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In Fruita, CO Recovering…

I attended the Hurricane MTB Festival, very nice and bigger every year, and shot the wonderful Zen Trail to add to my remake of the video for that area.  I’m ready for post-production on that remake.

Before that I “biked” the easier of the Cowboy Trails near Las Vegas. I like rock gardens but wow, no break with these!  I had to hike the bike to save my ass and back and my 127mm Fox Float rear shock with an Aircan is pretty plush.

After Hurricane I drove to Moab but it was starting to rain so I drove south a couple of hours to bike Phil’s World near Cortez, CO.  About a mile and a half up a gentle flowy trail through junipers I realized I had the flu and headed back to the TH, booked a motel room for a few days, and felt miserable.  So terrible to be laid low in MTB heaven.

In Fruita now and recovering slowly.  Starting to ride again.  I have several trails to shoot here to finish production for this video then over to Moab to finish up the shooting over there.

I have a new GoPro Hero 5 Session camera and it is getting good results with the chest mount.

Getting restless? March and April MTB Bike Festivals!

Mountain biking festivals and demo events are a BLAST!  Besides getting to ride a bunch of expensive bikes there are often other activities along with food and beer.  Very social.

Outerbike 10 2014 Moab
Outerbike, Moab, UT October 2014

Sedona MTB Festival March 4 – 6, Sedona, AZ.  This looks like a great festival.  However, budget lodging and camping in the area is limited so bring money.  The 3 day pass for $100 is a good deal.  Event camping for $125 / adult for two days is not my idea of budget.  Sedona is very nice but later in March has better weather and the other festivals are great also.  Shuttles.

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