Category Archives: Randomness
Do You Like My Halloween Costume?

Black and orange. Candy. Costumes. Excessive partying. Pick two. We opted for the first and the last in the list as a hasty jaunt into the Angeles National Forest became our most enticing opportunity on Halloween. Ty and myself would ride mountain bikes the following morning (today), Liz and Kyle were going trail running since Kyle’s hand is still messed up from the tandemonium crash on Lukens. Others were planning on joining, but succumbed to the body numb of alcohol and parties. (more…)

Nov 1, 2015 7 comments
Things Got a Little Rowdy Today

Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that any two bodies on a tandem must be extra careful while embracing Rubber Side Up! Kyle and Robert sent the Salsa Powderkeg off a rock lip during a Ringtail photoshoot this morning and things didn’t go so well. Ok, the air photo is rad but they landed a bit off-axis and took a mean spill.

Robert suffered minor dirt rash but Kyle’s pretty banged up. Needless to say it was a long pedal back down the trail…

Oct 23, 2015 18 comments
Santa Cruz Has Been Fun!
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There’s no debating that Santa Cruz, California is home to some exceptional mountain, cross and road cycling. The best part: it’s all within a few miles of where ever you’re staying. These past few days I’ve enjoyed hitting the dirt with the ladies of Juliana Bicycles on their home turf. I haven’t gotten to spend a lot of time riding trails with women and I gotta say, I’ve had a blast shredding with these total bad asses! Riding their wheels, watching their lines and eating their dust (literally – send rain!)

Thanks to the locals for showing this recent California transplant a good time in the dirt.

Oct 15, 2015 2 comments
See You at Grinduro!

Our friends at Strawfoot have been busy making some special kit bags for Grinduro.

I’ve been on the road from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz and I couldn’t roll through town without seeing what Strawfoot has been up to (and to get tacos.) Turns out, they’ve been working hard prepping for Grinduro

See you there?

Oct 7, 2015 2 comments
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