Just when I’m about tired of GoPro videos, along comes a four-year-old down-hiller named Malcolm to make everything about capturing the outdoor experience cool again. If you don’t smile when listening to his self-confidence building dialogue along the way, then there is just no stoke in you. Awesome.
I’m not surprised at all that someone has landed a double backflip on a mountain bike. Actually, I thought it already happened. Nevertheless, it’s impressive as hell. More impressive though is Paul Basagoitia’s walking away from the couple of face-first diggers he took while trying to land his feat. Jesus they look brutal.
The first-ever Ride-2-Recovery Blue Diamond Mountain Bike Challenge is underway this week in Blue Diamond, a sun-drenched hamlet located in Red Rock National Conservation Area just outside Las Vegas that is also a launch pad for countless miles of desert singletrack.
The three day charitable event for wounded veterans started yesterday and will run until Feb 1.
The event is the first mountain biking event for the Ride 2 Recovery program, a national non-profit effort that uses cycling races to encourage and challenge injured soliders.