As mountain bikers, we often find ourselves in mixed-use forest. It’s our responsibility to be good representatives of our sport by being polite, courteous and by observing the rules of the trail. Sometimes however, things aren’t reciprocated by other users, as shown in this video. A couple of guys encounter a reckless shooter on a ride in Washington state. I’m not sure how I’d react, but I will commend them on keeping it together. Read the full description below. (more…)
… and tiring! Grinduro did not disappoint this year. Expect our Reportage to go live tomorrow morning. ‘Til then, soak in some more riding.
ENDO dropped off our jersey order yesterday and I’ll spend the weekend packing everything up. Domestic orders should have received an email notification with their tracking numbers this morning. Due to the number of orders, I won’t be able to drop them off at the post office until Monday, so don’t fret if your tracking isn’t updated. International orders will go out Tuesday.
Thanks again for your support and patience!
… Next week we’ve got one hell of a Ride Reportage to share. You can see a few teasers at @TheRadavist.
“TBT: Once I made a bike for Kermit”
Ray is a local legend here in LA. Well, at least in a few circles. Namely the design / manufacturing and mountain bike scene. He’s been machining and fabricating for Hollywood pictures all throughout his adult life, yet this one tidbit he shared today really resonated with me, as I’m sure it will with you. Ray, you’re rad! Now let me get into your shop and take some photos!
Photos by Jake Stangel
I just wanted to update everyone on the Sage jersey pre-orders. They’re ALMOST done. The fabric supplier was behind and ENDO’s estimate of early-mid September got pushed back a few weeks. I should have them in my hands any day now and will ship them ASAP. I’ll keep everyone posted… Thanks for your patience! xoxox
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24 hours. I’ve always wanted to complete a Sub24 Interbike and this year, it finally became a reality. Part of that had to do with the size of the show this year. It’s noticeably smaller. A lot of the bigger brands have pulled out and other companies are now doing private screenings in hotel suites. Consequently, you can now walk the entire show in half a day, so for someone who keeps their eyes on products and trends within the industry, it makes it easy to hop into a booth and spot the product that’s relevant to the Radavist.
Interbike isn’t only about products though. As a media outlet, I like to connect with the companies that I’ve gotten to know over the years and meet readers who might work in the industry, or are just visiting the tradeshow. Enjoy the Gallery and check out some of my favorites below. (more…)
I would like you to close your eyes for a brief moment and imagine yourself sitting at home on a beautiful Summer evening and… oh wait, you can’t really read this with your eyes closed now can you. Let’s try this again. So, now that I have already wasted this much of your time, maybe just imagine (with your eyes open this time) that you get a call from someone asking if you would like to visit the Tour de France and ride your bike for a few weeks with “American Cyclocross Legend Tim Johnson” (he prefers to be called that to just plain old “Tim”.) Now imagine that while chasing the TdF you will also be traveling through the French countryside in a fully restored vintage Mavic Service Course Vehicle from 1974. Now please imagine that you have never been to the Tour de France but you have dreamed about it for years and now someone is offering you a Willy Wonka sized golden ticket in the form of an all expense paid trip. Mavic asked us to fly into France around the 8th Stage and create some videos for social media purposes. The goal was to ride with Go Pro Cameras and capture the energy of the tour to make 4-5 videos in a little over a week. That meant we would need a real life video editor, so I made a call to my buddy Ace Carretero and the trifecta was complete! (more…)