What separates guys who compete in Red Bull Rampage from the rest of us? Besides that obvious, yawning gulf in skills? It’s a mental thing–as this episode of “Road to Rampage” clearly illustrates.
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.
Rob Warner is a legend whose World Cup commentary is as worthy of your attention as the racing itself, Seriously, when was the last time you heard an announcer state, “He’s all over the place like a monkey dry-humping a football!”? When I found out that Warner was in Whistler for Crankworx, I had to get an interview with him.
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.
Downieville is a great place to ride, but it didn't get that way by accident. It took work to make this place stellar--and it still does. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is working daily to add and improve trails to the area and they deserve your help. Donate five bucks (until August 21st) to the cause and you'll earn a shot at winning any Ibis bike of your choice. Do the math--it's a hell of a deal. And if you don't win the bike? Well, the trails around Downieville will be better because of your charity. It's a win-win all the away around.
Giant Bicycle racers, Josh Carlson, Adam Craig and Kelli Emmett, talk about enduro racing and how it's shaping both next year's bikes and their own experiences as riders this season.
Welcome to the greatest show on earth about racing. Tristan Merrick and Seb Kemp are joined today by Mad Dog Boris, ace photographer Sven Martin and Enduro World Series Director, Chris Ball. Today's topics? Mont-Sainte Anne and Crankworx. Check it out.
Nine days. That's how long Crankworx runs now. Nine long--exhilarating, yes--but seriously long days of riding, working, partying, cheering, crashing and groggily getting up to repeat it all over again. By the time you eventually pack up your muddy bike and limp back down the Sea-to-Sky corridor for home, you are officially shattered. This gallery by Reuben Krabbe is an ode to that feeling.
After a decade of development Trek's slopestyle bike finally makes it into production, sort of.