Team: Ambassadors 2021
City / Province: Winnipeg
Retailer / Store: Bikes & Beyond
Day Job: Bike Fitter, Social Media Manager and an administrative assistant (part-time)
What's your favourite bike and why?
Giant Revolt -- designed to ENDURE long days on the bike. Up for adventure OR ready to throw-down some race efforts when you want. It is a 'can't stop, why would you?'-type of bike.
What's your favourite place to ride and why?
My favourite place is a recently shared, locals-only route 1hr from the city--- some backroads and gravel that has a cheeky +7% gradient gravel climb. For an infamously FLAT province, punchy climbs are a favoured treat, when you know where they are.
What's your must-have cycling accessory and why?
Split between 3 items: 1. A sonorous bell on the handlebars--- the paths I frequent have lots of pedestrian hikers and dogs, so to get their attention as I approach is HUGE. Most folks are happy that you let them know you were coming upon them. 2. Handlebar bag, it carries a camera, a GoPro, snacks, stows a packable jacket and LIVES on the bike (Revolt). 3. Recon lights -- massive light-cast in such a small package.
What's your favourite bike discipline and why?
Gravel: it is fun, adventurous and whatever you want IT to be! Plus, it lets me explore what's JUST outside my door without having to contend with vehicle traffic.
Photography and visual remixing (taking images and mixing them up to make something new); love to know stories of people through conversations, books, interactions; cooking (and eating), and getting into YouTube/internet video making.
On the bike: to ride and explore parts of Japan and visit Iceland (to ride The RIFT) -- to explore and connect with people, through conversation and their food, document as much of that as I can. Off the bike: to find moments of happiness and contentment.
Biggest cycling achievement
To be mentioned in Far Ride magazine volume 9--- for good reasons; Having competed and completed the Badlands Gravel Battle twice.
Instagram handle / Social network / Youtube links
@dustinwht (Instagram, Twitter, TikTok), YouTube coming SOON!!