Bike magazine‘s Heavy Pedal Tour–which follows mountain bikers Natty and Trey as they visit 12 bike parks across the nation–has finally come to an end, and Natty and Trey’s last stop was Northstar Bike Park near Lake Tahoe, California. “Northstar is known for hosting multiple downhill races throughout the year, on trails with steep, gnarly rock gardens. ‘Livewire’ is Northstar’s signature trail that’s irrigated daily to keep the dust down to a minimum and provide tacky dirt while riders send it on over 50-foot-plus jumps! The park also has 33 gravity-fed trails with another fifteen multi-use trails that can be accessed from the lift system. There are so many trails that we didn’t even have a chance to ride them all,” Natty and Trey wrote. To read the full story on Northstar, and access a photo gallery and video of the park, click here.
Photo courtesy Balet, Bike
Surfer magazine‘s November issue is out, and it’s a special issue that’s dedicated to the Momentum generation. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what this means, “‘Momentum’ was a surf movie that ushered in a bunch of new surfers, including 11-time world champion Kelly Slater,” said Grindtv’s own Chris Mauro, who was a longtime editor of Surfer magazine. “It was a groundbreaking video based mostly on the performances within it, because they were considered extremely radical for the time.” To catch up with the momentum generation, 20 years later, click here to preview Surfer’s November issue. Or, click here to purchase the issue digitally.
Photo courtesy Surfer, Ellis; click on the photo to purchase the November issue
Canoe and Kayak correspondents Jeffrey Andreoni and Giulio D’Eramo are kayaking down Ukraine’s Dnieper River, and writing a series of dispatches along the way. In their latest dispatch, they detail how they dealt with snake-infested water, a hurricane, and learned how to butcher a chicken. “Giulio finally comes back from his relaxing stroll to the store and we cautiously untie the boat from the rocky shore and start paddling. We keep singing folksongs, which we believe will perhaps frighten away the dozen or so snakes that have been swimming alongside us, until we find a very nice spot to camp and have some grilled vegetables. In the morning we take our chances with the snakes and venture into the water to wash at least part of our now extremely dirty clothes,” Andreoni wrote. To read the full dispatch, click here.
Photo courtesy Canoe and Kayak