Angeles- at 2,500′ and up, so it’s made for some interesting Instagram photos with this one being my favorite. Enjoy your weekend and party like Nils!

Jan 8, 2016 6 comments
Happy New Year!
Death Valley New Years 2015

Time off is essential, especially when your job is your passion. For the past few days I’ve been in Death Valley camping, hiking and photographing the all-encompassing, always humbling, surreal landscape. There’s a story to tell, but for now I just wanted to say welcome to 2016, a new calendar year with new expectations. So thanks for sticking around and stoking the stoke.


Jan 3, 2016 4 comments
Enjoy Your Holidays

I hope you’ll excuse our absence over here for the next few days as everyone has taken off time to spend with their family and friends. Hopefully you’re doing the same. We’ll be back next week with more stories, photos and a killer year-end recap, back-pedaling through our best year yet on this website.

Thanks for riding along and cheers!

Dec 23, 2015 2 comments
Cielos Infernales – Cooper Ray
the first section of the Ajusco climb was heavily trafficked with trucks and buses in a low gear, barely making it up the steep incline

Cielos Infernales
Photos and words by Cooper Ray

On December 5th, 2015, the world’s toughest track bike race took place in the mountains surrounding a place which was once Tenochtitlán, the capital of the great Aztec empire, known today as Mexico City where more than 21 million people reside.

The race: Cielos Infernales. The only information provided to racers was checkpoint locations, and a finish line. This is not your average bicycle race – you must contend with open traffic, self-navigation, and 10,500 feet of elevation gain (also descending) on track bicycles. There were three peaks to be ascended with winding navigation through favelas between the Sierra Madre mountains. Throughout the race, it was either up, or down, with the descending nearly as difficult as the climbing. With impossibly steep and narrow streets, stray dogs, and uneasy looks from locals, this was a game or survival as much as a race. There is no giving up, you have to finish. This is the first track bike race of it’s kind, and will set the standard for this type of event and hopefully inspire more like it around the globe.

Bienvenidos a Distrito Federal y Cielos Infernales.

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Dec 21, 2015 6 comments