Nixon + Desillusion: HOTEL NOWHERE – KAMTCHATKA

‘Each year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet. Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June 2014, the wild terrain of Kamchatka, Russia, was chosen to host this uncommon event.’

Deux North – Hunt 4

‘Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North‘s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge’

Beautiful roads and landscapes… one day I will ride the coast myself, either support road bike style or trailer full of camp gear and a surfboard, all good either way.

How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stage 5

I am openly a Classics fan over the Grand Tours any day – the riders who shine in the early spring and the terrain that they cover makes for much better spectating in my opinion, and it’s all on the line in the one day races. That said, yesterday’s stage 5 at Le Tour was basically the Roubaix we’ve been waiting for the past decade – wet, fast and merciless. Nothing makes for entertainment quite like slick cobbles in the North of France, and yesterday was a testament to the fortitude of the hardmen of professional cycling – find the entire stage and see for yourself, or watch the ever-infomative Cosmo Catalano‘s recap above. Oh, and take that Sky – never should have played Wiggens out as you did.

Deus Ex Machina – I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT

A triumph of filmmaking by Deus, head over to their site and donate an email address now to watch the full-length I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night, teased and previewed all year by the multi-continent brand. A stunning tour through Bali via longboard, skate, moto and deep stand-up barrels, props to Deus for this vision and production and to Harrison Roach and Bryce Young for the timeless shred.

Desillusion Presents – Cycle Zombies – Trouble In Paradise

Longform short piece on Cycle Zombie’s Scotty Stopnik, a philosophical overview of the family’s take on skate/surf/moto culture. ‘It’s a lifestyle many try to embody but few have such a natural and honest approach to the culture and passion this brotherhood share’ – well put by Desillusion.