Random Weirdness

Berlin, Bikes, and Coffee

Kona Ambassador Barry McWilliams is an American transplant living in Berlin—a city rich in history, culture and…coffee. It’s safe to say that biking and coffee are pretty excellent compliments to each other. Cool mornings, hot coffee. Long rides and a little caffeine. The invigorating smell

What’s in Spencer Paxson’s Messkit?

Kona Ambassador Trevor Browne recently caught up with Kona’s endurance machine, Spencer Paxson to figure out how in the world he can ride so hard for so long. What kind of food voodoo does it take to pull off climbing 32,000 feet in one day?

Reality Bike Check – Blending Bike Race & Family at the Oregon Gravel Grinder

There’s a first time for everything, even amidst an activity that you have done for over two decades. For the last weekend in April 2019, my wife and I packed up the car for our first family trip centered around bike racing, the inaugural 3-day

From Zero to Two.

And so it ends. The 16 weeks(ish) of my Spencer-Paxson-Tries-to-Make-Me-Suck-Less-at-Climbing-and-Other-Things-Too program. I’d say it’s been a whirlwind, but really it’s been a hell of a challenge and it FEELS like it’s taken me four months to get here. The question everyone seems to be asking

What’s in Cory Wallace’s Messkit?

Trevor Browne of Messkit Magazine (and also a Kona Ambassador!) took the time to interview our marathon-man, Cory Wallace about his adventuring and what exactly fuels him on his trips. Cory relies on a wide array of foods and powders to make it through his

Kona E-Mo

Are you tired of the nasty looks from people on the trails as you effortlessly glide up a steep climb? Does it make you sad that people don’t understand that eBikes are really freaking fun? Do you ever wish your eBike battery was invisible? Wish

A Dew Reimagined Turns into the Ultimate Cargo Bike

Words by Kona Adventure Team Rider Spencer Paxson. “For those skeptical action-oriented new parents out there, it turns out that cargo biking is a way, for me at least, to experience a terrific oxymoron: to step out of one comfort zone while staying completely comfortable.

From Zero to… No Idea, Really

Mother nature needs some etiquette lessons. This snowy slushy BS is out of control. Yes, I know many of you are probably rolling your eyes as you read this because you live in places that get feet and feet of snow constantly and you are

Winter Kit, Animated

Animations and art by Kona Ambassador Barry McWilliams. Barry McWilliams is an American graphic designer living in Berlin.

Bikes + Coffee + Winter = Magic

Words and imagery by Kona Ambassador, Trevor Browne. Time is slipping away at too fast a rate these

Miranda Miller’s Winter Musings

While everyone knows Miranda Miller is an ace on the bike, did you know she’s also very creative?

From Zero to Faceplant

I’m in week 11 of my training program. That’s pretty far into it! I’m going to be very