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The granite plateaus of the cairngorms began their life far from the sun, at the roots of a mountain chain, at a time when Scotland and America were still parts of the same landmass. Wind, water and ice took their toll, and the mountains were eroded into nothing, but their roots remained. Ice came and … [ Read More ]

“It’s smoky up this way, too,” I said, gazing out the jeep window. Boberts and I were driving northeast, through one of those long, linear valleys the Appalachians are known for. Patches of smoke drifted over the ridge tops and spilled across rural farm fields. It was fall 2016—the weekend after the presidential election—and massive … [ Read More ]

March 14, 2018

Southwest Wanderings

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I have a brand new bicycle! Or rather I have an old bike made new again. I had this frame built 10 years ago as a 29” singlespeed touring bike, greatly inspired by Pat Irwin who I heard refer to himself once as a “dirt roadie”. This was long before gravel bikes had been “invented”. … [ Read More ]

January 4, 2018

Holiday Dreaming

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As the holiday season comes to a close, the adults among us inevitably turn to plans for the year to come, from rudimentary reminders to lofty ambitions. The list spans the chasm from “exercise twice a week” to “race around the world in 80 days.” Regardless of your zest for resolutions, long winter nights are … [ Read More ]

October 19, 2017

Nulato Hill Exploration

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Alaska

Luc taps me on the shoulder, “Got a water bottle?” I see desperation in his face. I shake my head, all I had was the full 1 liter bottle I had just purchased in the Fairbanks airport. The drone of the twin engine, eight seater Navajo plane muffled out any small talk, this time for … [ Read More ]

“Double bacon cheese burgers are hands down the best trail food.” This is my thought as I sit in the middle of an old forest service road in the 80 something degree heat and let the burger juice drip off my hands. Aaron (aka Thrasher, the other half of team DirtyThrasher) has the best ideas…sometimes. … [ Read More ]

In 2010, I set out with my dearest expedition pals, Kate Harris and Rebecca Haspel, to become the first all-female team to summit Lingsarmo/Pinnacle Peak – a 6955m peak in the heart of the Indian Himalaya. By the time we were descending from the precipitous summit, we were already brewing up our next expedition. A … [ Read More ]

Lavanya Pant
May 5, 2017

Road to Mulege

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Baja Divide

I wake up holding my cramping stomach, I could just lie here but after four days in the backcountry we all want to get to Mulege for food and comfort. As we start riding I feel sorry for myself then I feel better and a great idea knocks me over, that I won’t stop again. … [ Read More ]

February 8, 2017

Cuba Dispatch

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Turn left onto the dirt track, drifting slowly to double check the GPS and that gives her enough time to come rushing out of the schoolhouse to call after us. I stop, her classroom is in a suspended stasis of looking at us through slatted no glass windows, giggling gesticulation little kid squeals. Their teacher, … [ Read More ]

October 10, 2016

Kyrgyzstan Dispatch

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August 2016 We’d been prowling long enough up and down the river so that my patience sheared apart. Fuck it, I stepped in, three, then six more steps and the water swirled up past my knees. It felt warm and alluring, though I knew that was entirely the contrast between it and the shivering rainstorm … [ Read More ]

Nicholas Carman
September 16, 2016

Baja Blast

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Baja Divide

We’re not talking about the Mountain Dew flavor here, folks. There are a few things we are stoked to talk about though: the route, the ride, and the scholarship. The Route So what is all this Baja buzz? In a short synopsis, it is a route developed by Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carman during the … [ Read More ]

Roman Dial
August 11, 2016

Misery Loves Company – Part 3

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Alaska, Lost Coast

Our best day started really bad. It started with rain all night and the night before, us soaked from three hours in a temperate rain forest – both its old growth form and its scabby, hellish clear-cut 10-year old regrowth form – followed by a chilly crossing of a misty glacial stream called the White … [ Read More ]

Roman Dial
August 9, 2016

Misery Loves Company – Part 2

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Alaska, Lost Coast

Continued from Part 1… Lost Coast North’s Obstacles The Lost Coast falls logistically into three parts: Cordova to Icy Bay (Lost Coast North), Icy Bay to Yakutat Bay (the Malaspina Lost Coast), and Yakutat to Gustavus (Lost Coast South). The early hikers often split the coast in three, too, using the landing strips on either … [ Read More ]

Roman Dial
August 8, 2016

Misery Loves Company – Part 1

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Alaska, Lost Coast

Roman Dial is no stranger to Alaska’s Lost coast. Perhaps that is why, instead of chronologically ordering the days of suffering, this story is full of history, geography, and earth science. Not enough time has passed since Roman and this all-star crew, who he quickly introduces in this story, departed to forget just how the … [ Read More ]

Way back when Endomorphs were the coolest thing ever, my buddy Dylan and I did this trip. It was a big deal for us and shaped many things to come. I think it was the longest beach bike trip ever done in Alaska. A few clips of this footage circulated at the time but I … [ Read More ]

The days are numbered until the Tour Divide begins, enthusiastic cyclists will start pedaling in Banff, AB. Those that can navigate the terrain, clock the miles, and maneuver through all seasons of weather with the looming threat of wildfires to emerge in Antelope Wells, NM, on this self supported tour, all deserve a medal. We … [ Read More ]

Flying into Puerto Montt, Chile on December 25th was a pretty remarkable experience. Suddenly, as the plane coasted over farmland toward the head of the Gulfo de Ancud/Corcovado, Volcan Osorno filled the frame of my tiny airplane window. It was magnificent. Soft green fields rolled up to the flanks of the volcano. From sea level … [ Read More ]

March 8, 2016

Pancho

Posted by in Adventures Ambassadors       Tags: Baja Divide

Written by Lael Wilcox, photos by Nicholas Carman Riding out of Bahia Los Angeles, under the sun with a tailwind, Nick and I get in a fight because I want to run and he wants to keep moving forward. Fueled by temper, we ride fast through afternoon until we reach a crusty old car tire … [ Read More ]

Story and Photographs by Revelate Ambassador Dan Bailey. Vampires and castles. That’s all I really knew about Romania before deciding to go bike touring over there for a month. Oh yea, and that the country was ruled by a brutal communist dictator for over 20 years, who was executed by firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989 … [ Read More ]

Interbike 2015 is in the bag, we had a great time overall. We ll be following up in the coming weeks & months with details of the the new gear in the pipe. After Interbike I always feel the need to unplug from work and purge all that is vegas and stressful from the system. … [ Read More ]