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.
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!
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Michael in Vancouver, BC. His Granville Burtly Road with a beautiful Sunset Fade graces our website this Friday morning. Enjoy!
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 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
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
-VX21 Xpac/1000d Cordura
-Adjustable Waist Belt
-Interior Stash Pocket
-External Zipper Access
Full Open Height: 13″
Full Closed Height: 5.5″
From the makers of the Grilled Cheese Project comes Woodland Wonder, a short flick featuring Stephanie riding the trails of Alberta, Canada.
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!
Partnering with We Are One Carbon Composites, Industry Nine is pleased to announce their new carbon MTB wheels, which are made in North America. From XC racing, backcountry riding, Enduro and Downhill, Industry Nine has some wheels for every branch of MTB riding.
Evaluating a region’s geologic history can be a real joy by bicycle. Will Morris does just that with Squamish.
“Squamish sits on the edge of the Northern Hemisphere’s southernmost fjord, nestled between sprawling mountains built by tectonic, volcanic, and glacial processes. These forces, operating on humanly abstracted timescales, created the landscape in which we learn, live, and recreate. Through features accessible on Squamish’s mountain bike trails, the story of this land’s geologic origin can be formulated. Four main eras are presented in this story, most overlapping and building upon the previous: Mountain Building, Glaciation, Volcanism, and Collapse.”
These past few weeks have been a time for action, introspection, listening, and resisting. Radavist reader Sasha Schellenberg sent in this submission to us for a Readers Write, reflecting on their own perspective of what’s going on in the world right now with the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests. Without further adieu, here are Sasha’s words…
I do a lot of listening while I ride my bike. I listen for traffic and the odd redneck that will try to drive their diesel truck within a hairsbreadth of my handlebars (an unfortunate reality of cycling in parts of rural Alberta), I listen to my bike, always alert for unusual sounds (a result of seeing firsthand how small mechanical discrepancies can turn colossal if they go unnoticed for a time), and I listen for birds and wildlife (the upside of cycling in rural Alberta that makes it worth putting up with smelly trucks). Riding alone, cycling becomes a sensory experience, and it’s on those long gravel climbs, that half of me hates and the other half loves, that sounds seem to resonate clear as a bell.
We’re all a little stir crazy at the moment, but no one is taking the quarantine lockdown harder than mountain bikers…
William Cadham and his friends rode from Whistler to Yellowknife, which equals to about ~1600 miles with 69,000′ of climbing in 11 days to raise money for a mountain bike skills park in Yellowknife. This was the first time William had ever ridden a road bike, and the longest ride any of these mountain bikers had ever done.
SMITH just released the film on their Youtube channel and we are keen to try and leverage this opportunity to push us over our 10K(CAD) fundraising goal.
Salsa‘s latest video follows Sarah Hornby, a rider in mourning for her late husband. She would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook, in a single year. Like life, her plans changed along the way…
Remember Morgan’s review of the Titanium Knolly Cache? It dropped here on the Radavist just a few months after the Knolly Cache steel was announced. That was back in August of last year. Knolly finally announced they have stock of the Steel Cache, including two build kits and a frameset. You can buy the Steel Cache with a GRX 810 group for $3788, or a GRX 600 for $2899, and the frameset for $1250. Head on over to Knolly to see the component breakdown for each build kit and check out Morgan’s review of the Titanium Cache for a refresh on how capable this bike is.
Named after Toronto’s Don River Valley Park, KindHuman’s newest bike is handmade in Canada using lightweight 7000 Series Italian oversized aluminum tubing. With versatility in mind, the Don dons rack and fender mounts, internal cable routing, and room for 42c tires, offering up practical, modern design, with a customizable package. You can design your Don with its own paint, bar tape, and build kit. Pricing begins at $1,899 for a complete bicycle as shown! Head to KindHuman to see more!
Kitsbow has developed a comfortable, all-day, all-mountain jersey specifically for women. These jerseys combine style and comfort with technical fabric, tailored design, and functional details. With its henley-inspired design, the All-Mountain jersey looks great on and off the bike. These are made in Canada and come in four colors. See more at Kitsbow.
-A blend 48% Nylon, 46% Merino Wool, and 6% Spandex
-Merino Wool sits next to skin for a comfortable feel, temperature regulation, and wick
-Just the right amount of stretch for comfort and the ability to move with the body on the bike
-2 cycling pockets set on the back of the jersey
-Side secure zipper stow-away pocket
-Microfiber cloth for sunglass cleaning attached inside the bottom hem of the garment
-Gripper waistband at sides and back hem
-Tech-snap front closure
-3/4 length sleeve with loop tab closure (unbutton to roll-up sleeves)
-Easily accessible microfiber cloth for sunglass cleaning
-Conveniently placed side secure zipper stow-away pocket for electronics and personal items
We have such amazing bikes this week here on the Radavist. The thing I’ve really enjoyed about this website over the years is running into unique humans with bikes that share the same character. Justin rolled this Kermode Cycles through the door at Golden Saddle Cyclery literally the same week that you, the readership, requested more bikes with beausage and fewer show bikes.
I really felt like as a community, we put out the energy and thoughtfulness into documenting more everyday bikes with character and it made me think about New Thought philosophy. In short, this line of thought falls in with the Law of Attraction, which is the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. Well, you wanted well-used, patina machines and it’s like the cycleverse was listening because this bike has plenty of patina to go around!