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The Radavist’s 2017 Photographic Year in Review

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The Radavist’s 2017 Photographic Year in Review

At the end of each year comes a state of reflection over here at the Radavist. One where I look back at all the imagery created over the previous twelve months and begin to compile a visual catalog of this site’s many narratives. From Peru to Pennsylvania, the autodidact raconteurs who contribute to the Radavist do a damn fine job at documenting their lives, experiences and the people who make this tight community come alive.

This year, I attempted and failed at the year in review post multiple times. For some reason, the linear narrative felt too contrived, too forced. The content, or photographs rather, wanted to live on their own to tell their own tales and come alive once again. In the internet era, moments are often lost to the ephemeral experience of web publishing, which is why I find galleries like this so important to not only this website in particular but our community as a whole.

Please enjoy these photos, these vignettes into each photographer’s life experiences. Bear no mind to the captions, since altering those would in turn, alter their original Reportage. Instead use them to jump-start your mind, perhaps driving you to search back through the archives.

Thanks to the many authors who make this website what it is, continue to share the stoke and thank you, the readers, for coming back!

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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Howdy Cacti Hats

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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Howdy Cacti Hats

“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti-embroidered caps show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, pick one that suits your character. The designs were illustrated by Kyler Martz and embroidered on Bayside one-size-fits-all hats by Goth Brooks in Ojai, California. These sell for $30 each, plus shipping worldwide.

Please, because of the limited numbers available, ONE HAT PER CUSTOMER! Scoop up yours below. Sorry sold out!

Spring Sage Jerseys are Done!

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Spring Sage Jerseys are Done!

… and shipping this week. If you’ve moved, or would like to change your shipping address, please email us at your original Paypal transfer receipt address to make things easier. Thanks again for the support!

Byways Bottles Have Shipped

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Byways Bottles Have Shipped

First, thank you so much for the overwhelming support of the products we sell here on the site. Second, I’m sorry our products like these bottles are so hard to get ahold of. There’s an economy of scale issue that needs addressing for products over here and we’re working on it. That said, we’ll be opening a jersey pre-order up in the next few weeks and there will be a big water bottle order going in around the same time.

My question to you is, which bottle design do you like? and in what size? Big bottle, or small?

It Takes a Village: The Radavist’s 2016 Year in Review

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It Takes a Village: The Radavist’s 2016 Year in Review

Over the years, we’ve all really strived to make the content and the characters here on the Radavist unique. It’s been a slow process, but as I’ve just spent a week sifting through the site’s archives from 2016, I can honestly say this has been our best year yet. These year-end recaps are always a joy to collate, as it allows everyone here at the site, as well as the readers to look back and relive some our favorite moments.

2016 was busy. Very busy. In fact, the archives are almost twice as long as the previous year’s, which were almost twice as long as the year’s prior, making editing the site’s content into a digestible post challenging. We’ve omitted bicycle reviews and Beautiful Bicycles for obvious reasons, leaving only ride, travel and shop visit Reportage as the meat of the gallery and storyline. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and I’d like to thank everyone for making this site, well, rad! That includes you, the readers and the commenters. I couldn’t ask for a better community.

Before things get too sappy, read on below for the Radavist’s 2016 Year in Review.

SOLD OUT! The Radavist Olive Drab and Desert Tan Bottles

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SOLD OUT! The Radavist Olive Drab and Desert Tan Bottles

I cannot OD from OD. I cannot OD from OD. Olive drab is a timeless color and one that, as you can tell, is not going anywhere. It, paired with desert tan, are personally my two favorite tones. We kept it simple this round, with two bottles in two colors, with one design. In stock now in high numbers and shipping worldwide. Scoop up a pair of Radavist Olive Drab or a pair of Radavist Desert Tan bottles below for $20 a pair + shipping. These will ship on Monday. Sorry SOLD OUT!

The Radavist Sagebrush Jerseys Are Shipping!

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The Radavist Sagebrush Jerseys Are Shipping!

ENDO dropped off our jersey order yesterday and I’ll spend the weekend packing everything up. Domestic orders should have received an email notification with their tracking numbers this morning. Due to the number of orders, I won’t be able to drop them off at the post office until Monday, so don’t fret if your tracking isn’t updated. International orders will go out Tuesday.

Thanks again for your support and patience!

SOLD OUT! Howdy Western Shirt Series – the Cactivist

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SOLD OUT! Howdy Western Shirt Series – the Cactivist

“Howdy” is an abbreviation of “how do you do?” and when you say it either on the street or trail, it always gets a smile. Using Western-themed cartoons as inspiration, I pinged Kyler Martz to do a couple of shirts, the first being the Cactivist.

They’re printed on American Apparel white cotton pocket t-shirts, with three color hits by our friends at FUN. In stock now for $28 + shipping. Scoop one up below. Sorry sold out! These will ship on Friday. Thanks for your support!

