We have always been confident in the capable and good vibes of the AWOL family. Teaming up with THE most inspiring outdoor / (r)adventure / campvibes brands just makes so much sense. We love what Polerstuff have achieved in such a short amount of time, how much good vibes that has been sent around the globe the last year, truly inspiring. We’ve built a great friendship and we’re both super stoked on the result. Head over to The Radavist for more pictures and stay tuned for the the great release party next Friday in Portland at the brand new Poler flagship store.  More info on that to come.

To the whole Poler Team and The Radavist one man show. Love and respect, kudos in general. See You soon!

We’re so stoked to go online with this great collaboration. The wait has been long but finally it’s here, the AWOL x POLeR shred sled. Stay tuned for more and check out The Radavist later today for more info and a lot of pictures.

We’re so stoked to go online with this great collaboration. The wait has been long but finally it’s here, the AWOL x POLeR shred sled. Stay tuned for more and check out The Radavist later today for more info and a lot of pictures.

Hey guys, super huge fan of this monster bike and all of your posts. Simply cannot eat enough miles on my AWOL. Just took it out over the weekend to the wife’s horse trials and got to ride the cross country course and the amazing surrounding Santa Ynez dirt, gravel and asphalt offerings. Anyway, keep all the posts and info coming.

Thanks again,
Nick

Thank you Nick!

Thanks Luke for the Tuesday tune!

The best things in life are free. Well, You do have to pay for the brews, most of the time.  Pedalling for Pints Luke has a sweet thing going on there in Missouri at the moment. - Take me to the river, drop me in the water - Talking Heads Look closely and you’ll see me, beer in hand (Alley Spring State Park, Missouri)

The best things in life are free. Well, You do have to pay for the brews, most of the time.  Pedalling for Pints Luke has a sweet thing going on there in Missouri at the moment. - Take me to the river, drop me in the water - Talking Heads Look closely and you’ll see me, beer in hand (Alley Spring State Park, Missouri)

Hey guys! Love the blog. I have just recently picked up cycling and I am already addicted. I would have loved to get my hands on a Transcontinental Edition AWOL but sadly I am a day late and a dollar short. I was thinking about building my own and had a question about the Dynamo supernova hub that powers your gadgets. I looked on their site and was confused. Do you only need one hub (the front one)? I had no idea something like that existed but now that I do I need one! — Asked by johnnymagic86

Hi,

It’s a small piece of magic. Our set-up is the hub, front and rear lights + The Plug, all sharing the electricity produced by the front dynamo hub. We can charge gadgets during the day and use the lights it the dark on longer rides. If you don’t need to charge gadgets like a smart phone or Gps during daylight, there’s no reason not to use your powerfull Supernova lights during the day. We highly encourage daytime bicycle lights and with a dynamo hub, you won’t run out of power.

/ Team AWOL

Do you have an overview where the Transcontinental Bikes are? — Asked by matzebb

/ Hi,

We do and did, they went fast due to their limited numbers

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RE: E's Di2 IGH (Alfine?) setup - does he run his dynohub to the Di2 system to keep it charged on the go, or does he have to manually charge it? — Asked by rhodeskc

/ Hi

The battery is in the seat post and can be charged by the dynamo hub via the Supernova plug and a Usb cord into the junction box / display on the handle bar. More juice is needed to charge the gps or iPhone and the battery lasts a month with regular riding so having it connected to the battery constantly makes no sense. Yes, the hub is the Di2 Shimano Alfine 11

/ Team AWOL

EUROBIKE

Hey, see you at Eurobike? Team AWOL is there all week so the blog will be kinda slow the coming week. The rest of You, see you when we’re back!

The devil is in the details. No doubt, E’s Unicorn Full Nuke Rainbow Extravaganza AWOL Transcontinental bike is every hipster’s secret dream. Tanwall tires, loads of CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) A Wolves In the Throne Room patch from their latest gig, the brand new Mash cap including the Goatlord and some Suicidal Tendencies, a Swift Industries porteur bag, real Unicorn paint, a Svart Katt and a The Great Escape patch. The POLeR thing. Alfine Di2 hydraulic’s and hey, it goes to eleven. E is not much into the Pabst Blue Ribbon game but the Swift bag would fit a 12 pack or two. The followers of this blog knows that this bike has been around and that E is not only a poser, he also shreds.

We promised to tell You something fun next Friday, the 29th. Until then, suck on this. We can’t wait, this will be fun fun fun!

We promised to tell You something fun next Friday, the 29th. Until then, suck on this. We can’t wait, this will be fun fun fun!

Rick Bell continues to feed us with great touring pictures as he’s Awolin’ northern France on his way south. Some days are great, some less. High on life one day, lowest of the low the next. That’s touring life, Rick get to feel that right now. Follow Rick on Instagram @ricbell4416

Luke Clark keep on posting inspiration for all of us having ordinary jobs, sitting inside dreaming of the outside most of the day. Luke is Awolin’ across the US of A from New York to Seattle for the excellent cause of a good (r)adventure and good brews. He reports on his BLOG

Pedalling: Hartford to Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. 94 miles. 3540ft.
Cave-in-Rock to Little Grassy Lake. 78 miles. 4642ft.

I got my wish. It stopped raining. And now it’s hot. Real hot. Like 35 degrees of hot. I’ve had to buy my third pair of sunglasses in as many weeks and the tan lines are coming on nearly as well as the beard.

The past few days I’ve been putting in the miles. Three in a row over 90. I go through phases of thinking “Crap, I’m not going to make it in time” then looking at a map and thinking “Looooadsa time”. Then a day later I’ll be thinking “Crap!” and so it goes on.

I’ve now left the kind state of Kentucky and crossed the Ohio River into Illinois. I’ll only be here a couple of days before crossing the Mississippi into Missouri. It’s still very green and quite hilly - some of the small lanes could easily be in England.

Oh, I also ‘treated’ myself to my first Diner breakfast. I asked for scrambled eggs on toast with hash browns. “ON toast?” she asks, “Yes, on the toast”. I got a rubber egg sandwich with a side of grated potato.

Luke, keep on what You doing, You’re doing it right.

I recently purchased an AWOL Transcontinental. Please let me know how I can purchase the water bottles I see I the photos on the blog. Also how can I purchase an AWOL cup? Thanks — Asked by gochubchub

Hi,

Waterbottles and Tin Cups was something we did in a limited run a while back. Maybe we’ll do another run. Anybody up for that?

Team AWOL

Hey, It’s Friday and You should really start thinking of getting out of there and #GOAWOL. As a nice piece of inspiration we give You LOST ON PURPOSE, a blog by AWOL fan Rick Bell who’s currently on a 3 week ride from London to Barcelona, over the Pyrennes.

This is the weapon of choice for my 3 week ride from London to Barecelona, over the Pyrennes: The fully loaded Specialized AWOL Deluxe. I’ve been following the development of this bike for a while now. Erik and Recep from Specialized first debuted the bike when they rode the Transcontinental Race from London to Istanbul last year. No bike video has ever got me so stoked to load a bike up, cycle off and see what I can find. And I’m pretty sure that whatever I do find, with metal guards, tubus racks, plenty of mounting points and 42C tyres the AWOL should be able to handle it. Follow the bike, the makers and the RADventures that other AWOL users are getting up to by checking out their blog.

Follow Rick on Instagram HERE