Back in March, Old Man Mountain and the Robert Axle Project announced a plan to find and elect the leader of a secret society. Well, not so secret; the “president” of the Loam and Gravel Society would receive $20k and a loaner adventure van to create an 8-episode YouTube series while barnstorming around the American west and shredding trails. photo c. Carefree Camper Co. If that sounds like a good gig, it did to us, too . Now, Old Man Mountain issues the society’s charter document and an inauguration.
According to its charter, the Loam and Gravel Society sprang from a simple concept with an eclectic array of applications. The Loam and Gravel charter
“The Loam and Gravel Society wants people to do more with their bikes,” it said. “To see bikes as a means to support other activities like bikefishing, bikerafting, gourmet backcountry cooking just for the sake of having a good meal in a beautiful place, photography, coffee outside, rock hounding, flying kites on a mountain top, painting, whatever you can think of doing while using a bike along the way.”
photo c. Christenson
The densely-worded document reads in full: First Charter, A.D. 2022 Old Man Mountain, by the grace of soil, trees, and stone, provider of trails and roads, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting!
We have resolved ourselves to pedal. To place one foot in front of the other in pursuit of the next bend in the road and turn on the trail. We now resolve […]