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South 2 West 8: Fish and Bike




Of all the places I would expect to see a fat bike appear a look book for Nepenthes brand South 2 West 8 is not at all one of them. But, maybe this all makes a lot of sense for the brand which focuses on rugged outdoor packs and some apparel. This is not the first time I’ve thought about fishing and cycling together. I actually really like the idea of combining bikes with other sports, for instance the collaboration between Rocky Mountain and Surface was interesting though I don’t totally get what you’re supposed to do with your bike once you strap on your skis.. Cycling and fishing however- excellent stuff.  The appearance of Tenkara rods of course is no surprise, both because of its Japanese origin and compact/minimal nature. View the whole look book here as well as their ongoing Fish and Bike journal.

Suggested reading: Fishing by Bike

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OYO Mountain

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OYO Mountain Products is the side brand of Colorado gear brand Topo Designs that was created to function as the in-house line for their flagship store as well as a way to make some items that they wouldn’t normally with Topo. Items like frisbees, hacky sack bags, and other multicolor accessories. And of course there are bags, how could they not? A quick look at their tumblr reveals what inspires OYO: vintage ACG, hardtails of the 80’s and 90’s, Group B rally cars, hi-vis sportswear, and pretty much everything else dreams are made of. Looking forward to seeing what else they come up with this Summer.


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Patagonia Legacy





Just a sampling of the lookbook Foster shot for the upcoming Patagonia Legacy collection that celebrates 40 years of Patagonia by updating ten original designs with new materials and some fit changes as well. The collection consists of six outerwear pieces, three bottoms, and one pack. Notable classic favorites will include the Mesclun Retro-X jacket shown in the first photo and a quilted version of the classic Snap-T that has been making a comeback in the past couple of seasons. The collection will be available exclusively from Patagonia beginning September 1st. Check out the rest of the Foster’s trip/lookbook here and make sure to follow along with his never ending (?) journey over at Out of Reception.

Suggested reading: Synchilla

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Camping Vibrations

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Maybe one day.. soon.. I hope.

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Ride In The Woods

Can’t complain that this downed tree is the only Sandy damage that I’ve been inconvenienced by, hope all is well with you and yours.

Title insp. by LWC!

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Trove General for Grays Lane

Nice article on Trove in the new issue of Grays Lane photographed by Rachel Mcginn, check it out here.

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The Great Divide

Local builder and bud Chris Wright is making his way down the Great Divide trail on his loaded Salsa Fargo starting at the top in Banff, Alberta with a friend. He recently started uploading pictures of his journey so far and jealous doesn’t quite express how I feel looking at these views from the saddle. What does one pack on such an epic journey? Check out his gear list for yourself. Good luck with your journey Chris, looks like you’re having the time of your life.

Suggested reading: Chris Wright Cycles


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