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Added a new video Little Fat Sahara 4/20/2015 10:46 AM
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You might want to wear headphones if you’re watching this at work; it contains some colorful music that your boss may not appreciate. Or don’t, whatever, I’m not your mom. The sign just inside the guard shack said it had been exactly 0 days since the last serious accident, even if they don’t update the sign it’s still pretty funny. Or, maybe they do update it and people are wrecking themselves every single day, even better! The sand dunes at Little Sahara are typically buzzing with motorized vehicles at high speeds but we timed our trip for the beginning of the week and were able to avoid a lot of traffic on the sand. It worked out well because we were hiking up Sand Mountain throughout the day, moving slowly and sometimes we weren’t always visible to oncoming moto craziness. The riding felt more like backcountry skiing than mountain biking. We drove to the bottom of the hill, scouted a line, hiked up then rode down. The sand itself had a feeling very similar to skiing powder. In the main bowls where most of the traffic would go, the sand was tracked out and not as fun to ride a bike down. Sticking to the ridges and wind buffed areas we were treated to untracked sand and undulating terrain. Rather than just bombing down as fast as we could we were messing around trying to make ski turns.

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Added a comment about video Time Flies 8/19/2014 10:32 PM
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ROS 9 setup ss. We shot on Rockstacker, Jacksons, Portal, and a moto trail in the Swell.

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Added a new video Time Flies 6/10/2014 2:11 PM
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Mike Debernardo escapes to Moab to slow life down for a weekend. "Time has a way of disappearing so quickly that we sometimes forget to use it properly. "

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Added a new video All is Well in the Swell 11/14/2013 11:15 AM
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After cracking a celebratory beer I was sitting comfortably in the warmth of my sleeping bag in the small camper trailer. I wasn't really asleep but my brain was floating in that space between conscious thought and dreams. It was about midnight and we just got done with a very slow 5-hour drive. The light from a little flashlight filtered through the whiskey bottle that I just took a warming pull from and dimly illuminated the space in a pale orange glow. It was peaceful and it was quiet. The loud blast of the 12-gauge shotgun only startled me a little bit. The childish laughter that followed seemed appropriate. I knew we were in for a good time when John came back in from rummaging around the back of the Jeep and shooting random things in the desert and asked if it scared me. Drifting to sleep was easy enough, although with the anticipation of riding some of the most technically challenging trails in the state my dreams got the best of me. I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night because I thought for sure that I had at least three broken spokes on my front wheel. Hot weather and hot babes, okay maybe the weather wasn't that hot, on the second morning the water jug had chunks of ice in it. And okay, maybe there were no chicks, but it was still really fun. In fact, there was hardly anyone around except for us. The San Rafael Swell is a big, desolate place. Perfect for switching off the cell phone, playing in the sand and relaxing for a bit. Bikes, beer, guns, and bacon; all is well in the Swell. Music: Can You Get To That - Funkadelic Ivory and Blue (Reprise) - Menahan Street Band

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Added a new video Colorado Trail Race 2013 8/21/2013 4:12 PM
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I rode the CTR last month, what a hoot! I rode southbound against the flow and chatted with some folks and put this little video together. 550 miles in 7 days of pure self-supported good times

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Added a new video Candy Mountain Fun 9/27/2012 8:36 AM
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Dodging Storms, mountain goats, rainbows, fall colors and waterfalls. Mountain bikes can take us to some amazing places. This is a video I shot of myself as I made my way from a story summit down to a protected grotto with a waterfall and a beer.

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Added a new video Riding the Mesas 11/2/2011 7:17 PM
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Late Biketober desert riding. Little Creek, Gooseberry, and Grafton Mesas

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Added a comment about video A Night Ride in Tirol 9/18/2011 3:52 PM
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That was rad

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Added a new video Pow Stash 9/18/2011 3:47 PM
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A quick hit of one of my favorite local trails. Self shot dealy

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