Category Archives: Randomness
Ended Today With a Great Sunset
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Today’s been a busy one, but those are usually the days where a quick ride will do wonders to reset your mind. Earlier this afternoon, Jonathan and I hit the trails, before shooting photos of his SWorks Epic. The lighting was perfect and this time of year, Central Texas does not disappoint on the weather.

More on this to come…

Feb 17, 2015 1 comment
In New Zealand with HouseMartin and Santa Cruz
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There are worse places to wake up!

I’m in New Zealand with Santa Cruz for a press launch, being guided around its beautiful trails by Sven and Anka Martin of HouseMartin for the week. We’ll be packing in our gear for the next few days, throughout some of the lesser known trail systems.

Unfortunately, because of embargos, I can’t show you what we’re riding just yet and because we’ll be in remote areas, data and wifi will be limited. I’ll try to update the site, but no promises.

You can however follow @TheRadavist on Instagram for updates…

Feb 10, 2015 8 comments
Lance Armstrong Cameos in Future User’s New Music Video
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I’m sure most of you grew up in the Rage Against the Machine era, as well as the US Postal Tour era, so this one will strike two notes. Future User, the side project from Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford features a cameo by Lance Armstrong, where Lance taunts another cyclist by saying “you can never hang”…

The video’s message lies in Future User’s outrage over the misplaced aggression and media hype surrounding doping, insinuating that, essentially, the US has better things to be pissed off about. Turns out, Commerford and Lance are buddies.

Watch the video at Vevo.

Feb 6, 2015 21 comments
Announcement: Disqus Promoted Comments are Turned Off
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Over the past week, Disqus – the comment platform used on the site – added a feature to all forums called Promoted Comments. Their reasoning was something along the lines of “Fortune 500 companies will pay to have their products advertised on your site.” Uh, not cool, guys. Personally, I see features like that on click-hole websites, not on a community like this.

Problem is, there was no “opt out” / “enable” button on the Disqus admin menu. So all forums were forced into this. Which sucks.

After a week of back and forth, mixed in with angry Tweets directed at Disqus, they claim to have disabled them for the Radavist. Hopefully this means they’re gone for good, because they were an eyesore and I apologize.

In the future, if you see any, screenshot them and post them up in the comments, please.

Thanks for your patience…

Jan 24, 2015 12 comments
Manual for Speed: Human Athlete Visual Showcase – Team Clif Bar x The Radavist
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It was last Thursday morning, I believe, when Daniel and Emiliano from Manual for Speed hollered hard at me via SMS about doing a Human Athlete Visual Showcase (HAVS) with Team Clif Bar at our house. Bear in mind, there were about 8 people sleeping at my house during Nats, so it was a mess but who can say no to such adorable photographers?

Saturday morning rolled around and promptly at 11am, MFS and Team Clif Bar entered the house, made us all get into skinsuits and began to do their thing. The resulting photos and a short Q&A is now over at Manual for Speed, so go check it out!

Jan 17, 2015 8 comments
New Changes to Social Media for 2015
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You might have caught wind of this already, but this morning, I switched over from the @JohnProlly handle to @theRadavist. If you were previously following @JohnProlly on Instagram and Twitter, it’s already switched to @theRadavist. If you want to follow my personal accounts on Instagram and Twitter, do so at @JohnProlly.

My reasoning was I would be able to showcase more of the contributor’s work, allow “take-overs” during events and most importantly, grow the community surrounding the site. There are a lot of big projects in the works this year and I can’t wait to share them with you, not just through my lens, but through other’s as well.

Happy New Year.

Jan 1, 2015 Comments are OFF
Fit in That Kit
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

“I have a goal, through cycling, eating healthier, I vow to transform my body over the next year… Right now I’m sitting at 330lbs of whoop whoop yahoo, according to Brett Tippie. And I really have been looking for something as a catalyst, something that could make me hold my goals, and give me something to work towards.”

You should read the rest of this article at Hope Cyclery. We’re all rooting for ya man!

Dec 22, 2014 6 comments
#LARiverCampCoffee with the Los Angeles County Coffee Connoisseurs
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Every Wednesday, a group of coffee enthusiasts wake up with the sun, pack their camping coffee setups on their bikes and meet in a small park on the LA river. There’s no requisite, just make coffee, chat and partake in the occasional donut.

Errin Vasquez organizes this gathering, which I first found out about on Instagram and this week, I got to hang out with this growing meeting at the Sunnynook River Park. Along with capturing the general vibes, I followed Jesse Carmody‘s brewing technique and shot photos of Errin’s Box Dog Bikes Pelican randonneur bike.

Dec 12, 2014 25 comments