Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Outside Online: How We Can Build an Anti-Racist Outdoor Industry – Ayesha McGowan
We should all take the time to read this article by Ayesha McGowan on Outside Online if you haven’t…
“It’s been just over a month since George Floyd was murdered in the street by the police. After eight days of marches and protests all over the world, the four officers involved in Floyd’s death were arrested and charged. That glimmer of hope for justice is too little, too late. The Black community has endured centuries of witnessing Black death at the hands of the law enforcement officials who are supposed to protect us.”
Outside Magazine Looks at the Rise in Cyclist Deaths in the USA
These are the four deadliest states for cyclists in the US. But what is causing this increase in bicycle-on-auto deaths? Outside Magazine takes a deep dive into figuring out why. It’s a great, albeit depressing read, but knowledge is power.
Outside Online: I Loved Bike Touring—Until I Got Paid to Do It
This read is one hell of a way to kick in the New Year. Got plans to do a bike tour? Don’t monetize it!
“In a race for your life from a belligerent madman, there is no worse getaway vehicle than a recumbent bicycle. Particularly on any sort of climb. At least that’s what Alan* and I discovered as we crept up a desolate stretch of Arizona highway, necks craning behind us to see if the knife-wielding drunkard was gaining any ground.”
Continue reading at Outside Online.
Outside Online: Pat Cummins is a UFC Fighter that Rides a Rigid MTB
This was such a fun assignment! I met Pat Cummins earlier this year. He’s a UFC fighter with a heart of gold and a personality of an artist, moreso than a battle-hardened, Rock ’em Sock ’em Robot. He loves riding bikes, listening to music, and talking about his plans in life, post-fighting. Pat’s the kind of guy who would rather give you a hug than beat on you in a ring for an hour. So why does he fight in the UFC?
Well, he was a wrestler in college and was looking for a way to make some extra money. Years later, he’s still in the mix, but with a new perspective on life. Oh and he rides a rigid Niner…
Head to Outside Magazine to read this whole piece!
We Need a Paradigm Shift in How We Talk About Drivers Hitting Cyclists
It’s rare that an op-ed piece about such an important topic makes so many exceptional points, but this Outside Online piece is well worth the read. Please, do yourself a favor and check out Joe Lindsey’s piece!
Outside Magazine Takes on NAHBS
Photo by Jim Merithew
I love seeing non-cycling oriented or specific news sites covering an event like NAHBS. Jim from Outside Magazine has a great gallery up, including a behind the scenes look at me in the thick of documenting balleur bikes! Head on over to Outside to see more!