Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

Watch: The New Kona ‘Remote 160’ eMTB Shreds

Electric motors on urban bikes are no longer new, but a Shimano e8000 motor on a mountain bike may be. Watch four riders take the Kona Remote 160 e-bike out on their local trails.

There’s no denying electric bikes are here to stay. And if you’re a busy mom, recovering from an injury, or just starting out on the trails, an e-motor is a great investment. Especially the Shimano e8000, which Kona Bikes built into its latest Kona Remote 160.

The launch video follows riders Sherry Staples, Trevor Porter, Jim Brown, and Caleb Holonko as they share stories and shred trails. The reason four different riders all like Remote 160? The ability to explore more.

No matter who they are or what they do, riding trails is about access. The access to harder, longer, and more trails is what gives this endurance e-bike purpose.

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Watch: Graham Agassiz Rips Trail on a Kona E-Bike

If this video didn't explicitly say 'e-bike,' it would have been hard to tell. This mountain biker absolutely flies up and down trail! Read more…

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