Towards the end of February a good friend of mine Brian Raphael and I decided to put together a little edit of some winter riding in my home town of Chico, CA. I feel like the video turned out great and I hope you enjoy and catch a little glimpse of the awesome weather we were able to enjoy this winter!
First descent. These words always sound a bit strange in the context of mountain biking but have become regularly used when it comes to bike alpinism, bike mountaineering or whatever you want to call it. All these terms try to describe the adventurous combination of high Alpine mountains and self supported trail riding. You can become addicted to this type of mountain biking, always in search of higher mountains, steeper and more technical trails or simply some mountain nobody has ever been to with a bike just to make the first descent.
Everyone has felt the pressure of the last minute pack job. It doesn't matter how much spare time you leave to pack, it always comes down to the wire getting spare parts organized and bikes taped up in their boxes. We are leaving tomorrow morning for the 15 hour trip from Sydney to Durban, RSA. Got all day:), so I figured, plenty of time to write a blog:)
The fourth & final round of the Australian National Downhill Series was held two hours north of Sydney at Awaba Mountain Bike Park. Both Monster Energy-Specialized riders, Troy Brosnan and Sam Hill were fresh off their 1-2 podium finish from the weekend before at the Australian National Championships, and being the last round for the season both were keen to establish dominance on what is known as Australia’s most technically challenging course on the National Circuit.
The trails around here are killer right now! I got a chance to put together this edit of them from the past few days.