Category Archives: Randomness
Heading West

Today I’m driving a moving truck to Los Angeles. I was going to have a bunch of content ready for you guys while I drive out west, but I ran out of time. See ya Tuesday and I hope everyone had a rad weekend!


Sep 28, 2015 7 comments
An Ode to the Cyclists of Austin

From 2010 ’til now, Austin has been the homebase for the Radavist. In that time a lot has changed both on this website and in the city itself. Austin has grown. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s outgrown itself however, it’s just opened up, unveiling new layers of idiosyncrasies. Like a flower in perpetual bloom, the cyclists in this city continue to reveal new and interesting perspectives on the one thing that unifies us all: the bicycle. (more…)

Sep 25, 2015 20 comments
What ‘Cross is All About

Photo by Jeff Frane

… well some of it anyway.

I’m back in Austin for a few days, tying up loose ends before hauling everything to Los Angeles. So bear with me if it seems quiet over here.

Sep 24, 2015 6 comments
Rubber Side Up 16

Photo by Jeovany Alvarado

At a recent Golden Saddle Cyclery and Salsa Campout in Los Angeles, things got a lil loose after the campfire drinking began. Which is when Ty decided to have a bit of fun. Rubber Side Up ain’t always about crashin’, somethings it’s just about thrashin’, doing dumb things on a bike and taking a chance. Not that Ty wouldn’t have cleared this fire pit…

Sep 22, 2015 1 comment
On the Road to Interbike

Today we’re heading out to that no-man’s land called Las Vegas for Interbike. As with each year, there will be galleries showcasing products that we feel are pertinent to the site’s modus operandi. If you have anything specific you want to see photos of, drop a line in the comments and if you’re heading out, be sure to say hi!

Sep 16, 2015 21 comments
I Live Here Now

Los Angeles has always been a special place for me. A home away from home, a veritable bicycle paradise, hidden beneath a cloak of deception. The public’s perception is filled with tales of being forced to ride on the sidewalk, or getting stuck on Santa Monica Boulevard at 5pm on a Friday. Misery at the hands of a culture obsessed with the automobile. Bewilderment is an easy exit and many people, without a proper introduction to this city, tap out and call it quits.

Enter #LASucksForCycling.

But does it? Over the next foreseeable future, I plan on digging deep into this city, exploring not only rides, but the people who call LA their home, their bikes and the things that make this cycling community tick. All while adapting to calling a place I’ve held on a pedestal for so long my new home.

Last night Sean from Team Dream and Ty from Golden Saddle met up with me for a sunset ride on a trail I’ve ridden many times, yet last night this ride was a first. My first ride in a new home…

Sep 12, 2015 27 comments
That Was a Haul!

Yesterday, at 4am I packed up my ’96 Tacoma with a few essentials, two bikes, a cooler with Topo Chico and left for Los Angeles. I had originally planned on camping in Arizona, but decided to push through in one go. 21 hours later: one I-10 Sniper, a pack of almonds, four Topo Chicos, two of those horrible Starbucks canned coffees, salty pretzles, approximately $200 in gas and a tuna sandwich, I found myself in Los Angeles in my new home.

I still have another trip out planned at the end of the month with a UHaul packed with bikes, records and my office supplies, but the biggest emotional barrier has been hopped.

Thanks for understanding my business this week with the move. Things will pick up again next week, promise.


Sep 11, 2015 8 comments
Labels Out Or In?

Yesterday people got in a little debate about hub label orientation on Chris King hubs. So which way is it?

A few years ago, I asked Chris King and Jay Sycip which “way” the hub label should be facing on a King front hub. I had always heard the rider should be able to read the label and while most manufacturers agree, Chris King wanted the viewer of the bike to see his name.

One way to tell it was intentional: the cone adjustment is on the same side as the rear hub when you place the name facing out. So, technically, yes the hub is in the wrong orientation with the Stinner. Does it matter? No. Especially since the traditional way is facing in.

Sep 11, 2015 30 comments
Out on the Weekend

Think I’ll pack it in and buy a pick-up. Take it down to LA Find a place to call my own and try to fix up. Start a brand new day.

Guys, gals. I’m beginning to make the move to Los Angeles. Today I left Austin at 4am and began to drive out West, planning to arrive in LA Friday night. Next week brings about a MTB jaunt, a few awesome galleries and Interbike coverage, as well as some Austin-ender photosets.

Thanks for coming here, commenting and sharing the stoke. I can’t wait to land in Los Angeles and share with you some more rad atavism.

Sep 10, 2015 19 comments