Here’s a Dream Slalom edit to bump over the Wednesday hump.
The OPEN U.P just arrived, and it’s like Christmas in July; at least for those of us into riding road bikes on dirt. Away from the pavement is another type of riding: acute, contrasting, and with scenery like I shared yesterday on Medium. The U.P is one of the adventure bikes I’m riding late summer and into the fall. I hope past another beaver dam.
On a suffering scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being “on the phone calling for help,” this ride was a 2. What hitting level 2 did do, is remind us of past 5s, and we knew how to get back to the car safely. This summer we’ve been riding every inch of the Iron Horse Trail and making our way, trailhead by trailhead, towards Ellensburg. We’ve ridden through 3 of the 4 tunnels on the State’s rails-to-trails park.
Read the the rest of the story about our Iron Horse trail rides on Medium Bicycles, and in the next issue of our magazine when it drops later this week. I had a Scott Addict CX-1 with me.
Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are two 17 yr olds out of Norwich, England who perform as Lets Eat Grandma. There music is by turns quirky, dream-like, childish, enchanting. Their video performance of “Deep Six Textbook” for NME’s Basement Sessions gives an idea of their live presentation, while their official video for ” Eat Shiitake Mushrooms” is looks like something pulled from the vaults of MTV’s 120 Minutes. In the video for “Eat Shiitake Mushrooms”, the viewer follows the two girls as they adventure on bicycles into the woods. A really sharp-eyed viewer might spot that 1) the bikes are cheap crap and 2) one of the two bikes has the fork positioned backwards.