The Radavist’s 2017 Photographic Year in Review

At the end of each year comes a state of reflection over here at the Radavist. One where I look back at all the imagery created over the previous twelve months and begin to compile a visual catalog of this site’s many narratives. From Peru to Pennsylvania, the autodidact raconteurs who contribute to the Radavist do a damn fine job at documenting their lives, experiences and the people who make this tight community come alive.

This year, I attempted and failed at the year in review post multiple times. For some reason, the linear narrative felt too contrived, too forced. The content, or photographs rather, wanted to live on their own to tell their own tales and come alive once again. In the internet era, moments are often lost to the ephemeral experience of web publishing, which is why I find galleries like this so important to not only this website in particular but our community as a whole.

Please enjoy these photos, these vignettes into each photographer’s life experiences. Bear no mind to the captions, since altering those would in turn, alter their original Reportage. Instead use them to jump-start your mind, perhaps driving you to search back through the archives.

Thanks to the many authors who make this website what it is, continue to share the stoke and thank you, the readers, for coming back!


  • Pascal K

    So good! Thank you John (and all the other contributors) for amazing content all year round.

  • Willy Don Gouda

    Kyle’s ear-to-ear grin, while wearing shorts and a T-shirt with a road helmet on, chasing the knee padded, full faced helmet and goggle enduro-bro is my fav pic of the year.

    • dc

      Agreed. I have been mulling over writing an op-ed as to why the full face helmet does not help foster better relationships between MTB community and other trail users, often thinking of this photo as accompanying imagery.

  • Adam Brownfield

    Holy wow. I did not expect to see my camped out Bullitt in this list. Boom.

  • Peter Hedman

    PSA: Do not flip through while sitting in your office on a Monday… Productivity is now out the window.

    Great collection John. Awesome shots by all.

    • I should have read the comments first.

    • Area45

      Same as Joe. This is a great gallery John. Filled me full of wanderlust in my windowless office today. Thank you.

  • Ben O’Brien

    Honored/stoked to see me and my ratty old bike in such good company (#307)! thanks for making me look so good, Poppi! This is such a great collection of amazing, inspiring people and photographers. Keep up the great work, all of you.

  • Christopher San Agustin

    Why hasn’t someone offered you a book deal yet???

  • Ray Juncal

    Looks like a hell of a year.

  • Dexter

    Insane year, enjoyed every read!

  • Locke Hassett

    It’s been so cool to see the content of this site evolve over the past few years, and to see how well it changes with, and maybe defines, the zeitgeist of the alt cycling world. Glad to be able to take part, honored to be featured, and looking forward to more collaboration. Yay bikes!

  • Mats Långskog

    Amazing and inspiring photos, always top notch!

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  • Nate Kaiser

    You’ve created something truly special in this space here John. Bravo to you and all the collaborators!

  • barry mcwilliams

    So much goodness. I’m already planning more rides, thanks to this.

    • Get that Chameleon SS built up and let’s go crash! ;-)

      • barry mcwilliams

        Haha! Crashing, it’s what I do best! That bike is looking a little closer right now, fingers-crossed this next job comes in.

  • Jordan Muller

    It’s a special kind of person that does a super tuck on a loaded touring bike. #Respect #Speedisastateofmind

  • the osf

    incredible set of photies. thanks for sharing

  • Peloton Prophet

    Gallery is not working at all.. Cannot view the pics!