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Ferns and Berms Episode 1: Dodging Gun Shots at Sandy Ridge

Ferns and Berms Episode 1: Dodging Gun Shots at Sandy Ridge

Chris here from Broken and Coastal introducing you to a new project called Ferns and Berms. I’ll be posting a new video each week documenting some aspect of live here in the Pacific Northwest.

Today’s video was shot on the new Go Pro 7 Black at Sandy Ridge which is one of our local riding spots. Learn more about Sandy Ridge here: https://bit.ly/2RLaCSE Towards the end of the video you will hear some gun shots in the distance.

Who shoots guns next to a public trail system? No idea.

A Taste of the North Shore

Sometimes you have to get in the car and drive six hours to ride your mountain bike. 

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But seriously, my wife and I drove up to Vancouver to visit a friend and I was fortunte enough to sqqueeze in a couple quick rides. 

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I decided to spend my time on Mt Froome. With just a couple hours a day I was able to get some solid time in. The shore did not dissapoint. 

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The climbs on Mt Froome were so short. I was able to just put in lap after lap. 

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The North Shore was built to ride in the wet and it shows. The wet wood and roots were totally manageable. 

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I am already planning my trip back! 

Portland Short Track Race 6

The Portland Short Track Series is coming to an end with just two more races to go. Meanwhile it's really starting to feel like summer out here in Portland, Oregon and cyclocross season is just around the corner. As much as I love coming out to PIR for racing on Monday nights it's kinda messed up that we have to pedal all the way out to North Portland to enjoy riding bikes on dirt. Will Portland ever give Mountain Bikers trail access? I shot some video of my Cat 2 race which will hopefully be up in the next day or two. Josh Kelly found his legs in the Elite race holding off a super fast field for the win. There was finally beer for sale at the venue and post race peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the bomb.

P.S. I won't be mad if you just head on over to Yung Pine's photo gallery right now because his documentation of the race is just insane!

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Portland Short Track Race 4

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Race number 4 of the Portland Short Track is a wrap. It was hot hot hot. I mean seriously it was hot as hell out there. The organizers did another great job of designing the course this week. It was technical and loose. I took the hole shot in the U35 Cat 2 field which I held for no more than a quarter of a lap. Its the little things right. Below are some photos from the Elite men + Elite women's race. It's inspiring to watch these men and women race and I am looking forward to the next one.

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Andrew Coe rode flawlessly in the last couple of laps leaving the rest of the field to try and chase him down.

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Josh Kelley putting in some work coming off an injury.

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The Elite + Cat 1 women were killing it on this loose course laying down smooth lines and showing some true grit.

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Andrew Coe securing first.

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Portland Short Track is sponsored by : Hopworks Urban Brewery, Cyclepath PDX, Yakima, Bike Gallery, PDW, Lumberyard, Icebreaker, Shower Pass, Nossa Familia Coffee, Chris King , Dave's Killer Bread, Larabar, Bob's Red Mill and Blaqpaks.

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I think we can all agree that Ten Speed Hero makes some of the best kits in the cycling industry.

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I am sure Josh Kelley is not happy settling for third. Looking forward to seeing how this guy shreds in the next couple of races. Heal up man!

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Craig has been holding it down for Velo Cult leading group rides and providing a tent for everyone at the races.

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I am sorry but you can't have my peanut butter sandwich.

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Recovery.

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Oregon Bike Shop bringing it home in the Elite + Cat 1 women's race.

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We're going to miss these two.

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Moments like these....

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Until next time.

Portland Short Track Race 3

Race 3 of the Portland Short Track was amazing. Here is a quick photoset from the Men + Women Elite Fields. Share and enjoy.