GoPro Quik: Biking in the North Cascades

Last week PRW’s own Dave Goulet participated in the first day of a four day bike ride from Anacortes to Spokane. The first day of the ride followed North Cascades Highway 20 from Fidalgo Island to Diablo Lake. With a HERO5 Session and the GoPro Quik iPhone App Dave made this edit:

Dave’s notes and tips:

  • Record short clips
    • Aim for 30seconds or less, unless it is something super notable. This will make editing easier, your video more compelling and less tedious. (You may have spent 8hours in the saddle but your viewer doesn’t want to.)
  • Different Perspectives
    • When possible make every edit point a change in POV (point of view)
      • For example: Handlebar mount > handheld > Handlebar mount
      • Or even better – record using multiple cameras
    • This breaks up the shots to keep the viewer entertained.
    • Don’t fret too hard on this, Quik will help with edit styles when viewpoints don’t change (See above: the tunnel section)
    • Don’t be afraid to hold the camera in your mouth.
      • Yes, it is a little gross, and be careful not to crash or drop it, but it gives a good POV and stabilizes the camera quite well.
  • Use the Quik App
    • It makes editing a breeze and can compress files to make posting to Instagram or Facebook easier as well as emailing a link to friends and family.
  • Bring more GoreTex
    • OK, that has more to do with cycling in the Pacific Northwest in September, but it is always a good tip.


  • Shot on a HERO5 Session
  • Shot in 1080P @ 30 FPS
  • Video Stabilization: ON
  • Mounts used:
    • Pro Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount
    • Handheld
    • In mouth
    • Set on ground
  • Edited in GoPro Quik iPhone App
  • Quik Style: Grammy
  • Song: Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
  • Distance biked: 89.8 miles
  • Elevation gained: 3,196 feet

Interbike 2017: Goodies from Day 1 – Yakima

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Bike transport solutions from Yakima

We’re in Vegas for the last Interbike in Sin City and here are a few interesting and/or new things we found on our first day wandering the show floor.

Yakima BackSwing

The BackSwing adapter from Yakima converts almost any hitch rack with a two-inch receiver into a swing-away rack (even those that aren’t Yakima). It will hold up to a four-bike rack with bikes (or about 250 pounds), will retail for $299 and will be available in April.

Yakima SingleSpeed

The SingleSpeed one-bike rack is designed for folks who tend to travel solo (or don’t have any friends) and want a minimalist hitch rack. It is compatible with a variety of sizes of bikes from 20-inch BMX to fat. It will also be available in the spring and will retail for $259.

Yakima GateKeeper


The GateKeeper truck tailgate pad will be available in two different sizes (fitting five or six bikes depending on the size of your truck) and features individual straps to hold each bike in places as well as a cutout to allow use of a backup camera with the pad in place. The larger of the two (62 inches wide and holds 6 bikes) will retail for $149 while the smaller (54 inches wide and holds 5 bikes) will cost you $139. They’ll be available in February.


CamelBak Stories: Gravel Less Travele

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Everyone remembers their first race. It makes a vivid impact on each rider’s relationship to the sport for years to come. Whether you bonked hard, crashed out, crushed it, or just surprised yourself with a solid performance, an endurance race will undoubtedly test your mental resolve and physical stamina.

Siobhan Baloochi has been in the saddle for years, but has yet to take on the challenge of a long distance gravel race. Rebecca’s Private Idaho, in the sagebrush strewn high country of Idaho proved to be quite the challenge.

Hosted by its namesake, CamelBak Athlete Rebecca Rusch, Rebecca’s Private Idaho offers a unique gravel riding experience, chocked full of events, activities and camaraderie. Get a taste for it here and follow Siobhan as she faces challenges yet pedals on with grit and determination. We present to you, Gravel Less Traveled.

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Teton Gravity Research – Rogue Elements


Since the dawn of time, everything that has lived and breathed on this planet has been subject to the whims of Mother Nature. The nature of an adventurer is inherently rogue; typically wild in character, subject to the fancy of their imagination. We are unequivocally drawn to nature’s rawest fury and deepest mysteries. These are the irreverent souls who pursue the edge.

