Going Big

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Racing is rad, but every once in awhile you just want to ride you bike for a long time.  With a whole season of racing behind us, Isaac Pattis and myself wanted to do a little something different. Check out the pics to see the full story!

When you know it is going to be a full day you pack a little differently.

When you know it is going to be a full day you pack a little differently.

...and you make sure to give the bikes a full tune.

…and you make sure to give the bikes a full tune.

Waking up before sunrise, we were pumped to get a clear autumn morning.

Waking up before sunrise, we were pumped to get a clear autumn morning.

The first look up the hill. We ended up climbing to the top of that mountain 4 times.

The first look up the hill. We ended up climbing to the top of that mountain 4 times.

On a whole day adventure you gotta take breaks!

On a whole day adventure you gotta take breaks!

First descent of the day. We hit almost all of the less ridden gems of Bellingham.

First descent of the day. We hit almost all of the less ridden gems of Bellingham.

On the second descent things got steep. One of the most challenging aspects of this ride was that the layout of the hill made our toughest descents the last of the day.

On the second descent things got steep. One of the most challenging aspects of this ride was that the layout of the hill made our toughest descents the last of the day.

Steeper and deeper.

Steeper and deeper.

No lack of views on this day.

No lack of views on this day.

Nothing quite like a heli fly-by on a day that you are climbing 8000'

Nothing quite like a heli fly-by on a day that you are climbing 8000′

Taking the time to enjoy the view.

Taking the time to enjoy the view.

Mountains are cool.

Mountains are cool.

Dropping in at the end of the day.

Dropping in at the end of the day.

In the end we spent 6 hours moving, climbed 8000 ft, in about 31 miles.  Our only mechanical was one broken brake line, and we managed a trail side fix.  Bottom line, every once in awhile its pretty rad to get out and ride for a LONG time.  Go ride your bike.



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