New from Manual for Speed and Yonder Journal is Mythical State Of, and their Project Y video, following real humans while they prepare for and race the Dirty Kanza. The full project launches May 31st. Read more at MSO.
Yonder’s Hand Sign Socks
Socks, socks, socks! People love socks and Yonder Journal loves people. This is a match made in heaven! Check out their new Hand Sign socks with a trio of gestures, which fit your mood of the moment. In stock now at Yonder!
Project Y v1: Apply to be a Subject-Athlete
Project Y v1 is a serious study of why humans pursue activities that challenge and push our emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual limitations. The end result of this project will be a full-length documentary in which we hope to give the viewer a better understanding of why we test these limitations.
We bring to bear upon this project serious science, focused research, vetted experts, and honest intention. If selected as a subject-athlete you will play an integral part in the research and production of this documentary. As such we are looking for subject-athletes who are committed to a project of this nature. The project will depend on your integrity and commitment.
Above all, it is integrity and commitment we are looking for. We will be looking for subject-athletes who are able to express a true interest and honest intention in being involved in this project, because that’s what Yonder is committing to you.
The video application deadline is February 1st, 2017.
Visit Yonder Journal for specific details.
Yonder Journal is Going to the Moon!
Looks like the gang at Yonder is going to the moon! Not only are they going bikepacking but they’re reinstating the Corps of Discovery and developing lunar recreation. Who’s ready for some low gravity thrills!
Feast your eyes upon the Dead Reckoning Year(s) Book
For the past two years, Yonder Journal has traveled the globe to investigate and report on bikepacking / ultra-lightweight bicycle touring. They called this project Dead Reckoning. The team at Yonder Journal felt that a project of this magnitude demanded a life outside of the internet, something you could hold in your hands, something with weight, a physical source of inspiration and contemplation, a book of pictures so exquisitely crafted that even a quick glance, a mere flip of the pages, would incite a riot of adventurous inspiration.
Introducing the Dead Reckoning Year(s) Book. A compendium of two years worth of dirt napping, bike pushing, and adventure voguing.
Stats? This is thing is 9″x12″, perfect bound, and 160 pages. It features nearly 200 color photographs and is printed in the USA.
The Year(s) Book is on pre-order sale through December 8th. Head over to their store for the full details.
Yonder Journal: Dat Moonshine Doe
The South is a magical place, something the boys and girls at Yonder got to experience first hand in their Dead Reckoning series. Head on over to Dat Moonshine Doe to take a gander at all the shenanigans including monster pizza slices, singletrack, doubletrack and tubing.
How to Become the #1 Instagrammer with @ultraromance
While most of us spend our time bumbling around trying to figure out what it takes to make it to the tip-top peak of Instagram mountain, there is one person who has already found the path and climbed the slopes: Benedict @Ultraromance Poppi Wheeler. No doubt you’re familiar with him—if you’re not then you’re probably dead.
Experience the full immersive seminar at Yonder Journal!
Yonder Journal: Mad Wikkid Bike Toouah Day 01
You don’t have buy a ticket to Bolivia or Peru to enjoy a few days of bikepacking. Recently, Yonder Journal found themselves in New England for a quick stint in Connecticut and some extensive touring in Vermont, all guided by none other than UltraRomance. Dubbed the Mad Wikkid Bike Toouah, this trip took our heroes through country roads in the green mountain state.
Part one of who knows how many days is now up at Yonder Journal.
Thomas Slater for Yonder Journal
I could try to paraphrase this project, but instead, I’ll leave it to the pros:
“Anyone concerned with things like time and efficiency will go from A to B by planes, trains, or automobiles. In fact, a bike would rarely even factor into the equation. But for those more focused on reinforcing friendships, seeing new sites, and exploring Australia’s interior than punching the clock and making “good time,” you go for a ride.
In the case of the latest Yonder Journal trip, the gang rode from Sydney to Melbourne on our Diverge, opting against the obvious choice, the Princes’ Highway. There were dirt roads, paved roads, snow-capped mountains, and plenty of good times along the self-supported way.
To celebrate the trip, we worked with one of our favorite illustrators, London-based Thomas Slater, to create bottles, shirts, and even bike paint jobs, that reflect the icons of Australia, albeit stereotypical ones, in his tongue-in-cheek style. The color palate is all drawn from nature, taking cues from the Outback and midnight sky, and of course, the gear itself is of the utmost quality.”
See the bottles and shirts at Specialized and if you haven’t read the Yonder Journal posts, don’t miss those either!
