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Keep Your Wet Gear Separate From Your Dry Gear with HMPL’s Gear Tote

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Keep Your Wet Gear Separate From Your Dry Gear with HMPL’s Gear Tote

It’s a tote bag, but SO MUCH more. The Gear Tote by Canadian bag maker HMPL is packed with features to help make it the one and only bag you need when heading on an adventure, whether it be going for a mountain bike ride or heading to the beach. With a built-in moveable internal divider, you can pack your gear to the trail, then throw your wet muddy gear back in keeping it separate from your clean items! Not only that but it comes with one of HMPL’s Floor Mats for you to keep your feet dry and warm while getting ready in the dirt!

Specs:
– Available in 6 colors
– #10 Water Resistant Zipper bag closure
– Wet/Dry moveable internal divider storage system
– Water resistant “Dry” compartment to keep the goods dry
– Mesh vented ” Wet” compartment to air out the wet/dirty gear
– Internal Zipper Stash pouch
– External Zipper pocket
– Large External Slide Pocket
– Included Removable Waterproof Floor Mat
– W7.5 x H15 x L21
– 38L
– Handmade in Canada
– $333CAD

In stock and shipping now from HMPL.

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7Mesh: The Crunchy People – A 7mesh Women’s Mountain Bike Series

7Mesh is taking its women’s MTB series to new heights in the Chilcotins:

“In the parlance of our times, the Chilcotins, if you are to believe social media, have been done. Ridden, rated, reviewed and photographed to no end. They’re an awesome place to ride bikes, but some would say documented to death. But don’t believe all you read – there’s still a lot more to discover.

So in the spirit of adventure, we made some calls to local 7mesh ambassadors Laura Battista, Megan O’Brien and Angie McKirdy, mapped out a route and headed up to the often overlooked Shulaps Range for one last adventure before the alpine shut down.”

WZRD Bikes: Ritual Rack LITE Preorder and Fundraiser

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WZRD Bikes: Ritual Rack LITE Preorder and Fundraiser

Remember our Shop Visit with WZRD Bikes? Well, Em has worked on bringing this Ritual Rack LITE to life and is offering them for a pre-order for Canadian residents only.

These $500 CAD cargo rack/bar combos have the following specs:

Rise – 42.0mm
Width – 800mm
Back sweep – 10 degrees
Up sweep – 3 degrees
Paint – Black or clear coat over raw bar, brushed stainless rack

Em is also donating $50 per pre-order to  BC flood relief mutual aids and community funds. See more at WZRD Bikes.

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Full Circle: True Nature Series

Joel Fuller, photographer, artist, and endurance athlete, is addicted to the energy of nature – both sides. Joel believes that being outside and pushing yourself is a pure expression of freedom, but also understands how the isolated power of being alone in nature feeds creativity. Join Joel and two friends as they give it their all biking through Endangered Old-Growth Forests in BC and discuss why the environment needs to be cared for and protected.

When I Say Hike, You Say Bike: A Swift Campout Double Feature

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When I Say Hike, You Say Bike: A Swift Campout Double Feature

It’s pretty clear that I really like bikes, and I really like camping. A lot of us are here because we like combining the two. I’m also very lucky that my partner also likes bikes and camping, and we live in a place where it’s fairly easily accessible to do both. However, For whatever reason, I’ve never managed to actually do a trip over the Swift Campout weekend, and, it looked like the same thing might happen this year! So, we decided that we might cheat a little, and do a close-to-home, Thursday night camp and take advantage of some beautiful weather. All the while still getting our respective work, and school days in. Ideally leaving the rest of the weekend open to *maybe* sneak another ride and camp night in, you never know.

Some Sort of Rhythm: a Bicycle Touring Story From the BC Epic Route

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Some Sort of Rhythm: a Bicycle Touring Story From the BC Epic Route

“Oh, shit is that a skunk? I’m pretty sure that’s a skunk”. This sentence can always cause a moment of trepidation on any trip, multiplied in this case by the tough day of pedaling we just had. When my partner Alycia uttered those words, we were already a few hours past the time we both would have preferred to stop for the night, and dinner was a distant memory.  Alycia’s DSLR had recently hit the eject-from-bike button and taken an un-dignified crash through the dirt and rocks.

