Jeff Curtes for MAAP: Passes in Italy
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Words and Photos by Jeff Curtes

My first big magazine assignment took me to Italy. Nearly the exact same spot that now, nearly 25 years later, we set off to basically do the same thing. Ride, explore, get lost, drink up the local everything, and have as much damn fun as possible. Back in 1994, it was a Transworld Snowboarding Magazine feature, and having never been to Europe before, I was wide eyed and so amping for just everything that Italy does so incredibly well. We were in Italy, riding, search for snow, and just loving every minute of it.

And when the next season’s Volume of Snowboarding dropped, our trip was front and center, my first TWS cover and a full feature of our debauchery and wanderlust in Italy. Thousand of images and memories which came back the second we set foot in the country again a few weeks ago with the Maap crew to shoot their new Winter 16 collection and mostly, to ride, get lost, and have as much fun as possible. We’d also eat and drink and love everything that makes Italy, well, Italy. Doppio espresso came easily back to the tip of my tongue. (more…)

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Why’d you click that sleeping triangle?

You might’ve been drawn in by the cast of characters, a who’s who of MTB loosest DH riders – Ratboy, the Spirit of Enduro, Loose Dog Lewis – just to name a few. Or maybe you were drawn in by the promise of thick mudded berms being sliced and diced like a stoned Edward Scissorhands set upon a fresh batch of brownies. Or you’re the type who just clicks on everything with your own patented brand of devil-may-care/I’m-so-bored-at-my-job ennui. Whatever the case you’re here. And each of the above  are valid reasons, each one is more than enough to want you to poke that sleeping triangle. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 3 comments
Fat Chance Vintage T-Shirts
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Fat Chance looks back to its roots with these vintage “star” shirts. For a while, you could find these at swap meets in the north east, littered with grease stains and holes. Now you can put your own beausage on one! On sale now at Fat Chance for $20.

Jun 28, 2016 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: May the Wind Be At Your Back
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Fūjin is the god of wind in Japan and this rendition can be found on traditional Japanese designs dating back to the 700’s. Perhaps these little wind bands are present on this Firefly road to ensure the presence of a tail wind at all times? See more of this beautiful work at the Firefly Flickr.

Jun 28, 2016 2 comments
The Loop of Doom

Usually, we see loops being shredded by BMX riders, yet here Matt Macduff takes one on with his MTB for the Rise. It’s worth the watch, trust me! Follow this story at the Rise.

Jun 28, 2016 1 comment
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Jeff Curtes for MAAP: Passes in Italy
Maap


Words and Photos by Jeff Curtes

My first big magazine assignment took me to Italy. Nearly the exact same spot that now, nearly 25 years later, we set off to basically do the same thing. Ride, explore, get lost, drink up the local everything, and have as much damn fun as possible. Back in 1994, it was a Transworld Snowboarding Magazine feature, and having never been to Europe before, I was wide eyed and so amping for just everything that Italy does so incredibly well. We were in Italy, riding, search for snow, and just loving every minute of it.

And when the next season’s Volume of Snowboarding dropped, our trip was front and center, my first TWS cover and a full feature of our debauchery and wanderlust in Italy. Thousand of images and memories which came back the second we set foot in the country again a few weeks ago with the Maap crew to shoot their new Winter 16 collection and mostly, to ride, get lost, and have as much fun as possible. We’d also eat and drink and love everything that makes Italy, well, Italy. Doppio espresso came easily back to the tip of my tongue. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 2 comments
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Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah YESSSSSSS

Why’d you click that sleeping triangle?

You might’ve been drawn in by the cast of characters, a who’s who of MTB loosest DH riders – Ratboy, the Spirit of Enduro, Loose Dog Lewis – just to name a few. Or maybe you were drawn in by the promise of thick mudded berms being sliced and diced like a stoned Edward Scissorhands set upon a fresh batch of brownies. Or you’re the type who just clicks on everything with your own patented brand of devil-may-care/I’m-so-bored-at-my-job ennui. Whatever the case you’re here. And each of the above  are valid reasons, each one is more than enough to want you to poke that sleeping triangle. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 3 comments
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Fat Chance Vintage T-Shirts
Vintage-Tee-Product-Slider

Fat Chance looks back to its roots with these vintage “star” shirts. For a while, you could find these at swap meets in the north east, littered with grease stains and holes. Now you can put your own beausage on one! On sale now at Fat Chance for $20.

Jun 28, 2016 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: May the Wind Be At Your Back
Firefly

Fūjin is the god of wind in Japan and this rendition can be found on traditional Japanese designs dating back to the 700’s. Perhaps these little wind bands are present on this Firefly road to ensure the presence of a tail wind at all times? See more of this beautiful work at the Firefly Flickr.

Jun 28, 2016 2 comments
The Loop of Doom

Usually, we see loops being shredded by BMX riders, yet here Matt Macduff takes one on with his MTB for the Rise. It’s worth the watch, trust me! Follow this story at the Rise.

Jun 28, 2016 1 comment
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An Evening with Magnum Cycling UK

Rapha UK recently hosted an evening with Magnum Cycling, part of Magnum Photos:

“Earlier this year author Guy Andrews and esteemed photographer Harry Gruyaert chaired a panel discussion to launch Magnum Cycling, a “visual survey of the relationship between the world’s best photographers and the exciting and multifaceted sport of cycling.””

You can pick this book up at your local book store now and continue reading the story at Rapha.

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