THE ADVENTURE DISPATCH

Live simply. Slow Down. Explore nature. It's so simple a concept that few choose to follow its path, but this isn't true of the elusive Ultra Romance. In this episode of The Adventure Dispatch, we hear the whole story from the man himself.

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ULTRA ROMANCE

Deep in the remote wild of New England lies an enigmatic figure, with piercing eyes like the Night's King, to which many names are attributed. Boltar Benedict, Poppi, Juan Cool Romance, Turbo Romance—it's all really beside the point, as it's his message that's truly important. It's a tale told through unbridled, unpretentious adventure. No, he doesn't ride for Insta-likes, he's spearheading a movement of living simply and getting out in nature. And even if you're not daring enough to tromp through the bush to find him, you're still invited along for the ride.

ENGRAINED IN EVERYBODY, HERE, IS A CERTAIN SENSE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND LONGEVITY, AND I LIKE MATCHING BIKES TO THAT AESTHETIC. JUST OLD WITH THAT LITTLE BIT OF RUST ON IT.

Ultra Romance

STEVE FASSBINDER

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STEVE FASSBINDER

In this episode of The Adventure Dispatch, we sync-up with Steve Fassbinder in the timeless red deserts of the American West for an adventure that pushes the boundaries of a bike's perceived limitations. Fly in to the middle of nowhere, take a Fatboy through the sandy darkness, do a first ascent of a monster crack, rip through narrow slot canyons, discover some left-behind oddities, and pack-raft the Dirty Devil River before calling it a trip. This is the kind of project that Steve and his ilk live for, so come along for the ride—we promise that you'll leave inspired.

THE ROUTE IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BECAUSE I'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME OUT HERE. AND SO, I WANTED TO CLIMB THIS TOWER AND ACCESS IT VIA BIKES AND PACK-RAFTS. IT'S CALLED PINNACLE.

Steve Fassbinder

SARAH SWALLOW

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SARAH SWALLOW

In this episode of The Adventure Dispatch, we head out on an overnight ride with Sarah Swallow through the Humboldt Redwood State Park. Sarah is an expert when it comes to creative route planning, which is why we're happy that she decided to share her methodology for sub-24-hour overnight riding (S24O). So take notes or just enjoy the scenery and get motivated, because you're about to learn what happens when you saddle-up, slow down, and take notice of the world around you.

SEEING THE WORLD FROM THE SEAT OF MY BICYCLE IS AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. THERE'LL BE HARDSHIPS, AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS COMFORTABLE, BUT IT WILL BE REWARDING NO MATTER WHAT.

Sarah Swallow

TY HATHAWAY

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TY HATHAWAY

In this first episode of The Adventure Dispatch, Ty will show you a City of Angeles that you won't find in any guidebook. Subtly removed from the star maps or the billboard-strewn promises of the Sunset Strip, his escape oasis resides a short ride from the hustle and bustle of a city that millions call home.

MOST PEOPLE JUST ASSOCIATE LA WITH DOWNTOWN LA, AND HOLLYWOOD, AND BIG CITIES, AND THE BEACH, AND SURFING, AND THERE'S THIS WHOLE UNEXPLORED REALM…THAT'S UNEXPLORED BY THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE. AND THEY'RE JUST NOT LOOKING FOR IT, OR THEY JUST DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S THERE? BUT IT'S HERE, AND IT'S KIND OF AMAZING.

Ty Hathaway