‘The idea behind Aether Chasing Winter was to combine two passions: motorcycles and skiing. To get the best of both worlds, we planned a trip through the Rockies in early April, hitting the first of the open roads and the last of the spring skiing. We carried all the gear we needed on the bikes, including poles, boots, and skis. It wasn’t exactly the most practical way to travel, but it definitely was the most exhilarating.’
Nailed the concept and execution, and looked like a lot of fun as well. Aether keep pushing it forward whether it be with their product offerings or use of online media to tell their story.
The Bolts crew made the trip to the Baja for the 2013 El Diablo Run and shot this vid along the way. It’s moto road trip season and plans have been hatched. Tune that problem maker up and hit the highway, pack light, and remember that you can’t get lost if you never set a course to begin with.
So as you are probably all aware if you are a regular here both of the 84/85 boys are heavy into motorcycles, with no real discrimination; old Japanese bikes, British bikes, dual sports, dirtbikes, Harleys, choppers, etc, we really love ’em all. So if your gonna ride in this day and age your gonna need a helmet (its not 1972 and we don’t live in Colorado or Iowa) and damn right it has to look good as well as protect the melon. Insert Biltwell, the motorcycle parts and accessories company has been turning out a steady pace of amazing products. Their most recent being the ‘Gringo’ full face DOT approved helmet. This beauty features a classic 70’s tracker styling with no BS and high quality construction and materials. These bad boys are just now hitting their web shop, only in sizes L, XL, XXL for now with the smaller sizes to come soon. Support the real and head over to Biltwell to grab a lid and hit the road.
Two dudes who are like brothers to me, this video features the newly renovated Brakeless on Parc Ave in Montreal, now home to Squire Barbering as well as the pre-existing bike shop. Shouts to Vitamin Water for profiling Syl and Rob, having just returned from a visit out east I’m 100% stoked for these two and what they’re doing in the Mile End.
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Loving this video from Specialized-Lululemon featuring photographer Emily Maye, who shot the team while training in Portugal during December 2012. Its Maye’s ability to capture the non-race moments that works so well here, but honestly this strikes a special chord because good friend / Stucky Life cohort Gillian Carleton is part of the Velocio team and is featured predominantly throughout these photos (and has been on a tear recently in general).
Vancouver based Arc’teryx has released this great new short film titled, Silence.
“The world is filled with noise. Make room for silence. Arc’teryx runner Adam Campbell stars in a story with no words. Shot on the streets of Vancouver and the high country around Whistler, Silence is the story of every runner, climber and skier who chases passion rather than the modern world’s trappings.”
This video really nails the feeling of breaking the 9-5 monotony with whatever your outlet be; running, cycling, climbing, fishing, riding motorbikes etc. I have been really into running over the last while and this video really hits home for me. Everyone has their busy routines, just make sure to break it up with some exercise and silence every now and then.
American denim label Tellason have started a new video feature on their blog entitled Tellason Stories. They have just released this new vid which features Seattle-based Todd Blubaugh, a photographer, designer and motorcycle builder. The video follows Todd on his daily routine as he explains his take on the motorcycle scene and his love for photography. Big ups to Tellason for this one, looking forward to the next instalment in this series.
Pangea Speed out of Salt Lake City are really very dope. Great attitude towards bikes and even better builds, props to HBTV for this feature. Nice 5 min edit of riding (couple of those Sporty chops are RAD) and an overview of Andy’s philosophy, a good way to get stoked on all the riding in your own life (oh and make sure to follow Pangea on the gram).