THE WHY | Running 100 Miles – Billy Yang

Why do we run 100 miles?

It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And in the lower moments during these ultramarathon events if I’m honest, a question I direct inward too. Sure, on the surface you can cite self-improvement, challenging yourself, so on and so forth. But the longer I do this, the more I started to explore answers beyond the surface. How we relate to discomfort, uncertainty and pain. Do we have it too easy and thus, we’re drawn to the opposite end of the spectrum where we’re reduced to “survival” mode and drinking/eating/moving forward? Are we in our more natural state when this is what our world is reduced down to? Read more…

 

 

The Art Of Adventure: Joey Schusler’s Unexpected Journey – Bikepacking

Our friend Joey Schusler was recently featured in Freehub Magazine for his history and career in mountain bike adventure filmmaking and photography. As part of the feature they’ve released a series of videos titled, The Art of Adventure…

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Although sill a pup in his 20s, Joey Schusler has already built quite the career around mountain bikes, bikepacking, and adventure filmmaking. With roots in Boulder, CO, the mountains have been a formative force in Joey Schusler’s life. After nearly a decade of racing – all the while climbing the ranks from local races to the UCI World Cup — his focus began to shift toward filmmaking. One thing led to another and this creative outlet pushed Joey to see how far his bike could take him, not just how fast he could go. In the years since, he’s traveled the world with his camera, bike and best friends, exploring rugged and remote areas, telling the stories of places and their people. For Joey, adventuring is not only a lifestyle, but an art form. Read more…