Radar Roundup: All Terrain Bicycle Challenge Episode 2, Farewell Hats, New Western Wildlands Route Update, and The Road to Tavertet


Radar Roundup: All Terrain Bicycle Challenge Episode 2, Farewell Hats, New Western Wildlands Route Update, and The Road to Tavertet

Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…



All Terrain Bicycle Challenge Episode 2

Episode 1 of the ATB Challenge provided a glimpse into what the five contestants are up against. Now, we get down to business in the Vermont backcountry and see if anyone has a chance at finishing the World’s Most Challenging ATB Route. Will Lauren’s racing pedigree help her rise to the top? Can Bethel’s knowledge of the course’s true difficulty be an advantage? Is Ronnie’s pessimism a premonition of what’s in store for the group? Find out now – Episode 2 is live.

Farewell Travelin’ Lizard Hat $36

We love Farewell, lizards, and Casey Robertson‘s branding, so naturally we’re digging these hats from Farewell!

New Western Wildlands Route Updates from Bikepacking Roots

We’re excited to share a bundle of updates for the Western Wildlands Route for the 2022 riding season. Thanks in large part to helpful feedback from riders on the route last year, we’ve added a mix of highly recommended businesses along the route, a few water sources, addressed a few changes to services along the way, and rerouted a handful of short sections of the route to improve the riding experience. Also, the Navajo Nation permit process has been streamlined and can now be completed over the phone!⁠

If you’re planning to ride the route this year, more information about these updates can be found at the link in our bio. These updates will also appear shortly in the mobile app and accompany the guidebook download (and for those of you waiting for the 2nd Edition of the guidebook, we’re nearly there!). ⁠

Check out the new route at Bikepacking Roots.



The Road to Tavertet

At first sight, the friendship between Jonas Strømberg and Mattia Paganotti can look like one made up of contrasts. But like with most things in life, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Whenever he isn’t putting out some of the most sought-after artisan frames under the ‘Legor Cicli’ moniker, Mattia can be found podiuming in the weekend races on the local CX circuit around Barcelona. For recreation, he unwinds with experiments in producing natural wine and other fermentations – a bon vivant in the truest sense.

Check out more at Ceramic Speed.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Illustration by @uyoksuryo

Illustrator Uyok Suryo draws people’s bikes, but in his recent post on Instagram, he drew Ryan Wilson on his Bridge Club…

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