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making sandwiches

I follow the road uphill and slither through the gap in the gate that marks its end. A deep rut runs down the middle of the wide trail, the remnant of a long-forgotten winter storm. After more than a year of drought, everything’s dry and the dust puffs up from under my wheels like an anemic dragon. The weather forecasters talk of El Niño and a heavy rain coming. But for now, the leaves hang brittle on the chaparral, the neck scruff of California’s coastal mountains, and it all feels like tinder ready to flame. — The Layers That Make The Ride.

fast times

Brian Lopes recently switched from Ibis to Intense. He finished third.

My favorite image from dual slalom. That’s Brian Lopes doing his rad thing. Slalom is stupid fast and the angles are all wack. I got a little dizzy to tell you the truth. Or, maybe I’m just dizzy. A couple more slalom shots here: Day 3: Way Past Orange Juice

And more shenanigans: Day 4: Downhill Day 2: Little Plastic Cactus Day 1: Dragons Spitting Fire