Salsa Cycles Presents: The Postman

Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but find out more about its history.

Until a road to the village opened in 1990, the path was the only overland link between Rhenigidale and the outside world. Kenny Mackay – the last postman to walk the track shares his stories – tales of community, survival, and love.

The friends leave with a deeper understanding that this trail goes beyond being a simple physical connection between two places. It symbolizes the emotional and practical ties to the landscapes humans call home.

The Postman from Sam Needham on Vimeo.

This project was made possible by Lyon Cycle

Film by Sam Needham // @samneedham_photo

Written by Tom Hill // @24tom

Photography by Tristan Tinn // @tristantinn

Presented by Salsa Cycles and Ortlieb

AS SEEN IN THE POSTMAN

HORSETHIEF CARBON GX EAGLE - There’s a wide world of trails out there, and you want a bike to explore as many of them as possible; enter the Horsethief.

 

SPEARFISH CARBON GX EAGLE - When it comes time to ride, you prefer to go fast…uphill and down.

TIMBERJACK FRAME - Timberjack is a hardtail mountain bike that’s equally at home pushing the limits on singletrack, or bikepacking to places you’ve yet to discover.

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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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