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By Jared Graves Mentally, Round 6 was one of the toughest weekends of my life. Since racing the Val d’Isere World Cup downhill here last year, I have been looking forward to coming back. The town of Val d’Isere is so cool and the surrounding mountains provide beautiful views; the kind that make you stop […]
Ernest Hemingway and Jon Krakauer– two titans of adventure literature who are rarely considered birds of a feather, but as Adventure Journal’s test illustrates, actually sound a hell of a lot like one another when you get right down to it. Can you tell which is which? Take the test.
The Enduro World Series is heading into the final stretch with Jerome Clementz and Anne Caroline Chausson winning the sixth round event at Val D’Isere, France. Here’s a snapshot of the results and, of course, a video showcasing the action.
The Bus: A Journey Up North, is a story of some good friends doing what they do best; having fun, adventuring, and sending it on mountain bikes and kayaks. With the idea to run the bus to be more economical as well as environmentally friendly, the friends converted the school bus to run off waste vegetable oil. The trip turns out to be nothing short of the trip of a lifetime.
Aaron Gwin, he of world championship fame and ridiculous downhill speed, joined the rest of Mammoth’s ODI development Team for a skills camp at Mammoth Mountain last weekend. Aaron and the crew threw down all weekend. Gwin, for his part, imparting his Yoda-like wisdom of the Way of the Roost upon the lucky grooms. Here’s some footage of the resulting radness.
Wanting to do something different (and pay respects to Crankworx’s 10th Anniversary) at this year’s Deep Summer Photography Competition, Bruno Long decided to go back in time with a retro theme that poked a bit of fun at out Instagram-fueled world. Here’s his slideshow, “Instant Radification”.
Following on from his acclaimed first installment, Peoplegrapher’s Lukas Tielke is back again to produce one of the best short films of the year so far. Amir Kabbani’s skills on a bike are pushed to the next level aboard his all mountain machine and Belgian wonder kid, Thomas Genon, also makes an appearance to stamp some new school slopestyle riding on the proceedings.
The Smith Bike Team came together in Whistler, BC for the annual Crankworx event. From Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Mike Hopkins doing laps in the park, to the crew sending it at the Whip off World Championships, and the Grand Finale where Brandon Semenuk took home the win, the Smith Bike Team was on the scene.
Every contest has a dark horse–a rookie that could shake things up, but, frankly, did pretty well just to be included in the big show. Duncan Philpott was that guy in this year’s Deep Summer Challenge photo competition. Well, he was supposed to be that guy…right up until the time he kicked off the show and impressed everyone in sight.