Cover photo: Ryan Creary showcases the spirit of adventure. This issue is all about searching for adventures, and we think we dug up some pretty good ones for you. Read on for the preview and make sure to snag your own copy today!
Columns and Readings
This month we go to church with Stevil Kinevil and find out about Rebecca Rusch’s 10 Commandments of the Dirt. We also catch up with gravity legend Anne-Caroline Chausson where she explains in-depth why she’s quietly been away from the Enduro World Series and what her future plans will be as a result. Plus, the Wal-Mart Bike Race!
First we ride along with pro cross-country racers Carl Decker and Barry Wicks as they bikepack their way from San Francisco to the Pro XCT event in SoCal’s Bonelli Park. To say it was an off-the-beaten-path experience is an understatement.
Next we find out what it’s like to ride 440 miles across Arizona in 12 days to a 24 hour race. “Starting in Flagstaff along the Arizona Trail, crossing Anderson Mesa. Then we would head west through Munds Park to Schnebly Hill and into Sedona. From there we would continue on jeep roads and singletrack toward Cottonwood to then climb up, over and down Mingus Mountain before joining the Black Canyon Trail all the way into Phoenix. A short jaunt on pavement would find us in Cave Creek for the first party of our trip.”
Then, author Watts Dixon goes on a personal journey across the Midwest in a tale titled “The Road To Why and the Search For Meaning.”
Reviews and Stuff
This month, we have a fine group of bike tests as well as a collection of hard and soft goods for your consideration.
- Ibis Mojo 3
- Kona Hei Hei Race DL
- Santa Cruz Tallboy
- Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27Plus