After a couple weeks filled with road trips gone wrong and nagging injuries I chose to stay home this weekend. Regroup if you will. The only problem is that I have a really hard time staying home. I get bored very easily.
I decided this weekend needed a theme and it needed to be jam packed with fun. Jam packed with SHREDDING.
I’m overly fond of the word shred. I started saying it to make fun of the dude-bro freeriders on my local trails but now it has somehow made it into my every day vocabulary. Sort of like that shitty song you hear on the radio that is absolutely awful but for some reason you catch yourself humming along with it.
I decided to have some dork fun with my Twitter and run with the theme “Always Be Shredding”. Judging by the full body soreness and a couple of hangovers, I feel that I may have sufficiently shredded the shit out of my weekend.
Things started out a bit rowdy with a birthday party for my boy Scandinavian Jesus … Hey, sorry about shooting you with that BB gun.
There was some mountain bike shredding followed by some Moto shredding, and then all capped off with some shredding of this seasons Hop Trip. I couldn’t think of a better beer to wash it all down with and I’m very happy to see it back in season. If you don’t know about this beer, you can check out this short little documentary here.
But I would have to say my favorite shred of the weekend happened in my driveway with a random 6 year old:
Nobody can shred like youth. It reminded me of this video that Asian Bob sent over a while back:
If that doesn’t make you want to go ride with your friends, I don’t know what will, check your pulse. Racing, doping, winning, loosing, getting aero, 29ers, fixters, spandex, baggies, girl pants, carbon plastic frames…forget all that. Shred.
I’m off to Durango, CO this weekend with a group of about 8 guys and we are going to do our best to leave that town in shreds. Anybody even remotely close to that fine city should come meet up with us. It will be entertaining to say the least. The only two goals are to ride every day until we can ride no more, and to stay out of jail. Wish us luck. Shred it dirty…by