Chris Conlin is not only a great graphic designer, he’s also a fantastic artist. Well, best case that goes hand in hand…like here… Chris works within TDG / The Design Group of Specialized Bicycles making color and graphics for high performance mountainbikes. When you see a one off color scheme on a down hill world cup rider, most likely Chris painted that bike. We asked Chris to do some ink illustrations for the AWOL x Poler fanzine and this is what he delivered some days later. They blew our minds with their easy going manners and rough edges. Erik Nohlin and John Watson of The Oregon Outback Team AWOL.


Oregon Outback Team AWOL with Erik Nohlin and John Watson arrived in Klamath Falls, Oregon this morning for the Oregon Outback hosted by Velodirt. Just short of 400 riders will arrive to town during the day and do the final preparations for tomorrow’s early start. 360 miles of dirt.

Follow @johnprolly and @hellhommus and check the hashtags #wearegoingawol #awoloutback and #oregonoutback for tons of pictures during the weekend.



P A R T 0 3

The truly epic journey across Europe continues and reaches eastern Europe. We are proud to present the third part of the documentary about going AWOL on the Transcontinental Race 2013. PART 03 is all about the ride. Nothing more and nothing less. Get some popcorn, and whatever drinkable, dim the lights, raise the volume and enjoy the vibe.

London to Istanbul within two weeks, overcoming more than 3100km, 30.000m of altitude gain and crossing 14 European borders. Unsupported, following a route of their choice, day and night, rain or shine, crossing the whole european continent: We went AWOL with Recep Yesil and Erik Nohlin on the mighty Transcontinental Race.

Filmed and directed by e r t z u i ° film

For behind the scenes, check Here

Riders: Recep Yesil and Erik Nohlin

Bikes: Specialized AWOL Transcontinental

Follow up on the AWOL Blog