1. Inspiration At Its Best

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Alfredo de los Santos competes in the Men’s Time Trial Hand Bike IHB2 during the Road Cycling on Day Three of the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park on September 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Invictus Games (via Cycling - Photo Gallery - Yahoo Sports)

    Found on Fuck Yeah Cycling

     

  2. Nahanni Reforestation 

    This looks it should be pretty great.  You can check out the Kickstarter and donate if you like.

     Treeplanting got it’s start in the 1960’s after logging practices in British Columbia were leaving large swaths of bare earth that had little to no regeneration. The duty was first deligated to the loggers wives, to go in and replant the seedlings where the clearcuts had taken place. After this proved insufficiant, forestry companies started offering up reforesting contracts and in the 70’s groups of young hippies took those contracts and started treeplanting.They hauled in all supplies needed to sustain weeks and months at a time, setting up primative camping sites on location of the planting.

    I was born in a teepee on a sandbar 11 miles up the Kingcome river on the west coast of British Columbia. It was the first treeplanting contract my parents were hired for, they were 19 and 20 years old at the time. My dad, Daniel James, delivered me into his dirty hands and my mother, Jenny, was back planting within a few days. Those were the days… 

    A few years ago I was looking for a photographs of myself as a child to show my young daughter. I asked my dad if he had any, to which he answered by dropping off a large bag full of trays and trays of slides that he shot while during his treeplanting contractor days in the 70’s and 80’s. Most of my time spent in camps were warm fuzzy memories of dogs, riding in the back of trucks, sleeping in tree boxes, stealing mouthfuls of icing while the cooks weren’t looking, late night fires and early morning rain. When I scanned the slides, it was apparent that my dad had a full documentation of life in his camps. Over the last year I have been sorting through his slides and posting them on Instagram @nahannireforestation.

     Now I am hoping to make a book.

     
     

  3. The Best Hour Ever

    Congratulations Jens!

     
     

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  5. Top Shelf Klein!

    To be honest this Klein is a little too “BLING” for my personal fancy but I sure wouldn’t mind seeing it!  Sorry, I can’t remember where I found the image…

     

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  7. Road Trippin!

    See y’all in a few. Check out The Radavist for trip updates while we are away!

    Photo: John Watson

     

  8. Good Words To Live By…

    …BUT I love the bottom piece! I think for all of us that live in cities, the “escape” is an essential part of what makes bicycles good.  These are a few years old now but still offer great visual motivation.

    See more on the Army of Cats website

     

  9. Nice Setup!

    I could get down w/ something like this.  Found on John Watson’s Flickr.

     

  10. Colorado Framebuilders BBQ

    Is this the best head badge of all time!?  I would say YES! It has a mountain lion & says “BBQ”.  I know its not real, but it should be!

    Click for more info on the Colorado Framebuilders BBQ.