Well, we’re all back from Shifter Dan’s 40th Birthday Bush Bash. After two days, 180 miles and over 31′,000 of climbing, we’re all a little sore. That said, if there was an HC for stokedness, we’d all be there. More to come, but for now, here’s Dan finding his inner spirit animal while climbing into the birthplace of the Necronomicog.
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When this project was first proposed to me, all I thought was “this is too good to be true” and after what seems to be a maddening process of pulling everything together, we’re good to go! Here’s the official blurb from Mission Workshop:
“Follow John Watson of Prollyisnotprobably.com and the Mission Workshop crew as they ride through China’s Yangtze river delta on a photo exploration of bike culture with the help of the guys at Factory Five. Visit the Mission Workshop Blog as they travel through the world’s largest urban population in Shanghai and also explore the ancient architecture of the Chinese countryside.”
To start off the trip, I’ll be in Taiwan in time for the Taipei International Cycle Show before we fly out to Shanghai. This is one part of the world I’ve always wanted to see and I cannot wait to share my photos with you all.
Expect daily updates both here and on the Mission Workshop blog, as well as on Instagram @JohnProlly @MissionWorkshop.
Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days, I’ve been in bed with a stomach bug. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be craving BBQ for a while.
ANYWAY, check out this video from Pelago!
“In the end of February 2013, we took our bikes, rode them into a boat and headed from Helsinki to Berlin to set up our temporary shop in Brunnenstrasse 156 and to participate in the Berliner Fahrrad Schau. The boat took us to Rostock and from there we cycled through Sietow and Neuruppin to reach Berlin.”
See more here.
Bunyan Velo Issue 01, an online publication dedicated to bike camping, touring, expeditions and general badassery is now online for free. I don’t have time to read it at the moment but the photos alone are worth the flip through.
Check it out above and you’ll want to go full-screen with this one.
Photos by Ron McClure
I came across these two exceptional photos on Flickr earlier this week and had to share. The top photo was taken at the Hoosier Pass in May 1976 and the bottom, the Blue Ridge Parkway in late July 1976 during the Bikecentennial76 Oregon to Virginia trip 12 friends embarked on. Only 9 completed and you can read more at DDsiple’s Flickr.
Now’s a good time to plan a tour!
What a great shrine to a truly meaningful experience on the road. Seriously, you two are welcome back anytime.
Photo by Brian Vernor
Brian’s got the best mix of work and play. Case in point, his latest assignment for Blackburn. Head over to his Making Blog to read up.
Sandy Carson posted up this awesome article from the Fairdale pacific northwest tour that he and Taj embarked on earlier this year. The entire story made it to Paved Magazine, with words by Taj Mihelich and photos by Sandy Carson. Either pick up a copy of Paved or check out the article at Sandy’s blog.
Erik and Sofia have ended their North America tour but the Great Escape is far from over. In fact, right now, Erik is out in the Swiss Alps riding and already uploading some gorgeous photos. He’s got these new Great Escape patches keeping him safe as he blasts Darkthrone and takes photos.
Head over now to pick one up and while you’re there, stay for the photos.
Photo by Heather McGrath
As Eric and Sofia end their Great Escape, Brad from Geekhouse begins his. I wish nothing but the best of luck to you dude. Ride safe and have fun! Thanks to Heather for the great photo. Also, if you haven’t checked in on the Great Escape, sift through the archives, there are some gems in there!