Thinking back to @ardrockenduro . What a weekend.
Practice - riding went well, ruined my bike. Repaired.
Stage 1. Crashed, ‘Ard. Broke saddle. Lost water bottle. The most enduro banana ever did not survive
Stage 2. Sheared saddle bolt at the top of stage then crashed, twice
Stage 3. Punctured
Stage 4. Ok
Stage 5. Ok
Stage 6. Pretty good
Stage 7. Punctured, twice
Overall finished about as close to last as you can get without actually being last. My total time for stage 7 was 17 minutes as I’d rather have ridden the stage than DNF’d or trashed my new @huntbikewheels rims.
I rode with my saddle held on with zip ties for 6 out of 7 stages, so I could not sit down... at all. Because of this and my punctures I was literally the last person down the course before the ‘broom’ marshals closed the race. Lost all my friends at about stage 4. Made some new ones at stage 4 🤙🏻 thanks to them supplying a Co2 canister and a new inner tube I made it.
But I had a top@weekend with the @porkpiesyndicate boyz @paulbrownbiz @david.milner @robertyoung899 @john_sutton1
Thanks to @orangebikes for the swing arm bearings that kept me riding, to @dalesbikecentre for fixing her up in time for the start 🙌🏻 . And thanks to @iamspecialized_mtb @specialized_uk for the trail ale 👌🏻 Shout out to @theycallmemrpete for sharing the @yhaofficial love pod with me and for marshalling like a boss. 👏🏻
To @ukfoofighters @ukfoofighterslive for bringing the noise, and the hay fuelled mosh pit. & To @maxxis_tyres For getting me rolling home on Sunday.
All finished off with a pizza. 🍕
I will be back next year. Tickets permitting. ✌🏻
Another super rad race weekend in @brianheadresort for the last stop of the @utahgravityseries and State Championships.
Both races were close , but I was fortunate enough to grab first in both , and State Championship.
Shout out to a few peeps that have been a huge influence, and support. @lisa39marie for your patience with me and “ALL” my riding , and making the solo trip this weekend to support me once again. @od_dog for all the encouragement & coaching laps at DV, @thosemallentwins Luke & Alex for the #raceday phone calls before drop time on the races they did not attend. @laketownbicycles for everything you do, my bike is always spot on. All the young rippers that patiently wait for me & talk me through the #GNAR sections @chase_mtb @shepmtb @carsonmtb to name a few from this weekend. It Still blows my mind how fast these kids are🤘🏻. -
Thx again for the memories made on these race weekends & congrats to all the racers @jameshelbling @helblingmtb @jamesp33 @ryan_mcelmon @kugelsgravityschool @naishulmer @dylan.bonino @shepmtb @thosemallentwins @travispbonino @teribonino @snotopia @phillip801 @ltbwill @ethan_maxwell_17 @sunnydayz20 #lifebehindbars#mtblife#infinitevisionclothing#beinfinite#iv4tay#hoofitsocks#nomad4#radfam#mtbfamily#mtnops#igniteyourride#mtnbkops#utahsucks#boxedfireball#nevertoooldtoshred
Had an amazing day bouldering at the gunks with some absolutely amazing people. Got to send Andrews Boulder Problem (V4). I just want to thank all of these people for making this summer one the best I've ever had. Thanks for all the adventures and I cant wait for more to come when we all regroup after school.
@climbbutora @neonclimbing @madrockclimbing
This was definitely one of the better climbing days I’ve had. We finished out the day at the lovely, yet short, Titanic Boulder. I’m glad we finished here, because I don’t think I could redpointed on anything but short routes! This is me on Portside (sport, 5.10d) and @emilyepoulain on Breach (trad, 5.8)! 📷: @justinestarling_27