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Chasing Sun and Dodging Poison Oak in Santa Cruz, California

Chasing Sun and Dodging Poison Oak in Santa Cruz, California

It's 287 miles from Portland to Ashland and another 409 to Santa Cruz. We made a pit stop in Ashland to soak in some sun and some much-deserved turns on dirt. The conditions in Ashland are all time right now. There is a small window in Southern Oregon when the trails are tacky and far from blown out. Stoked to have caught it! 

Broken In Bend

Broken In Bend

Bend is the complete package and thankfully my wife thinks so too! From endless miles of singletrack to river hangs, it's the perfect place for a weekend getaway from Portland.

The following photos were all self-shot while on a trip in Bend. Check back soon to find out how I shoot these!

Getting High and Staying Light with Smoothjazzlines

Who brings two bikes on a work trip? This guy does! After a long and last minute work week in Seattle, I linked up with Chip from @smoothjazzlines who promised to take me deep into the Green Zone. 

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Smooth Jazz Lines master facilitator @workingoutinjeans guiding us deep into the #greenzone. 

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The trail scene just outside of Seattle is legit. 

Never not jibbing. 

"What is a SJLMTBCSystems Facilitator? The simple answer… you are! SJL is not a hierarchical program. As such, the growth and development of our technology is dependent on the devoted MindEye of each and every Facilitator! Join us! The longer answer… a Facilitator fosters community, shares knowledge, willing opens the GreenZone to new Facilitators, lives by RadicalEquality, and knows when to get sideways! Without you, our technologies stagnate. So, share the program! If you encounter a potential Facilitator on the trail, say hi and offer an adjustment! You never know! We’re all just trying to find the GreenZone, right?"

Google Raging River / Exit 27 for the goods. I have no clue how we got there or what we rode. I do know that the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is putting in a lot work here and it's going to be a destination trail system for sure! I am already planning my next trip back up! 

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There was a lot of jumps to scare myself on. Stoked to get a couple of the big lines dialed. I can't wait to come back and get them from top to bottom. 

5 Questions: Christopher San Agustin of Broken & Coastal

Ron Lewis of Our Mother the Mountain has been working on a series called 5 Questions which is focused on creatives who ride bikes. There is so much cool shit happening in Portland and it's rad that Ron has been uncovering it through this series. Head over to OMTM to read the full story! 

 

"We’re breaking the rules, creating our own scene and having a damn good time doing it."

"The BMX bike was my way to explore my environment, meet new friends and develop my creative spirit. It took me across the world to Thailand where I organized BMX competitions and even met my wife. It inspired me to make my first website, shoot my first film and led me into a career of the Graphic Arts. Everything I’ve done and will do in life can be traced back to those long days spent on a 20” bike."