bikepacking

G.O. 063 – Olivia Round

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G.O. 063 - Facing Fears by Touring With Olivia Round

Olivia Round has had a deep-seated fear of men and sexual assault for her entire life. Fed up with the way this anxiety interfered with her daily life, she sought a solution. At 21, Olivia rode her bicycle 5,000 miles across the United States—alone. She and Jason spoke over Skype one morning about this journey, her path to healing, penning a memoir, and Russian mystics.


LINKS:

oliviaround.org
Her Article at Adventure Cycling Association
Indiegogo Campaign

adventurecycling.org
warmshowers.org

G.O. 062 – Bikepacking & Touring

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G.O. 062 - Roundtable: Bikepacking & Touring

Traveling multiple days on a bicycle opens up a realm of adventures not possible by car or foot. Jason grills four bicycle enthusiasts: Nate, Nils, Lauren, and Megan about the realm of bikepacking and touring. They cover the various technical aspects, the draw of two wheels, the importance of sturdy chairs, and the dangers of hitting Nate with a car.


LINKS:

She Wolf Attack Team (SWAT)
Echo Park Bike Posse (EPBP)
Rogue Panda Designs
Revelate Designs
Swift Industries
Adventure Cycling Association
Tom Harrison Maps
Google Earth
Safety Pizza
Crazy Guy on a Bike
Rails to Trails
Katy Trail

bikepacking.com
theradavist.com
strava.com
boyzonthehoods.com
bajadivide.com

instagram.com/lauren_grababrewski/
instagram.com/meganrosedonuts/
instagram.com/c_baller/
instagram.com/frankwithoutbeans/

G.O. 040 – Lauren Grabowski

G.O. 061 – Ryan Dacey

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G.O. 061 - Ryan Dacey, Taco Del Montana

Ryan “Taco” Dacey likes to live in the spaces in between. He prefers climbing the challenging choss betwixt established routes. He chooses the miserable gorge descents flanked by quality canyons. He selects suffering when comfort is the preferred option. Yet, his aptitude for joy reigns supreme and his willingness to share is unmatched. Ryan and Jason sat in a Pasadena park one afternoon discussing shitty rock, life by bicycle, surviving Fish Fork, Ragu sponsorships, and the dastardly Steller’s Jay.


LINKS:

instagram.com/tacodelmontana
Taco’s Blog
San Gabriel Mountain Forums
Profile on Mountain Project

Fish Fork

Taco Del Rio Yelp Review

Get him sponsored: ragu.com

G.O. 045 – Paul Hytinen & Dylan Gonda

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G.O. 045 - Touring the Divide with Paul & Dylan

The Tour Divide is a backcountry off-road cycling route spanning over 2700 miles from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Paul Hytinen and Dylan Gonda are two men separated by 40 years in age who both found themselves itching to take on this challenge. Jason sat down with both of them at Paul’s Michigan home to discuss the draw of the trail and the intricacies of completing it.

LINKS:

Paul’s Facebook
Dylan’s Instagram
Dylan’s Facebook
greatlakesgreatstories.org

Ride the Divide Documentary
bikepacking.net
bikepacking.com
tourdivide.org
tourdivide.com
Konan Stephens Tour Divide Video
Crazy Larry FB

Arrowhead 135

G.O. 043 – Nick Smolinske

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G.O. 043 - Nick Smolinske Goes Rogue Panda

Nick Smolinske spent his childhood indoors playing video games. Commuting on a bicycle in college triggered something inside that lay dormant and he discovered a passion for active outdoor pursuits. Soon he was slack-lining and competing on a Broomball team. In hopes of saving money, he began creating his own bikepacking gear in his bedroom. This operation would eventually evolve into Rogue Panda Designs and turn Nick into a business owner. Nick and Jason met one day at the Rogue Panda shop in Flagstaff, AZ to discuss the birth of the Panda, the powers of smooth jazz, hacked construction signs, the pleasures of German bread, and the benefits of vacuum sealers.

LINKS:

roguepanda.com
instagram.com/roguepandadesigns/
facebook.com/smogear/
Personal Blog
Looking ahead to 2017

backpackinglight.com
huppybar.com

savetheconfluence.com

G.O. 040 – Lauren Grabowski

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G.O. 040 - Outdoor Dilettante, Lauren Grabowski

Lauren Grabowski tossed aside the shackles of her adolescent safety after embarking upon a 50-mile day hike in college. As a collector of experiences, and self-proclaimed outdoor dilettante, she seeks varied adventures and novel locales. She does, although, have a special love for cycling and bikepacking and the opportunities traveling on two wheels can provide. She and Jason met in one of the rare spots in Los Angeles where its river looks like a river to discuss cycling, mountaineering, travel, living abroad, and the Grabowski Shuffle.

LINKS:

instagram.com/lauren_grababrewski
High Fashion Blob

iNaturalist App
Arlene Blum
Arlene Blum Annapurna t-shirts

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