Getting High Above in Bellingham, Washington

Getting High Above in Bellingham, Washington

My first experience with High Above was at the Fat Tire Farm in Portland, Oregon. As a mountain biker, I am always looking for a better way to carry gear on the trail and the custom High Above packs really stand out. I left Fat Tire Farm without a bag but added High Above on Instagram and have been following them ever since. 

Last week I found myself on a last minute trip to Bellighman with my buddy Eric to ride bikes and disconnect after a hectic month of work. So I reached out to JC at High Above and it turns out he was more than happy to make a bag for me while I was in town!

MFG Cyclocross Woodland Park GP

MFG Cyclocross Woodland Park GP

My race at Woodland Park started out by blocking a punch of a crazy lady to my wife on the walk to the park from the car. That's an odd and longer story but after chasing this unexpected nutcase off I was now awake, alert and ready to make some two wheeled slides around the slick course of the day. MFG's final race in the series is and always will be one of my favorites.

Tokul Mountain Bike Trails

When I got word I'd be working in Seattle for a couple weeks, so many things rushed through my mind. What bike do I bring? Who is going to water my plants? Where will I be staying? Is it going to rain? And most importantly, will I be able to mountain bike? Well......

The cycling community is strong and the Washington Mountain Biking community is even stronger. My buddy Chip aka @workingoutinjeans made some smooth jazz lines and a plan was set. Matt from the Polka Dot Jersey hooked me up with a demo and everything else fell into place.

We rode trails in both Tokul East and West. We got rowdy. Washington showed up, the parking lots were full. The Everygreen Mountain Bike Alliance is doing great work.

I can't thank everyone enough. So stoked.