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Greg on his way to Overland Expo 2015

Dear Readers!

I apologize for the radio silence the past few months. I’d like to get the WCXC ball rolling again with series of posts about last spring’s Overland Expo 2015. I had initially invited my good friend Greg from gadmachine to go with me. When a scheduling conflict came up, Greg, always up for adventure, accepted our press pass (kindly provided by Overland Expo) and headed to Arizona solo. He had a great time, met some great people, and took the fantastic photos you see here.

I’ll cover the Expo in four posts: Trucks, Products, Camp Vibes, and the Obstacle Course.

Next year’s Overland Expo will be held May 20–22, 2016 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The event offers a chance to work on your overland driving skills, attend workshops and classes, watch films and demos, and offers a tangible air of camaraderie. They’re already taking reservations. If you’re interested, click here.

On to the trucks! The Expo is a great place to see adventure vehicles. Here’s what Greg spotted. Read the rest of this entry »

I love watching this video. It documents British cyclist, Danny Hart’s, phenomenal downhill run at the 2011 UCI Downhill World Championship in wet conditions at Champery, Switzerland in 2011. It’s totally amazing. The announcers are just beside themselves and throw out some classic commentary.

I recently came across this amazing, downhill mountain bike footage from a Canadian production company called Anthill Films. This particular shot, called Stevie And Gee’s Downhill Run, from the company’s film Follow Me, was shot near Queenstown, New Zealand. It’s four minutes of beautifully edited deft-riding, dirt-flying gorgeousness and definitely worth a look.

They’ll be releasing a new film this spring called Strength in Numbers.