Salsa Cycles – Why Bikepack

Salsa Cycles Why Bikepack short film shares the story of a fall bikepacking trip and the motivations of one of the riders. Shot on the beautiful Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Trails in northern Wisconsin in Fall 2013′

So on point! Planning my first bikepack mission for the spring, can’t wait (and can’t believe its taken me so long to tackle this aspect of cycling).


Location: Remote Beach on North Vancouver Island
Volunteers: 18
Days: 4
Overall Weight Removed: 3080 Lbs

‘Marine debris is a chronic problem around the world that needs to be addressed immediately. Combing the Coast is a grassroots program unique to the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and is focused at monitoring and removing marine debris from Vancouver Island shorelines. By organizing volunteer missions such as this one, we are able to collect, analyze and then publicly illustrate the dire situation our oceans are currently facing. The solution is not in cleaning up after ourselves, but in motivating changes (both locally and globally) that stop the problem at it’s source. By removing this debris and creating this film, we hope to motivate you to help us create that change together. Please share this video with your family and friends and start a conversation about how we can make a change in our world’

Big, big props to Surfrider VI for this beach clean – we’ve been to this spot and many other remote locations on coastal Vancouver Island, and marine debris is a massive issue, from commercial fishing through single-use water bottles (the biggest evil of them all). These pristine stretches of coastline are all we have left, and hold so much meaning to people from all types of backgrounds, codes and creeds. Thankfully Surfrider is doing their part and much more, and hopefully documentation like this inspires people to do the same.

Corona Fall/Winter 2014

First off I know very little about this brand Corona but from the looks of things they know what the fuck is up with the workwear/hunting styles. Here we take a look at their current fall/winter 2014 collection, super on point. Specifically feeling the long coat, utility vest, bucket hat, mega creeper looks but its all good, minus the fall flip-flops, that we just can’t stand for.

Lightning Bolt Fall/Winter 2014

Here is a look at the latest for the fall/winter 2014 season from classic surfboard and apparel brand Lightning Bolt. What to do when your a warm weather/water surf brand and you need to release a FW collection? Well you add some knit sweaters and flannels to the regular array of great graphic tees, hoodies, shirts and shorts, grab some bros and babes and hit the beach!

Full Count Autumn/Winter 2014

No filler here, just straight up realness from the team over at Full Count with their latest collection for the autumn/winter 2014 season. This is just one of those lines that nails it every damn time for me; workwear/military and all around classic styles throughout the range season after season. Also a bit of a trend I’m noticing from a lot of Japanese brands this season is Brown’s Beach items, and this collection is full of them.

Matix Denim: Ditch Days

‘Matix Denim now carries a LIFETIME GUARANTEE against manufacturing defects in regards to buttons, rivets, zippers, belt loops or seams. Matix Denim is built for daily use and abuse , from the garage to the streets, out on your next adventure, quality Denim built with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE.’

Turkey and Chase Stopnik take Matix Denim thru their daily routine in this edit, looks about right to me.

Cootie Fall/Winter 2014

This is a real winner from the fine folks at Cootie Productions based out Japan. Their fall/winter 2014 collection titled Alive with Please is a great looking collection piece by piece and toped off with some really interesting presentation as well as some solid words within. The gist of it all is “hard work is hard work but it sure does feel good!”