Images by Katlyn Beachy Words by Chris Cade [caption id="attachment_20369" align="aligncenter" width="625" caption="The theme this year was "Onesie Party""][/caption] What can I say about the spot called Maryhill? Unless you've been living under a rock for the last decade or so, it's been a downhiller's trip of choice for years. So, in the fall of 2015, after a couple long weeks on the clock, I wanted a vacation. My last freeride was 2012, and a bunch of my friends were coming up from Texas. The choice was obvious, and my flight was booked for Portland.
Monthly Archives: November 2015
- On Sunday, September 27th over 1000 stoked riders invaded the streets of Paris, which were closed to traffic during the car-free day. In the program that day: a giant ramble through Paris streets, a giant picnic at Invalides gardens then some funny challenges such a costume parade, an uphill longboard race and a slide jam. 9:30am : I arrived at the gathering spot "Place de la République" along with the crew. A dozen riders were already there ready to go.
- Watch "Forsaken Circuit" here. For many, adventure can be a daunting task. What looks good on paper doesn't always turn out how we hope. You get rained on, cars break down, the hotel doesn't have hot water, your funds run out before it even feels like you got started. These common bumps in the road keep many people from experiencing what there is to be had in the great wide world. In their video "Forsaken Circuit", Alex McKenzie and Jon Sevik took the little free time they had before summer ended to make memories that will last until their next journey. Their travels are not dictated by the robotic voice of their GPS, they don't listen to the endless ramblings of a tour guide, they didn't find a treasure map in Davey Jones' locker. They found a few hard to believe locations thanks to the dense thicket of the internet and went for it. Like true explorers, the adventure did not go according to plan. And that was the point.