Freehub Issue 13.2 The Adventure Issue



If you ask 10 different people about the definition of adventure, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. But one common sentiment is that adventure often involves an element of surprise, whether it’s the elation of experiencing entirely new landscapes or simply discovering what’s beyond that next turn on the trail. This edition of Freehub is a testament to the bike as the ultimate tool for adventure, from a quest for ancient singletrack in the storied deserts of Jordan to a search for unridden freeride lines down the glacier-sculpted chutes of Alaska’s remote Talkeetna Mountains. In the case of trailbuilder Jonnie Benda, most of his life has been an adventure building some of the most iconic trails in Truckee, California, free from the modern distractions of the internet and social media. And on multi-day bikepacking missions in Washington’s rugged North Cascades and the lush Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, all-male and all-female teams test themselves against the unpredictable nature of the elements. Welcome to your next adventure—Issue 13.4.

DEPARTMENTS Who We Are | Finding the Light Masthead | Who Did It? Contributors | Amazing People Behind This Issue Essential Connection | Young Riders Merge Traditions on Navajo Land Waiting for the Ticket | Brett Rheeder's Steady Rise to Slopestyle Stardom

FEATURES Destined for Greatness | Angelo Washington's Journey From the Baseball Diamond to Downhill Brilliance Northern Nucleus | A Master Plan Materializes in Terrace First Light | A Curious Creep Down the Wormhole of Framebuilding The Skiers of Summer | Sandpoint Resurfaces as a Singletrack Sanctum Home of the Vols | Tennessee Volunteers Rally in Knoxville Riding Boom

ISSUE 13.2 COVER Photo: Jonathan Mehring Rider: Angelo Washington

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