The ROS 9+ and one hell of a good time over at The Radavist!

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The White Rim Trail in Utah’s Canyonlands NP has been on my radar for awhile. I imagined I would do it on a cross bike, carrying only the necessary food and water, one small camera and riding from the early morning to early evening. The reality ended up being quite a bit different. I rolled out on a Mid-Fat outfitted with custom bike bags, carrying 7 liters of water and enough food to feed a kindergarten class for two days! Shit… I even brought an abnormally large camera (at least for me) in addition to my standard point and shoot just because there was still room in the bags. I was rolling in luxury and the bike that made that possible was the Niner ROS 9+!

Continue reading see more images of the bike…HERE!

This is old news to most, but figured I ought to share it here just in case.

This picture of jencrombz and I is pretty killer!

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Image from…HERE!

And if you’d like to see more of her awesome film photos, I suggest clicking…HERE!

Following in his father’s footsteps…

good on you Jedidiah Jenkins!

If you need conversation material at parties, I suggest planning a seven thousand mile bike ride. It gives you the ability to talk to anybody. It’s a story that spreads on its own. People will just walk right up to you and ask, “Is it true? Holy shit.”

I just turned 30, and I’ve decided to use this year to radically shape the rest of my life. I am about to leave my job and ride a bicycle for seventeen months, from Oregon to Patagonia. The need to do it (and it really felt like a need) hit me about three years ago when I read a quote from famed naturalist John Muir.

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”

Continue reading…HERE!

Jedidiah Jenkins is the son of Peter Jenkins the author of A Walk Across America, if you were wondering.

Two must watch videos!

If you were wondering, I’d most likely post any video with a Blind Willie Johnson track in it!

This is one of the most disappointing things I’ve read in sometime…

The Death of the Oregon Outback!

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I guess I’m one of those naïve Midwestern boys who still thinks people are generally good and do the right thing. I’m almost 40 and I still get surprised when folks don’t conform to this view of the world. So, while I had an inkling the Oregon Outback might be a bit of a shit-show this year because a lot more people would be riding, I didn’t imagine this would be why – that it would turn into a literal shit show. I’m sad and disgusted and angry, and I don’t see any other way to make this right short of shutting it down so this never happens again. I’m sorry folks, but the Oregon Outback is dead.

Continue reading…HERE!

Always remember to tread lightly and leave no trace, off-road cyclist and mountain bikers already have a bad enough wrap, please don’t make it any worse. While it pained me very much to read this, I commend you for writing this Donnie.