This morning I head up to the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) Festival of Trails with my coworker Matt Gissibl and this murdered out Milwaukee Bicycle Company Carbon 29er … for work! That’s right, I get paid to take sick mountain bikes up to the Northwoods. This sort of stuff kind of takes the sting off reporting about fatal crashes and fighting for equitable funding for bicycling.
We are also bringing along another sweet ride (you will just have to wait to see) for some photo sessions on the new flow trails up in CAMBA. Matt and I will also be hawking our merchandise and memberships while spreading the Bike Fed vibe Up North. Who knows, maybe some lucky fool will get to ride this rig in the first running of the Mt. Borah Epic. No, I’m not fast enough to get paid to race, so we might be looking for another test pilot. Submit your application, complete with palmarés to either Matt or I at the Bike Fed 10×10. Otherwise, say hey to the guy hiding behind a camera along the trails.
I saved this post until Friday, so as not to make all the rest of you hard working 9 to 5ers too jealous. After all, there is plenty of time to hop in the car and road trip it up to the Festival and new race. If my words are not enough, maybe the video below with tempt you to head north of HWY 8. Just follow the white picket signs to find me.