Yonder Journal’s Dead Reckoning – Syd 2 Mel Normcore Bicycle Tour
Yonder Journal collaborates with legendary soccer (fútbol) player David Beckham to narrate our most recent Dead Reckoning Campaign; a 10-day Normcore Bike Tour through the Australian In-Back.
Before we get started there are three things you probably don’t know but def need to know about David Beckham:
Win Awesome Stuff from Yonder Journal and Mission Workshop
Yonder, in conjunction with Acre and Mission Workshop have pulled together a really rad sweepstakes including apparel, goods and a AWOL Comp. All ya gotta do is enter and cross those fingers. Head to Yonder Journal for more!
Yonder Journal: Iron Pass
Yonder Journal’s multi-day, long narrative stories require a lot of time to truly delve into. For those looking for a great read, featuring trail side BB catastrophe, river spills, Canadian wood chopping and epic scenery, don’t miss out on the Iron Pass entry at Yonder Journal.
Club Macho Episode 3: BENNY’S BUILDER’S BAR WORKOUT!
Have you ever felt like you’re not as Macho as you could be? Been awhile since you flexed your bicep and shredded your shirt sleeve? Feeling like you could get bigger, leaner, and tanner? Well if there is one person in the world that has never experienced this type of physical let down its Benedict “Poppi” @ultraromance Wheeler. But don’t fret, Poppi can you help you get the flex you have always wanted, the flex he has always had.
In Club Macho episode 3. Benny’s Builder’s Bar Workout. Poppi gets down to business and gives you a manual for how to get cut. Head over to Yonder Journal and flex your eyes on the protein fueled routine that will put you behind the wheel of a convertible sports car in no time.
Note: Before you begin this program, bend your arm and attempt to bring your index finger to your shoulder. If you can achieve this feat of useless mobility, your bicep is under developed, atrophied, and is a macro indication that your entire body suffers similar clinical afflictions.
Yonder Journal’s Piute Pass Has Begun
The gang took to high Sierra in their latest excursion, which coincidentally still had snow at altitude. Snow and rain. Did I mention it’s still cold up in those parts? Day 01 seems like a cake walk compared to what they’ll experience later on in the trip, so head over to Yonder to read all about it, while their bikes are still in one piece…
Yonder Journal and Ultra Romance Take You to Club Macho
I had no idea this was even a thing! Benedict, aka Ultra Romance has a feature on Yonder Journal entitled “Club Macho” where he lays down the law on what it takes to be a Bike Hobo in contemporary society. Episode 01 takes you to New Zealand, somewhere that might not be super obtainable for you Northern Hemispherites, yet Episode 02 takes place in Shredona, Arizona…
I’ll take full creative direction on that bottle of Rosé in Bene’s Iris King Cage tho’…
Two Rad Atavists
Photos by Dylan Buffington
… doing what they love. Erik and Ty on a recent Yonder ride up in the Sierra Mountains. You can check out more behind the scenes looks at Dylan’s Tumblr.
Yonder Journal: Sunchuli Pass – Lord Nerd Beta
While the first day of the Sunchuli Pass’ coverage focuses mostly on gear and bikepacking check lists, there are a lot of excellent passages like the following:
“We went to Bolivia because of the mines.
Everywhere else in the world roads go where roads go and trails go where trails go. There is very little confusion about which is which, and it’s clear where one ends and the other begins. Roads are wide, paved or graded, and maintained to some degree. Trails get rad. In Bolivia, because of the mines, the situation is more fluid.
If gold was discovered on the top of Mt Whitney, and California didn’t give a fuck about large scale mining and environmental stewardship because it was the poorest country in South America, somebody with three snow shovels lashed to the front of a minivan would figure out how to build a road to the top. Now imagine thousands of Whitneys, only 40% taller, steeper and more rugged. That’s the Cordillera Apolobamba.
That’s why we went to Bolivia. To ride a network of the world’s most ambitious, ludicrous roads. Roads that defy physics. Roads that weave throughout an ancient and venerable Alpine Wonderland that is currently transitioning into to Tolkien’s Mordor.”
Like this? I do. If you do, you can continue reading more from Yonder Journal’s recent excursion to Bolivia. There’s also a great list of what kind of gear to carry and how in this post. I can’t wait to find out if they finished the damn ride this time. Also, how fuckin’ metal is that poster?!
Yonder Journal: Dead Reckoning Days 05 and 06
Yonder Journal’s Dead Reckoning looks to be their biggest clusterfuck to date and I mean that in a good way. Tidal surges, emergency heli lifts, male modeling, it had it all. Do yourself a favor and check out Dead Reckoning Day 05 and Day 06 now at Yonder Journal.