New Merit Site

Our boy Jason Eichhorst has revived his Merit Compatibles website with a new focus on original content. For one of his first features he was kind enough to do a feature on my old bike and car, a sort of throwback to three Summers ago when we did the exact same thing for the same site (different bike, different car).  There’s also a cool feature on photographer Jeff Brown and a long-term product test/review of the IPath Gall shoe.

Dave Thompson on Fuel TV


There’s a nice short interview up with Dave Thompson on Fuel TV’s website, featuring photos by Andrew Brady.

Above photo courtesy of  Jason Eichhorst.

Check the interview out here.

180 Degrees South


A few weeks ago our boy Skier Jay hipped me to yet another remarkable thing on the internet. Tonight I finally checked the link he sent me, and wow. According to the Brushfire Records website, this documentary “follows the 2008 trip of a group of surfers and outdoorsmen (including Keith Malloy) as they retrace the steps of Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins’ 1968 trip to Patagonia”. An excerpt from the intro sums up the plot of the movie nicely:

“The hope of finding the last wild place on earth

Became the dream of saving it forever”

Click here to view the trailer and check out all kinds of commentary and information about the movie.