Leaving Behind the Persistent Illusion of Permanence: a Review of the KONA 2021 Process 153 DL

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Leaving Behind the Persistent Illusion of Permanence: a Review of the KONA 2021 Process 153 DL

Modern beings are swimming in a self-destructive bath of distraction and doubt. “What is our usefulness?” we ask. What are we missing out on? Obviously something way better than what’s presently available to us. Is there a possible transaction of labor and capital that will permanently remove our doubts and self-diagnosed shortcomings? Is loving our own being possible? What is the best lifestyle accessory for our feelings of inadequacy? Such is our cruel method of measure, our search for moments of ease. This pernicious dance is as tedious as it is destructive. In this mindset, we will never be enough, never feel whole. It’s a zombie game that eats the possibility for our own contentment and moments of equanimity. This seeking is a cruel grift.

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Soil Searching: Kamloops

Out of all the riding areas in British Columbia, Kamloops is one that truly draws me in. Part of the reason for that is the phenomenal job photographer Dylan Sherrard does on his Instagram account.  Then again, videos like this don’t hurt either!

Ride The Rainbow: Industry Nine’s New Carbon Rims by We Are One Composites

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Ride The Rainbow: Industry Nine’s New Carbon Rims by We Are One Composites

Alrighty just gonna come out and say it, this Industry Nine carbon wheelset is amazing.  Fucking duhhhhh, for $2500 it better be sweet right? Well, yeah, it is.  If you’ve read this far and gleamed as much as you need to know about a really expensive wheelset that you (and me honestly) can’t afford, great, look at the cool photos and enjoy.

If you are seriously interested in making this purchase and want to know my thoughts then, please follow me down the rabbit hole…

Landyachtz Bikes: Ride and Raise Money for Old-Growth Forest Protection

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Landyachtz Bikes: Ride and Raise Money for Old-Growth Forest Protection

Landyachtz Bikes and the Sierra Club of BC are proud to announce the inaugural “Ride for the Forest”, a self-supported bicycle photo scavenger hunt. The giveaway rules are easy, so read up here and then head to Landyachtz Bikes for more!

Between now and October 31st, get out and ride for the forest! Collect pics along the way and post them on October 31 to support a great cause. This ride is open to anyone and any form of cycling whether it be road, gravel, MTB, BMX, whatever you chose to ride! All you need to do is take a few simple photos along your ride and you’ll have the chance to win a new AB1 frameset and limited edition laser engraved Landyachtz skateboards.

1.Head to the Eventbrite registration page and complete your registration to join the event.
2. Between now and October 31st, get out and ride for the forest!
3. Collect nice pics of your bike or yourself with your bike in specific scenarios (check below).
4. Post them (Instagram stories or on your feed as a carousel) on October 31st and don’t forget to tag @landyachtzbikes and use the hashtag #LYridefortheforest2020

The HMPL 6 Pack Fanny Pack is Made in Canada

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The HMPL 6 Pack Fanny Pack is Made in Canada

I have an addiction to hip bags and love seeing all the offerings being made across the globe. For those wanting to buy local in Canada, HMPL has the “6 Pack”, a fanny pack made from VX21 Xpac/1000d Cordura with a hook/loop closure and available in a variety of colors. These are in stock for $160 at HMPL.ca

Specs:
-VX21 Xpac/1000d Cordura
-Adjustable Waist Belt
-Rolltop Closure
-Interior Stash Pocket
-External Zipper Access

Width: 11″
Depth: 3″
Full Open Height: 13″
Full Closed Height: 5.5″

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Easton Cycling’s Lunch Laps

Easton’s offices are just a quick jaunt from some primo trails and dirt roads. In their latest video, some of the Overland team head out for a quick one in their new team kits. It’s 9am and I suddenly want pizza!