… and I was stoked on the one photo I got at Cross Crusade! There’s more Portland content on the way, so stay tuned!
… and they’re looking for everyone from trail rippers, to gravel riders, to roadies, to park rats and everything in between. Check out all the necessary information to see how you can apply at Kona!
Perhaps you’re in the market for a new cockpit on your touring, townie, mountain, or whatever bike. Or you saw some bars you liked on Instagram and asked “what bars?” This new website is for you. WhatBars.com is an internet database that compares the sweep, rise, and flare of various handlebars, allowing you to overlay and compare the designs, making it easy to choose the right bar for your whatever bike. See more at WhatBars.com.
… then check out this piece on the LA band, Vignes Rooftop Revival, at NPR!
I’d always heard this as a Japanese technique, but the NY Times just did a profile on what they call “the Dutch Reach,” a simple way to open your door, allowing you to look over your shoulder before throwing it open, in hopes of avoiding dooring cyclists. Check out the article at the NY Times!
Spend enough time outdoors, camping, bikepacking, or touring, and you’ll end up with a few tales. In a blog post on their website, Snow Peak tells their own titanium story. Head on over to the Snow Peak Blog for more.
In a surprise turn of events, today Floyd Landis – ex-pro pedaller turned CBD supplement pedler – announced he is going to start a new professional cycling team, Floyd’s Of Leadville (FOLPCT). This is big news and while the official roster for the team has yet to be finalized, FOLPCT is predicted to have a number of athletes available in the aftermath of longtime US pro teams like Jelly Belly-Maxxis and UnitedHealthcare losing their primary sponsorships for 2019.
From the official press-release:
“Landis’ company Floyd’s of Leadville will serve as title sponsor for the new team, which will be based out of Canada. Landis launched Floyd’s Of Leadville in 2016 to sell hemp and CBD products designed to alleviate soreness in athletes, inspired by the former racer’s own long journey competing and living with chronic pain.
Creating this new pro team is an act of good faith on his part, and an effort to regain trust after the scandals of the Lance Armstrong years. “I understand I hurt the cycling community,” Landis said. “Now I’d like to take all proceeds I made from the settlement and put it back where it belongs, on the development of aspiring pro cyclists.”
The Floyd’s of Leadville team roster is expected to be announced in the coming months.”
A week ago, I embarked on a journey across Highway 50 in Nevada, seeking out mountain bike trails. We’ve come to call this trip the “Nevada Highway 50 MTB Road Trip.” This is the second installment.
Say you’re heading west, or east for that matter, from or to Moab, Utah for a mountain bike trip. You look at the map and your options are pretty straightforward. Next time you’re traversing Nevada, don’t skip over Highway 50. This road was dubbed “the Loneliest Highway” but it’s anything but that for mountain bikers. Strung along this ribbon of highway are gems of towns looking to draw in mountain bikers to experience their local trails, both new and old. (more…)
What a weekend! My favorite event just keeps getting better. There will be Reportage tomorrow morning, but for now, enjoy this Tandemonium photo!
That’s right! We’re leaving the state of Nevada after a glorious MTB trip for Quincy, California – the Lost Sierra – for another installment of Grinduro. Come say hello and we’ll see ya out on course!