The Kit List – September 21st

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week.


It’s been an incredible season of cycling and it feels like the summer has flown past like the peloton at full sprint – luckily Cycling Weekly has put together a recap of the best moments from this year. Relive them on Cycling Weekly Sport often takes the spotlight as a role model for society, so it’s heartening to hear the World Surf League has made a big step for gender equality will award the same amount of prize money to male and female competitors. Read why this is a big deal on Adventure Journal.


Among the more bizarre spectacles of motor-powered adventuring is the Baja 1000, where drivers are pitted against 1,000 miles of rugged desert on the Baja California Peninsula. The legendary Class 11 is the black sheep of the family – a class composed entirely of pre-1982 VW Beatles. Through this mad challenge one driver has become an icon and the true “King of Class 11”: Eric Solorzano. Watch the awesome story here:


For an amazing, terrifying, and fascinating weekend listen check out The Sharp End – a show about the dangers and experiences that arise from outdoor pursuits. Whether you are a climber, skier, mountaineer, or any other outdoor enthusiast, chances are at some point in your life you will face one of these moments. It’s an important reminder of the risks we take but also lessons we can learn from tough situations. Start with a great episode from their archive – Avalanche.


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