SOLD OUT: The Radavist Slipmats v2

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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Slipmats v2

They’re back! This time, in a simpler design. These are printed on thick black felt with the Radavist rune text in tan. I’ve upped the run to 200 this round, so everyone should have a chance to pick one up.

There aren’t discounts for multiple slipmats, because the shipping goes up with each additional one. If you order 2, they’ll both come in the same package. They’re $12 shipped in the USA ONLY. Because of the size of the mailer these come in, shipping internationally is almost $20. Sorry!

If you’re in Los Angeles, Mark at Vacation Vinyl has a few in stock as well. Scoop one, or a pair up below. Sorry SOLD OUT.

SOLD OUT! The Radavist and Fairends Cotton Camp Hat

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SOLD OUT! The Radavist and Fairends Cotton Camp Hat

It’s been over a year since our last run of these hats! I’ve known Ben from Fairends since the Freeman Transport days (R.I.P.) and I’ve always loved his made in the USA products. Camp hats are great. Also called twill caps, they’re a staple for any wardrobe. These camp hats are the blackest ever black cotton, with a Jackal embroidered on the front, with grey inlay and the Radavist script text on the back. The construction is super solid and the embroidery is impeccable. When the sun’s rays bake this fabric it looks awesome (see below.)

-100% Cotton Twill
– Unstructured cotton body
– One size fits all, adjustable with nylon webbing strap and plastic closure
– Made in the USA

$48 + Shipping ($5 domestic, $12 international). These will ship on Thursday and Friday of this week. SOLD OUT!

Introducing the Radavist x Parker Dusseau ColdBlack® Shirt

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Introducing the Radavist x Parker Dusseau ColdBlack® Shirt

Over the years, I’ve really begun to embrace the plain clothes ride. Rather than put on a kit every time I ride, these days I’ll just wear normal shorts and a shirt. A few months back, I began talking with Parker Dusseau about making a lightweight, black button-up shirt with mobility details like shoulder gussets and a good amount of stretch. I wear mostly all-black everything, and believe it or not, it’s hard to find a shirt like this that you can ride in all afternoon and still look sharp when you’re done. It also had to be made in the USA! Introducing the ColdBlack Radavist edition.

Perfect for the road, the trail, downtown and everywhere in between, this shirt has everything for the active cyclist starting with Coldblack, the UV protective and thermo regulating proprietary technology from Switzerland’s legendary Schoeller fabric mill. Details like a Powermesh Active Back, ultrablack reflective collar and cuffs and unbreakable rubber buttons round out this essential piece for the hot Spring and Summer months ahead.

Details:
Schoeller stretch technical cotton featuring Coldblack Technology
Coldblack provides 30 SPF UV protection, reducing heat build up in dark fabrics.
Powermesh Action Back
Unbreakable Rubber Buttons! Seriously. I tried.
Ultrablack Reflective Collar and Cuff Details
Tailored fit, consult the sizing chart. I wear a Large in most kits, shirts and the large fits me.
MSRP: $158

In stock now at Parker Dusseau

SOLD OUT! The Black on Black Radavist Jackal Fleece

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SOLD OUT! The Black on Black Radavist Jackal Fleece

We’re all really stoked on these fleeces. Not just because they’re printed gloss black on a black fabric, but because they’re made in Los Angeles by our friends at Team Dream Team. Yep. That’s right, these aren’t re-branded fleeces, they’re designed, cut and sewn in LA to Team Dream’s specifications. We wanted our first fleece (crazy right?) to be simple, featuring the Radavist’s spirit animal, a Jackal with a long tail that it’s always tripping and falling on. Weird, I know.

The lightweight fabric fits like a glove, so if you like yours baggier than normal, order a size up. For what it’s worth, I wear a large shirt, a large jersey and most of my cut and sew clothing are size large- I wear a size large in these too.

Available now, in a limited release for $45 plus $10 domestic shipping or $18 international. Shipping is a lot because fleeces weigh a lot. Scoop up one below and many thanks to Mark from Vacation Vinyl for modeling.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

The Radavist National Forest Sign Socks

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The Radavist National Forest Sign Socks

Ok, so our shipping department mis-counted socks, so we have some small and mediums left. No promises on how long they’ll last, but I thought I’d put them in stock… Scoop up a pair below! Also, all orders have shipped, so you should see them soon!

We love our Angeles National Forest here in LA and the sign leading up to the Angeles Crest along Highway 2 has become an icon for road and MTB rides. These socks were inspired from the simple color palette found across the nation in National Forests, resulting in a split tone sock with minimal branding. The colors are “natural” and “brown”, with the Radavist script on the underside of the foot. Made by DeFeet in North Carolina from their AirEater double cuff model, these socks will last through the seasons and provide the compression and comfort you’ve come to expect from the brand.

In stock now for $16 plus shipping ($5 Domestic and $12 International.) Before you ask, we cannot combine your order with the fleeces we posted earlier in the week. A completely different fulfillment center is shipping these orders. We wanted to launch these items separately to give everyone a chance to purchase. Again, thanks for the support!