It’s never to late to post new/old content right!? Here is the video from the film trip that took place this past September!
Driving to threw Idaho to get to the high desert of Oregon I knew that I was in for a real treat. Having the opportunity to explore and ride areas that have never seen bike tracks is unique experience to say the least. I was headed to the Owyhee Canyonlands and high deserts of south eastern Oregon with Brant Hansen, a skilled videographer. Our newly created friendship first started in the Southern Utah desert in Virgin Utah, during the 2012 Red Bull Rampage. Since then we have created a interesting friendship that involves out love for bikes, our adventurous spirit leading us to new locations to explore, and a professional relationship that dabbles a bit into my future business and entrepreneur side of things as well as his. As started to ride together out in my local area of Eagle Mountain Utah, where I spend countless hours and days digging and building my “freeride zone”, we began to talk freely about our goals and dreams that of course involved bikes, adventure, and travel! From this spawned the “Owyhee Trip”!
Here is what we came up with….
Stay tuned for the complete story and photos coming soon!
My friend (Jason Brathwaite) and I have been doing a lot of work on our moto jumps this year. We have built a new 80 foot kicker and have dug the lip out more on this jump in the above video. More footage coming soon!
The two last weekends in the month of May, I was able to travel to Green River and then to Big Water Utah. To say that I felt like I was living the dream would be an under statement! Being able to travel, explore, build, ride and do some filming was and still is my dream as a Action Sports Athlete! It was my first time to both of these locations and I can not wait till the next trip to each location. Each year I get closer and closer to becoming a professional Action Sports Athlete and this year is another big step in that direction!
The biggest “Big Mountain Line” I have ever ridden! So much fun! (click to enlarge)
In my ever growing quest to find new places to ride close to where I live here in Utah, I am always exploring new zones and building new jumps and lines. This ridge I had scoped out before winter and new it was ride-able, but I didn’t realize just how steep it was and extremely rocky until I hiked up there again in March but this time with my bike. I was not about to back down tho, so I kept on hiking and had some fun on the way down!
I have to ride almost everyday, either on my mountain bike or my dirtbike, but I have to be on 2 wheels no matter what. Its what I do and who I am.
Here is some footage from a late morning Freeride Moto Sesh where I only had a few minutes to ride. I decided to get as much footage as I could within the small amount of time I had to ride. Here is what I cam up with. Enjoy.
Last weekend I was unable to go ride with some friends up Payson Canyon, so I decided to just go ride my jumps for a little bit. I then decided it was time to see how the bike would spin.
I have only done a few 360′s in the past and that was on my last bike which was a Scott Voltage FR. I have been working hard on 3′s for the last few years and finally stomped a few last fall right before I sold my bike and got the Giant Glory that I am riding now. It is definitely harder to spin but it only took my 10 tries to land a 360. So pumped to have accomplished one of my goals on the bike already this year!
Here is some of the footage from that evening and a few shots from Tuesday morning as well.