If you’re going to send a few dudes on an epic bike adventure who better to send than two pro messengers and and epic film maker. Follow Lucas Brunelle, Chas Christiansen and Austin Horse as they explore deep into Panama riding the Darian Gap to Bogota Columbia. Machetes in hand they rip through the jungle eventually emerging tired but with a damn good story to tell. Well worth a watch…some bike tripping sounds epic right now. Peep their two wheel ATV’s right here…
This Austin Horse bit I spotted on John’s spot is pure gold. If you don’t know who Austin Horse is you’re slippin’ and definitely need to watch this. Messenger stuff like this is always a good look and even more so when it’s a dude like this in NYC.
I hadn’t seen these Rider Spotlights for Wolfpack until today but have to say I dig it. What better way to promote a solid race series than show you some of the best of the competition. Austin is well known on the track scene (goes without saying) and has a bunch to say in his bit over on the Wolfpack spot. Check it and stay up on these as we come closer to the WP Crit in just a few weeks!
His comparison of NY to LA riding was a gem for me…most people don’t think about other locality when they’re racing at events around the world:
““The seasonality is definitely more pronounced in New York because Los Angeles enjoys year round ridable weather. To the LA person you can hop on a bike in February and probably be okay. Whereas in NY to be that person who gets on a bike in February, you have to plan it, you have to be prepared and you have to be committed. I do feel that a broader pool embrace the Bike Scene in LA closely. Whereas in NY the pool of people who embrace it is limited by the hardship of it. In NY, You are always going to have your seasonal riders, “Woohoo! It’s awesome!” But their bike sits in their closet for four months. In LA, that same type of person would be more likely to not leave their bike in the closet for four months and to make it more of year long part of their identity.”
I didn’t see this before they changed their name but that wouldn’t change the fact that this is an awesome idea. I know there are times when I’m in another city and wish I had something to cruise around on. Liquid is the answer. Spend a few bucks and you get to borrow someone’s ride and change your traveling experience I’m sure. Some of the bikes on there are probably nicer than yours…another reason to rent. A quick search in my area brought up some results…even came across Austin Horse’s rides out in NYC which include his beastly Corima road bike. So sick.