Racing doesn’t always have to be blood, sweat and tears…
… and we did our best to keep up.
Like many professional cyclists, Taylor Phinney heads to warmer climates in the off-season to train. It just so happens that his locale of choice is Los Angeles. Last year, he rode from LA to Joshua Tree “just cuz” and this year, he’s staying in the neighborhood, exploring the climbs throughout Los Angeles County. Yesterday, Kyle from GSC texted me a cryptic message “Cross Town Ride 11am – meet at Intelli.” Around 10 minutes prior to the meet-up, he included an additional note “I’m running late, but Taylor will be there at 11.” Meaning, Taylor Phinney. (more…)
Over the years, we’ve all really strived to make the content and the characters here on the Radavist unique. It’s been a slow process, but as I’ve just spent a week sifting through the site’s archives from 2016, I can honestly say this has been our best year yet. These year-end recaps are always a joy to collate, as it allows everyone here at the site, as well as the readers to look back and relive some our favorite moments.
2016 was busy. Very busy. In fact, the archives are almost twice as long as the previous year’s, which were almost twice as long as the year’s prior, making editing the site’s content into a digestible post challenging. We’ve omitted bicycle reviews and Beautiful Bicycles for obvious reasons, leaving only ride, travel and shop visit Reportage as the meat of the gallery and storyline. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and I’d like to thank everyone for making this site, well, rad! That includes you, the readers and the commenters. I couldn’t ask for a better community.
Before things get too sappy, read on below for the Radavist’s 2016 Year in Review. (more…)
I like the look of this one!
“We felt it apropos to circle back to last year’s finale with yet another bike featuring Zio Ziegler’s patina, this time a bit more dirt-oriented. This is Zio’s personal Open UP, a bike that since its introduction at AC six months ago has been a consistent favorite, both amongst us and our clients. Usually offered in only two colors, orange and brown, we’ve been more recently asking for UPs in a raw, unpainted carbon finish, giving us the latitude to lend an Above Category flair to an otherwise stock carbon frameset.”
… and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the other eleven. See more photos at the AC Blog.
For those of you who swooned over Kyle’s Red, White and Blue Stinner Frameworks monster cross, you can now order one from the Santa Barbara-based builders. These frames will fit either a 700x50mm ‘cross wheel or a 27.5 x 2.2 MTB wheel. What I’ve found with bikes like this is you never wanna take off the 27.5 wheels because they’re so much fun. Holler at Stinner Frameworks to see what they can cook up for you.
This looks like a good time, especially that Johnny Drum swig! Don’t miss out on future events in Denver, follow Team Meow on Facebook.
Have you ever thought about riding your bicycle through the vintage backroads of Slovenia and Northern Italy? Of course. But it hasn’t happened yet, right? I’m not going to pry, we all have our reasons. However, I wanted to let you know that the folks at Dust Lust are trying to make it easier to turn those thoughts into action.
They put this video together to show you just how much fun you’ve been missing and to get you hyped on their events for 2017, of which we are told there will be three. While some of the dates are still unknown–how thrilling how exciting–we’ve been assured that the last Saturday in October will be a major dust up! If you’re keen then keep checking their site.
With another weekend of ‘cross racing ahead of us, here’s a video from Portland’s Cross Crusade series to up the stoke on a Friday afternoon.
The scenes in this video could be from any ‘cross race, worldwide. Nicely done!
You can’t have a ‘cross season without a Halloween race, especially in Portland! To see some photos from the Halloween Cross Crusade, head over to River City Bicycles.