Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Check out State’s limited run Rattlesnake – State Bicycle Co. just released a special Rattlesnake Edition of their fixie ‘The Undefeated’. It is said to pay tribute to the Mojave Desert, with an aluminum frame with a copper finish and black, purple & teal accents. Only 42 frames were made, and it gets the same frame et specs as the original model. The Rattlesnake Edition can be purchased as a frameset or you can select from 3 custom-builds. StateBicycle.com
    Read on for more bits and pieces that snuck in this week’s news…

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Check out State’s limited run Rattlesnake – State Bicycle Co. just released a special Rattlesnake Edition of their fixie ‘The Undefeated’. It is said to pay tribute to the Mojave Desert, with an aluminum frame with a copper finish and black, purple & teal accents. Only 42 frames were made, and it gets the same frame et specs as the original model. […]

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BMXer Daniel Dhers riding his own Bolivian salt ramps with Red Bull

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And the catch, besides the unique location and the elevation, was that the entire ramp setup would be constructed out of the salt that makes up the Salar de Uyuni flats. Jump across the gap with us to take a closer look, ogle some cool footage, and get a little more of the backstory…

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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Just an easy Afternoon Ride at the Tour with Michael Valgren et al. – Some of our friends over at Strava sent us over a whole slew of pro rider links from this year’s Tour de France. A lot of pro riders are on Strava for some of the same reasons as you or I. But looking at some […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Austria, Post AlpenTour

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Photo submitted by Tiago Silva, “This was a ‘relaxing’ bike ride with my wife in Austria, two days after we both finished the AlpenTour trophy last week. The foto was taken at 2100m high.”

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Photo submitted by Tiago Silva, “This was a ‘relaxing’ bike ride with my wife in Austria, two days after we both finished the AlpenTour trophy last week. The foto was taken at 2100m high.” We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of […]

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Finding trail nirvana in a rebuilt town in Tasmania with Hans Rey & Tyler McCaul

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photo by Carmen Freeman-Rey

Back a couple of months ago in March, hall of fame mountain biker Hans Rey and freestyle mountain biker Tyler McCaul met up at and old mining town in Tasmania called Derby that is on the brink of coming back thanks to bikers. The desolated town needed revitalization and mountain bikers seem to be coming to the rescue by way of a new trail center developed in the remote town. With the trail system dubbed Blue Derby, it aims to be Australia’s first true mountain biking town. The trail system boasts some of the best purpose-built mountain bike trails in the world and form the backbone for what is shaping up to be an excellent biking destination. Watch Rey & McCaul hot the trails after the break, plus get some more of the story behind the trails…

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Back a couple of months ago in March, hall of fame mountain biker Hans Rey and freestyle mountain biker Tyler McCaul met up at and old mining town in Tasmania called Derby that is on the brink of coming back thanks to bikers. The desolated town needed revitalization and mountain bikers seem to be coming […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Heli Biking – De Ramon Mountain, Los Andes, Chile

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Photos submitted by Diego Puelma, “I want to share with you some pictures from the trips that I am producing here. I work at Trek Chile but this is my weekend job, we have a lot of fun with this and I want to share it with all of you. This trip was in De Ramon Mountain, Los Andes, Chile 3200 meters above sea level, close to Santiago. Six hours of full single track Downhill with amazing views, take a look on my site www.andeshelibike.com.

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Photos submitted by Diego Puelma, “I want to share with you some pictures from the trips that I am producing here. I work at Trek Chile but this is my weekend job, we have a lot of fun with this and I want to share it with all of you. This trip was in De Ramon […]

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Strava #Strive shares maps & stats across other social media platforms

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Strava has added a bit of cross-platform functionality as part of their new #Strive social media sharing campaign. By combining basic ride data with ride photos or maps of your route, they are making it easier to share your ride with friends across other social media platforms. While up until now, it was really only your friends on Strava who could see how far and long you rode this weekend, with the new Strive function on the Strava mobile app, now you can share with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in hopes of luring them out to join you on the next bike ride…
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Strava has added a bit of cross-platform functionality as part of their new #Strive social media sharing campaign. By combining basic ride data with ride photos or maps of your route, they are making it easier to share your ride with friends across other social media platforms. While up until now, it was really only […]

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Tahoe helmet cam crash footage confirms – Bears always have the right of way!

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Instagram grab and video courtesy of Davis Souza

Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should keep in mind. We ride in a lot of natural areas where wildlife was there a long time before our favorite trails and knobby tires showed up. It’s good to remember who is in charge out in the woods.

Mountain biker and videographer Davis Souza was riding north of Lake Tahoe, CA when he had a chance encounter with a local bear. Jumping out of the shadows as he bombed down the trail, bike and bear came to a head and tossed Souza over the bars. Luckily both parties walked away mostly unharmed, the bear more quickly than Souza, who took a few moments to grasp what had just happened. And lucky for us Souza was recording it all with a helmet-mounted GoPro. Now he just has to work up the confidence to descend at full tilt again. Check out his footage after the break…

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Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should […]

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EVOC gears up for the long haul with new MacAskill & Multicolor edition travel bags

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For a new season of mountain biking and traveling to prime trail riding locales, EVOC is giving a new look to some of their mainstay travel bags. First, in a partnership with trials master Danny MacAskill who is always on the road, heading from event to event, they’ve developed a special Signature series of bags for him. The MacAskill bags get a simplified look with a Scottish-inspired heather main fabric and vibrant orange detailing. Then in an ongoing Multicolor series, this season EVOC goes with a more subtle blue, light blue, and yellow look that is available across their lineup. Check out the full range of special edition travel bags available now after the break, plus pricing and some specs on each…

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For a new season of mountain biking and traveling to prime trail riding locales, EVOC is giving a new look to some of their mainstay travel bags. First, in a partnership with trials master Danny MacAskill who is always on the road, heading from event to event, they’ve developed a special Signature series of bags for […]

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