Radical Reels Tour 2017

They’re short, they’re sharp and they’re sure to shock: nine of the most extreme, high-adrenaline films from the latest Banff Mountain Festival will light up silver screens in Australian towns and cities this October & November, when the Radical Reels Tour rolls across the country.

Designed to keep audiences on the edges of their seats, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, BASE jumpers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today. Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the most recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure, -culture and -exploration festival in the world).

Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with nine of the world’s best action sport films.
This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with wild rides, long ski lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts.
Each action-packed short has been handpicked from more than 300 entries to the recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure festival in the world).
These high-energy excerpts will take you to a place where your heart beats faster, adrenaline courses through your veins and the world whirls by at high speed.

The Radical Reels Tour is the Banff Mountain Festival’s fast-paced, furious little brother. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of heart-stopping action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts, these films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today’s most out-there adventurers.

Radical Reels Tour 2017 – Melbourne
Crown Towers Melbourne
📌 Tuesday, November 28 at 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM : https://www.facebook.com/events/1969356743284027/
📌 Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM : https://www.facebook.com/events/288496328274558/

Astor Theatre
📌 Wednesday, November 29 at 7:15 PM – 10:15 PM : https://www.facebook.com/events/1993701750857564/

WWW: http://www.radicalreels.com.au/

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Wednesday WIN (2017-Oct-18)

Vox Machina, the end of the campaign
Episode 115 – The Chapter Closes. On the final episode of our campaign, victory is celebrated, and all debts are paid…
E115 has ended the current storyline. There will be one-shots, games, and other fun things the remaining Thursdays in 2017, and the new Critical Role adventure should begin in January. ❤
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This weeks links (2017-10-16)

Westerfolds parkrun

In brief:



* 2017-10-15 Melbourne Marathon Festival [Flickr|Album]

* The day after the Marathon 😆


* Councils’ knee-jerk reaction is the problem, not share bikes (2017-Oct-18) [SMH]
Instead of trying to control and repress this free-floating, revolutionary and joyful way of getting around our city, by corralling the bikes into set parking areas, why don’t councils work on creating the best possible conditions for it to work?

* Short but bold Tour route set for 2018 (2017-Oct-17) [SBS|Cycling Central]

Some reading/listening:


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#RememberTheWild 30 Day Challenge

Remember The Wild aims to inspire a reconnection to our environment. We want people to remember the wild and bring it back into their lives.
Over the next 30 days, we are going to be filling your social media feeds with challenges to get us all closer to nature and Australia’s great outdoors. Each day at 5:30pm AEDT, we will share the challenge for the next day, to give you time to plan your challenge. Take a photo of each challenge and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with the #RememberTheWild hashtag.
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Run Nation Running Film Festival 2017 (YouTube Reprise)

❝ Run Nation Running Film Festival presented by Travelling Fit, is the only film festival in Australia that is dedicated to showing the most inspirational running films from around the world. We don’t focus just on trails, track, road or ultra running; Run Nation focus on the ‘human interest’ side and running is merely the medium of story telling on the big screen.
Back on its third year in 2017, Run Nation Running Film Festival will continue to showcase two hours of captivating, fast-moving and emotive short films, many of them never been seen before. The films are carefully curated with mesmerising cinematography and thought-provoking storylines, featuring heart-pounding races from the point of view of the elite through to the “back of the pack” runners. ❞

🎞 Run Nation Running Film Festival Melbourne Thur 5 October 2017: Thursday, October 5. 6:30 – 10:00pm @ Astor Theatre

WWW: https://www.runnation.com.au/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/RUNationFilmFestival/

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #256 – Music From The Lonely Planet

Music From The Lonely Planet
Music from the Lonely Planet, which was later released as Globe Trekker: Ambient Journeys, is a collection of world music from the titular series. It was released by Pilot Film & Television Productions. Disc 1 – Main Themes. Disc 2 – Ambient Themes.
The total duration of the second CD is 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 41 seconds. Duration of tracks range from 3 minutes and 2 seconds to 8 minutes and 43 seconds.

A World Music playlist that I keep on the iPhone as a great travel soundtrack.

And now for some music …
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This weeks links (2017-10-09)

Thursdayfoldians to Wombat Bend

In brief:

* Paddling the Murray River, Victoria (2017-Jul-04) [Outdoor Australia]
Bill Robinson has paddled the length of the Murray and completed 22 Murray Marathons. When floods revitalised the river he decided to explore his favourite part – the beautiful, forest-lined stretch from Tocumwal to Barmah.
The Murray River is too busy celebrating life to acknowledge death. By a bush camp within the Barmah Forest, the Murray rushes around a fallen giant. This colossus may, before it was grey and leafless, have been a partner of the water for 500 years. But the Murray isn’t slowing to mourn the river red gum’s passing – not any more. Not since the floods. …

* Life Coach
When conditions became unfavorable for a first ascent of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, Alex Honnold turns the camera on Renan Ozturk for a strangely beautiful discussion about life’s big questions.


* 5 books all trail runners can benefit from (2017-Apr-19) [Sole Power]
So, this is for all the trail runners who – when not in the great outdoors – are thinking about the trail, talking about the trail and reading about the trail. For those who love the escape of a great read almost as much as the great outdoors itself.
1. Sarah Lavender Smith – The Trail Runner’s Companion
2. Travis Macy – The Ultra Mindset 🎧
3. Lisa Jhung – Trailhead
4. Christopher McDougall – Born to Run 🎧
5. Tobias Mews – Go! An Inspirational Guide to Getting Outside and Challenging Yourself


* Injury toll confirmed after crashes in Lombardia ravine (2017-Oct-09) [SBS]

Some reading/listening:

* Pratchat – A Terry Pratchett book club podcast
Welcome to Pratchat! In this special 10-minute introductory episode, Liz and Ben talk about their first Pratchett experiences, introduce the Discworld, and put forward their cases for which book they should read first, Mort, or Men at Arms, before announcing the winner of the closely contested public poll.
🔊 Episode 0 – And the Winner is…

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