In the winter of 2017, the magnitude of winter’s force was on full display. Telephone poll-snapping storms pounded the Wyoming landscape. Regions to the west, recently left arid and forgotten, were gifted with unprecedented accumulation. Blizzards in Europe buried towns in an instant before disappearing just as fast, leaving the lucky few who were there to wonder if it even happened. A Bolivian expedition found grace above 18,000 feet before the elements went rogue and the humans reluctantly heeded warnings from above.

Join the TGR team as they embark on an adventure filled with fury and glory, and witness the unimaginable.

Presented by REI and SCOTT Sports.

Yakima UnRacked: Kayaking with Tex Alexander


Tex makes sure your rack is gonna fit. “My job is to go out to auto dealers, or customers who are willing to let us use their brand new cars, and assess the auto/rack interface. We have a network of car dealers in Portland, so we have access to new vehicles once they come to the market. We look them over, take measurements, check structural integrity, gather all the data. Say a new Ford Fusion comes out, we’ll go out and test it in the field, relate that to our internal testing, measure everything, then post the info up for consumers.”

Tex loves racks. But his true love is paddling. He’s so dialed into the scene up here that he actually doesn’t own a boat right now. “I Moved to Colorado a while back and sold my boat. But I used to guide and teach roll and rescue for a kayaking outfit here, and now that I’m back they still give me access to stuff for free.”



Borrowing expensive boats means Tex better have a good way to carry them. “I’m a huge fan of the DeckHand saddles – they offer the best boat protection on the market. They’re super easy to use, adjust to almost any hull, and help protect your $4000 Kevlar kayak,” he says.

“It’s just one of the best boat products we’ve ever made.”

Because Tex is a truck owner, the new LongArm truck bed extender has been exciting for him to work on and test fit.  “It’s one of those products we’ve needed for awhile, and I’m happy it’s finally here, both for the company and for me to use on paddling trips.”

Like most of Yakima, Tex is a four-season multi-sporter. In the winter, he loves to snowboard – and this means switching up his Yakima system. When the temperature drops and the DeckHands come off his JetStream bars, the cargo box goes on. “The SkyBox is essential for snowboarding. Hands down the best box ever made, super strong, holds what I need, and looks great on my Tacoma.”

And what’s his don’t-leave-home-without-it essential that’s not 100% Yakima?

“Bottle opener. Luckily we put those on just about all of our products.”



  1. Always dress for the water temp, not the air temp
  2. If your bow and stern lines “hum” in the wind, give them a few twists to eliminate the harmonic vibration
  3. When tying down a sit-on-top to your crossbars, rout the straps through the scupper holes for a more secure carry
  4. Drip rings are worthless, remove them from your paddle
  5. Get out there, learn to roll, have fun


When Tex grabs an afternoon paddle, he heads west. “I do like to get out to the coast – I don’t want to disclose where, cuz, you know…it’s my spot. We’re in a wonderful place, one hour and you’re in the mountains or at the ocean. And just to the north are the San Juans – Anderson Island in three hours, Anacortes in about five. Actual time may vary – depends on how many people I have to motivate.”


The day Tex first learned to roll his boat was a big one for him. “It was at Trillium Lake near Mount Hood. It gave me the confidence to right my boat in any situation, and this opened more options – surf, whitewater – and it allows you to play while touring. Also, on a hot day, it is nice to roll and cool off.”

He also shared a snowboarding memory. “It was the first time I hiked to the Bald Spot in Beaver Creek,” he says. “Just the area itself is beautiful – tons of riding, great way to finish the day. We brought a grill along for hot dogs, then would ski and board to the car. It was great to find a place so remote, so close to home.”


Tex isn’t our only awesome employee. Checkout our entire UnRacked series to see who else here at Yakima is getting outdoors, how they have their car racked out, tips and tricks, and their favorite Pacific Northwest adventure spots.

Stop in to your local Yakima dealer to find out more about the Deckhand as well as all our boat racks and pickup whatever you may need to make the most out of your next adventure.

Beanie Season 2017

It is about that time!

Time to get your beanie game ready because…

Winter is Coming!

NOW is the time to get YOUR Custom Beanie Program rolling.  Don’t get left out in the cold when the Fall/Winter weather turns.






Give them a look –

Looking to get your shop name, brand or company on your very own custom beanies? Minimums start at just 24.

We’d love to make that happen, give us a shout:


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