Steve was one of the earliest Yeti employees and happens to be an amazing story teller and one of the nicest guys ever. We dive in to Yeti back in California, the bikes they were building, the race culture they bred and some of the even how their iconic name came to be.
Jason came in to chat about how he ended up riding a Mountain Unicycle in Moab where he and his family later lived for 9 years. We talk about riding with Kids, deviate to jeeps and end up talking about his winter training. Spoiler alert: he lost 25 pounds and gained a ton of fitness.
Art has spent 8 years rebuilding trails and clearing trees in Tucson Arizona to bring epic mountain biking back to life. Art is obviously proud of his work, but he should be because little known Tucson boasts 3 Whole Enchilada like trails. We also discuss Art’s wife’s work over at Homegrown MTB.
Matt Watson talks about driving up to Canada in his homemade camper to get picked up in a helicopter and dropped off in a remote hut for a week of Backcountry skiing. Matt and his Wife Katy are also members of my 12 hour “race” team in May.
Matt Sullivan talks about how a series of questionable goals led him to completing an Ironman at the age of 45. He also tells the story of his first attempt at bikepacking from Durango, CO to Moab, UT and how a little bit of poor planning and a fair bit of bad luck/weather led him to break down and almost die alone in the desert
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Beer, Guns, Bacon and bikes on snow – Matt talks about the Silverton Whiteout. We also dive in to who Matt is as a rider and how this led him to design a CX bike for Luv Bikes.