Chequamegon: Northwoods Overnight

I'm pleased to introduce the first of a new series of short films that we'll be using here on the blog from time to time.

These short films will give you a peak at some of what goes on in our world and how our products fit into it. As a bonus, you'll also get to know some of the Salsa Crew a bit better.

We are leading off with Chequamegon: Northwoods Overnight from a quick bikepacking trip Bobby, E-Fred, and I took last October. Last October we had no idea that we would ever produce this piece, but we each snapped some pics, and I snagged a bit of video, and through the hard work of some other fine folks this is the end result.

Perhaps this video, and the ones to follow, will plant the seed for you to take on a new adventure of your own in the coming months? We certainly hope so.


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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


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Nick Sande | April 11th, 2011

less talk, more monkey

Peter R | April 11th, 2011

Pretty cool.  Looking forward to initiating myself into the bikepacking world this summer.

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captain bob | April 12th, 2011

Nice video.  Great seeing a nice quality video that has some good length to it.  Made me want to saddle up and watch the 2nd half later.

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danimal | April 12th, 2011

Nice work.  Very inspiring, time for a bike-packing trip with the family on the Deschutes River Trail.

Keep the video blogs coming.

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Norb | April 12th, 2011

Well done and beautiful country.  Like the look and feel of the video.
Snow is finally melting in the NW so the time has come for overnighters!

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Contrarian | April 15th, 2011

A nine minute, high-production video on how it is nice to get away for the weekend?  Less than inspirational.

Kid Riemer

Kid Riemer | April 15th, 2011

Contrarian - Inspiration comes from all different things for different people. Some folks are inspired by family camping, others from climbing Everest. Some folks are inspired by metal, others by jazz.

I’m certainly not the one to judge.

For me the trip was about going and riding my bike by myself and then with friends (who also happen to be coworkers). I looked forward to camping and being in nature and away from work for a few days.

We had no preconceived idea that we would create this video. I shot what I shot for the pleasure of shooting it and knowing I’d make a blog post from it. But later, when we looked at some of what we captured on the trip we decided it might be something cool to put together.

Some are inspired by it. You are not. That is fine with us. We certainly can’t be all things to all people. Nor do we try to be.

Bobby | April 15th, 2011

Thanks for all the great comments folks!  For me I guess that weekend was really just about getting out there.  When I read about the epic adventures that Miker, Joe and Jason tackle I think, man that would be awesome, but I know that I’m just not at a place in my life where I do that. If there was one take away that I hope people can gleen from this video it’s simply that whatever your adventure might look like or be, just get out there…you won’t regret it! For a lot of folks the thought of trying something like this seems daunting even if for a weekend but don’t let that stop you!  I know that someday I’ll do something bigger, but for me I’m happy just taking advantage of what I can for now.

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Allen Beauchamp | April 16th, 2011


Thank you from one of the tens of thousands of people that are inspired by stories like this. From those of us with incredibly busy lives, multiple priorities that all revolve around bikes but oftentimes do not let us get out on our own, I appreciate the effort that you took putting this video together.

I yearn to do just what you portray in this video. Just get out, a simple ride to a simple place, pedaling along with friends that simply want to enjoy the experience.

Most of my “epic” experiences involve getting other people on bikes, many times not people that you’d assume could ride. Watching your video inspires me to continue doing just that and redoubling my efforts while dreaming of the simple ride that I’ll be able to take soon.

Thanks for the great work, the awesome bikes and a company culture that fosters “Adventure by Bike”, no matter what shape that adventure may take :)

My take-away from this video was this comment, the reason I want to do a trip just like that: “It helps me be better when I am at home…”



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