Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mountain FLYIN'

The newest issue of Mountain Flyer is hot and out on news stands. but don't wait to long to get your copy because i had to drive 2.5 hrs to find my own copy. The boys over at Mountain Flyer Magazine keep killing every new issue. Congrats to Mr. Clark for all the amazing shots in the mag! i even got a few of my own. Check REI or Barns and Nobles for your own copy. OR!!!! you could subscribe, its cheap and super good!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


YAclops ripping the turns with the cape a flyin'!

Cross Vegas fun

what can i saw?!! i like bike racing! check out this link from velonews

here is a shot of the pro women's winner, katie compton.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bed o' nails

S.F. hotel ya'll. some what of an inside joke. this was the entrance into linden and my "campsite" for night two of our san juan epic adventure. ka kaa!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Willow Koerber

Had some shots show up on Willow Koerber's blog site. She took third in the Pro women xc worlds this year. KICK ASS!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

12 hours of stompin'

our strong single speed stompaz rode hard and strong, coming in a proud third place. 1st, 2nd and 4th place teams all had gears. Gears are for pussies.

MC coming through strong for the team's first lap.

Haulin'crack has time to smile for his photo.

Will finds the perfect position for his gear.

The damn nail that kept Will from slaying the 12th team lap!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bike Paradise

A day in the life of.... what a dream. Michael and Brian Buell hosted me for an evening of riding and shooting. It was a BLAST!

Michael catching the last bit of light...

Brian dropping the hammer.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

out of our heads

People kept saying we were crazy for doing what we did. at times we were questioning ourselves as to why we were doing what we were doing. 5600 ft of vert on day one?!!!! sure why not! climb from 7700 to 13000! this turned from a bike trip into a test of endurance and determination. sadly weather and a terrible asthma attack on my part left us with little option but to dip out early. I am disappointed that we didn't get to finish out the full route, but looking back it is hard to be disappointed seeing the terrain we crossed. there is a really good chance no one had been where we were with bikes, ever. riding/hiking old mining trails that were used over a hundred years ago. traversing a ridge at 12500 feet with 1500 vert of exposure to the valley floor. there were several do or die situation we ran into. Not to mention the insane weather that left us jumping into an old mine. Hail and lighting at 13000 feet will make any man feel more like a little baby.

Would I ever go back to attempt the full route? Never! This was definitely a once in a life time experience. We were lucky to make it through unharmed, another attempt would simply be pushing our luck. Thanks to all over our supporters; WTB, Ergon, Bern and of course Banshee Bikes.

Linden Carlson cruizzzzing along at 12500 feet, with a little bit of exposure. it wasn't until we were across the valley until we fully realized the extend of the exposure of this section. riding along on a shelve about four feet wide with an 800 foot climb to another 1000+ feet of 40 deg slope. No falling here!