Welcome to Maverick Mini Magazine bringing you a selection of news, events and adventures from the great outdoors.
News highlights – its all about cycling this week
Chris Boardman’s comments about cycle helmets and cycling safety have led to strong reactions on twitter and the web. Boardman believes that helmets are not one of the top 10 safety issues when cycling on the road. In a statement on the BC website, he added: “If cycling looks and feels normal, more people will cycle”. The story has also been picked up by Outside Online.
Will Sir Bradley Wiggins try and break the hour record next year? Cycling Weekly think so
Death defying adventures
Great article by Alex Scola on 15 places people will risk their lives to travel to, including Mount Huashan in China with it’s near-vertical staircases and rickety wooden footbridges, the Yungas Road in Bolivia nicknamed “The Road of Death”, a bike trail in Ireland along the”Cliffs of Insanity” and the incredible Trolltunga in Norway (image below)
Are you up for a Global adventure challenge?
The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is an annual around the world travel adventure competition that crowns The World’s Greatest Travelers™ after fifteen two-person teams circumnavigate the globe. The challenge takes them to ten countries in 23-days, all while performing/completing a series of highly participatory and culturally-oriented site-doing scavenges.
The annual event now in its 11th year is designed for adventurous spirits and is an extremely hands-on one of a kind around the world travel experience, filled with: secret missions, special challenges, exotic off-the-beaten path backdrops, amazingly colourful people and cultures all entwined in a fascinating competition.
The 2015 event set to take place between April 10th and May 2nd and starts in N America
Mountain unicycling !
Yes it’s true, people do unicycle on Mountains
One of the main exponents of the sport is Kris Holm considered to be one of the early mountain unicycling pioneers. His adventures have taken him to the summit of the highest mountain in Central America and the Great Wall of China along with many adventures too numerous to mention here.
In Europe Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz have posted an amazing video on You Tube from the Italian Dolomites
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Full length Skateboard film anyone? check out the awesome Grade Official trailer from Caliber Truck Co.
alternatively, how about a Flying carpet in Norway?
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or you could try free climbing and base jumping on Monte Brento, Italy
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GoPro continue to dominate the action camera market, check out DC Rainmaker’s in depth review of the Hero 4
Phantom 2 Vision Flying Camera
Have you ever wondered where the aerial videos of action sports are taken?- its from cameras attached to drones. DJI recently released its Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter replacing an earlier popular model. Check out the Gizmag review.
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Quote of the week
Adventure is worthwhile. Aristotle
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